Approved last year for $24.7 million, a new Meeting House Hill fire station is still the Fire Department’s single biggest ticket item in the city’s Capital Plan, and still at the 2018 number. The Engine 17 station —home to one of the city’s busiest fire... Read more
Hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers and friends in the labor community received a pep talk last Thursday (April 18) from former Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Dorchester to lend his support to the workers fighting proposed reductions in... Read more
For Isaura Mendes, this Saturday will mark two decades of providing programming and support to victims and survivors of street violence in Dorchester. She established her non-profit organization, The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy, after her son Bobby was... Read more
Boston school leaders and community members will be interviewing three finalists – Marie Izquierdo, Brenda Cassellius, and Oscar Santos – for the position of Boston Public Schools superintendent this week. On Monday, Izquierdo — the chief academic... Read more
Now in its fifth year, the Dot Pot street hockey tournament — set to take place at Neponset’s Garvey Park on the weekend of May 25-27— is growing to include more teams. Two dozen clubs — each with 5 skaters and a goalie— will play in the charity event,... Read more
Residential parking can be a puzzle for drivers and a nightmare for would-be-visitors to Boston neighborhoods. Unlike neighboring municipalities like Somerville and Cambridge, the city charges no fees for resident parking permits, does not have visitor... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has dedicated $2.78 billion to more than 300 projects in the city of Boston’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget, which was officially rolled out Tuesday afternoon. A raft of new projects involve updating or creating branch... Read more
City officials and community leaders will gather in Peabody Square on Friday at 11 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official completion of the renovation and revitalization of the square’s east and west plazas. Greater Ashmont Main... Read more
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday celebrating the official opening of the Massachusetts Lottery’s new Columbia Point headquarters, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg called the move from Braintree “an exciting new chapter” in the lottery’s history. “... Read more
On the same day that one of his Massachusetts colleagues threw his hat into the 2020 presidential campaign ring, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch tossed his support behind former vice president Joe Biden, who has yet to make his candidacy official. Lynch is the... Read more
After more than 10 days on picket lines, Stop & Shop workers returned to the job on Monday morning following the agreement between the unions and management on a tentative three-year deal. Details were not disclosed. The company said the deals, which... Read more
Hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers and friends in the labor community received a pep talk Thursday afternoon from former Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Dorchester to lend his support to the workers fighting proposed reductions in health... Read more
U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley and State Senator Jamie Eldridge joined a coalition of activists who called for less military spending and more funding for education, health care and affordable housing at a ‘Tax Day Rally’ held in Dorchester on Wed.,... Read more
With key City Hall posts vacant or soon to be vacant, safe streets activists think now is the perfect time for Boston's city government to consolidate two departments into one and to more fully embrace the "Vision Zero" movement that is seeking to... Read more
The new owners of the former First Parish Dorchester Manse at 29 High St. unveiled their proposal to turn the property into a 60-unit condo complex at Wednesday night’s Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association meeting. The plan would restore the 19th century... Read more
It's tee-it-up time at the city's municipal golf courses. The William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park, the latter constructed to a Donald Ross design, are now open for play. Last year, both courses were... Read more
Members of a longtime Dorchester firefighter’s family are looking to their community for help with their efforts at supporting their father as he works at regaining his mobility while contending with a disease called Hypolakemia that has weakened his leg... Read more
Standish Village resident Herbert (“Herbie”) Pass celebrated his 101st birthday with family, friends, and Standish staff on Fri., April 5. He was presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which is given out once a month to a resident at the Lower... Read more
Ellen Davis, a volunteer at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester, has been nominated by Boston Partners in Education – an organization that recruits and trains in-school volunteers – for its Mentor of the Year award. A retired math teacher... Read more
The BPDA board last Thursday approved changes to the 4-acre Dot Block project plan to add more apartments - with less parking – during a meeting at which BPDA officials acknowledged that protesting residents have a point about displacement in the... Read more


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