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Neighbors opposed to a proposed five-story condo complex on what is now a vacant lot in Uphams Corner gathered outside a nearby apartment building last Friday to rally against the plan— and to call on city planning officials to respond to their concerns... Read more
Scuttling what looked to be a major session-ending accomplishment for the Legislature, Gov. Baker last week vetoed ambitious climate legislation over his concerns that key pieces of the bill could stymie housing construction, and that the Legislature did... Read more
Last month, just before Christmas, personnel from the US Department of Defense’s POW/MIA Accounting Agency landed in Hawaii after a “honorable carry” flight from Manila in the Philippines accompanied by the casketed remains of some 40 unidentified members... Read more
While the news is understandably dominated by Covid- 19 updates, there is an ongoing opioid epidemic still looming in our neighborhoods. In 2019, Massachusetts lost roughly 2,000 people to opioid-related overdoses, averaging 5 people a day. The... Read more
Four years ago, we posed this question in the days after the presidential election: “Is the American experiment in democracy equipped to survive a Trump presidency?” Our conclusion: “The American experiment in democracy will be tested, perhaps to its... Read more
Steve Bickerton first joined the Cedar Grove Civic Association (CGCA) as a junior member in the early 2000s when his father, Steve Senior, was acting president. Now, after serving for the last five years on the association’s executive board, the son is... Read more
Ray Bosquet, a senior basketball star at Cristo Rey High School, reached a significant milestone last week when he surpassed 1,000 career points in a loss against Austin Prep.  The 18-year-old from Dorchester has helped put a young Cristo Rey basketball... Read more
Dorchester Potteryworks is one of our community’s historical treasures. Founded in 1895 by a Connecticut man, George Henderson, and operated by him and his family, the company produced earthenware pottery for eight decades until it closed in 1979. The... Read more
Most sections of the Neponset River are safe for recreational use, including swimming, most of the time, according to a report prepared by the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA) and discussed during a public meeting last week. The annual report... Read more
As the new legislative session gets underway, the Black and Latino Legislative Caucus plans to install a new chairperson as Rep. Carlos Gonzalez transitions out of the leadership position. Rep. Chynah Tyler, a Roxbury Democrat, will take over as chair of... Read more
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said last week that her office is reviewing a complaint filed by a Dorchester woman against Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins over a Christmas Eve incident in Dorchester. The complaint, first... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved a proposal to transform the former Phillips Old Colony House, a landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017, into a 219-unit apartment complex... Read more
A 17-year-old boy from Dorchester was found shot to death in a car in Quincy on Friday night (Jan. 15), according to Boston Police, who say they have arrested an 18-year-old man from Dorchester on murder charges. Akeem Polimis, a student at the Codman... Read more
Dorchester has long been known for its famed blue and white pottery, a distinctive look introduced toward the end of the 19th century by potter George Henderson that remains desirable in certain stoneware circles. Today. a Dorchester teen has taken up the... Read more
Two years ago, the New England Patriots were preparing to play the Kansas City Chiefs for the chance to go to the Super Bowl and state Sen. Brendan Crighton was putting the finishing touches on a legislative proposal to legalize sports betting in... Read more
A day before President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were to be sworn into office in Washington, law enforcement officials in Massachusetts said they were not aware of any specific or substantiated threats of violence directed... Read more
Gov. Baker suggested last Thursday that he would sign a home rule petition from the city of Boston meant to do away with a special election for mayor if Mayor Walsh resigns before March 5. The city’s charter mandates a special election for mayor if the... Read more
A new state commission, established under a law Gov. Baker signed on Jan. 13, will be tasked with seeking out steps to address racial inequities in maternal health. The panel will explore ways to reduce or eliminate inequities in maternal mortality or “... Read more
On Jan. 12, I held my final State of the City, which was broadcast live from Boston’s newest civic treasure, the  completely rebuilt Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library  in Nubian Square.  The year 2020 was a tough one, and 2021 is a year for... Read more
With the Covid-19 vaccine in the early stages of the rollout in Massachusetts, a new polling report indicates that major disparities exist among different populations within the city of Boston as to whether or not to get vaccinated. In the summer of 2020... Read more


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