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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
Fifteen metropolitan Boston area communities are coalescing around plans to build even more new housing than Gov. Charlie Baker proposed in his statewide bill. The Metro Mayors Coalition, at a press conference on Tuesday, planned to announce its “landmark... Read more
Marie St. Fleur will join Parenting Journey as its second Social and Family Justice Fellow. A former state representative from Dorchester’s Fifth Suffolk district, St. Fleur will focus on public policy and civic engagement and building partnerships... Read more
Leadership and community work are hallmarks of the Boy Scouts tradition, and recognizing inspiring leaders is part of that history. This year, the Boy Scouts of America Spirit of Adventure Council will honor New England Council President Jim Brett with... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Forums has scheduled a series of discussions and lectures for the fall season that will cover a wide range of topics from the rise of populism to America’s national trails. The first forum will take place next... Read more
Boston-based guitarist Fred Woodard has announced a new jazz series, “Onward and Upward,” that will include four weekend concerts in Dorchester this fall. The series will kick off on Sat., Oct. 6, with a performance by Woodard’s own band, The Fred... Read more
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, the Republican who has become a pivotal player in the volatile Supreme Court battle over Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, told a crowd in Boston Monday that he wants a “real investigation” into sexual assault allegations... Read more
MBTA overseers gave a green light Monday to a $218 million contract for work to upgrade the train control signal systems on the Red and Orange lines, the final piece of work that T officials say is critical to meeting the system’s service reliability... Read more
As part of a broader regional effort to boost electrical service, Eversource is planning to build a new transmission line between Andrew Square and Savin Hill. The process will kick off with two public meetings this month to brief the community on... Read more

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