If you’re like me, you love the look on your pet’s face when you give them a treat. It’s a reward for good behavior or for just being a loving companion. But a few treats here and there can turn into over-feeding, and is ... Read more.

As Thanksgiving arrives and we all think about turkeys, it’s hard to ignore the ongoing shock value of seeing wild bands of gobblers traipsing through the west side of Dorchester causing havoc, threatening people and just ... Read more.

Firearm violence devastates entire communities, tearing families apart and leaving survivors with lifelong disability. As a surgeon I see the physical, mental, and psychologic toll that this violence inflicts on victims ... Read more.

It was Friday evening just before 7 p.m. and the party was just getting started at Dorchester’s hottest spot to grab a shot, shoot the breeze with the neighbors and catch up on the latest gossip around the ‘hood.

I ... Read more.

The Boston Little Saigon Cultural District was born with the idea to highlight Vietnamese art and culture. But this Thanksgiving, those involved in the district will be focused on the Puritanical tradition of feeding ... Read more.

The MBTA’s environmental push to switch out its diesel buses for vehicles powered by electrification is underway.

While the project’s goal is greener and more efficient transportation, TransitMatters, a group that ... Read more.

Parents from the Henderson Upper School have met twice with District 3 Councillor Frank Baker over the past week in Port Norfolk to discuss ongoing concerns about school safety, which prompted Baker to file an information ... Read more.

Two unnamed teachers from the Epiphany School were given a loud round of applause at last Thursday’s meeting of the Melville Park Association for their role in thwarting an attempted sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl ... Read more.

Boston and its neighborhoods are historic for certain, but rarely does the city have an opportunity to place landmark status on a site dating back before the Egyptian pyramids or England’s Stonehenge. 

That is ... Read more.

Alejandra St. Guillen has decided against stepping in to fill the City Council at-large seat left vacant by Mayor Michelle Wu.

St. Guillen, who serves on the city’s cannabis oversight board and had said she was ... Read more.

Parents from the Henderson Upper School have met twice with Dorchester Councillor Frank Baker over the past week in Port Norfolk to discuss ongoing concerns about the school safety, leading Baker to file an information ... Read more.

Blue Hill Ave

Federal transportation officials are set to send $15 million to Massachusetts for an overhaul of Blue Hill Avenue, a project aimed at improving access to public transportation and refashioning a key economic corridor of ... Read more.

Mayor Wu at Ashmont

Mayor Michelle Wu appeared outside Ashmont’s MBTA station on Thursday to promote her proposal for spending $8 million in federal funds on making three bus lines fare-free for the next two years.

Standing behind Wu ... Read more.

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday gave Kenneth Blasi permission to buy out his brother Joseph and re-open Blasi Cafe, 762 Adams St. in Dorchester.

The restaurant and bar, which the Blasi brothers each held a ... Read more.

The Dorchester Avenue restaurant dbar received the approval of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning committee on its bid to make their Covid-era patio area a permanent fixture. The panel okayed the move ... Read more.

The developer Scott Kirkwood attended the Columbia Savin Hill planning committee’s online meeting representing the Boston Real Estate Collaborative of the South End to discuss with neighbors a forthcoming apartment ... Read more.

City planners last week held an online discussion about how a 10-year-old master plan for Columbia Point will— and won’t— inform their ongoing review of the massive, 34-acre Dorchester Bay City project on the Columbia ... Read more.

A proposal to redevelop the Fields Corner Post Office building got a second airing at the Fields Corner Civic Association (FCCA) meeting last week, with continuing support from the group as developer Travis Lee approaches ... Read more.

Doris Bunte was the first to do a lot of things, like being a Black woman elected to the Massachusetts Legislature. Though she died earlier this year, a group of Black women who said they follow in her footsteps as reps ... Read more.

Work is underway on a new solar array at Mattapan’s Boston Nature Center (BNC). The environmental organization Mass Audubon earlier this month broke ground on the array, which, once operational, will produce all the ... Read more.

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