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Martin’s Park, a $10 million fully-accessible city park named as a memorial to Dorchester’s Martin Richard, will be dedicated this Sat., June 15 at 11 a.m. The newly-completed park at 64 Sleeper St. in South Boston is on converted waterfront land... Read more
College Bound Dorchester celebrated the progress of its work at We Are Uncornered, the organization’s annual fundraising gala on June 5. Boston Uncornered sets the expectation of college for formerly gang involved youth and supports them as they pursue... Read more
New England Council President & CEO James T. Brett received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letter from Beacon College on Sat., May 4. Beacon College is the first accredited baccalaureate institution dedicated to educating primarily students with... Read more
As Brenda Cassellius takes over as the next superintendent of the Boston Public School system, she won’t be working alongside a cabinet-level aide to the mayor. Mayor Martin Walsh said on Friday that he won’t appoint another “education chief” for the... Read more
In the back of Micky’s Barbershop 2 on Columbia Road in Dorchester, owner Miguel Zapata sat solemnly on Monday morning, still processing the news that one of his nation’s heroes had been struck down. “I’ve been following his whole career,” he said,... Read more
Doctors and state officials on Monday called for a concentration on addressing the causes of gun violence as well as its after-effects as they marked the opening of a new gun violence prevention center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Peter Masakios... Read more
Environmental policy cannot move forward without addressing the social injustices absorbed by communities that have traditionally hosted major industrial operations, advocates said last Wednesday. “We know that when pollution is allowed in the poorest,... Read more
A handful of students from TechBoston Academy participated in the Boston Design Academy (BDA) showcase last month at the Copley Square branch of the Boston Public Library. The students, who range from freshmen to juniors, presented prototypes of high-tech... Read more
Dorchester’s Angeline Santiago is graduating from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School this week and is already earning credits towards an associate degree thanks to a partnership between Madison Park and IBEW Local 103. Santiago is a part of a... Read more
Sebastian Suarez of Dorchester and his teammates from Boston Latin School are the New England champions of the WGBH High School Quiz Show after beating out a squad from New Hampshire’s Plymouth High last month. The BLS team included seniors Nicholas... Read more
New department heads will move into Boston Transportation, Elections, Inspectional Services, and Property Management as part of a leadership shuffle Mayor Martin Walsh announced last Friday. “I am incredibly proud to welcome these individuals into these... Read more
City councillors are moving forward with discussions around marijuana equity in Boston as local proposals for prospective pot shops move forward in fits and starts in Dorchester and Mattapan. Councillors Michael Flaherty and Kim Janey reported back to... Read more
Red Line service resumed in fits and starts on Wednesday, a day after a train derailment at JFK-UMass station disrupted the MBTA system and caused residual delays across the city. But commuters can expected ongoing delays, according to T officials, who... Read more
St. Brendan School students, in association with The Boston Lyric Opera, last week produced a show about the empowerment of women, an opera entitled “The Secret Soldier” that featured fifth-grade students in the key roles on stage and behind the scenes.... Read more
“City on a Hill” — a new Showtime series that premieres on Sunday— is set in a Boston that many of us who lived through it would prefer to forget. Homicides crested at 152 in 1990 and many of them stole the lives of people we knew— including teenagers... Read more
Activists are urging MBTA officials to work toward a fare subsidy for low-income riders, saying rising transit costs are forcing too many riders to choose between traveling to jobs and medical appointments or buying food. At an MBTA board meeting on... Read more
The derailment of a Braintree-bound Red Line train inside JFK-UMass station at the start of Tuesday morning’s commute triggered a cascade of problems across the MBTA system that stretched into Wednesday. It was just past 6 a.m. when a southbound train... Read more
Architect's rendering of the view into the project from Hancock Street
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a new plan for a $200-million, four-building apartment complex off Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Pleasant streets. Samuels and Associates, says it hopes to begin two years of construction on the 488-... Read more
The Treadmark building was officially dedicated in Ashmont today amid speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony held outside the six-story, mixed use development that includes 81 new units of housing, most of it affordable. The building includes a first... Read more
New department heads will move into Boston Transportation, Elections, Inspectional Services, and Property Management as part of a leadership shuffle the mayor announced Friday. "I am incredibly proud to welcome these individuals into these important... Read more

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