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Their specific requests varied, but the roughly half-dozen mayors and state lawmakers who addressed the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday all echoed a common theme: Expanding service and connectivity on the commuter rail will bring significant benefits for... Read more
The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studios event will take place next Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The yearly celebration, presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the... Read more
State Police report arresting Dwyarrn Burton, 26, on charges he randomly attacked a woman on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground in Mattapan last month. Burton was already facing charges for an August 5 groping attack at North Station on the Green... Read more
This Wednesday evening, two Dorchester residents will strap on their gloves, lace up their sneakers, and step into the ring with a common goal: to knock out cancer. Erin O’Neill, 28, and Megan Walsh, 27, will be participants in Belles of the Brawl VII,... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced Friday that the agency will implement various inbound and outbound lane closures along Morrissey Boulevard between Neponset Circle to Freeport Street from Tuesday, October 8 through Thursday,... Read more
Councillor Michelle Wu today called on the City of Boston to abolish the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in a new report titled “Fixing Boston’s Broken Development Process: Why & How to Abolish the BPDA.” Wu's report, available for... Read more
The city of Boston has a new plan for addressing the long-standing public health crisis in and around Newmarket Square, according to Mayor Marty Walsh and other city officials who briefed reporters on the strategy on Thursday. Dubbed “Melnea Cass/Mass Ave... Read more
Julia Mejia, who finished fifth in last week’s City Council preliminary election, got a boost today from four other candidates who did not make it onto the November ballot. Priscilla Flint-Banks, Domingos DaRosa, William King and Michel Denis endorsed... Read more
This Sunday, October 6, a hero square will be dedicated in honor of Victor M. Gemelli, a Dorchester resident and sergeant in the U.S. army who served in World War II and was killed in action in Germany on October 21, 1944. For the heroism displayed in... Read more
Between the walls of Codman Square Library’s community room, the 15 or so people formed a circle and opened up about their experiences with trauma and resilience. The circle was one of four activities in last Saturday’s community listening session for the... Read more
Adults with a high school degree or the equivalent who want to break into the tech industry can apply for training through Apprenti’s IT training programs, now in partnership with the state government and educational institutes, including the Benjamin... Read more
Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III was shown the welcome mat by IBEW Local 103, Boston’s electricians and technicians union, during his visit to its Dorchester campus on Monday. “We stand here this morning to formally announce that Local 103 has officially... Read more
About two months after Boston police arrested dozens of people in “Operation Clean Sweep,” state lawmakers will consider legislation to address some of the issues that prompted the police action in an area of Boston’s South End where there are many... Read more
In 2013, Alison Krawczyk, 23 years old at the time, lost her mother to colon cancer and a grandmother to breast cancer. Six years later, Krawczyk, as the recently appointed assistant director of philanthropy communications at the Dana-Farber Cancer... Read more
The Curley Community Center in South Boston – known to many as the L Street Bathhouse – will likely close for up to 18 months beginning as soon as next fall as the 80-year-old beachfront property undergoes a $15 million renovation designed to modernize... Read more
The city’s initiative on preparing for the long-term impacts of climate change was introduced to Dorchester last Wednesday night at an open house at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center. About 70 people turned out to a crowded library room to listen to a... Read more
The Codman Square Community Development Corp. has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a 23-unit apartment building on New England Avenue at Talbot Avenue and a 19-unit building two blocks away at Talbot Avenue and... Read more
About 50 community residents joined officials, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Ryan Woods, for a groundbreaking ceremony at Garvey Park on Monday afternoon. The facility is set for a $5.1 million renovation,... Read more
Last Sunday, the Mattapan Patriots played the Hyde Park Cowboys on the pristine AstroTurf field at Almont Park. Around noon, between games, city and state officials, led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, joined the players on the field alongside civic leaders to... Read more

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