A couple who have spent decades helping Boston kids stay safe and achieve their dreams; a Catholic priest who ministers to the city’s most vulnerable; and a pioneering physician with roots in Dublin will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors... Read more
A Dorchester-based nonprofit is poised to make a leap to the national stage after winning a $72,000 grant last month at the WeWork Creator Awards in Nashville, TN. Found in Translation, which helps homeless and low-income immigrant women unlock their... Read more
They are four friends who knew each other casually through art. After a while, they began to notice that they always seemed to land in the same group shows. “We would always be nice to each other and complement each other,” says Rixy Fernandez, a... Read more
Planning is coming to Mattapan, with the latest in a series of localized initiatives set to kick off later this month and introduce the neighborhood to a broad outline of the study. The PLAN Mattapan project is a city-led effort to work with the community... Read more
A crowd organized by City Life/Vida Urbana marched to the sounds of a brass band through Uphams Corner last Friday (Oct. 5) evening in support of Dorchester rooming house renters facing no-fault eviction from the home at 6 Humphreys Place. Tenant... Read more
Boston city councillors huddled with students, school officials, and educators on Monday afternoon (Oct. 1) at Dorchester’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School to discuss a new report about so-called “off-track” students in the BPS system. The afternoon hearing... Read more
As the city council holds hearings on the most effective ways for Boston to manage and dispense with municipally owned land, Mayor Martin Walsh and planning officials this week announced new equity requirements for public land being put out to bid. The... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this morning that the redesign project planned for the Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard intersection is now being advertised for construction bids. Bids will be accepted through Jan. 8, 2019, at... Read more
The family has been a staple of neighborhood life for 25 years as owners and operators of the popular One Family Diner on Bowdoin Street. Last week, its members re-affirmed their commitment to Dorchester as they celebrated a remarkable milestone: Marilyn... Read more
The Strand Theatre on Columbia Road was primarily a movie house when it opened its doors in 1918. So, it’s appropriate to mark its centennial with a film event. That’s part of the thinking behind the Dorchester Short Film Festival, which will be held at... Read more
Through his attorney, Kevin Williams says he had no reason to murder Jose Luis Phinn Williams in a Codman Square gas station Friday night: He'd just gotten paid at his job at a Taunton Jiffy Lube and he was getting ready to help his family move from... Read more
A gas-station attendant in Codman Square, and men on Mildred Avenue and Itasca Street in Mattapan were fatally shot on Saturday and Sunday, coming after another man was shot to death near Uphams Corner on Friday. An attendant in his early 60s at the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found shot at 11 Emrose Terrace around 6:50 p.m. on Friday was declared dead at the scene. Police say that officers were initially dispatched to Alexander and Bird streets a couple blocks away, where they found... Read more
Charlie Baker in 2010 tapped an openly gay state senator from Wakefield as his running mate, and though they lost, Baker now says that it makes him "so happy" to know that it was his fault, and not prejudice against Richard Tisei. Four years later and... Read more
The Boston Public Library’s Adams Street branch would nearly double in size under the latest plans for a $18.3 million renovation project that was shared with members of the public at a community meeting a week ago Tuesday. The Adams Street site is one of... Read more
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s account of his high school years to the Senate Judiciary Committee—a litany of sports, academics, religion and public service — sounded a lot like my own high school yearbook entry. That is not surprising. We are close in age,... Read more
Have you taken your families to Dot Park to meet the Goats-In-Residence yet? If not, you should! These hungry beasts are busy munching on excess vegetation like poison ivy and other invasive plant species. They’re cute, too. In an effort to make these... Read more
The Dorchester Avenue eatery Caffe Zia Gianna will host “A Taste of Opera,” an event featuring a four-course meal and tenor David Bozon of the New England Conservatory of Music, this Sunday (Oct. 7) at 6 p.m.. Bozon will sing excerpts from Gioachino... Read more
Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti will resign the position he’s held for nearly two decades to become the interim president of Quincy College, a municipally affiliated two-year school looking to rebound after its nursing program was shut down by the... Read more
At a town hall meeting on Saturday in Holyoke, Sen. Elizabeth Warren moved a step closer to becoming a presidential candidate in 2020. “After Nov. 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” Warren announced to a room full of cheering supporters... Read more


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