MBTA employees will begin a $25 million cleaning and maintenance project this spring to improve conditions at the transit system’s busiest stations, officials said on Monday. The “station brightening” effort will include power-washing, repairing ceiling... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a marijuana shop at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall. The approval does not mean the shop can actually open, only that its proponents - Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart - can now apply to the state Cannabis... Read more
As the city begins to re-examine its standards for required affordable housing production, a new report on the progress of its Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) shows a jump in production of units due to the program in the last year. The 19-year-old... Read more
The 11th annual Dorchester Chili Cook-off, held on Sunday at the IBEW 103 union hall on Freeport Street, succeeded on multiple fronts, according to organizers, who re-direct proceeds from admission to the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. The event... Read more
The 35th annual St. Ann’s 10K dinner will be held on Friday evening in Port Norfolk. The event offers the opportunity for friends, family and neighbors to gather together to celebrate faith, community, and giving, keeping with the spirit of the Lenten... Read more
©Copyright 2019 BNN, Inc. Reproduction strictly prohibited without express permission. Coastal protection is ultimate goal; Day Blvd. recasting eyed in plan The Moakley Park of the future would include a new berm to protect against coastal flooding, the... Read more
Update March 28, 12:30 p.m. -- Owner Joseph Pizziferri Jr. says he has told neighbors that plans to make 29 Percival St. a sober home are paused for now. "Everything is on hold right now, until we can work with the neighbors to find a happy medium," he... Read more
An ownership change will soon result in a branding change at the Rite Aid store at 1100 Dorchester Ave. The store and pharmacy at the corner of Savin Hill Avenue will be switching to a Walgreens as part of a sale of select Rite Aid stores to the rival... Read more
A federal magistrate judge has revoked bail and "home detention" for Eric Tran Thai of Dorchester, saying she is convinced he poses too much of a risk of re-offending - or of fleeing the area - and ordered him held behind bars pending the outcome of his... Read more
A potential change in what youth groups are being asked to pay for the right to use state-controlled sports fields is alarming some Dorchester organizations staring down the spring season and prompting elected officials to consider ways to intervene.... Read more
The University of Massachusetts could freeze tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students next year, a UMass official said on Monday, if lawmakers agree to a $26 million funding increase. Otherwise, a fifth consecutive year of tuition hikes could... Read more
In a dimly lit cavernous room at Dorchester Art Project in Fields Corner, more than a dozen people sit on the floor with charcoals, paintbrushes, and pens in hand eying a model who strikes poses for the artists to observe and interpret. For two hours,... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley canceled her district events for Tuesday and Wednesday after injuring her knee tripping on the stairs in her home Monday. The Democrat had planned to hold a “Transportation Equity Agenda Forum” in Chelsea Tuesday night, and her... Read more
A four-year-old letter obtained by Quincy city officials indicates that the construction company hired to demolish the Long Island Bridge in 2015 believed the piers that had supported it could not be used to support another bridge without significant... Read more
The fourth community meeting for the Moakley Park Vision Plan, scheduled for Thurs., March 21 in South Boston, will feature a “concept” plan and a discussion of what comes next toward implementation, according to city officials. In three previous sessions... Read more
Car magnate Herb Chambers hopes to construct a new, multi-story building at 720 Morrissey Blvd. to house a Honda dealership and showroom that would replace an existing, single-story structure on the same site. Chambers is already selling Hondas from the... Read more
A freshman on BC High’s varsity hockey team scored the winning goal in a four-overtime 2-1 thriller against Pope Francis on Sunday night as the Eagles took their second straight Division 1 “Super 8” championship trophy back to Morrissey Boulevard. The... Read more
After an extended comment period, the mixed-use Dot Block project at the heart of Glover’s Corner has a full mailbag tilting heavily in favor of approving the latest design. More than 150 discrete comments or statements of support were submitted between... Read more
It’s Friday night at the Devine Memorial Rink near Neponset Circle and the kids from Dorchester Youth Hockey’s Squirt A and B teams are blazing across the ice. It’s their last practice after a championship season — both teams won state titles the weekend... Read more
Last year, the TechBoston boys basketball team made history, routing Taconic High School 78-40 to bring home the school’s first ever Division II state title. On Saturday, history repeated itself. After defeating Belmont 61-53 in the semifinals on... Read more


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