Construction on the building that formerly housed the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station is finally underway, signaling that the end of a five year-long effort to convert the neglected and long-vacant structure into a cafe/bike repair shop is near.... Read more
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was in Dorchester on Saturday encouraging young women of color at the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club to dream big. Obama made the stop before heading to the TD Garden arena to promote her new memoir, “Becoming,” as part... Read more
In October, Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Kathleen Joyce as the new chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board. A lifelong Dorchester resident , she most recently worked as senior counsel at the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) where she... Read more
Following criticism from teachers and students, Boston Public Schools is making changes to its initial plans for the shuttering of a Dorchester middle school as part of its larger goal to get rid of middle schools. Under the original proposal presented... Read more
Development and investment came to City Councillor Frank Baker’s district in Dorchester in a trickle, then a flood. Now planning to run for another term in District 3, the seat he has held since being elected in 2011, Baker wants to be mindful of the... Read more
New entryway options set to open this week As South Bay Center enters the next phase of its expansion plan, the coming weeks will bring logistical changes to the center and the surrounding neighborhood, as new throughways open and the project’s “urban... Read more
A pair of 17-year-old singers – Laren England of Dorchester and Danny Rivera of Mattapan – will get a star turn at Thursday night’s Christmas Tree Lighting on the Boston Common, a televised event on WCVB-Channel 5. The singers, both seniors at Boston... Read more
City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect, is throwing her support to U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi to once again take up her mantle as Speaker of the House when Democrats control the chamber in January. "There is tremendous energy and focus within... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Seabrook, NH police have arrested a Hampton, NH 16-year-old wanted for calling in violent threats to dbar in in Glover's Corner and the Alley Bar downtown earlier this month. Boston Police had previously obtained... Read more
The teen who police say was dragged for a half mile on Gallivan Boulevard last week died Wednesday morning, after four days on life support, State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. By the end of Wednesday, the DA's office... Read more
While hundreds braved the cold rain and snow Tuesday for the chance to legally buy marijuana, the Cannabis Control Commission was back to work processing more than a dozen additional cannabis business applications as it continues to ramp up the industry.... Read more
After a lengthy fight against extradition, 45-year-old Patrick Lee, a dual US/Irish citizen, admitted in federal court in Boston last Wednesday that he and relatives defrauded lenders of $1.5 million in a mortgage-fraud scheme in 2005 and 2006 involving... Read more
Putting out a call to action for Bay State business leaders, a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report out Wednesday endeavors to understand the economic scale and scope of the opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities and killed thousands. The... Read more
More than five people per day died from confirmed or estimated opioid-related overdoses over the first nine months of this year, according to numbers released last Friday by state public health officials. There were 1,518 opioid deaths between Jan. 1 and... Read more
This Saturday afternoon’s holiday tree lighting tour will make 12 stops across Dorchester. It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1990s when a committee of volunteers and the mayor’s office— then led by the late Tom Menino— sought to “light and unite”... Read more
The holiday week has seen a surge in volunteerism and giving back across the city. Last Saturday, the Dorchester YMCA facilitated turkey donations, courtesy of Stop & Shop, to benefit almost 300 deserving families in the neighborhood. The event... Read more
A plan to replace a Talbot Avenue church with a new, five-story mixed-use residential building with 40 units of housing, five of which will be Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) units, won approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency last... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker, and dozens of Boston-area business leaders were on hand last week at “Get on the Inside Track,” a networking event at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) in the South End that provided an... Read more
Longtime Uphams Corner resident and civic leader Robert (Bob) Haas has written a riveting memoir of his years in Dorchester, which began when he moved into a broken-down, but once- glorious Victorian-era home on Monadnock Street in 1971. Now 73, Bob still... Read more
The state’s twin natural gas crises are now taking a toll on housing and economic development in Massachusetts. While impacts on devastated Merrimack Valley residents and locked-out union workers have been well documented, commercial real estate and home... Read more


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