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‘Something acting abnormally’ within turning operation The MBTA’s newest Red and Orange Line trains will remain shelved after an investigation into a March 16 derailment identified “something acting abnormally” within their truck frames, officials said.... Read more
Two state lawmakers are pressing MBTA brass for answers this week after an investigative report by NBC10 Boston documented delays with the refurbishment of trolleys on the Mattapan High-Speed Line. The report claimed that the $7.9 million project to... Read more
A handful of Boston City Councillors made their way back into their City Hall chamber last Wednesday for the first time since the building closed to the public at the start of the pandemic. With social distancing guidelines in place and masks on faces,... Read more
Boston’s preliminary elections will take place a week earlier than originally scheduled to help facilitate work associated with mail-in voting should the Legislature extend or make the measure permanent. Mayor Kim Janey signed the proposal after City... Read more
City Councillors Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell are leading the fundraising race in their bids to become Boston’s next mayor, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the state. But other candidates are gaining ground. Wu and Campbell... Read more
The opening of a new Vietnamese restaurant in Fields Corner by the end of the month will be the culmination of years of hard work by owner Vu Huynh, who says his eatery will be a place “for the community.” Huong Que, which Huynh said translates roughly to... Read more
“Our HeART,” a new group exhibition now on display at Humphreys Street Studios in Uphams Corner, features paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works by both Humphreys Street Studio artists as well as other creatives from Dorchester... Read more
It was barely 15 past 7 a.m. about three weeks ago when the day turned really weird really fast. I had just gotten back from my morning walk-about, which had a little excitement beyond the norm. It was one of the first nice days of spring, nice enough... Read more
Karen Ziminski-Callender, an eighth-grade science teacher at the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester, never thought that she might one day be recognized for her work by the president of the United States. However, after being selected as one of six... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat’s Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to serve beer, wine, and liqueurs, if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Owner Patrick Newell said Pat’s, which recently re-opened,... Read more
The Dot Jazz Series is returning this weekend with the virtual debut of CAT Trio, a new combo featuring Boston drummer Austin McMahon, pianist Carmen Staaf, and bassist Tony Scherr. The concert series, presented by Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main... Read more
After a more than a year long hiatus, Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will return with its first in-person live music event of the season this Sunday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Church. The Bach Project concert will be open to a small in-person... Read more
Xyra Mercer, a junior at Dorchester’s Dr. William W. Henderson K-12 Inclusion School, is the new student representative on the Boston School Committee. She was elected to the position by her peers on the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and sworn in... Read more
UMass Boston lacrosse junior attackman Darragh Fahey has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2021 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award. He is the first player in the university’s program history to be named a finalist for the award. The... Read more
Four Dorchester residents have been inducted into the National Honor Society at BC High. The students are all members of the Class of 2022: Tim Cole-French, Donald Le, Ryan Nguyen, and James O’Connell. Each year eligible juniors and seniors are invited... Read more
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon will return to the city this summer. The two-day event will once again be staged at Carson Beach, but this year it will be held a month later than usual, on the weekend of Aug. 28-29. The competition... Read more
Now that everyone who can get vaccinated against Covid-19 is eligible to do so, Massachusetts is restructuring its vaccine delivery methods. But some things will stay in place as the state anticipates that federal regulators will soon authorize the Pfizer... Read more
Mayor Kim Janey plans to sign a proposal this week that will move Boston’s preliminary election a week earlier to help accommodate work associated with mail-in voting. City councillors passed the measure at their meeting on April 28 and in a letter to the... Read more
Venice Pizza, the Dorchester Avenue pizza spot that had been closed since early 2019, has reopened its doors under new ownership. The Savin Hill staple that amassed a loyal following over the course of 40 years in business in the neighborhood will retain... Read more
Since the first uncertain weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) has continued to offer desperately needed services to Dorchester residents even as its physical office remained closed. Tracing its... Read more

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