Cristina Foster of Dorchester was recently named the first ever recipient of a Life Sciences internship by Project OnRamp, a new program that aims to close the opportunity gap in Massachusetts’ burgeoning life science and biotech industries. Foster, a 19... Read more
Phillomin Laptiste was nominated by Mayor Walsh last week to serve on the Board of Health, the governing body of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Laptiste, the executive director of the Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester, must be... Read more
The 14-player Dorchester Youth Hockey Chiefs Squirt B, led by coaches Vincent Conte, Neil Janulewicz, Matt McQuaid and Kevin Donahue, won the Championship at the Cape Cod Classics held last month. The team won every game in the tournament – 3 face-off... Read more
Non-profit organization musiConnects will relocate a “Play Me, I’m Yours” street piano to the Mattahunt BCYF Community Center this month where it will be available to all of the youth and families who use the center. The community piano – painted by award... Read more
Boston Public Schools will start administering the entrance exam for its three “exam schools” during the school day next fall. Some activists praised the change as a step in the right direction, but said it will take more than a scheduling change to... Read more
The city of Boston signed host community agreements with five more marijuana companies last Friday, including Pure Oasis, a business planning to open the store at 430 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. Pure Oasis is also Boston’s first economic empowerment... Read more
Last year’s reform law expanded process Massachusetts residents with a history of criminal activity or court appearances are increasingly seeking to seal or, even better, expunge their records to improve their odds of gaining access to employment, housing... Read more
To the casual observer, Sergeant Brian Dunford’s current line of work with the C-11 police district’s Community Service unit might seem predestined. Dunford, at left, was born with blue blood: his father, Robert, helmed C-11 for over a decade and ended... Read more
The UMass Building Authority will ask the university's board of trustees to approve a developer chosen to lease and re-develop the Bayside campus in a meeting on Thursday morning. UMass took control of the 20 acre site of the former Bayside Expo Center in... Read more
Archictect's rendering of proposed school expansion
Neighborhood House Charter School has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Queen Street school. The school, one of the oldest charter schools in the state, says its... Read more
More than 150 people packed into a public meeting for the Dot Block development on Monday evening, with heavy representation from local civic groups, building unions, and the pro-affordable housing and anti-displacement group Dorchester Not For Sale.... Read more
Traffic experts have long deemed Los Angeles and Washington, where roadways are crowded for most of the day, as the cities with the most agonizing driving delays. But one report that dug down into a specific metric found that Boston might be the worst of... Read more
A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Her comments came at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Tuesday on a... Read more
Despite all the celebratory confetti and beer cans on display at the New England Patriots victory parade on Tuesday, an undercurrent of frustration ran among less-enthusiastic commuters who had their usual routines disrupted by record crowds. Some,... Read more
Lawmakers are renewing a push to pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants residing in the state to acquire driver’s licenses, despite the failure of similar legislation in the past and opposition from Gov. Charlie Baker. Sen. Brendan... Read more
By Ed Quill Following is the last in a series of excerpts taken from the recently published book by Mr. Quill – “When Last the Glorious Light; Lay of the Massachuset’ – a story centered on the fate of the Native American tribe called the Massachuset, from... Read more
A new podiatrist, Dr. Julie Riley, has joined the staff at Carney Hospital. She is now accepting new patients at the hospital’s Center for Orthopedics and Joint Replacement on Dorchester Avenue. “I am excited to join Carney Hospital and look forward to... Read more
Massachusetts once again landed at the head of the pack in an annual ranking of state protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, joining 15 other states atop the scorecard after a year in which voters preserved a transgender... Read more
Residents brought their concerns about MBTA services, including a proposed fare hike, directly to T officials, including General Manager Steve Poftak, at a community meeting at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square on Monday evening.... Read more
Three Dorchester teens were chosen as finalists in Huntington Theatre Company’s August Wilson Monologue Competition held at the Calderwood Pavilion on Monday, January 28. Sarah Purvis of Boston Collegiate Charter School, Malik Mitchell of Boston Arts... Read more


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