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Inside proposed update of the Globe building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved most of what developers asked for so they can turn the old Boston Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester into a new office, research and manufacturing space aimed at high-tech companies. The... Read more
Hundreds of job seekers turned out to a cannabis job fair last Wednesday night at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, in hopes of securing one of more than 160 available jobs at 15 marijuana businesses. The job fair was hosted by the... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has endorsed City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley in the race for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat. “For me, this isn’t political, it’s personal,” Healey said in a statement Monday. “Ayanna isn’t just my City... Read more
Updated Tues., 11:35 a.m. -- A recreational marijuana shop proposed for an Uphams Corner site has a change of plans and location -- about 400 feet away from the original spot and closer to the village hub of commercial activity. In a conversation with the... Read more
Police are looking into a man found dead near the intersection of Shandon Road and American Legion Highway, near Franklin Park, on Thursday night. An unconscious man was reported at about 6:15 p.m. near 99 Shandon Rd., police said. Officers from District... Read more
Damaged home at 131 Boston St.
A three-alarm fire early this morning caused an estimated $1.25 million in damage to two three-deckers on Boston Street and sent one firefighter to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports. All nine residents and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot around 11 p.m. on Wednesday outside 138 Norfolk St., near Woodrow Avenue. One victim, a man in his mid-20s, was declared dead at the scene; the other was taken to a local hospital with serious... Read more
A federal judge in Boston on Monday denied government requests to throw out a lawsuit by groups representing tens of thousands of Haitians, Guatemalans and Salvadorans that seeks to let them stay in the country for humanitarian reasons rather than be... Read more
Almost 200 immigrants were sworn in as United States citizens last Wednesday (July 18) during a naturalization ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Dorchester. Judge Mary Page Kelley, the federal judge for the United States District... Read more
A proposal for opening a recreational marijuana shop in Uphams Corner landed with a thud at a preliminary meeting with the Hancock Street Civic Association last week. Benjamin Virga and his business partner at Bridgestone Realty Corporation have worked as... Read more
Just for fun, Jojo Vallera decided to take a different route through Grove Hall to visit her godson on Sunday. With him in tow, Vallera shuffled down Quincy Street until she let out a gasp and immediately scrambled for her iPhone. “Wow,” she said, staring... Read more
The Bowery Bar in Lower Mills is officially open, offering fresh spins on American cuisine after 4 p.m. on weekdays, and after 11:30 a.m. on weekends. With both indoor and outdoor dining, the latest addition to the Dorchester food scene has all the... Read more
Architect's rendering
A developer is proposing a 27-unit apartment building on what is now two vacant lots on Morton Street at Wildwood Street. In a filing with the BPDA, Corvo Construction Corp. of Randolph says the first floor of the $5.5-million building would consist of... Read more
The walls of the black box rehearsal space at Huntington Theater in the Fenway are adorned with pronunciation guides for words like “knave,” “dowry,” and other dated terms, with the phonetic spellings displayed below the definitions. The Elizabethan era... Read more
The mixed-use project planned to bring new housing and vibrancy to a under-used MBTA parking lot in Mattapan Square has a date with the city’s Zoning Board next week. A residential, commercial, and retail project will occupy the 2.57-acre lot by the... Read more
Even in the early years of his career working the streets of Dorchester and Mattapan, Boston’s next police commissioner was seen a “go-to guy” by superior officers, who quickly sized up William “Willie” Gross as having qualities that, if harnessed... Read more
The developer of a 36-unit apartment building at 233 Hancock St. has notified the BPDA it is planning to increase the number of affordable units from 5 to 10 and to restrict the rent on another 11 units - in part due to funding from a property-tax... Read more
All Dorchester Sports and Leadership (ADSL) will host its first volleyball clinic in over a decade on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at Town Field in Dorchester. The 90-minute clinic is free and open to ages 8 through 14 and will be happening every... Read more
Marking the end of an era in local law enforcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday named a black officer, Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, as the new commissioner of the 2,200-officer Boston Police Department. The appointment, the first for a person... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot at Osceola Street and Hopewell Road around 4:24 a.m. on Sunday. Both were taken to local hospitals, where one of the men - who was shot in the chest - died. The other victim did not suffer a life-... Read more

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