About 100 parents and METCO graduates gathered at a lecture room in the Thelma D. Burns building on Warren Street on Monday night to hear from program officials about the details of the program’s proposed shift to a randomized assignment system. Started... Read more
Lofty goals for setting affordable housing requirements and limiting displacement in the Glover’s Corner planning area are admirable, Mayor Martin Walsh told activists during a community dinner last week, but impractical unless there are new channels of... Read more
On Monday morning, a handful of brave souls, buffeted by near-hurricane gusts of icy wind, stood on the brand-new Blue Hill Avenue station platform, waiting to be among the first passengers to enjoy a new and quicker commute to South Station from Mattapan... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board ruled last week that Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St. in Mattapan, was not to blame for a November incident in which the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street got blocked by up to 250 kids, four of whom were arrested for... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh headed out of town Friday morning to visit Cape Verde, kicking off a five-day trip across the islands of Fogo, Brava, and Santiago. He will travel with a delegation "comprised of City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts... Read more
Workers with union wages and benefits earn enough money to support their families, invest in their homes and neighborhoods, spend money in their communities, and provide opportunities for their children.  Workers, especially people of color, are having an... Read more
Eight projects in Dorchester and three in Mattapan were recommended for Community Preservation Act funding in the most recent round, the mayor’s office announced last Saturday. They are included in a 54-project, $34 million bundle submitted to the CIty... Read more
Deaths from opioid-related overdoses declined in 2018 for the second consecutive year, according to state figures released Wednesday that officials said showed signs of progress in the fight against an epidemic that took nearly 2,000 lives last year.... Read more
The Boston Foundation has selected 12 community leaders to join the 2019-2021 class of Boston Neighborhood Fellows. The 12 Fellows, from across Greater Boston, join the ranks of nearly 170 people selected as Boston Neighborhood Fellows since 1990. Four... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society (DHS) has received a $15,000 grant that will be dedicated to its ongoing research into the lives of Dorchester-born veterans. The Veterans’ Heritage Grant, allocated by the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory... Read more
Charbo’s Run, a Dorchester-based five-mile road race held in memory of fallen Massachusetts State Trooper Mark S. Charbonnier, will return one last time on Sun., March 24, after a 15-year hiatus. The race will commemorate the 25th anniversary of... Read more
The infusion of more than $200 million in funds generated by the lease of Bayside to a private development team will be a gamechanger for the Dorchester campus that has struggled with creeping debt and a crumbling foundation, according to UMass Boston’s... Read more
A resolution for a “Green New Deal,” met with enthusiasm from some high-profile Democrats and skepticism from other quarters, is being embraced wholeheartedly by a local Dorchester union that has charted a progressive political course over the past few... Read more
The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) is proposing a new enrollment process for school-aged children of color to gain access to suburban schools. The council will hold a public forum on the proposal on Mon., Feb. 25, at the Thelma D... Read more
Three men were arrested on Friday night in an area of East Boston where racist flyers were recently posted. A similar flier was spotted at the corner of Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Avenue last weekend, according to Universal Hub. The Boston Globe... Read more
Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Pope’s Hill school. One of the oldest charter schools in the state, NHCS says its... Read more
Beginning this week, ticket holders who win spectacularly in Massachusetts Lottery drawings – more than $50,000 – will be making their way to Dorchester to pick up their treasure chests. The agency, which had operated out of Braintree since the mid-1990s... Read more
Phillomin “Philly” Laptiste knows the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood like the back of her hand. Born and raised on Bowdoin Street, she “just kind of always stayed local,” as she puts it. Laptiste never strayed too far from home in her formative years,... Read more
The next big steps for the team that was selected last week by the University of Massachusetts to lead the redevelopment of the former Bayside Expo land on Dorchester’s Columbia Point: Negotiate and sign a final lease agreement and ramp up a “robust... Read more
Listen to this story at WBUR 90.9FM. In the auditorium of the Mather School at the top of Dorchester's Meetinghouse Hill, more than three dozen neighbors gathered on a recent Wednesday night for a sitdown with Boston’s chief building inspector. They came... Read more


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