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Folks living in Dorchester and Mattapan have a lot of jazz to look forward to in the coming months thanks to an expanded monthly format for the Dot Jazz Series--starting in September--and a newly announced jazz festival in Mattapan.  City Councillor... Read more
The Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association (AANA)  invites the public to their Kitchen Envy II Tour on Sun., Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The first Dorchester Kitchen Tour in 2017 was a big success, so they are reopening the event this year. The tour will... Read more
University of Massachusetts Boston students in April did something their chancellor later called “quite remarkable” — voting to raise their own fees to further subsidize MBTA passes. “About half of our students commute on the T. It’s a significant expense... Read more
The advocacy group Environment Massachusetts stood by its framing of a report about bacteria concentrations at beaches across the state after other organizations raised concerns about “hyperbole.” Several activists and officials, including state Sen.... Read more
Healthcare workers with 1199SEIU have endorsed five candidates for Boston City Council: incumbents Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George for two at-large seats, Kenzie Bok for District 8, Ricardo Arroyo for District 5, and incumbent Kim Janey for... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last week approved the development of a 34-unit, home-ownership condominium project at 3 Aspinwall Road in Codman Square. Prior to the BPDA’s decision, the proposal had received mixed reviews from the... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Boston is structuring its lease agreement with the developer of its prime Bayside waterfront property in Dorchester’s Columbia Point neighborhood very differently than it did a few years ago in its ill-fated effort to lease... Read more
Jonathan DePina of Savin Hill claimed a victory in his pro boxing debut last Friday at Encore Boston Harbor Resort. In an evenly contested match, DePina defeated his opponent, Robbie Thomas of Michigan, with a flurry of punches in the fourth and final... Read more
Plans to open a hybrid bike repair shop/cafe in the newly renovated Uphams Corner comfort station have been scrapped in favor of a locally owned restaurant that will open its doors next May, according to Historic Boston Inc., which controls the Columbia... Read more
Rollins and King
Four men now face charges in connection with the shooting murder of Eleanor Maloney, 74, as she stood outside her Mattapan Street home on April 6 enjoying a warm day with other members of her family - including her grandson, Anthony Davis, one of those... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Anthony Davis, 37, will be arraigned on a murder charge for his role in an April gun battle on Mattapan Street that left his grandmother, Eleanor Maloney, 74, dead, shot in the head. The man charged with firing... Read more
Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 24) at 91 Westview St. in Franklin Field. That shooting came about 4 1/2 hours after another man was shot in the leg off Ames Street. Not long after the fatal shooting, a third... Read more
When Savin Hill’s Jonathan DePina steps into the ring at Encore Boston Harbor Resort Friday night, it will mark his first foray from the amateur world of boxing into a professional arena. But it will also represent the culmination of a months-long journey... Read more
With the recent number of mass shootings on the rise across the country, the issue of gun violence is at the forefront of our national political conversations. But for communities of color in Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods, gun... Read more
Last March, 32-year-old Kendrick Price, an assistant basketball coach at UMass Boston, died at a party in Dorchester. A month later, 74-year-old Eleanor Maloney, a grandmother, was killed in a crossfire that injured two others on Mattapan St. off Blue... Read more
Last Tuesday, the Zoning Board of Appeal approved a developer’s plan to replace an old house at 2 Neponset Ave. with a nine-unit, four-story building with ground-floor commercial space and 18 parking spaces. Shaun McClorey’s plan calls for all the units... Read more
Codman Square and Ashmont are now offering access to news and information to residents and visitors as they walk around the business districts via outdoor digital platforms that have been set up in the communities. Early this month, the MIT-based tech... Read more
It was 7:45 in the morning when Henry Nelson parked his bike outside of First Parish Dorchester and walked across the street to the parking lot that housed three of Fair Food’s trucks. “I’m usually the first one here. It’s a great job if you love... Read more
Savin Hill native Rosemary J. Powers has certainly made the rounds working in public administration. She served as deputy chief of staff for former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and as chief as staff for former Massachusetts state Sen. Jack Hart. She... Read more
Last Thursday evening, US Rep Ayanna Pressley, in conjunction with TSNE MissionWorks, spoke at a “Millennial Housing Conversation” as part of her ongoing Equity Agenda Series. The event was held at the Link in Kendall Square, which is a collaborative work... Read more

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