A group of Black community leaders and organizations have told lawmakers negotiating over a police reform bill that they prefer the Senate’s approach to limiting qualified immunity, saying the House’s proposed restrictions “will not go far enough to... Read more
The names of 136 law enforcement officers appear on a list of potential prosecutorial witnesses with credibility issues assembled by Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office. Rollins released the list — comprised mostly of officers from... Read more
Presidential election years historically draw more people to the polls than all other statewide contests. In the 2016 election, about 75 percent of eligible voters – or more than 3.3 million people – cast their ballots in Massachusetts. Yet even by... Read more
Dorchester artists are well represented in the latest round of Boston Music Awards nominations, which rolled out last week, reflecting the robust music landscape that continues to grow in the neighborhood.  Cliff Notez, a multi-talented musician,... Read more
With Gov. Charlie Baker appearing poised to allow the state's eviction moratorium to expire in two weeks, activists are ramping up pressure on the Legislature to pass a bill that would not only ban evictions, but freeze rents for a year past the end of... Read more
An art show and auction hosted by The Boston Home last Thursday offered residents the chance to show off painting skills they have honed in recent months through a watercolor class taught on site. The art class is one of the most popular and successful... Read more
Here’s hoping Mayor Marty Walsh is ready for his close-up. After rapturous receptions in Venice and Toronto, director Fredrick Wiseman’s towering 272-minute documentary “City Hall” has its U.S. premiere Friday, Sept. 25 as part of a reimagined New York... Read more
For all the devastation it has wrought — thousands of deaths, mass layoffs, financial hardship, setbacks in education and more — the coronavirus pandemic has had at least one positive impact: it has changed the way Boston city government functions for the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh urged Bostonians to consider voting early ahead of the November 3 presidential election. Early voting in Boston will begin on Sat., Oct. 17 and go through Fri., Oct. 30. All registered voters will be able to vote at any of the 21 early... Read more
A new leader has taken up the helm at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Dorchester’s Jones Hill. Alexis Steel, a former chief operating officer at the facility, was elected president by the board of trustees in early September.  St. Mary’s... Read more
Long before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the country was already battling another large-scale public health crisis: the opioid epidemic. Like the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has disproportionately hit Black, Brown... Read more
Boston’s positive covid-19 test rate has climbed to 3.5 percent this week— an increase from 2.7 percent last week, Mayor Walsh said today, adding that Dorchester’s 02125 and 02121 zip codes are among the worst hit, at 7 percent. The mayor warned that the... Read more
Rendering of proposed Wales Street building.
Heading Home, Inc., has filed plans with the BPDA to build a five-story, 23-unit apartment at 37 Wales St. on Wales Street for families trying to get out of homelessness. If approved, the non-profit group would replace a ten-unit building on the site that... Read more
A development team last week aired its latest plans for a new, five-story, mixed-use building at 1463-1469 Dorchester Ave., a parcel next to the Fields Corner MBTA station that was the longtime home of the the John Gallagher Insurance Agency. Under the... Read more
Dorchester Bay City. That’s the name that the development team from Accordia Partners came up with for the massive redevelopment of the old Bayside Expo site on our waterfront. The project will also one day include what is now the Santander Bank campus... Read more
George Huynh will join Mayor Walsh’s Office of Neighborhood Services as the liaison for the Fields Corner neighborhood and Vietnamese community. A native of Fields Corner, Huynh is a graduate of Boston Latin School and Yale College. He will serve as the... Read more
Starting this week, you'll either have to pay five cents for a plastic bag or bring your own reusable checkout bags at stores in Boston. Mayor Walsh last March issued an executive order that temporarily lifted the bag ordinance due to the Covid crisis.... Read more
Don’t wait. Get a flu shot now. That is the message from public health officials in Boston and Dorchester to seniors, school-age children and— in fact— everyone. Massachusetts is still only showing “minimal” influenza-like illness activity, according to... Read more
As design plans for the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point begin to take form, city planners and developers will consider feedback from a 25-person Community Advisory Committee (CAC) comprised of architects, organization heads, and... Read more
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Regional Council last week selected the Dorchester Brewing Company (DBCo) and RODE Architects as winners of a 2020 design award for its facility on Massachusetts Avenue, which has become a “gateway”... Read more


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