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
Reshaping the contest about five weeks before the party's nominating convention, former Newton mayor Setti Warren announced Thursday he is quitting the race for governor after conceding he could not raise the money necessary to unseat Republican Gov.... Read more
Douglass Shand-Tucci, a Dorchester native who became one of the 20th century’s leading authorities on Boston architecture and history, died on April 11 at age 76, according to the Boston Globe. As a child, he lived in a grand Victorian home on Wilbur... Read more
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho of Dorchester, who has more than enough signatures under his belt to make the Suffolk District Attorney ballot, says his roots in, and dedication to, his home neighborhood and a strong track record of pushing for criminal... Read more
A well-attended city council hearing on Tuesday evening at the Great Hall in Codman Square began to parse the intricacies of as-of-right development, sparked by an outcry over a proposed Popeyes restaurant on Washington Street that has been built-out over... Read more
Not since the civil rights movement has the nation seen such a widespread rise in student activism. So Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year who teaches ninth-grade humanities at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, was not... Read more
Sheldon Lee’s musical journey has seen highs and lows – or crescendos and decrescendos – over the course of several movements; now, it has reached its coda. The longtime music director has been a fixture at Dorchester parishes for more than 30 years,... Read more
At the end of day today, residents of a swath of South Boston, Dorchester, and Mattapan will have a new senator – at least through the fall of this year. State Rep. Nick Collins, who won his uncontested Democratic primary in the First Suffolk race by... Read more


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