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Tim McCarthy, who has represented Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale on the city council since 2013, announced Thursday he's decided not to run for re-election this fall - two weeks after saying he would make one last run. McCarthy wrote on Facebook that... Read more
After opening bids from five contractors on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced they will likely select Fred Deroma and Son, Inc., the apparent low bidder, for its upcoming redesign of the intersection at Morton... Read more
With federal funding and representation possibly on the line, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has tapped an aide to oversee the 2020 US.Census to ensure all Boston residents are properly counted. Sebastian Zapata, who most recently served as City Hall’s deputy... Read more
Dorchester actor Steve Auger will appear in the world premiere of bare stage, a new work by award-winning Boston playwright Michael Walker to run February 8-March 2 at Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts.  This performance centers on the... Read more
The Boston Home resident Sarah Connor, along with MIT students, co-designed a powered watering device recently. Over the course of a semester, students Kalyn Bowen, Caroline Jordan, Jennifer Lu, and Sara Wilson worked with Sarah to design and build the... Read more
A developer has proposed turning a vacant Dorchester Avenue lot into a 56-unit residential building with space for two first-floor businesses. In a filing with the BPDA, Tim Long says his $12-million 1970 Dorchester Ave. building, a block south of the T-... Read more
Quoc Tran of Dorchester, the deputy director of the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, has been appointed to the Boston School Committee by Mayor Martin Walsh. He was sworn-in on Monday... Read more
A cat trapped on the roof of a Gaston Street three-decker was rescued by workers from the Animal Rescue League of Boston last Thursday, marking the first cat rescue of the new year by the ARL’s Rescue Services Department. “Gadget,” a three-year-old male... Read more
In the closing weeks of last year, Boston Collegiate Charter School celebrated its 20th anniversary in style by unveiling a series of renovations to its upper level campus on Mayhew Street in Dorchester’s Polish Triangle. A newly completed “cafetorium”... Read more
Happy New Year, Kids Menu readers! We hope 2019 will be filled for all of you with fun and community. First up: In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, the Franklin Park Zoo will offer guests free admission. Guests are invited to the... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who was sworn into office last Thursday, touted her campaign’s ability to “expand the electorate” in her convincing September primary victory over longtime incumbent Michael Capuano. And an original analysis finds that new voters... Read more
Airbnb says it has had a record year in Massachusetts. The announcement comes less than two weeks after state regulations on short-term rentals were signed into law. There were 1.2 million people who stayed in Airbnb rentals in Massachusetts in 2018, and... Read more
Service workers whose jobs are tied to federal government contracts would be eligible to receive back pay for wages lost during the ongoing government shutdown under legislation introduced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Boston and others. Under... Read more
A relatively short meeting of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday attracted a packed house for a briefing on ongoing planning projects and upcoming meetings, and for an opportunity to object to a proposed over-the-bridge Savin Hill... Read more
Real estate developers are breathing a sigh of relief now that National Grid and its locked-out gas workers have reached a tentative labor agreement. Some projects that would otherwise be complete have been on hold because developers can’t get gas service... Read more
The Republic of Ireland has announced it will fund a series of programs at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute this year. Through a grant from the Ireland’s Emigrant Support Programme, the EMK Institute recently received $30,000 to support new programs,... Read more
Legislature gets 14-bill package Increasing the number of liquor licenses, upping fees derived from commercial developments, and moving toward better tenant protections are among the priorities that Mayor Martin Walsh laid out in the 14-bill legislative... Read more
Cataclysmic ’17 blaze was then; this is now It’s a bracingly cold late afternoon in the dead of winter— an odd time for a resurrection. But as the sun sets in the late afternoon, you can see that the Treadmark building is slowly coming back to life. A... Read more
Political activists and observers in Dorchester and Mattapan are mainly heartened by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s announcement that she is exploring running for President. The senator, first elected in 2012, opened an exploratory committee on New Year’s... Read more
Barbra Trybe, a longtime civic activist in and around Dorchester, died on Dec. 19 at age 69 after a long illness. She was active in many organizations, including the Dorchester Allied Neighborhood Association, the Dorchester Day Parade Committee, the Four... Read more

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