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MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about the current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got some last Wednesday evening at the first of three public meetings to be held over the next three weeks. About 30... Read more
The tennis courts at Dorchester Park are being reconstructed. The courts will be excavated, repaved, painted and seal coated, according to Ryan Woods, the deputy Commissioner of the city’s Parks and Receration Department. “We decided it was time for... Read more
Boston Police reported on Saturday that a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men when their craft took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for... Read more
Apprentices of the Pipefitters’ United Association of Boston Local 537 can now learn and practice their craft in the union’s new training center on Enterprise Street near South Bay and Edward Everett Square. At the facility’s open house and pipe cutting... Read more
A heated standoff between the owner of several sober homes and neighbors in Meetinghouse Hill, who worried about the prospect of oversaturating their block with such residences, cooled some this week, with a number of residents hopeful that a compromise... Read more
Delivering on what he called one of the cornerstones of his mayoral campaign, Mayor Martin Walsh announced on Tuesday the creation of a “Quality Pre-K Fund” that will make universal, high-quality pre-kindergarten education a guarantee for all four year... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company, the go-to craft beer bar and brewery on Massachusetts Avenue, is expanding to incorporate more tasting room, a restaurant, a glass greenhouse and a roof deck. The $3 million endeavor broke ground on April 2 and should be... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men Saturday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed... Read more
Mattapan trolley riders call for infrastructure repairs and new vehicles MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about their current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got it on Wednesday evening at the first of... Read more
Both branches of the Legislature, with the support of Gov. Charlie Baker, could act soon to provide funding in Massachusetts for reproductive health care in the face of the Trump administration’s move to cut off federal money for abortion providers. The... Read more
Ziven Drake has always been a tomboy. As a former US Air Force mechanic and a current member of the Pile Drivers Local 56 Union, the 36-year-old Dorchester transplant from Woodstock, Vermont, is used to being in environments that are male-dominated. “When... Read more
Josh Zakim, who waged a heated statewide campaign against an entrenched incumbent and won the support of the Democratic Party’s convention for the office of secretary of state but not its primary voters last year, announced last week that he will not seek... Read more
Recent changes to the visitor policy at state prisons will help inmates maintain the types of family and community ties that can aid their rehabilitation, members of the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus said last week. Supporting loved ones who are... Read more
The status of the Morrissey Boulevard redesign plan is on hold until the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) can identify and resolve encroachment and easement issues along the critical artery.  The state intends to rebuild and elevate... Read more
More than two decades after voters banned local rent control, Gov. Charlie Baker signaled Tuesday he would not support a nascent push from several lawmakers to allow cities and towns to implement tenant protections, such as a limit on rent increases. “... Read more
Julie’s Family Learning program– a non-profit organization in South Boston that provides comprehensive and holistic services for low-income, at-risk mothers and their children – will host a fundraising event at Dorchester’s Florian Hall in May for long-... Read more
Rollout of new Orange Line trains has been delayed once again, officials said Monday, with public use now likely to begin during the summer to allow additional time for software testing. The start date for the first of 152 new passenger cars had already... Read more
Rep. David Linsky, the House chair of the METCO Caucus, did not want there to be any doubt about what METCO students, parents, administrators, and supporters want out of the next state budget. “We are requesting funding of $24.2 million. Remember that... Read more
Muhammad Seven is the stage name of Nima Samimi, a 41-year-old Codman Square resident in the process of fulfilling his destiny as an Americana songwriter. The son of an Iranian immigrant father and a white American mother, Samimi says his identity has... Read more
In a 66-page memo sent to her staff, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins laid out what she called in a tweet last Monday night “a roadmap to a criminal justice system that works equally for everyone, based on research, data and input from... Read more

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