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Peggy O’Neil’s, one of the few remaining old-school Dorchester Avenue watering holes and LGBTQ-friendly nightclub, is going through a transformation to become ‘Blend’ over the next month. “It was just time for facelift,” a spokesman for the establishment... Read more
Nearly 200 college students, alumni, teachers, and community activists— many brandishing protest signs— packed into the City Council Chambers at City Hall last Thursday afternoon for a hearing on the current status of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT... Read more
The Trustees of Reservations celebrated the launch of a new partnership between the city and TD Bank on July 30 at the Nightingale Community Garden on Park Street, highlighting the role of community gardens in Boston’s neighborhoods through community... Read more
Voters in the Fifth Suffolk House District have two strong choices in the Democratic primary, local leaders say, between Darrin Howell and Liz Miranda, the frontrunners and staples of neighborhood activism. The Dorchester-Roxbury district — diverse,... Read more
If Codman Square smells better than usual this Thursday (Aug. 9), that’s because the third annual Codman Square Caribbean Jerk Festival will take place in the yard of Dorchester’s Second Church from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A $10 admission ticket —cash only—... Read more
There’s more movement on William T. Morrissey Boulevard, as a familiar name consolidates more land on the increasingly in-demand stretch of road. Center Court Properties, which has offices in New York and Boston, has acquired two major parcels this week... Read more
Dorchester's Carney Hospital has a new president. Tom Sands, who has been the interim president since the departure of previous president Walter Ramos this year, will take over the permanent post. This announcement comes on the heels of a recent expansion... Read more
An early-morning fire has caused major damage to a home at 550 Ashmont St. in Dorchester. Firefighters were called to the scene at 2:18 a.m. by a neighbor, according to the BFD's Twitter feed. One resident was safely evacuated. The two-alarm blaze caused... Read more
Hold on to your hocks, Dorchester — four furry four-legged munchers will be coming to the neighborhood this week to help clean up Dorchester Park. This is the latest local development in the ongoing trend of “goatscaping,” or using the animals to... Read more
On his first day as Boston’s police commissioner, just hours after his historic swearing in as the city’s first black top cop, William Gross already had a full schedule ahead of him. National Night Out, an annual day or two of festivities meant to connect... Read more
A lively Tuesday afternoon debate between U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano and City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley was another referendum on the value of experience versus a call for change and evolving representation. Sponsored by WBUR and co-moderated by... Read more
A 54-year-old Dorchester man who was arrested for disorderly conduct last Friday night after going on a belligerent, racist rant against two strangers near Adams Corner could face more serious, civil rights charges, according to Boston Police. Paul... Read more
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred near a bath house on Carson Beach in South Boston this morning. State Police units responded to the area around 6:10 a.m. The reported victim was transported to Boston... Read more
Pedestrian struck on Dorchester Avenue is expected to survive, police say (Updated—Aug. 7)— A motorist struck a pedestrian on Dorchester Avenue on Friday night (Aug. 3) near Ashmont station and then fled from the scene, leaving the victim— described as an... Read more
Boston will expand its police body camera pilot across the city “through a phased-in approach,” Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday afternoon, just after the final report on the pilot program was released. Over the $500,000, one-year pilot, 100 randomly... Read more
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano still has a hefty lead over City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, who is challenging him for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat, according to a WBUR poll released today. Registered voters likely to vote in the district... Read more
Elected officials are calling for the would-be developers of a controversial project at Port Norfolk to start over with their plans after a series of public meetings and comment periods left proponents and neighbors locked in a standoff. City Point... Read more
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The Zoning Board of Appeal has approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two rental townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Roughly half of the units in the $57... Read more
Walking into Holistic Ink, a tattoo and body piercing shop at 1261 Dorchester Ave., customers are likely to be greeted by a 3-year-old girl doodling behind the front desk. She’s the daughter of the resident piercer and occasional tattoo artist Jamie... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s State House delegation say that the $41.7 billion state budget signed into law last week by Gov. Charlie Baker achieved a healthy balance between financial responsibility and necessary funding for community projects. Overall, the... Read more

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