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Last week, I stood in a packed gymnasium at English High School right here in Boston and watched Governor Baker as he signed a nation-leading education funding equity bill into law. The bill corrects our Commonwealth’s 26-year-old K-12 funding formula,... Read more
A city-led planning effort to address climate change and resiliency efforts will have its second public meeting on Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at VietAid in Fields Corner. Climate Ready Dorchester’s second community meeting will focus on honing in on... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday rejected a Dollar Tree store proposed for 493 Washington St. in Codman Square after aides to Mayor Walsh and City Councilor Andrea Campbell said that it could cause traffic problems and, besides, there's already a... Read more
Dorchester, the city’s largest neighborhood in terms of geography and population, also has more families in need of emergency housing assistance than any other community in Boston. In releasing its annual findings of housing stability on Tuesday morning,... Read more
A sub-committee of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association is leading a discussion about how to structure and seek out “community benefits” from the development projects that are expected to be built in the neighborhoods in the coming years. The... Read more
Totto Ramen South Bay is the latest eatery with a local connection to open up at the shopping complex’s budding Town Center commercial district. The owner of the noodle shop — a New York-based franchise that already has locations in Allston and... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh signed a city ordinance last Tuesday that creates a Cannabis Equity Board meant to ensure that at least half of the potential licenses issued in Boston go to companies owned by people of color. The legislation was approved by the City... Read more
A proposed recreational marijuana shop that would open in in what is currently a residential property on Washington Street in Codman Square was the subject of a public meeting held last Monday at the Great Hall. About 50 people, some of whom relayed their... Read more
Joe Zinck, a Vietnam War veteran, former Boston Police Lt. Detective and a civic leader in Dorchester for four decades, died last Wed., Nov. 20, after an illness. Mr. Zinck was a driving force behind the creation of the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans... Read more
When Tambo Barrow took a “leap of faith” and opened up a gourmet burger joint, Bred, in Lower Mills nearly five years ago, the burden of owning and operating a restaurant full-time was overwhelming at times. “I sometimes have nightmares about the times... Read more
Reprinted with permission of Dorchester Historical Society. The view is probably from the land owned by Nathaniel Phillips. The highest points of land on the hill are along Bowdoin Avenue. Boston is shown in the distance, with the Massachusetts State... Read more
Dorchester resident Leonard M. Lee, Sr. was sworn in as the newest member of the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission at the Commission’s October 28 public meeting.  The seven-person review body is appointed by the Mayor.  In his current position with... Read more
A larger-than-life mural at Madison Park High School depicting longtime Boston community organizer and politician Mel King was dedicated in a ceremony last Friday, Nov. 22. The artwork, which was painted by artist Genaro Ortega, shows King in a... Read more
The mural entitled “In Our Home” that was unveiled in Fields Corner last weekend depicts a colorful setting of a table at dinner time. The mural’s creator, Rixy Fernandez, an artist based at Dorchester Art Project (DAP) whose family home stands just... Read more
Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Fire Department (BFD) last Thursday celebrated the promotions of ten firefighters from all ranks of the force during a ceremony at Florian Hall. The command assignments included a new chief of Operations & Field Services... Read more
“Homage to the Neponset,” a new photography exhibit by Dorchester resident David J. Stokle that celebrates the history and beauty of the Neponset River and its newly opened Greenway extension, will be on display at the Forbes House Museum in Milton... Read more
The New England Patriots and safety Devin McCourty have thrown their support behind College Bound Dorchester’s “Boston Uncornered” project with a grant of $90,000 from the Patriots’ Player Social Justice Fund, which contains player donations that are... Read more
The city’s Board of Election Commissioners will begin the recount process of some 66,000 ballots from the Nov. 5 at-large city council election on Thurs., Dec. 5. To date, five votes separate the fourth and fifth place finishers, Julia Mejia and Alejandra... Read more
A hearing sponsored by City Councillor Frank Baker and scheduled for next Thursday (Dec. 5) will take up the proposal to create a “Little Saigon” cultural district in Fields Corner. The hearing before the Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, is... Read more
Nearly ten years after opening up shop at Eye and Eye Optics in Lower Mills, Bobin Nicholson has a new business partner: his son Tariq.  The father-son duo share passions for opticianry and music, the two forces that have shaped career trajectories for... Read more

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