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Mayor Martin Walsh reiterated today that his administration is “open to the idea” of the city of Boston taking more control of the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus in Dorchester, a prospect first floated Wednesday in a Boston Globe column. The... Read more
The months-long scandal involving Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his accused husband came to a head on Thursday when the Amherst Democrat bowed to pressure from his colleagues to resign, marking an ignominious end to a more than 30-year career in... Read more
Former state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry was elected to the Eversource Energy board of trustees, the energy company announced last Thursday, effective immediately. She was also appointed to the Boston Public Library board of trustees, Mayor Martin Walsh... Read more
They can be found peppered throughout the city, lined up in neat rows or standing alone on Boston’s winding streets. Maybe they house several generations of relatives, offering a measure of physical and financial security for family members. Maybe two... Read more
With Chancellorship search under way, UMass Boston is considering – and fielding interest from – a range of candidates, including Dorchester native and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. As reported by MassLive, the UMass... Read more
Ben Tankle had never visited the memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C,. that commemorates his service and the sacrifices of his fellow servicemen during World War II – that is, not until April 21, when Honor Flight New England, part of a national non-... Read more
Launch set for Commonwealth Museum on Thurs., May 10 An exhibit laying out the results of a city-led excavation that began two years ago at the site of a historic structure at 232 Centre Street in Dorchester’s St. Mark’s parish will be launched at a... Read more
The term three-decker, or triple decker, as some say, is still a point of controversy in some corners of the city today. While both terms for the iconic housing stock have been used interchangeably for the past generation or so, three-decker came first... Read more
Lower Mills-based jazz trombonist and tubaist Bill Lowe is something of a renaissance man. In addition to having a storied music career spanning about half a century during which he worked with countless masters of the genre like Dizzie Gillespie and Thad... Read more
Congestion on the streets of Dorchester and Mattapan – and an antiquated fare collection that will be upgraded over the next two years – has slowed bus travel and contributed to a nine percent decline in ridership over a recent three-year period (2014-... Read more
As always, there’s tons of stuff to do in the neighborhood, especially around Mother’s Day. This year, look to our fabulous neighborhood restaurants like The Industry to find the perfect Brunch, or treat Mom to a fun, free round of bowling at Boston Bowl... Read more
A striking new granite memorial honoring the memory of two Dorchester men who gave their lives defending the public will be dedicated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, May 6, at Neponset II Park. The memorial to the late Trooper Mark S.... Read more
An image of Boston Police Captain Haseeb Hosein, the commander of the B-3 district covering Mattapan and parts of Dorchester, is projected on the side of a building in Boston as part of the Boston #StandwithImmigrants photo exhibition, created by Erik... Read more
DotBlock demo imminent – Work on Dot Block is plugging along, developers say. This mixed-used project is set to transform a 4-acre block of Glover’s Corner with about 362 units, 450 parking spaces, and approximately 37,000 square feet of retail space.... Read more
About 250 people volunteered to cleanup along the Neponset River last Saturday. The annual event, organized by the Neponset River Watershed Association, stretched from Canton to Squantum — with efforts along the river and estuary in Mattapan and... Read more
Boston College High School will celebrate the inauguration of its new president Grace Cotter Regan this week with a series of events at the Dorchester campus. Regan will be officially installed during missioning Mass at BC High’s McNiece Pavillion on... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins won a landslide victory on Tuesday as he secured the First Suffolk senate seat in a special election. Collins earned 86.23 percent of votes cast across Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park. The next highest vote total... Read more
This train is making local stops. That was the message from House budget-writers to the MBTA when it comes to erecting billboards and similar outdoor ad space that the cash-hungry T views as a revenue-generator and others see as an eyesore. Through a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found shot at 39 Hartford St., near Chamblet Street, around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday. The man was declared dead at the scene, police say. On Monday, the victim was identified as Dwayne Thomas, 34, of Dorchester... Read more
A 70-year-old Dorchester man was injured by a van at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street this morning, according to State Police. The man, whose identity was not released, was struck while on foot around 8:52 a.m., said State Police... Read more

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