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A commercial marijuana shop that is being floated for a long-controversial restaurant space in Uphams Corner will be the subject of a special civic meeting on Thursday. According to the Hancock Street Civic Association, Benjamin Virga has entered into a... Read more
Beginning on Saturday night and continuing for the following five weeks, an art gallery in Fields Corner will be the center of all things sacred as The Dorchester Art Project presents an exhibit entitled “Altarations: A Selection of Shrines” at its... Read more
An algorithmic system, implemented in 2014 and intended to reduce travel time by assigning Boston Public School students to schools based on their home addresses, worsened existing segregation within schools and disproportionately kept black and Hispanic... Read more
Last Thursday night, nearly 50 people attended an informal social gathering at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner to discuss housing, transportation, livability and economic development in Dorchester, with a goal to plot the best path forward for the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was knocked unconscious during a fight on Milton Avenue in Dorchester late Saturday. The man, who was punched out and hit his head on the sidewalk, was "unresponsive" when officers arrived at 73 Milton Ave.... Read more
Tonawanda Stret fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 82 Tonawanda St. did an estimated $450,000 in damages and displaced six residents and a dog. Firefighters responded around 10:48 p.m. on Saturday to the multi-family house. WBZ reports a neighbor... Read more
A court-appointed receiver for 97 Mt. Ida Rd. told a housing-court judge today that owner James Dickey has agreed to begin cleaning up the hundreds of cat-food cans, fallen tree limbs and other debris around the property over the next month. But as with... Read more
The summer heat is seriously upon us, and we at the Kids Menu have been more than happy to stay inside in the A/C to find the coolest activities around Dot for you and your families. If you haven’t yet checked out Dinos! at Franklin Park Zoo, add that to... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association lost more than $11,000 early this year after fraudulent interactions led to the improper withdrawal of funds from the association’s account. According to Desmond Rohan, president of the neighborhood group, the... Read more
The Pipefitters Local 537 craft union got a big boost this week in their plan to construct a state-of-the-art training facility on Enterprise Street in Dorchester. The union was awarded a $28.46 million tax exempt bond for the project from MassDevelopment... Read more
Tom Baker’s band has had several different names and iterations over his long musical career. His first paid gig as a teenager – with a group regrettably named “Flying” – was at a country club in Hingham where a member told him to turn it down before they... Read more
On some summer days at McConnell Park in Savin Hill, you might notice a group of parents lounging by the picnic tables as their kids — some of whom are arguably too old for the playground – play nearby. The adults might look familiar, as they’ve been... Read more
Explore the natural beauty of the Neponset River at the upcoming RiverFest, this Saturday (July 14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free kayaking, rock climbing, live music, and more. The product of the Neponset River Watershed Association, this will be the... Read more
On the surface, the Democratic party has a clear goal in the midterm elections: win back Congress and fight tooth and nail against the Trump administration’s policies. But a deeper crisis is apparent on the homefront in the Democratic primary for... Read more
Some 30 Uphams Corner residents and business owners had a chance to offer their thoughts about the key elements in the city’s development initiative for the neighborhood ­– a new $18 million branch library, updates to the Strand Theatre, and affordable... Read more
The Tufts Health Plan board of directors announced two new members this week: former Dorchester state Rep. Charlotte Golar-Richie and Todd Whitbeck, former chief financial officer of Walter Pik, Inc. in Colorado. Golar-Richie and Whitbeck joined the 14-... Read more
“PBS meets up with Dorchester’s CommonWealth Kitchen” is the story line for this Friday (July 13) when the national network will air “The Food Flirts with the Brass Sisters” from the kitchen’s premises. It will be shown locally at 10:30 p.m. on WGBH, Ch.... Read more
Artists will gather July 21 A summer music and art festival planned for a week from Saturday (July 21) hopes to bring renewed energy and attention to one of the neighborhood’s oldest crossroads. The Pear Square Art Fair will run from noon until 8 p.m. at... Read more
Officials at Montserrat Aspirers Community Center, 380 Washington St., told the Boston Licensing Board they've developed a detailed security plan to prevent a recurrence of an April melee that spun out of a 13-year-old's birthday party when word spread... Read more
Franklin Park, George Wright courses hosting championship play this week Monday through Friday This week, the city of Boston’s two public golf courses, the William J. Devine Course in Franklin Park, in Dorchester along the edges of Roxbury and Jamaica... Read more

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