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The leader of the UMass Building Authority (UMBA) will step down from her position later this month to assume a new role within the UMass system. Patricia Filippone, who has been the executive director of the UMBA since 2013, will transition into a job... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society and Merrill Kohlhofer, a ranger for the National Parks of Boston’s social justice team, will remember Lucy Stone this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the society’s home on Boston Street. Stone, a West Brookfield, Mass., native, was a... Read more
Dorchester residents and bicycle enthusiasts across the city are gearing up for the 4th annual Bike & Brew festival this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Peabody Square. The event, which was founded in 2016 as a family-friendly celebration of Boston’... Read more
The site at 120 Savin Hill Avenue that for years was the “Hole” in the ground is set to feature the neighborhood’s newest place to go to for a taco or a cocktail. Ghost Pepper Taco and Tequila Bar, a Latin kitchen with plans to serve tacos, small plates,... Read more
State Police report a woman was attacked while walking on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground, 350 River St. in Mattapan around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The Dorchester resident "suffered contusion and laceration injuries" and was transported to Beth Israel... Read more
A man was found with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound in the lobby of the Ramada Inn at 800 Morrissey Blvd. around just before midnight on Monday. “On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound,... Read more
A 27-year-old axle on a Red Line car fractured and caused a June 11 derailment, MBTA officials announced Monday, offering a clearer picture of the problem that has led to months of delays and headaches on a train line that transports hundreds of thousands... Read more
Tovar Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 5 Tovar St., off Bowdoin St., around 10 a.m. for what turned into a two-alarm fire on all three floors. The department reports firefighters had to rescue a resident who was trapped by the flames... Read more
Dorchester resident and Boston Arts Academy teacher Sonya Brown was recently honored with a Teacher Champion Award at a ceremony in Boston. Brown earned the award from Project Bread and Blue Cross Blue Shield for her work in getting a 30-minute extension... Read more
Dorchester resident and Boston Arts Academy teacher Sonya Brown was recently honored with a Teacher Champion Award at a ceremony in Boston. Brown earned the award from Project Bread and Blue Cross Blue Shield for her work in getting a 30-minute extension... Read more
If Travis Lee has his way, Fields Corner will soon feature a four-story residential building on a lot next to the Fields Corner MBTA station. The Dorchester-based developer, founder and owner of TLEE Development LLC, brought his preliminary designs for... Read more
In January, 1980, Kevin White began his fourth and last term as mayor with an inauguration at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner. To have the setting outside Boston’s downtown areas was unusual, and it helped dramatize the mayor’s message:... Read more
From 1937 and 1939 black Cadillacs to an open-air bright red Slingshot Polaris roadster, most every visitor could find that special car that they admired the most at the seventh annual Classic Car Show in Dorchester Park last Sunday. “This is a good... Read more
Former state Rep. Evandro Carvalho has taken charge as executive director of the newly reformed Boston Human Rights Commission. A Dorchester resident, Carvalho was named to the post by Mayor Martin Walsh late last month. “As attacks on human rights... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center will mark its 50th anniversary at a celebration event on Oct. 4 at The Exchange, Boston. Harvard Street will honor its first executive director, E. Lorraine Baugh, with the President’s Award; Boston Police... Read more
A new restaurant is in the works for 33 Hancock St., the troubled property that has been a source of controversy in the Uphams Corner neighborhood over the last decade. The site, which in the past has housed establishments like Hancock Cafe, the... Read more
A Mattapan educator has been named the new principal at Cathedral High School in the South End. Nampeera Lugira has previously worked in the Boston Public Schools, including Program Manager for BellXcel (formerly Building Educated Leaders for Life) and as... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by the owners of a Fields Corner cafe for a four-story building on Westville Street with 14 studio apartments no bigger than 280 square feet. The BPDA had already approved Vivian and Elisa Girard... Read more
The summer recess has given way to what will undoubtedly be a very busy fall season for civic leaders in Dorchester and Mattapan. The re-development of the Bayside Expo property looms as the biggest item on the local agenda, but it will be just one... Read more

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