The UMass Building Authority will ask the university's board of trustees to approve a developer chosen to lease and re-develop the Bayside campus in a meeting on Thursday morning. UMass took control of the 20 acre site of the former Bayside Expo Center in... Read more
Archictect's rendering of proposed school expansion
Neighborhood House Charter School has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Queen Street school. The school, one of the oldest charter schools in the state, says its... Read more
More than 150 people packed into a public meeting for the Dot Block development on Monday evening, with heavy representation from local civic groups, building unions, and the pro-affordable housing and anti-displacement group Dorchester Not For Sale.... Read more
Traffic experts have long deemed Los Angeles and Washington, where roadways are crowded for most of the day, as the cities with the most agonizing driving delays. But one report that dug down into a specific metric found that Boston might be the worst of... Read more
A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Her comments came at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Tuesday on a... Read more
Despite all the celebratory confetti and beer cans on display at the New England Patriots victory parade on Tuesday, an undercurrent of frustration ran among less-enthusiastic commuters who had their usual routines disrupted by record crowds. Some,... Read more
Lawmakers are renewing a push to pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants residing in the state to acquire driver’s licenses, despite the failure of similar legislation in the past and opposition from Gov. Charlie Baker. Sen. Brendan... Read more
By Ed Quill Following is the last in a series of excerpts taken from the recently published book by Mr. Quill – “When Last the Glorious Light; Lay of the Massachuset’ – a story centered on the fate of the Native American tribe called the Massachuset, from... Read more
A new podiatrist, Dr. Julie Riley, has joined the staff at Carney Hospital. She is now accepting new patients at the hospital’s Center for Orthopedics and Joint Replacement on Dorchester Avenue. “I am excited to join Carney Hospital and look forward to... Read more
Massachusetts once again landed at the head of the pack in an annual ranking of state protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, joining 15 other states atop the scorecard after a year in which voters preserved a transgender... Read more
Residents brought their concerns about MBTA services, including a proposed fare hike, directly to T officials, including General Manager Steve Poftak, at a community meeting at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square on Monday evening.... Read more
Three Dorchester teens were chosen as finalists in Huntington Theatre Company’s August Wilson Monologue Competition held at the Calderwood Pavilion on Monday, January 28. Sarah Purvis of Boston Collegiate Charter School, Malik Mitchell of Boston Arts... Read more
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum reopened on Jan. 29 after being closed since Dec. 22 due to the government shutdown. With federal funding cut off, the the Columbia Point facility saw its programming and activities suspended for over a... Read more
Boston must improve energy efficiency and convert completely to cleanly produced electricity in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, according to the new Carbon Free Boston Report. The study, released on Jan. 29, focuses on three main strategies:... Read more
A 62-year-old Hanover man who practiced medicine in Dorchester pleaded guilty last week to a scheme that targeted men and women with opioid addictions. Dr. Ashok Patel, whose Ambama Clinic was based out of Carney Hospital, was indicted in 2017 after an... Read more
It’s 11 p.m. in Downtown Crossing last Wednesday night— a night so cold it punishes every bit of exposed skin. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh leans down to speak to a woman huddled in a corner outside a store. “Why don’t you come in? It’s too cold tonight.” A... Read more
Last month, members of the junior class at Boston Collegiate Charter School completed a two-week long internship in a professional setting as part of the school’s Collegiate Skills Program. Through the program, students choose an internship at a site... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh is making a push to move the needle on designating a cultural district recognizing the Vietnamese community in Fields Corner. The proposed name, “Little Saigon,” has been the subject of some controversy in the village. During an... Read more
The development team for Dot Block, a large mixed-use project heading for Glover’s Corner, filed a notice of project change this week. The revised project expands the amount of green space in return for an underground parking structure and a reduction in... Read more
Last week, the MBTA unveiled a plan for replacing the Mattapan trolleys with Green Line cars. It’s a wonderful proposal that affordably solves the accessibility and reliability problems with the existing trolleys. And it’s a clear win among the trolley... Read more


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