Joe Zinck, a Vietnam War veteran, former Boston Police Lt. Detective and a civic leader in Dorchester for four decades, died on Wed., Nov. 20 after an illness. Zinck was a driving force behind the creation of the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial on... Read more
After capturing the Boston City League championship with a 2-0 win over East Boston earlier this month, the Jeremiah Burke High School boys' soccer team fell to Bromfield 1-0 in the state Division 4 final game last Saturday in Worcester. The Bulldogs... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that tonight it will implement a single lane closure along Morrissey Boulevard inbound between Conley Street and Tenean Street from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. to accommodate guardrail repair... Read more
The Provincetown Film Society will present a special screening of “Different from the Others,” a 1919 silent film believed to be the first LGBT-focused film in history, at Dorchester’s historic Strand Theatre on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The screening of... Read more
In some ways, Porsha Olayiwola has been working on her debut poetry collection for her whole life. “Every moment is building on the past. History is the culmination of the past,” said Olayiwola, the slam poet, writer, educator, and curator who assumed the... Read more
Dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders last week endorsed new or expanded transportation revenue options, including a 15-cent increase in the state’s 24-cent per gallon gas tax, as House lawmakers approach a vote on the topic. The Metropolitan Mayors... Read more
During a three-hour-long huddle with civic leaders on Columbia Point last Saturday, Accordia Partners outlined their preliminary ideas for the redevelopment of the 20-acre Bayside property that they have agreed to lease from the UMass Building Authority (... Read more
Julia Mejia remains in fourth place— and in position to take a citywide seat on the Boston City Council— after unofficial city election returns completed last Friday evening showed her with a five-vote lead over fifth place finisher Alejandra St. Guillen... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh asked the city’s residents to be neighborly and help each other out this winter during a press conference with city officials and employees in the city’s Public Works lot on Frontage Road last Friday. “We’re here to talk about the city... Read more
Nineteen-year-old Dashawn Borden grew up on Dorchester Avenue, right across the street from the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD), an institution, he says, that has had a major influence on his formation. The self-described “drummer and activist”... Read more
A sometimes-chaotic community meeting held Monday night at 260 Washington St. – the home of Urban Guild, Inc., a Four Corners-based non-profit organization – drew a crowd of more than 200 people, many of them upset over an escalating dispute between the... Read more
At a community meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development agency (BPDA) last week, associates with the Herb Chambers Companies presented plans for a new four-story headquarters setup for their Honda dealership that opened earlier this year at... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a recreational dispensary at 1292 Blue Hill Ave., between Fessenden and Evelyn streets. The 5-1 vote means the proposal by Jody Mendoza Pekala and Carlos Castillo will be the latest to be tossed on a pile of... Read more
The state’s Dept. of Transportation (MassDOT) will be enhancing pedestrian crosswalks and signals at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street in Adams Village this month. The “fast-track fix” comes after lobbying initiated by state Rep. Dan... Read more
A new podcast from Jacobin magazine and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project focuses on the Columbia Point public housing project and how its tenants struggled with, and organized against, horrific living conditions and the busing crisis in the 1960s... Read more
The five resolutions the MBTA Board adopted on Nov. 4 not only call for a commuter rail system with more frequent, electric-powered service, but they also focus on additional parking, station connections, and high-level platform boarding. Although members... Read more
The Dot Jazz Series will be back in All Saints’ Peabody Hall this Thurs. (Nov. 14) with music from the Plamen Karadonev Trio. A native of Bulgaria who plays the piano and accordion, Karadonev moved to Boston in the early 2000s and has been immersed in the... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell’s proposal to create a city office of Inspector General (IG) received a full hearing last Thursday at City Hall.  Campbell’s proposed ordinance would give the IG a broad purview to investigate complaints of waste,... Read more
The Boston chapter of Brotherhood for the Fallen (BFTF), a national organization that provides support for families of police officers murdered in the line of duty, will host its 3rd annual fall fundraiser this Saturday (Nov. 16) from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m... Read more
Building trades unions based in Dorchester donated $13,000 to Helmets to Hardhats at a State House fundraising event last Friday. Helmets to Hardhats aims to connect National Guard, Reserve, and transitioning active-duty military members with trades... Read more


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