As Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala event on Friday evening, it will herald a half century of providing care to residents along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor and impacting thousands of lives. Residents... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held a public meeting on Monday night in the cafeteria of the Leahy-Holloran Community Center to present plans for the $450,000 reconstruction of the Pope John Paul II Park playground.  The meeting was a... Read more
Two well-respected Dorchester institutions have joined forces to plan a new, $30 million indoor sports and community center that would be built on what is now a little-used field next to the McCormack Middle School on Columbia Point. The Boys and Girls... Read more
Men of Boston Cook for Women will return for the 22nd straight year on Thursday evening (Oct. 3) at 6 p.m. at Codman Square Health Center. The annual fundraising event, which was recently named a top ten “can’t miss” event by Zagat, draws top chefs from... Read more
A 29-year-old woman from Mattapan was struck by a vehicle inside the O'Neill tunnel after she reportedly exited from a moving Uber vehicle during the Monday morning rush-hour. The victim— who is in critical condition at Tufts Medical Center this... Read more
The eight finalists for at-large City Council will attend a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Florian Hall, moderated by State Representative Dan Hunt and POLITICO Massachusetts Reporter Stephanie Murray. The forum comes after last week’s at-large... Read more
Proposed New England Avenue building
The Codman Square Community Development Corp. has filed plans with the BPDA for a 23-unit apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue and a 19-unit building two blocks away at Talbot Avenue and Spencer Street. All of the units in the two... Read more
A new exhibit from two black, nonbinary/genderqueer artists on display at the Dorchester Art Project explores the “duality of blackness” through the medium of color. “Tender/Feral: Color Palettes and Duality” is a collaborative show curated by Mithsuca... Read more
The City’s initiative to prepare for the long term impacts of climate-change came to Dorchester Wednesday night for an open house at the Leahy- Holloran Community Center. About 70 people turned out to a crowded library room to listen to an introductory... Read more
The MBTA announced Wednesday it has fully restored all of the signalling systems damaged or destroyed in the June train derailment at JFK/UMass. The announcement means trains should arrive at stations every four to five minutes during rush hours, the T... Read more
The city of Boston has commissioned BBC Research & Consulting to conduct a disparity study that will assess whether any barriers exist for minority- and women-owned businesses that make it more difficult for them to participate in city contracting.... Read more
The leader of the UMass Building Authority (UMBA) will step down from her position later this month to assume a new role within the UMass system. Patricia Filippone, who has been the executive director of the UMBA since 2013, will transition into a job... Read more
Beautification efforts for Polish Triangle? Dorchester will soon have its very own Oktoberfest-inspired beer garden event at Jan Karski Way hosted by South Bay. Organizers are calling the event “Dotoberfest,” and have confirmed that the celebration will... Read more
A long-vacant space in Fields Corner will soon be home to the Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Center (IPAC), a multipurpose facility that would become the largest event space in the neighborhood. The roughly 5,000-square foot facility, which would... Read more
Any day of the week you might see Earl Faulk picking up trash and greeting neighbors at Mattapan’s Hunt-Almont Park. He thinks of himself as the park’s unofficial ambassador and everybody seems to know him. He takes a special interest in the young... Read more
Several Boston city councillors are pushing for more stringent action on traffic measures in the wake of a pedestrian’s death and another’s injuries at Summer and Melcher streets near the Fort Point Channel early this month. Councillor Ed Flynn wants to... Read more
In footage from a 2011 episode of The Steve Katsos Show, comedian Rich Gustus can be seen on the mic performing a stand-up set with the aid of a cane. After explaining how he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he then proceeded to work elements... Read more
The property owner hoping to build a five-story, mixed-use development on a vacant lot on Dudley Street received an earful of criticism— and strong opposition to the project— from residents who turned out to a public meeting hosted by the Boston Planning... Read more
Ron Savage surveyed the scene under a warm sun Sunday afternoon as a few hundred spectators gathered on the lawn in front of the Foley Senior Residences for the first annual Mattapan Jazz & Unity Festival. “This space has never been used in this way... Read more
Ricardo Arroyo and Maria Esdale Farrell emerged as the two frontrunners of the District 5 city council race after Tuesday’s preliminary election as Arroyo edged out Farrell by around 400 votes to claim a plurality at roughly 30 percent. Two other... Read more


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