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To the Editor: Local elections impact our day-to-day lives in the most direct way, but ironically, they typically experience the lowest voter turnout rates. In the 2020 general election, where voters cast their ballots for president, 68 percent of... Read more
To the Editor: For too long, we have left young people behind when it comes to empowering them to make their own decisions about dating and relationships. The requirements in Massachusetts that schools teach sexual education does not require the lessons... Read more
To the Editor: Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen kids of all ages doing their best to adapt to the world with masks and social distancing restrictions in place while still needing to socialize. Playgrounds and parks are a great respite for... Read more
“A Reckoning in Boston,” a new documentary film that focuses on two Dorchester residents enrolled in a night course at Codman Square Health Center, will make its debut at the Independent Film Festival of Boston today (Thurs., May 6).  Director James... Read more
About thirty people joined a march along Washington Street in Codman Square last Thursday to push for state lawmakers to adopt a bill intended to halt no-fault evictions in the wake of the Covid pandemic. The event— organized by City Life/Vida Urbana... Read more
City Councillor Frank Baker of Savin Hill, who after what he called “a difficult decision,” has decided to run for re-election to the District 3 seat he has held since 2011, says he was nearly ready to step away from public life until the pandemic upended... Read more
In 2013, as part of our coverage of that year’s race for mayor of Boston, we asked the candidates who made the ballot to respond to a survey prepared by our staff. The questions covered a range of citywide topics, including how to approach public safety,... Read more
A man who has been charged with murdering his wife and another woman inside their Taft Street apartment did so in front of two young children who led Boston Police to the dying women on Sunday afternoon, according to a Suffolk County prosecutor. Marcus... Read more
Dorchester Street Hockey’s fifth season ended Sunday with championship wins by teams in two divisions after games played at Garvey Playground in Neponset. Each winning team— both dubbed “the Rangers”— took home a trophy named in honor of the late Martin... Read more
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A developer filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency on Monday to replace a small commercial building and a parking lot at 1320 Dorchester Ave., at Ellsworth Street, with a six-story building containing 80 studio apartments. The units... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two women were stabbed at 26 Taft St. in Dorchester shortly before 12:25 p.m. on Sunday. One woman was declared dead at the scene; the second was taken to the hospital, where she died. Two children were removed... Read more
Write on the DOT, a literary platform that connects UMASS Boston writers to the wider Dorchester community, is currently seeking submissions for its 6th annual book of local writing. A decade after being founded by a group of MFA students at UMass Boston... Read more
The Boston City Council voted Wednesday to move the city's preliminary election up by a week to allow officials more time to facilitate mail-in voting should the Legislature extend the voting reform through the fall or make it permanent. The date change... Read more
Five Boston mayoral hopefuls pitched their workforce development visions and records Thursday, voicing broad agreement on the need to improve access to child care and offering ideas for how to help connect immigrants learning English and people returning... Read more
Space now used for parking to remain vacant for a year The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday listened to residents’ concerns and rejected a developer’s proposal to build a three-story, seven-unit condo building at 37 River St., at Old Morton Street in... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the non-profit Heading Home to replace a crumbling 10-unit apartment building at 37 Wales St. in Dorchester with 23 new apartments rented to families trying to get out of homelessness. Heading... Read more
The Save the Harbor organization is seeking proposals from organizations and individuals for free beach events to help them “Reimagine the Beach” this summer as part of their Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation and... Read more
Donte Peeples is the new Mattapan liaison for Mayor Kim Janey’s office. Roudnie Célestin, who served as the liaison to Mattapan and the Haitian community for Mayor Walsh, will now focus exclusively on the Haitian community at the Mayor’s Office of... Read more
The M.O.B. Vendors Flea Market is a new weekly event at Dorchester Art Project that features “Melanin Owned Businesses” based in the neighborhood and throughout the Greater Boston area. Held each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. in DAP’s lower-level space,... Read more
At the New England Carpenters Training Center on Dorchester Avenue on Saturday morning, Gilbane Co. construction workers were hard at work sawing, sanding, and assembling some 40 wooden desks that will be donated in support of after-school programs at... Read more

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