An annual report card on water quality at beaches in Greater Boston— based on testing done last summer— brought familiar results for Dot’s three beaches. Tenean Beach, which has long lagged behind other nearby locations for a variety of reasons, remains... Read more
Mattapan residents who speak Haitian Kreyol received an update on a city of Boston planning process in their own language last Thursday evening (May 23) at the Mildred Avenue Community Center. The meeting, hosted by the Boston Planning & Development... Read more
At a candidate forum last Thursday (May 23), two candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) city-council seat - Ricardo Arroyo and Mimi Turchinetz - repeatedly proclaimed themselves progressives who would go far beyond constituent... Read more
The title character in “Caroline, or Change” — which was staged at the Calderwood Pavilion’s Wimberly Theatre through May 11— is not an outwardly glamorous woman. Throughout most of the musical, she is seen in the plain uniform she wears to work as a maid... Read more
A note about our cover this week: Mike Ritter is a Dorchester resident and a fantastic freelance photographer. He is frequently called upon to cover some of the region’s biggest events. Last year, he decided to turn his talents loose on one of his... Read more
This Dorchester Day will bring another round of exclusive t-shirt designs for Sunday’s parade. The neighborhood’s premier apparel company, College Hype, produces shirts that bring it all home for people from the neighborhood — or people who wish they were... Read more
The annual Little Miss and Young Miss Dorchester contests took place on Sat., May 18, Margaret Janulewicz and Janessa Cosgrove were runners-up for Little Miss Dorchester, at the First Parish Church in Meetinghouse Hill. The contest is held annually for... Read more
Editor's Note: The Dorchester Day Parade will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Each year, the parade committee selects a veteran from the neighborhood to serve as Chief Marshal. This year, the honor goes to John Schneiderman, who in addition to serving... Read more
As part of an ongoing facilities overhaul, interim superintendent Laura Perille proposed a host of changes to Boston Public Schools last Tuesday. Under the changes, two schools — the McCormack Middle School and Boston Community Leadership Academy, a high... Read more
Part of revitalizing the hub of the Uphams Corner village will involve creating a sparkling new branch library, with a twist. City planners are putting the final touches on a plan that will call for housing to be built above the facility. Through a... Read more
In April 1865, Dorchester’s Town Meeting took up an important civic measure - “to procure…a Corporate Seal of the town.” Many modern residents of Dorchester are familiar with that seal, which is emblazoned with the words “Dorchester 1630” and the Latin... Read more
This July will mark the 50th year of the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), the oldest municipal basketball league in the country and a summertime fixture for families across the city. Charlie Conners, a Dorchester native and the city’s Parks... Read more
Tracking an odyssey from war-torn Vietnam to a busy, family-owned shop in Savin Hill As customers stream through the busy Vietnamese sandwich shop and market on Dorchester Avenue in Savin Hill, maybe a lucky four of them might be able to snag a seat. It... Read more
A new report from the Pioneer Institute, set to be released Thursday, places the blame for UMass Boston’s budget woes on University of Massachusetts leadership, asserting that irresponsible spending approvals triggered the crisis that led to J. Keith... Read more
Traffic delays expected near campus UMass Boston’s commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday of this week will mark a return to the Dorchester campus after several years of being held off-site due to construction on its Columbia Point grounds. It... Read more
Leave it to Dorchester's most storied and iconic ice cream shop to come up with the perfect frozen salute to Boston's Stanley Cup-bound icemen. The Ice Creamsmith on Dot Ave in Lower Mills will start dishing out "Black and Gold" this weekend, just in time... Read more
A 33 year-old Dorchester man has been taken into custody for allegedly destroying property and vandalizing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Morrissey Boulevard on Thursday. The man— who has not been named— was sent to a Boston hospital for mental health... Read more
This article first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM on May 23. For some of the seventh graders from the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, last Thursday was their first time inside the Museum of Fine Arts. The field trip was a... Read more
A vandal or vandals have once again hit a Dorchester Vietnam veterans memorial on Morrissey Boulevard. State Police were on scene at the memorial site on Thursday afternoon. The site had just been beautified and new plantings put in ahead of Monday's... Read more
Angelie McGrath, left, and Jha'Niyla Tinker were crowned Young Miss Dorchester and Little Miss Dorchester respectively last Saturday during an event held at First Parish Dorchester. The contest— organized by City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George and her... Read more


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