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Dorchester resident Stan McLaren, who leads the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, has joined the board of directors at Carney Hospital. “Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center and Carney Hospital both serve the same community with many of our... Read more
John Falvey of Dorchester, a 1987 graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree, was inducted into the school’s Academic Hall of Fame during the Bishops’ Ball Gala at the Lantana’s in Randolph on April 7. Falvey was one of four academic and... Read more
The Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID) will host a special program on Sat., April 28 at 6 p.m. at their headquarters on Charles Street in Fields Corner. It will feature Bao Nguyen, the former mayor of Garden Grove, California, who... Read more
A Dorchester woman who was struck by an errant bullet and left paralyzed at age 3 was the guest speaker at a remarkable youth basketball event at UMass Boston on Tuesday. The 10th annual Basketball for Peace Tournament, organized by Suffolk County... Read more
Linda Champion, who has worked as a prosecutor and a real estate lawyer, is seeking the Suffolk County District Attorney post to refocus the office’s resources on prosecuting violent crimes and financial misdeeds while advocating for leniency around... Read more
Nicole Juanita Da Silva, who teaches ESL and ELA at Boston International High School in Dorchester, has been recognized as one of the city’s best educators by the Boston Public Schools, the city of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union. Ten teachers in... Read more
In his $3.29 billion FY2019 budget proposal — up 4.3 percent over last year — Mayor Martin Walsh says he plans to sink investments into bolstering city services, notably, among other items, an $80 million allocation toward repairing the Long Island Bridge... Read more
Hundreds of volunteers gathered on Sunday at IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester to celebrate One Boston Day, a city-sponsored commemoration of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that seeks to channel the “Boston Strong” ethos into a citywide day of service.... Read more
UMass Boston’s interim chancellor, Barry Mills, has moved to ease anxieties and boost morale on the Dorchester campus as a controversy over UMass Amherst’s planned acquisition of Mount Ida College embroiled the statewide university system. Mills, who... Read more
Catherine and Veronica Anne Droser — sisters who grew up in Dorchester near Ashmont station— ran the Boston Marathon as members of Team MR8. The Drosers were among the 100 runners who together helped to raise over $1 million for the Martin Richard... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the proposed $200 million redevelopment of the former Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Blvd. into an “urban innovation campus” at its monthly board meeting Thursday. Nordblom Co. plans... Read more
We hope everyone has a wonderful April Vacation/Spring Break! Here are some awesome activities close to home to entertain the whole family. The Irish Cultural Center in Canton is hosting a free Parent/Toddler Morning every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m... Read more
The smoke from the outdoor oven at the Pit Stop Barbecue wafts throughout the neighborhood, all the way to the other side of the commuter rail tracks, even before the squat red building comes into view. The smell, a mixture of burning wood and charcoal... Read more
Savin Hill native and third year sheet metal apprentice Jon DePina makes his living with his hands — in more ways than one. As a member of Adams Street’s Local 17 union, the 23-year-old spends most of the day performing installation and demo of HVAC... Read more
A permitting loophole that allowed a developer to build on a former city-owned lot once considered “unbuildable” has prompted the city to take a fresh look at how it monitors and sells off similar parcels citywide. The lot in question— a 3,529 square foot... Read more
It’s the penultimate day of spirit week at the Neighborhood House Charter School in Pope’s Hill, and under fifth-grader Nia Buyu’s sweatshirt is a custom tie-dye top that she modified herself. Scrawled on the front is the rallying cry that Nia and her... Read more
Early on the evening of Sat., March 31, some three dozen community activists, students, lawyers, and concerned neighbors gathered on quiet Elmont Street in Dorchester to protest Wells Fargo’s decision to sell a family’s home to a developer rather than to... Read more
A Dorchester teen won a PBS-sponsored “Celebration of Music” talent competition last weekend in Boston and will be heading to Los Angeles later this year to appear in the national TV series finale. Laren England, 17, who goes by the stage name Laren... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has put the city’s police department on course to have a permanent body-worn camera program in place as soon as this summer. Walsh’s proposal to add $14.6 million to the police budget in his proposed Fiscal Year ‘19 budget sets... Read more
Five men have pulled papers to run for the Fourth Suffolk district to replace State Rep. Nick Collins, who is seeking to fill the First Suffolk Senate seat left vacant by Linda Dorcena Forry this year. Democrats Ryan McGoff, former Collins staffer David... Read more

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