The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA announced today that they will be holding three public meetings in Mattapan, Milton, and Dorchester in the coming weeks to discuss the results of the Mattapan Trolley Line Study. The Mattapan... Read more
The federal government is suing the the City of Quincy for allegedly discharging sewage and untreated wastewater into the Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay and other waterways from the City’s sanitary sewer and storm drain systems. According to a... Read more
Father John L. Donovan once told me to avoid “ephemeral and short-lived enthusiasms.” He was condemning those diversions that numb the soul. Apparently that didn’t include roller-coasters. He coaxed me onto one during a church outing. “Existential man,”... Read more
Roxbury’s Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, the only public school in the city that offers a culinary arts program, recently became the only school in the region to open a restaurant on wheels. The latest addition to the Madison Park culinary... Read more
Eleven community preservation projects in Dorchester and Mattapan, ranging from new school playgrounds to urban farms, will receive funding from Boston’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund, after the city council approved the order last Wednesday. A... Read more
The NAACP will hold its 111th national convention in Boston next year, the association announced on Monday, noting on its website that “Boston is home to one of the association’s earliest conferences in 1911 and the Boston Branch remains one of the... Read more
Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh, and other city and state officials gathered last Thursday for the dedication of the $17 million Blue Hill Avenue station on the Fairmount Line, which offers a direct link to South Station in about 23 minutes.... Read more
Mayor Walsh wants to make improvements to Blue Hill Avenue bus service a key part of his plan for better transportation infrastructure in the city. In a speech at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s annual meeting last Thursday, the mayor announced... Read more
Zehavi Rodriguez, a 13-year-old resident of Dorchester, has been named first runner-up in the Concord Orchestra’s Ehlers Young Artist Competition. He will perform at a recital on Saturday, March 23, as the Concord Orchestra presents a program featuring... Read more
National Judicial Outreach Week welcomed eight area judges, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross and members of the Boston Police Department to Volley Against Violence (VAV) at Sportsmen’s Tennis Enrichment Center (STEC) last Friday, March 1. The... Read more
Different visions for two parcels along River Street have neighbors and a developer at loggerheads in Mattapan at the inflection point of neighborhood input, idiosyncratic zoning policy, and a still-hot housing market. Tim Longden, of Northborough, hopes... Read more
Sunday was a banner day for Dorchester’s Youth Hockey program, which sent five teams to the Massachusetts Hockey tournament in Stoneham last weekend. Four of the teams skated to victories, bringing state championship titles back to Dorchester’s Devine... Read more
Travel on the MBTA’s subway and commuter rail network will cost more starting July 1 after the authority’s oversight board approved a fare-hike plan on Monday that will secure tens of millions of dollars more in revenue every year that leaders say is... Read more
As the pearl white casket with rose gold accents was borne down the steps of St. Peter’s Parish in Dorchester on Saturday, Jassy Correia’s mother followed the pallbearers, wailing in mourning. Behind her, scores of people streamed out of the church as the... Read more
A 36-year-old Dorchester man was arrested and arraigned on Monday for allegedly filming boys in the restrooms at Boston Latin School, according to US Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office. Eric Tran Thai was charged in federal court with five counts of sexual... Read more
John T. Driscoll, a longtime chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and onetime State Treasurer, died in Milton on Monday at age 93. Mr. Driscoll began his life in politics as a state representative for Ward 17 in Dorchester in the late 1950s... Read more
In describing the evolution of her musical style, Cuban pianist and vocalist Zahili Gonzalez Zamora compared her journey to that of the protagonist in the popular Paulo Coelho novel, The Alchemist. In the novel, a young Andalusian shepherd embarks on a... Read more
The owners of several key Morrissey Boulevard parcels floated a plan for two 20-plus-story towers at the former Channel 56 site at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning commitee meeting Tuesday. Center Court Partners purchased the 2.23-... Read more
A clerk in US District Court in Boston yesterday released Eric Tran Thai to "home detention" as he awaits trial on five counts of sexual exploitation of children for the videos he allegedly took in Boston Latin School boys' rooms on at least ten occasions... Read more
Travel on the MBTA's subway and commuter rail network will cost more starting July 1 after the authority's oversight board approved a fare-hike plan Monday, securing tens of millions of dollars more in revenue every year that leaders say is necessary to... Read more


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