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Last Friday, dance majors at the Boston Arts Academy in Fields Corner were treated to a masterclass taught by professional dancers from the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dancers Solomon Dumas, Khalia Campbell, and Jessica Pinkett led... Read more
A search committee named a lone finalist for the UMass Boston chancellor position Tuesday after months of searching and interviews with 11 potential candidates. The committee unanimously voted to recommend Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a dean and professor at... Read more
Praxis Stage, the Dorchester-based theatre troupe that staged a production of “Coriolanus” at the Little House last fall, will return with a production of Shakespeare’s “King John” at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in... Read more
Now that the UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee has selected a finalist and the process moves forward, we inevitably look to the future and think about the UMass Boston that can—and will—be. As we look ahead, I also think about the vision of... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan to use parts of a the upper level of an old movie theater in Fields Corner for dance studios, gallery space and arts classes. The 5,000-square-foot space in the former Dorchester Theater on Dorchester... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to expand into a neighboring building to allow for more kitchen space and seats. Brendan and Patrick Newell needed board approval to add roughly 375 square feet of... Read more
Beginning in May, eight additional trains per day will roll along the Fairmount Line under a pilot program approved unanimously today by the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FCMB). The more robust service— scheduled to launch on May 18 could... Read more
Chief-of-staff Dave Sweeney to depart Walsh’s office David Sweeney, who has served as Mayor Martin Walsh’s Chief of Staff since September 2017, will leave the administration to serve as president and CEO of MASCO, a non-profit organization centered in the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Yonan Guerrero, 16, of Dorchester, was stabbed during a large fight on Blue Hill Avenue, near Seaver Street on Saturday afternoon. After being stabbed outside 575 Blue Hill Ave. around 4:50 p.m., he was taken to a... Read more
Fire on Seaver Street
The Boston Fire Department reports four people were injured in a fire at 357 Seaver St., from which one resident and a cat were rescued from the third floor. The fire, called in around 4:15 p.m., displaced a total of five people, the department says.... Read more
A federal judge on Friday sentenced former BPDA manager John Lynch of Dorchester to 40 months - a little more than three years - in prison following his admission he let a developer pay him off to arrange a zoning vote the developer needed. In her... Read more
After interviewing 11 candidates, members of the UMass Boston Chancellor Search Committee plan to meet next week and could then select finalists for the post. Identities of candidates become public at the finalist stage, and the committee said in a... Read more
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) executive director David Gibbons last week updated members of the authority’s board on a planned $500 million expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston. Seeking to... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal last Tuesday (Jan. 14) denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so that she could build a master bedroom there and move in— after neighbors, the local civic association, and... Read more
A young man was shot and later died at a Boston hospital on Wednesday night after a shooting incident unfolded on Juliette St. near Ronan Park. Boston Police say they were alerted to the gunfire by the Shot Spotter system around 7:14 p.m. An outdoor... Read more
A planned memorial to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King may break ground in July. King Boston, the non-profit behind the project, hopes to time the groundbreaking to coincide with the NAACP’s national conference, which comes to Boston... Read more
Outlining her strategic vision for Boston Public Schools over the next five years, Superintendent Brenda Cassellius says she wants to focus on providing equitable funding for schools and improving access to high quality academic programming. Cassellius... Read more
A sparse gathering was on hand last Thursday at the VietAID Community Center on Charles Street as the city’s Parks and Recreation Department held the first of of three community meetings aimed at gathering feedback for the upcoming renovation of the... Read more
Urging his fellow political leaders to resist the “siren call of sloganeering” in the heat of an election year, Gov. Charlie Baker called Tuesday night for the state to embrace an aggressive new climate goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 and shower $135... Read more
A dispute between developers of a 4-story,11-unit building planned for 54R River St. in Lower Mills and the property’s next-door neighbors is headed for mediation. The residents brought their case to the state’s Land Court on Tuesday ahead of a scheduled... Read more

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