City Councillors Ed Flynn and Frank Baker will hold a hearing on their proposal to lower the speed limit in Boston to 20 mph. The speed limit was lowered from 30 to 25 last January. Flynn and Baker say that the drop to 20 on most streets will “... Read more
Grants aimed at preventing gun violence and targeted at youth and young adults in areas with the state’s highest crime rates will be awarded to community organizations through a pilot program created in a law Gov. Charlie Baker signed last week. The House... Read more
A back-and-forth over the designation of a cultural district in Fields Corner that would directly recognize the large Vietnamese community that has settled in the neighborhood remains a contentious debate, with the public divided between advocates and... Read more
Third man admits guilt in gambling, kidnapping plot; victim worked with officials A Dorchester man who was indicted for his role in the kidnapping and beating of another man over a gambling debt in 2016 pled guilty last week in federal court. Kim Nguyen... Read more
Boston Police arrested a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday. Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too young to be named, entered the 7-... Read more
Two neighboring civic associations are continuing to assess proposals for two different types of marijuana businesses in their villages. Reactions after meetings during the fall have been decidedly mixed. A plan for a recreational and medical pot shop met... Read more
Builder’s dream evokes the 1840s In the midst of a building boom, plans to develop new housing in Dorchester often prompt a slew of concerns from wary neighbors. In recent years, certain questions have become a familiar refrain: How will it preserve the... Read more
With Veterans Day fast approaching, UMass Boston has set a goal to finish makeshift repairs to the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial in time for the holiday, along with a pledge to contribute $15,000 toward the eventual full restoration of the monument... Read more
Neponset Cafe, one of Dorchester’s newest eateries, is quickly making a name for itself in the area’s crowded Vietnamese restaurant scene. The family-owned business, which opened its doors in September in what was for many years a pizzeria, is operated by... Read more
Dorchester voters backed popular incumbents and sent a new, historic delegate to Congress, Ayanna Pressley, on Tuesday in a midterm election that saw national Democrats win back a majority in the House of Representatives, setting the stage for a more... Read more
Massachusetts voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to put more nurses on duty in hospitals, affirmed a 2016 transgender anti-discrimination law and agreed to form a commission to make campaign finance recommendations to the federal government. Question 1... Read more
Of the nearly 4.6 million people who are eligible to vote, about 2.4 million Massachusetts residents are expected to vote Tuesday, according to Secretary of State William Galvin, who said the national context of the elections is more likely to drive... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday. Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too young to... Read more
With less than 24 hours until polls open, candidates are fanning out across eastern Massachusetts on Monday to make their closing arguments and to drum up support for other members of their party. The two candidates for governor, especially, are focusing... Read more
Today is the last chance for Bostonians to cast their ballots early in the midterm elections. Everyone else will have to trek over to their local polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote normally. Early voting begins on Oct. 22 at sites across Boston... Read more
The governor announced new legislation Monday that seeks $5 million to launch a pilot program for a “regional, multi-agency approach to fentanyl interdiction and crime displacement,” aiming to give local police departments the money he believes they need... Read more
As Jewish congregations across the country are grieving over and reflecting on the shootings that claimed 11 lives at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday, security is at the top of people’s minds. That’s the case at a temple like Congregation Beth... Read more
Kristina McNaughton, 16, of Dorchester won the Bit of Good Character Award at the second annual Bob McGillicuddy Invite, a three-day, USA swimming invitational hosted by the South Shore YMCA Strypers at the Lincoln-Hancock Pool in Quincy. McNaughton was... Read more
Dorchester actor Luz Lopez will appear in two upcoming theatre productions in Boston. Lopezwill perform in Moonbox Productions’ upcoming productions of Twelfth Night and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, both staged at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza... Read more
Boston’s Cathedral High School (CHS) hosted its 17th annual Adopt-A-Student Foundation Partnership for Success Dinner on Oct. 18 at the Seaport Boston Hotel.  Former state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry, Vice President for Diversity Inclusion and Community... Read more


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