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Boston will celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18 with a festival for bike commuters that will take place from 7-9 a.m. at City Hall Plaza. The celebration will feature free breakfast, coffee, and an expo with bicycle-related exhibits.... Read more
Demolition work at Dot Block has begun, with workers knocking down buildings in preparation for a mixed-use project that will transform the Glover’s Corner site. Some changes to the design will come back before the community for input, likely in the fall... Read more
College Bound Dorchester is looking for community input on the best use for its Little House property on East Cottage Street. The expiration of its Boston Public School contract for the Little House in June provides an opportunity to reassess the future... Read more
$6.3m expansion will begin this summer A non-profit on Bowdoin Street that has been assisting vulnerable families in Greater Boston since 1994 is making final preparations for an ambitious renovation project that will add a more capacity and a modern look... Read more
Craig Martin, principal of the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston, has been named the Thomas C. Passios Elementary Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association. Martin, who has served as principal of the... Read more
Julie’s Family Learning Program in South Boston is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. Bob Monahan, Executive Director,... Read more
One victim a Dot resident, college senior Days after the fatal shootings of two men at a low-income housing development in Jamaica Plain, the larger community is still struggling with the after-effects of the murders. Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn... Read more
On Tuesday, Write on the DOT launched its fourth volume of creative writing from Dorchester and UMass Boston writers on the patio at The Blarney Stone. Write on the DOT started in 2011 as a reading series coordinated by UMass Boston MFA students to... Read more
The race that is shaping up for the House seat being vacated by state Rep. Evandro Carvalho features familiar names along with neighborhood activists who are seeking to represent the parts of Dorchester and Roxbury in the Fifth Suffolk District. According... Read more
U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo has been places and seen a lot. Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, she spent her growing-up years in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa before moving back to her home state for college studies. Now a Dorchester resident, the multi-... Read more
Nick Collins, state Senator-elect for the First Suffolk District, was sworn in at noon Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker and will join the legislative body just in time for continued budget discussions and the upcoming hearing on UMass Amherst’s proposed... Read more
In the aftermath of a confrontation recorded on video outside of Florian Hall last Tuesday between state Rep. Dan Cullinane’s father and Jovan Lacet, who is challenging Cullinane for his seat in the House, both parties filed police reports on the incident... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh will leave for Ireland tomorrow for five days, his second international trip as mayor, during which he will receive several ceremonial awards and participate in the unveiling of Kilkerrin Rock. The son of Irish immigrants from... Read more
Brothers Sean Wilshire, left, and Jeff Hines along with their dad Jack Hines were the winners of the 2018 Dorchester halfball tournament on April 14 at Tenean Beach. The second annual event raised funds to assist the work of a summer youth program at St.... Read more
Standing in front of the housing development where he grew up, Congressman Stephen Lynch joined other Democrats Monday 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
On Tuesday, Write on the DOT will launch its fourth volume of creative writing from Dorchester and UMass Boston writers on the patio at The Blarney Stone, starting at 5 p.m. Neighbors, join us. Write on the DOT started in 2011 as a reading series... Read more
US Rep. Michael Capuano and Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, a challenger for his 7th district congressional seat in the primary election in September, once again staked out similar policy grounds, this time at a racial justice forum in... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated today that his administration is “open to the idea” of the city of Boston taking more control of the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus in Dorchester, a prospect first floated Wednesday in a Boston Globe column. The... Read more
The months-long scandal involving Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his accused husband came to a head on Thursday when the Amherst Democrat bowed to pressure from his colleagues to resign, marking an ignominious end to a more than 30-year career in... Read more
Former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry was elected to the Eversource Energy board of trustees, the energy company announced last Thursday, effective immediately. She was also appointed to the Boston Public Library board of trustees, Mayor Martin Walsh... Read more

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