Excitement is building as organizers make their final preparations for the annual Dorchester Day parade, set for Sunday, June 3. The parade— which has its roots in observances dating back more than a century and has been ongoing in present form since 1963... Read more
In today’s schools, teachers are often required to go above and beyond their duties to students in the classroom. Last Wednesday, three staff members at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School in Dorchester, in guiding a lost child to safety through the streets... Read more
Boston officials and the family of Martin Richard accepted a $70,000 donation from the Skanska development company last week to assist in the completion of Martin’s Park, the waterfront, fully-accessible park now under construction in South Boston. Work... Read more
Developers of the large mixed-use condo proposal for a prominent stretch of Washington Street in Lower Mills are facing at least two city-run public meetings in the near future as they push for final approval of the project. In the meantime, they have... Read more
Attorney David Perry’s addiction has been marked in various courtrooms for more than a decade. Although he became a symbol of addiction recovery success, charges for which he appeared in court Monday shatter that. Among other things, a 34-count indictment... Read more
This year’s Memorial Day celebration will feature a hometown hero as keynote speaker. Ex-Navy Seal and Dorchester native Stephen Butler will deliver the main address at a ceremony following the Memorial Day Parade next Monday morning, May 28, at Cedar... Read more
While incumbent US Rep. Michael Capuano shores up his support with endorsements from high-profile federal elected officials of color, City Councillor Ayanna Pressley is going on the offensive in her quest for the congressional seat the incumbent has held... Read more
Police arrested two young men on Monday afternoon after a chaotic shooting and attempted carjacking was reported in the St. Mark’s Area just before 4:30 p.m. Police were called to the scene by witnesses whose quick relay of information led to the... Read more
A 23 year-old West Roxbury man whose driving negligence caused a violent collision in 2013 that led to the eventual death of Dorchester father and put a second young man in a wheelchair was properly convicted, according to the state’s Appeals Court. In a... Read more
Chancellor finalists withdraw in wake of faculty attack on process; search on hold; trustee rues “calumny” on the candidates The search for a new leader for the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester came to an abrupt and embarrassing halt on Monday as UMass... Read more
The Boston Police Department says it's determined to end problems by daytime drinkers congregating outside Mattapan Square liquor stores downing the nips and single cans of beer they've just bought, and are now about a month into a crackdown that they say... Read more
It’s time to bring back Dr. J. Keith Motley as the chancellor of UMass Boston. The turmoil that is swirling around UMass Boston’s Dorchester campus is distressing and unnecessary. The university desperately needs a leader, someone with a deep... Read more
The decision of the three University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor finalists to drop out of the search came after a university-wide meeting where more than 200 faculty members decided none of the candidates were the right fit, according to one... Read more
A man found dead early Friday morning on the grounds of the JFK-Mass MBTA station took his own life, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened at the scene. The MBTA Transit Police responded to the location about 5:30 a.m on May 18 after... Read more
Incoming interim chancellor Katherine Newman to replace Barry Mills; search on hold for now The search for a new leader for the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester came to an abrupt and ignominious halt on Monday as UMass President Martin Meehan announced... Read more
An oversight hearing held Wednesday to examine the deal between University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mount Ida College also highlighted broader tensions between different regions of the state and within the UMass system. UMass Amherst is buying the 70-... Read more
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be honored with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday in Dorchester at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will... Read more
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, facing a primary challenge from Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, is hosting a town hall forum in Roxbury on Saturday with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis. A black civil rights activist who protested racist Jim Crow... Read more
Standing in front of the housing development where he grew up, Congressman Stephen Lynch joined other Democrats on May 7 calling for a $70 billion investment in public housing around the country over five years. “When I lived here it didn’t look like this... Read more
A city of Boston effort to restore and preserve a historic cemetery in Uphams Corner is now under way. The work inside the Dorchester North Burial Ground on Columbia Road includes the removal of many mature trees that officials say are dead or dying.... Read more


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