This Sunday, October 6, a hero square will be dedicated in honor of Victor M. Gemelli, a Dorchester resident and sergeant in the U.S. army who served in World War II and was killed in action in Germany on October 21, 1944. For the heroism displayed in... Read more
Between the walls of Codman Square Library’s community room, the 15 or so people formed a circle and opened up about their experiences with trauma and resilience. The circle was one of four activities in last Saturday’s community listening session for the... Read more
Adults with a high school degree or the equivalent who want to break into the tech industry can apply for training through Apprenti’s IT training programs, now in partnership with the state government and educational institutes, including the Benjamin... Read more
Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III was shown the welcome mat by IBEW Local 103, Boston’s electricians and technicians union, during his visit to its Dorchester campus on Monday. “We stand here this morning to formally announce that Local 103 has officially... Read more
About two months after Boston police arrested dozens of people in “Operation Clean Sweep,” state lawmakers will consider legislation to address some of the issues that prompted the police action in an area of Boston’s South End where there are many... Read more
In 2013, Alison Krawczyk, 23 years old at the time, lost her mother to colon cancer and a grandmother to breast cancer. Six years later, Krawczyk, as the recently appointed assistant director of philanthropy communications at the Dana-Farber Cancer... Read more
The Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – will likely close for up to 18 months beginning as soon as next fall as the 80-year-old beachfront property undergoes a $15 million renovation designed to modernize... Read more
The city’s initiative on preparing for the long-term impacts of climate change was introduced to Dorchester last Wednesday night at an open house at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center. About 70 people turned out to a crowded library room to listen to a... Read more
The Codman Square Community Development Corp. has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a 23-unit apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue and a 19-unit building two blocks away at Talbot Avenue and... Read more
About 50 community residents joined officials, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Woods, for a groundbreaking ceremony at Garvey Park on Monday afternoon. The facility is set for a $5.1 million renovation,... Read more
Last Sunday, the Mattapan Patriots played the Hyde Park Cowboys on the pristine AstroTurf field at Almont Park. Around noon, between games, city and state officials, led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, joined the players on the field alongside civic leaders to... Read more
Developer Charles Batchelder of Waltham wants to replace an old industrial building on Boston Street and a garage on Enterprise St. with a five-story residential building with commercial space on the ground floor - and to extend a road that now runs... Read more
Four Dorchester civic associations co-sponsored an at-large City Council candidate forum on Tuesday evening at Florian Hall. State Representative Dan Hunt and POLITICO reporter Stephanie Murray moderated the event, asking the candidates where they stand... Read more
As Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala event on Friday evening, it will herald a half century of providing care to residents along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor and impacting thousands of lives. Residents... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held a public meeting on Monday night in the cafeteria of the Leahy-Holloran Community Center to present plans for the $450,000 reconstruction of the Pope John Paul II Park playground.  The meeting was a... Read more
Two well-respected Dorchester institutions have joined forces to plan a new, $30 million indoor sports and community center that would be built on what is now a little-used field next to the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point. The Boys and Girls... Read more
Men of Boston Cook for Women will return for the 22nd straight year on Thursday evening (Oct. 3) at 6 p.m. at Codman Square Health Center. The annual fundraising event, which was recently named a top ten “can’t miss” event by Zagat, draws top chefs from... Read more
A 29-year-old woman from Mattapan was struck by a vehicle inside the O'Neill tunnel after she reportedly exited from a moving Uber vehicle during the Monday morning rush-hour. The victim— who is in critical condition at Tufts Medical Center this... Read more
The eight finalists for at-large City Council will attend a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Florian Hall, moderated by State Representative Dan Hunt and POLITICO Massachusetts Reporter Stephanie Murray. The forum comes after last week’s at-large... Read more


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