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Dorchester and Mattapan had a year packed with political shakeups and development proposals. Here is a look back at some of the biggest and most notable stories of the year 2018 and a peek ahead at the stories we will be watching in the new year: A... Read more
Late one recent afternoon, while the rest of us were worried about the big things in life, like Kate Middleton’s net worth, Melania’s safari helmet, and whether A-Rod feels constrained by JLo, an elderly Roman Catholic priest named Fr. Richard Conway, or... Read more
Fifteen percent of working parents in Massachusetts and 19 percent of children in the state will be affected by the $1 minimum wage increase that takes effect this week, according to a new analysis. The Jan. 1 hike from $11 hourly to $12, part of a multi-... Read more
More single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts last November than in any November before that, according to real estate market analysts, who also noted that they were sold for a higher medium price than in any previous eleventh month. The Warren... Read more
Nearly 14 years after Needham became the first town in the country to ban tobacco sales to people under 21, the higher purchase age for cigarettes and other tobacco products kicked in across the state on Monday. Gov. Charlie Baker in July signed a bill... Read more
The average life expectancy for Massachusetts residents rose in 2016, an increase that stands in contrast to national trends showing declines in how long Americans can expect to live, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. The life... Read more
The Dorchester Youth Hockey Bantam Red team won the Mayor’s Cup championship title for its division on Dec. 31 at UMass Boston. Pictured, left to right, are teammates Finn Carpenter, coach Brendan Raftery, Tom “T-Mac” McCarthy, David George, Cole Riley,... Read more
When many 911 calls weren’t going through late last month due to an outage at a Louisiana telecomm giant, vintage technology helped save the day in Boston. After a fire broke out in a building in the North End early on Dec. 21, a resident who couldn’t use... Read more
Greater Ashmont Main Street and Mandorla Music Series will co-host the next installment in the bimonthly Dot Jazz Series on Thurs., Jan. 10 with the Jerry Bergonzi Quintet in concert at Peabody Hall. Doors open at 7p.m. and the $15 ticket includes dessert... Read more
Sandeep Das, a Grammy Award-winning member of the Silkroad Ensemble, will lead a performance at Peabody Hall in Ashmont on Sun., Feb. 17. The concert is part of the Ashmont Hill Chamber Music series and will celebrate the vibrant cultural heritage shared... Read more
Boston has a handful of new state, county, and federal legislators slated to be sworn in to office this week. State and county office holders are inaugurated on Jan. 2. Before the swearing in for two-year terms of this 191st session, state senators and... Read more
The Dorchester Art Project will present “Priority Made,” a nationally curated postal sticker show that will kick off with an opening reception on Sat., Jan. 5, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exhibit will feature work on, or relating, to the Label 228 USPS... Read more
Cullinane presses Gov. Baker, MBTA for update Findings in a long-awaited report on the future prospects of the Mattapan Trolley Line assert that problems associated with the Red Line extension extend well beyond the viability of the 75-year-old trolleys... Read more
Every winter as temperatures plunge, the Mayor’s 311 hotline receives a barrage of heat emergency calls, many of them from senior citizens. This year, an initiative from the Department of Neighborhood Development called the Seniors Save Program is taking... Read more
Last month, the Boston Arts Academy broke ground on their new campus in the Fenway. Construction on the state-of-the-art facilities are expected to be finished by 2021; until then, BAA students will be learning in their new home on Charles Street in... Read more
Cullinane presses Gov. Baker, MBTA for update Findings in the long-awaited report on the future prospects of the Mattapan Trolley Line report assert that problems associated with the Red Line extension extend well beyond the status of the 75-year-old... Read more
With some gas workers facing the expiration of unemployment benefits within weeks as the National Grid lockout stretches into 2019, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday morning signed an extension of those benefits and gave union members a small victory to close... Read more
Days before she is sworn in to a second-six year term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren took another step toward running for president in 2020. With an online video and a new campaign website, the Cambridge Democrat announced she is forming a... Read more
Vietnamese-Americans say a Trump administration move toward deporting some Vietnamese political refugees who came to the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam War has left a pall of uncertainty and fear in Dorchester’s Southeast Asian community. Under a... Read more
With Hyde Park attorney Ricardo Arroyo jumping into the race last week, there are now two candidates seeking the District 5 council seat currently held by Councillor McCarthy. Arroyo was a public defender until early December, when he left the job to... Read more

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