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Fire at 600 Blue Hill Avenue
The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire on Friday morning at 600 Blue Hill Ave., at Columbia Road, did an estimated $500,000 in damage to stores, including the Fernandez Brothers Grocery. @universalhub Blue Hill ave pic.twitter.com/... Read more
A new exhibition at the Dorchester Art Project entitled “Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity” will kick off with an opening ceremony this Saturday night. In examining the ways makeup can reflect social, cultural, and political realities, the show “... Read more
Several options to improve the efficiency and reliability of the commuter rail were recapped during a transit meeting on Monday amid renewed calls from Boston elected officials to prioritize improvements to the Fairmount Line. MBTA and MassDOT are in the... Read more
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins will visit Ireland in September to join a panel at a three-day program in Co Wexford, the Reporter has been told. Boston-born Larry Donnelly, a law lecturer at UC Galway, and Dr. Robert M. Mauro of Boston... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to increase fees on Uber and Lyft rides, with the aim of reducing congestion, cutting emissions, and raising money for local governments. Walsh made his case at a State House hearing last Tuesday (July 23), as lawmakers... Read more
It looks like a 2.5 percent tuition increase is likely for University of Massachusetts students this fall, system president Marty Meehan said last week. The $43.1 billion state budget that the Legislature sent to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk includes $558... Read more
Mayor Marty Walsh visited Uphams Corner on Monday as part of a tour of Main Streets districts highlighting the city program aimed at supporting business districts and the entrepreneurs who make them tick. Walsh presented awards to business owners and... Read more
Last Thursday, 110 Grill in the South Bay mall hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the official opening of the Dorchester shopping center’s newest eatery. The 6,000-square foot, 180-seat property at South Bay represents the first venture into the... Read more
The Massachusetts House appears poised this week to pass a multi-pronged children’s health bill, which includes provisions addressing behavioral health, the pediatric health workforce, and insurance coverage for young people aging out of foster care.... Read more
Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) elected a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors for 2019 – 2020. Dorchester’s Yvonne Jones, who has been on the board since 2005, will serve as chair through June 2020. The diverse 51- member board... Read more
Tenean Beach Day— hosted by the Port Norfolk Civic Association, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, will be held on Sat., Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will be filled with activities for... Read more
Several Adams Corner businesses that were forced to close after a small electrical fire on July 27 are expected to re-open as soon as Wednesday, according to the property owner. The Boston Fire Department responded to an alarm and found smoky conditions... Read more
Permit in hand, they plan to open in October Dorchester native Kobie Evans and his business partner, Kevin Hart, both African American, were granted a permit last month to open Boston’s first recreational cannabis shop in Grove Hall. Pure Oasis, the... Read more
Rendering by Rode Architects of proposed building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a developer's plan to replace Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 500 Talbot Ave. at Argyle Street, with a four-story apartment building. JPA Development Co. of Braintree will reserve about 2,000 square feet of... Read more
Fifty new BlueBike stations are coming online this year in the city of Boston, several of which have opened recently in Dorchester and Mattapan. After plans for a new wave of expansion were announced in May, a community process helped determine the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School to add a gym and 12 new classrooms to handle 70 eighth-grade students at its Queen Street campus - but with a proviso that the school not be allowed to educate more... Read more
It’s been almost six weeks since a nine-alarm fire on a windy June afternoon devastated tightly packed Old Morton Street near Lower Mills, causing millions of dollars in property damage and driving two dozen people from their homes. Seven properties were... Read more
Some 900 people crowded the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury last Thursday night for a standing-room-only rally organized by the Mass Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) to unveil a new affordable mortgage program targeting first-time homebuyers. Mayor... Read more
As more and more young people begin to use e-cigarettes and other vapor products with nicotine, often initially tempted by an appealing flavor, students and lawmakers made their push Tuesday for Massachusetts to ban the sale of almost all flavored tobacco... Read more
Businessman Steve Pemberton spent his childhood bouncing through the foster care system in New Bedford. Now he hopes to take that experience to the halls of Congress. The Democratic primary for US Senate in 2020 will get another entrant today with... Read more

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