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Community activist Julia Mejia has won the recount of Boston’s at-large City Council election by a single vote. After three days of counting, the final tally was 22,492 for Mejia and 22,491 for incumbent Alejandra St. Guillen. “I’m glad we won,” said... Read more
The McCormack Civic Association is inviting people who live in the Polish Triangle to participate in its holiday home decorating contest this weekend. Judges from the association will evaluate homes starting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday evening (Dec. 16)... Read more
The final outcome of the at-large city council election— which is the subject of an ongoing recount effort— could be resolved as soon as today. The actual recounting of ballots began Saturday in the Haymarket room of City Hall at around 11 a.m. The votes... Read more
The Celebrity Series of Boston, a non-profit performing arts presenting organization, will present three free concerts over the upcoming week as part of its Neighborhood Arts partnership that brings free concerts to community venues. The Jason Palmer... Read more
William Monroe Trotter was the co-founder and editor of the Boston-based black weekly newspaper “The Guardian,” a powerful force in black journalism in the first half of the 20th century. Through vocal advocacy for anti-lynching laws and enforcement of... Read more
Dorchester-based comedian Bethany Van Delft, the host of the monthly Artisanal Comedy show at Dorchester Brewing Company, will release her debut comedy album, “I’m Not A Llama,” next Friday (Dec. 13). Her “hip and grounded, laid-back delivery” has earned... Read more
A new exhibition at UMass Boston’s University Hall Gallery titled “Dot Now” features work from a diverse group of a dozen artists based in Dorchester or with significant connections to the neighborhood.  “Inspired by requests from our visitors to... Read more
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

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