President Joseph Biden's coming back to Massachusetts next Tuesday for a concert fundraiser featuring singer-songwriter James Taylor, the state Democratic Party said Tuesday.

The Dec. 5 shindig in Boston, titled " ... Read more.

Something is wrong here. Studies by the Hechinger Report and New America, think tanks that study education, indicate that over the last decade hundreds of selective public and private colleges have shifted their financial ... Read more.

Early last summer, 50-year-old Mattapan native Pierre Auguste felt a persistent pain radiating from his abdomen. He and his wife Ruth anticipated possible gallstones and began preparing for ambulatory surgery. Instead, ... Read more.

The Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) held its first annual Gratitude Dinner on the outdoor patio of Blue Hill Avenue’s Café Juice Up under a massive tent on Fri., Nov. 17. The event was put together to thank ... Read more.

The only thing that pairs better than Thanksgiving and football is Christmas and ballet. Beginning on Sat., Dec. 9 and running to Christmas Eve, Dorchester residents will be invited to the Strand Theatre to get in the ... Read more.

More tree lightings are planned for next weekend as Mayor Wu’s Enchanted Trolley Tour makes stops around the city, including Mattapan Square on Sat., Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.; Codman Square on Sun., Dec. 3 at 12 p.m., followed by ... Read more.

The Dorchester Holiday Celebration Committee and Mayor Michelle Wu ushered in the Christmas season with a barrage of nine holiday tree lightings throughout the neighborhood last Saturday (Nov. 25) from Port Norfolk to ... Read more.

When B-3 police officer Daniel Oliveira arrived at a home on Ellington Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the scene couldn’t have been more intense. A two-year-old boy was lying unresponsive on the bed, having been found ... Read more.

Three additional public meetings planned over coming months

A commission charged with coordinating state and city resources to plan critical improvements to Morrissey Boulevard and related ... Read more.

A commission charged with coordinating state and city resources to plan critical improvements to Morrissey Boulevard and related infrastructure will convene for its first meeting this evening, more than one year after a ... Read more.

Two views of the fire

Boston firefighters responded to Ellington Street for what turned into a six-alarm fire at 19 and 21 Ellington Saturday afternoon.

The Boston Fire Department ... Read more.

Somewhere between the migration to the suburbs in the 20th century and the tight housing market of the ongoing “Big Sort,” there was a turning point called “the Big Downzone.”

The term is used by public policy ... Read more.

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) last Thursday (Nov. 16) overturned a man’s first-degree murder conviction in the shooting death of Dantley Leonard on Nov. 12, 2016, while Leonard was helping a friend’s girlfriend move ... Read more.

Friends and family from across the city gathered in Roxbury last Saturday to memorialize Terrence Clarke, the basketball phenom and Dorchester native who died in 2021 at age 19 in a car accident in Los Angeles, where he ... Read more.

Rebuilding Together Boston announced last month that Dorchester homeowner Rosalind (Roz) Pendleton was named winner of the Patty R. Johnson Community Builder Award by the national organization during its annual meeting in ... Read more.

Four educators who work in Dorchester or Mattapan schools were cited for their service at an awards program held in the Seaport district last week.

The honorees included Tanisha Milton, Grade 8 History at ... Read more.

“You vote in MA?  Then sign this ballot petition!”

We’ve all been stopped outside the grocery store to sign petitions to get issues on the 2024 ballot. And we’ve been told that they all do good things for ordinary ... Read more.

Nearly three years after the Legislature tasked a panel with recommending changes to the state seal and motto, the group prepared to disband last week by asking to shift its unfinished work onto Secretary William Galvin’s ... Read more.

The Loop at Mattapan Station has won the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association. The award recognizes housing initiatives ... Read more.

The National Center of Afro-American Artists will offer its seasonal production of Langston Hughes’s “Black Nativity” at the Paramount Center in Boston, starting on Dec. 2 and continuing through Dec. 18.

With a ... Read more.

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