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A potential change in what youth groups are being asked to pay for the right to use state-controlled sports fields is alarming some Dorchester organizations staring down the spring season and prompting elected officials to consider ways to intervene.... Read more
The University of Massachusetts could freeze tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students next year, a UMass official said on Monday, if lawmakers agree to a $26 million funding increase. Otherwise, a fifth consecutive year of tuition hikes could... Read more
In a dimly lit cavernous room at Dorchester Art Project in Fields Corner, more than a dozen people sit on the floor with charcoals, paintbrushes, and pens in hand eying a model who strikes poses for the artists to observe and interpret. For two hours,... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley canceled her district events for Tuesday and Wednesday after injuring her knee tripping on the stairs in her home Monday. The Democrat had planned to hold a “Transportation Equity Agenda Forum” in Chelsea Tuesday night, and her... Read more
A four-year-old letter obtained by Quincy city officials indicates that the construction company hired to demolish the Long Island Bridge in 2015 believed the piers that had supported it could not be used to support another bridge without significant... Read more
The fourth community meeting for the Moakley Park Vision Plan, scheduled for Thurs., March 21 in South Boston, will feature a “concept” plan and a discussion of what comes next toward implementation, according to city officials. In three previous sessions... Read more
Car magnate Herb Chambers hopes to construct a new, multi-story building at 720 Morrissey Blvd. to house a Honda dealership and showroom that would replace an existing, single-story structure on the same site. Chambers is already selling Hondas from the... Read more
A freshman on BC High’s varsity hockey team scored the winning goal in a four-overtime 2-1 thriller against Pope Francis on Sunday night as the Eagles took their second straight Division 1 “Super 8” championship trophy back to Morrissey Boulevard. The... Read more
After an extended comment period, the mixed-use Dot Block project at the heart of Glover’s Corner has a full mailbag tilting heavily in favor of approving the latest design. More than 150 discrete comments or statements of support were submitted between... Read more
It’s Friday night at the Devine Memorial Rink near Neponset Circle and the kids from Dorchester Youth Hockey’s Squirt A and B teams are blazing across the ice. It’s their last practice after a championship season — both teams won state titles the weekend... Read more
Last year, the TechBoston boys basketball team made history, routing Taconic High School 78-40 to bring home the school’s first ever Division II state title. On Saturday, history repeated itself. After defeating Belmont 61-53 in the semifinals on... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA announced today that they will be holding three public meetings in Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester in the coming weeks to discuss the results of the Mattapan Trolley Line Study. The Mattapan... Read more
The federal government is suing the the City of Quincy for allegedly discharging sewage and untreated wastewater into the Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay and other waterways from the City’s sanitary sewer and storm drain systems. According to a... Read more
Father John L. Donovan once told me to avoid “ephemeral and short-lived enthusiasms.” He was condemning those diversions that numb the soul. Apparently that didn’t include roller-coasters. He coaxed me onto one during a church outing. “Existential man,”... Read more
Roxbury’s Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, the only public school in the city that offers a culinary arts program, recently became the only school in the region to open a restaurant on wheels. The latest addition to the Madison Park culinary... Read more
Eleven community preservation projects in Dorchester and Mattapan, ranging from new school playgrounds to urban farms, will receive funding from Boston’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund, after the city council approved the order last Wednesday. A... Read more
The NAACP will hold its 111th national convention in Boston next year, the association announced on Monday, noting on its website that “Boston is home to one of the association’s earliest conferences in 1911 and the Boston Branch remains one of the... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh, and other city and state officials gathered last Thursday for the dedication of the $17 million Blue Hill Avenue station on the Fairmount Line, which offers a direct link to South Station in about 23 minutes.... Read more
Mayor Walsh wants to make improvements to Blue Hill Avenue bus service a key part of his plan for better transportation infrastructure in the city. In a speech at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s annual meeting last Thursday, the mayor announced... Read more
Zehavi Rodriguez, a 13-year-old resident of Dorchester, has been named first runner-up in the Concord Orchestra’s Ehlers Young Artist Competition. He will perform at a recital on Saturday, March 23, as the Concord Orchestra presents a program featuring... Read more

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