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In her first speech to the House chamber on Beacon Hill last month, state Rep. Liz Miranda, representing Roxbury and Dorchester in the Fifth Suffolk district, focused on urging her fellow representatives to fund a Cabo Verdean Cultural Center. Miranda,... Read more
At its monthly meeting at the Mildred Community Center a week ago Monday, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council (GMNC) took up zoning issues, among other things, with city councillor at-large Michelle Wu and Larry DiCara, a former city councillor who... Read more
Community members, elected officials, and representatives from the Department of Conservation and Recreation gathered at the the Barbara Colby Playground at Tenean Beach last Friday afternoon to officially re-open the facility, which was built in 1985,... Read more
Two tenants facing eviction from an Uphams Corner apartment building won an 18-month legal battle last week that will allow them to stay in their homes. According to renters and supporters from City Life/Vida Urbana, Greg McCarthy, the developer and... Read more
“Staged: New Visions of Boston Music Photography,” a newly installed exhibition currently on display at Dorchester Art Project (DAP) in Fields Corner, offers a glimpse at some of the best photography work going on in Boston’s music scene.  At the... Read more
Dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders on Wednesday endorsed new or expanded transportation revenue options, including a 15-cent increase in the state's 24-cent per gallon gas tax, as House lawmakers approach a vote on the topic. The Metropolitan Mayors... Read more
MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollock and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak unveiled the first two (of six) pilot Red Line cars at a press conference at Cabot Yard in South Boston last Thursday, noting that they are expected to enter service beginning next... Read more
Last Tuesday’s election for Boston City Council-at-large ended with just ten votes separating the fourth and fifth place finishers, Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen. St. Guillen initially conceded defeat on election night, but when unofficial city... Read more
Tuesday's election for Boston City Council-at-large ended with just ten votes separating the fourth and fifth place finishers— Julia Mejia and Alejandra St. Guillen. St. Guillen initially conceded defeat on Tuesday night at her campaign party. But when... Read more
The Mattapan Community Health Center’s conference room was transformed into a sea of various shades of pink on Thurs., Oct. 24, for the observation of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The center’s Breast Health Night brought together cancer survivors,... Read more
Boston City Councillors Lydia Edward, Ed Flynn, and Michelle Wu will hold a hearing on proposed revisions to the Short-Term Rental ordinance on Thurs., Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. The aim of the session, which will be chaired by Edwards, is to have a discussion... Read more
His next-door neighbor had been dead for six months, and John Lynch was on the verge of buying the man’s house. The price depended, in part, on what it would cost to switch the home from septic to sewer. So in May 2015, Lynch, a longtime city of Boston... Read more
First Parish Dorchester honored Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins with a Meetinghouse Award for Service to the community at the congregation’s annual gala fundraiser last Saturday night, Nov. 2.  The Meetinghouse Award, established by the... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leahy Holloran Community Center to seek community input and present the conceptual design plans for reconstruction of Pope John... Read more
The launch of the $200-million DotBlock development at Glover’s Corner is expected to begin next spring, says Catherine O’Neill, a representative for the developers, Samuels and Associates and Wintergold, LLC, who will build 488 housing units in four... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is organizing an event for later this month that is expected to attract hundreds of civic leaders from the city’s neighborhoods for informed discussions about their efforts in making things happen in their local... Read more
Over the years, the artist Ann Wessmann has developed a special relationship with the Linden tree that stands in a school yard just behind her Dorchester home. Leaves and leaf bracts from the tree blow into Wessmann’s yard on Pope’s Hill on a regular... Read more
Representative Ayanna Pressley has thrown her support to fellow Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren and her campaign for the White House. Pressley made the announcement in a short video and plans to appear with her tomorrow in campaign... Read more
The head of the Massachusetts State Police announced her retirement Wednesday morning, planning to depart the agency she has led for about two years at the end of next week. Col. Kerry Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, has helmed... Read more

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