In several areas, Boston has made gains toward become a more racially inclusive city. But with the racial poverty gap, Boston has moved in the opposite direction: It has progressively widened since 1990, bucking a trend in the opposite direction of other... Read more
A veteran MBTA employee was struck by a vehicle while reporting to his bus for a shift around 6 a.m. Monday and died from his injuries after being transported to a local hospital. T officials identified the employee killed in the accident at the... Read more
A board commissioned by Mayor Martin Walsh in June to review BPD policies and procedures turned in a series of recommended reforms last week, among them the setting up of an independent office with broad investigatory and subpoena powers that could review... Read more
District 4 City councillor Andrea Campbell announced on Thursday that she’s running for Mayor in 2021. A native Bostonian, Campbell said in her campaign video that she’s running “because every neighborhood deserves real change and to give every Bostonian... Read more
A proposal to site a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner was the topic of discussion during an online-only meeting of the Cedar Grove Civic Association on Tuesday evening. The proposal by CNA Stores, Inc.,... Read more
A 34-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point will be transformed into “Dorchester Bay City” — a new community with a mix of housing, retail and public space — according to new documents filed by Accordia Partners LLC with city officials today. The Accordia... Read more
The fate of two large-scale retail re-development projects along a key stretch of Morrissey Boulevard remains unclear this week, as delays likely prompted by the pandemic continue. In March, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the... Read more
In November, Massachusetts voters will take up a ballot question that would fundamentally reshape the way they cast their ballots. Under a system called “ranked-choice voting,” elections that involve more than two candidates give voters the option of... Read more
After more than five years as the leader of Greater Ashmont Main Streets, Jenn Cartee will leave her role as executive director before the end of the year. In an announcement last week, she said the organization is seeking applicants for the position. ... Read more
It has been five months since the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association lost its longtime civic leader, 80-year-old Patricia “Pat” O’Neill after a battle with cancer. In the meantime, the national mood has been grim. Natural disasters are impacting large... Read more
Easing punishment for those convicted for possession of drugs has not been the most popular cause for public officials to take on. Yes, activists and community groups have taken it on, but it’s a very uphill climb to persuade state legislators and... Read more
After opening at 424 Geneva Ave. last month, the HERO Hope Garden was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday that centered the garden as a community sanctuary space honoring the memory of lost loved ones and completed the vision for the garden as it... Read more
Eight high-powered developers have submitted a variety of ideas for the mixed-used development of the historic late nineteenth-century Calf Pasture Pumping Station and an adjacent site owned by UMass Boston on Dorchester’s Columbia Point. The developers... Read more
A man who was shot last month on Blue Hill Avenue died on Sat., Sept. 19 from his injuries. He has been identified by Boston Police as 41-year-old Changa Toyloy of Boston. He was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the morning of Sun., Aug. 30 in the... Read more
The return of college students from around the world to the many campuses and college towns in Massachusetts has been the source of much concern in recent weeks, but Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that data his administration collects shows that... Read more
Fairmount Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 24 Fairmount St. in Dorchester spread to 20 and 26 Fairmount and the garage at 28 Fairmount early Friday morning. Some 19 residents were displaced, but there were no injuries, the department... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed... Read more
It was another exciting Friday night at Toohig Park as two well- matched ADSL Senior girls’ softball teams squared off in the championship game. The Hawks and Eagles beat each other during the regular season and were well prepared for the main event.... Read more
This has been an unprecedented year. We have endured challenge after challenge and, with September being National Preparedness Month, 2020 is truly the year where we should all take a moment and prepare for the unexpected. We’ve seen more than a dozen... Read more
Several city-owned parks in Dorchester are under construction— or nearing completion— this season as projects have resumed following brief disruptions to work and community meetings caused by the pandemic. Although most Boston Parks and Recreation... Read more


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