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The Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester is one of five Boston schools chosen by Boston Schools Fund to receive a $20,000 grant to “re-center” the social-emotional wellness of students, staff, and families. The grants are part of an overall $250,000... Read more
A newly published report based on interviews with nail salon workers — many of them employed in or living in Dorchester— details the challenges facing the industry and its largely immigrant workforce that was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The... Read more
A number of Dorchester Avenue residents and business leaders have begun meeting virtually with a goal of focusing civic associations on a renewed purpose: reimagining the stretch of the avenue between Columbia Road and Freeport Street. The Dorchester Ave... Read more
In April 1865, Dorchester’s Town Meeting gathered to consider an important civic measure - “to procure…a Corporate Seal of the town.” Many modern residents of Dorchester are familiar with that seal, emblazoned with the words “Dorchester 1630” and the... Read more
Before Covid shut down most of Boston’s music and entertainment economy, local artists already faced challenges in the form of limited accessible rehearsal, recording, and performance space in the city, despite it being home to a thriving music scene and... Read more
Excitement wafted through the crowd along Savin Hill. The community was gathered for a special event that would evolve into a tradition. Sails dotted the blue waters of Dorchester Bay below the shady slopes, where a “historical pilgrimage” was about to... Read more
On Memorial Day, Mayor Kim Janey joined other elected officials, veterans, and family members at the corner of Adams and Centre streets in Dorchester to dedicate a new “Hero Square” that recalls the life and death US Army Sgt. William Dalton, who grew up... Read more
During a recent visit to Codman Square Health Center, I was chided by a staff member who noted that whenever she sees me there, I am taking a group on a tour. She’s probably right. Over my 47 years of involvement in Codman Square, I’ve given hundreds of... Read more
As part of ongoing efforts to record and archive the history of their club, the Polish American Citizens Club is embarking on a project to compile the dates of service for all those who have served as club president. “This project came about after we... Read more
Massachusetts House Majority Leader Claire Cronin, who was a top surrogate for President Joe Biden in Massachusetts during the 2020 campaign, could be headed to Ireland as ambassador, with one source saying the Easton Democrat is being vetted by the White... Read more
Heather Jacobs is the new the head women’s basketball coach at UMass Boston. She replaces Kristina Baugh who left UMass Boston last June to take the head coaching position at Barry University. Jacobs was instrumental in the development of NCAA Division I... Read more
Boston’s six major mayoral candidates took up discussions about exam school admissions, the place, if any, of police in school settings, and the governance of the School Committee during a virtual forum on education held last Thursday (May 27). Mayor Kim... Read more
District 4 City Councillor and candidate for mayor Andrea Campbell joined chef Tiffani Faison at Sweet Cheeks Q restaurant in Fenway last Wednesday (May 26) to lay out her restaurant recovery plan and the state of the hospitality industry as it begins to... Read more
Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday that her office is reviewing video submitted by Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White’s family claiming he was the victim, not the aggressor, of domestic violence in his former marriage, but Janey suggested she still... Read more
Last March, Quennette “Queenie” Santos’s mother, Izora Kindell, succumbed to renal failure after a tough battle against kidney and lung cancer. She was 92. Much like her daughter, who herself had been diagnosed with stage four bilateral breast cancer... Read more
So, is it actually Dot Day on Sunday without the namesake parade? Our answer: Of course! This weekend, many of us will observe the high holiday in backyard gatherings or by patronizing our favorite Dot eateries. It’s worth recalling that the very first... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Nickoyan Wallace, on charges he fatally shot Ivanildo Barros, 37, of Dorchester, at 590 Park St. shortly before noon on Friday. Wallace, 46, was arrested by gang-unit officers on Saturday, police say.... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey joined union leaders under the blue awning of the Boston Teachers Union for a diaper donation drive on Wednesday, cooling off with an ice cream bar and thanking community childcare workers for doing “life-changing and life-giving... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) unveiled a mural at the Mattapan Teen Center on May 14 with a crew of ten student-artists flooding Hazelton Street with technicolor. The mural is part of the BPDA’s $75,000 public art initiative, PLAN:... Read more
Last week, Mayor Kim Janey announced the Joy Agenda, a city-wide initiative that will feature a number of job opportunities for creatives, including the 2021 Transformative Public Art Program, which is now accepting applications. Last year, 24 public art... Read more


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