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A “celebration of life” service for the late Rev. Bill Loesch will be held in Codman Square next month, according to his family. Rev. Loesch, a civic leader in and around Codman Square since the 1970s, died at his home on Brent Street on June 17 after a... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign this week, leaving the post he has held for the past three years. In a statement issued late Friday afternoon (June 22), Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee... Read more
He’s re-assembling a pipe organ at home Outside of their day-to-day professions, many people pursue so-called passion projects. Some tinker with antique cars. Some build model planes or train sets. And some re-assemble pipe organs. In his home on Ashmont... Read more
This story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM Boston's NPR News Station on June 28, 2017. Listen to it— and read it— here. Chuck Gyukeri is a Navy vet who was homeless back in 2009, and has been living in subsidized apartments ever since. Now supported by... Read more
Ashmont site kicks off the season this week Ready your wallets and your shopping baskets, Dorchester – the farmers’ market season is upon us! A time of fresh food, live music, and neighbors galore, the season looks better than ever this year, with at... Read more
As she looks forward to taking the helm at UMass Boston next month, incoming interim chancellor Katherine Newman has been doing her due diligence. She is a sociologist, after all, who has spent 39 years writing about the very kind of upward mobility... Read more
It has been a year since a devastating six-alarm fire ravaged the Treadmark building at Ashmont, and after some demolition of the original structure, the six-story building – with its promise of 51 affordable rental units and 32 condominiums – has risen... Read more
The Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of regulating short-term rental services like Airbnb and HomeAway, an ordinance that Mayor Martin Walsh signed into effect on June 15. In the citywide ordinance, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019,... Read more
One candidate recalled visiting family locked up there. Others vying for office mentioned clients behind the facility's bars. And another aspiring pol recalled a young man who had passed through its walls before becoming point guard for a neighborhood... Read more
There will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts on July 1. And though regulators expect to approve business licenses next week, there can be no legal retail sales until an independent testing laboratory applies and is licensed by the... Read more
Amid national debate over enforcement of illegal immigration laws, Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on Monday called for the defunding of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE, and a path to citizenship for all... Read more
It is going to cost you more to park illegally in the city of Boston starting next month. Fines will be hiked by as much as $50 per ticket on July 2, according to the city’s Transportation department. Vehicles parked in violation of the overnight street... Read more
Last Thursday night, a Dorchester kid fulfilled his dream of going to the NBA. Shooting guard and city native Bruce Brown was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 42nd pick of the 2018 NBA draft, making him the only active player in the league from... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign, leaving the post he has held for the past three years. In an statement Friday afternoon, Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee for a mutual parting of ways... Read more
The next time you find yourself near the Strand Theatre, go inside and enjoy the moment; what you see there may surprise you. The Dorchester-based artist Chris Plunkett is using the theatre’s newly-renovated gallery space to display his collection of... Read more
DotHouse Health held its annual dinner on June 14 to honor its employees and board members. The event, now in its 26th year, brings together the governing board and staff as the Fields Corner-based institution issues its annual report. Forty staff members... Read more
Ki Williams was honored last month at a “10 Under 10” event to recognize young alumni from Suffolk University. The Dorchester native, who graduated from Suffolk with a public relations degree in 2011, is now working as entertainment manager for Hearst... Read more
It’s hard for Eileen Cunningham to pinpoint, exactly, when St. Ann’s Colorguard began. “I’m no historian,” said the director of the Colorguard in a telephone interview with the Reporter, “but my mom was a majorette in it… so it must be 85 years old, at... Read more
“Every day it feels like I’ve run three marathons.” That’s how Katie Kelly O’Donnell describes the extreme exhaustion, physical and mental, that she has to cope with every day. “It’s hard to explain,” she says. “I’ve actually run a marathon before, and I... Read more
Pork Norfolk community members were given a briefing on the traffic impacts of a proposed wharf project last week, with an engineer detailing minimal to moderate disruption to already jammed roadways. The Neponset Wharf project, proposed by South Boston-... Read more

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