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The Boston Transportation Department on Tuesday opened a newly built public plaza in Downtown Crossing. “We are creating a space that is a new front-door,” Chris Osgood, the city’s chief of streets, said during the opening ceremony for the plaza at... Read more
Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity have committed to cleaning up Morton Street—Route 203— and surrounding streets over the next two years through the state’s “Adopt a Highway” program. The partnership was launched during a sign dedication at the... Read more
Boston Police executed an early-morning SWAT team raid on a house at 33 Regina Rd. last Friday that resulted in the arrest of two men who now face drug dealing and weapons charges. A 60-year-old man was arrested after police made a “peaceful entry” into... Read more
A project now underway will cut the number of vehicular travel lanes on William J. Day Boulevard in half— from four to two— to allow for “new bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and some additional parking,” according to the state agencies that oversee... Read more
Boston Water and Sewer Commission will be using water vapor— that has the appearance of smoke— to test sewer lines in parts of Dorchester over the next two weeks. The survey uses an odorless water vapor to detect improper connections as the vapor leaks... Read more
Ever since their early days playing Pop Warner football, the Miranda brothers have been competitive. Growing up in Uphams Corner, Isaiah and his younger brother Elijah enjoyed a rivalry that extended beyond the gridiron. “We’re highly competitive in... Read more
The barroom known as Peggy O’Neil’s has been a fixture on Dorchester Avenue for more than half a century. Now, with an eye trained reverently on the past, Caron O’Neil and her family are ready to transition into the future. “We’ve been here since ‘63,”... Read more
Voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to go to the polls next Tuesday have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for an absentee ballot. According to Secretary of State William Galvin's office, which issued a reminder of the deadline on Tuesday, the... Read more
Less than a week after taking the rare step of raising the statewide West Nile Virus risk to moderate, state public health officials have now announced four human cases of the virus. The latest human case is a Middlesex County woman in her 50s who... Read more
A federal and local crackdown on "high impact" criminals last week mostly netted alleged gun and drug dealers - but also a Dorchester man charged with selling counterfeit $100 bills for $30 apiece. Franklin Perry, 52, got swept up in a Secret Service... Read more
Dorchester’s Brookview House, which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, received a $10,000 grant this week from Eastern Bank. The grant will support the expansion of Brookview’s programs and services for at-... Read more
Boston officials say they’ve shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers. The Inspectional Services Department, police, health department workers and firefighters responded to... Read more
Mark Rooney, who is running for Governor’s Council in District 4, has been endorsed by several public employee unions this week. The candidate announced that he has been endorsed by the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association (BPPA), Professional Fire... Read more
A new state law aims to change the way Alzheimer’s Disease diagnoses and treatment are handled in Massachusetts in hopes of addressing what one advocate said is currently the “single largest unaddressed public health threat.” The law, which Gov. Charlie... Read more
Boston’s Community Preservation Committee has launched a second round of funding, with $22 million available in fiscal year 2019 for projects around the city that will promote affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces. Previously, the... Read more
Ronel Remy says that between 1992 and 1999 he had to move six times due to the gradual gentrification of neighborhoods like Somerville, Dorchester and Hyde Park. “When I was living in Somerville, I was working as a cook at the Boston Medical Center. Then... Read more
The annual Caribbean American Carnival will take place on Sat., Aug. 25. The festivities begin very early in the day in Dorchester, with the traditional J’Ouvert parade assembling at 5:30 a.m. at the corner of Talbot and Blue Hill Avenue near Franklin... Read more
Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca announced the first phase of the city’s largest bicycle share expansion to date, which will see ten new Bluebike stations opened in Dorchester and four in Mattapan by the... Read more
Groundbreaking for the redevelopment of a lot at the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Argyle Street down from Ashmont now occupied by a Lutheran church is expected to be held next spring, according to the developer, James Baker. “We hope to file an... Read more
Katherine Newman looked across a gleaming Boston Harbor to where bright shipping crates led up to Castle Island; across the water nearby the pristine white of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum sparkled in the sunlight. It was an enviable... Read more

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