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Despite cold and wet weather conditions, more than 400 volunteers spread out on April 17 across 16 different locations in Canton, Dedham, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Norwood, and Quincy to help clean up trash and debris along the Neponset... Read more
Boston Mayor Kim Janey will task the incoming director of the city’s new Office of Police Accountability and Transparency (OPAT) with a comprehensive review of how the Boston Police Department handles internal affairs, she said last Thursday. When she ... Read more
A small crowd of demonstrators gathered in Fields Corner on Saturday to reiterate calls for justice for survivors and families of police violence, just days after a jury’s conviction of a former officer in one of the most high-profile murder trials in... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved two buildings that will house a total of 44 affordable apartments along Talbot and New England avenues. In one project, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. will build a 4-story, 19-unit building... Read more
The Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, who began her first day as the city’s chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space on Monday, wants to infuse her new position with equity and joy. “It has been a rough year, so I’m excited about sitting at the... Read more
I am a shameless garbage picker. It’s not uncommon to find me walking my dog on Wednesday nights in Dorchester, leash in one hand, shabby plant stand or bench in need of TLC in the other, or, in some cases, slung over my shoulders. It’s hard not to pick... Read more
A new food forest is growing in Mattapan this week, the result of an effort by volunteers who deployed in groups to locations across the city last weekend for projects organized by Rebuilding Together Boston, a community-focused non-profit service... Read more
An outdoor patio at Ashmont Grill was damaged by a drunk driver Tuesday night, leaving vehicle debris, soil, and bits of concrete planter strewn across the area outside the restaurant that faces Peabody Square. The scene, initially reported by a Twitter... Read more
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a judge's decision to let Boston Public Schools use a combination of pre-Covid GPAs and Zip codes to determine who is offered admission to the city's three exam schools for the coming school year, saying the... Read more
UMass Boston welcomes the public to its Dorchester campus on Thurs., April 29 for a vaccine clinic. The shots will be the Pfizer vaccine. See:
This week the Greater Boston basketball community continued to mourn the loss of Terrence Clarke, a bright prospect from Dorchester who passed away in Los Angeles last Thursday at the age of 19 following a car accident. Clarke was one of the most... Read more
Data from the city of Boston’s annual homeless census that took place in January show homelessness in the city dropped overall since the start of the pandemic, but the number of people who were unsheltered increased. The one-night count on Jan. 27 found 1... Read more
Massachusetts grew by enough people over the past decade to keep all its nine US House seats as the state’s population climbed to more than 7 million over the past decade, but Secretary of State William Galvin said on Monday that the process of redrawing... Read more
Dorchester Street Hockey, under the leadership of high school senior Jack Studley, is gearing up for a busy weekend. On Sunday, May 2nd, the league will meet at Garvey Park for a full day of friendly competition. Starting at 12 p.m. with a 5th and 6th... Read more
To the Editor: I am writing this letter to encourage Dorchester residents to strongly oppose the request by Bay Colony Associates, Boston Bowl, for two digital billboards on a winged monopole at 820 Morrissey Blvd. The location is next to Interstate 93,... Read more
As we head into fireworks season, I despair that there is no one in city or state government who will protect us from four to six weeks of nightly bombardments of horrific proportions. Looking up Longfellow Street, I see a street lined with wood framed... Read more
There are six accomplished people— each of them with compelling stories, resumes, and achievements— in this current field of candidates running for mayor of Boston in the fall. Between them, your mayoral candidates have walked the halls of Princeton,... Read more
District 5 Boston City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo filed two Home Rule petitions this week aimed at reducing obstacles to voting in Boston elections. The petitions, which will need support from his council colleagues, acting Mayor Janey, state lawmakers,... Read more
Former state Rep. Evandro Carvalho has jumped into the crowded field of candidates hoping to succeed City Councillor Andrea Campbell in District 4. The Fuller Street resident, who represented the Fifth Suffolk district in the Legislature from 2014 to 2019... Read more
The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event, organized by Dorchester-based nonprofit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA), will take place in a virtual Zoom format this Thurs., April 29 from 7-8 p.m. This year’s event will include a... Read more


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