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If Travis Lee has his way, Fields Corner will soon feature a four-story residential building on a lot next to the Fields Corner MBTA station. The Dorchester-based developer, founder and owner of TLEE Development LLC, brought his preliminary designs for... Read more
In January, 1980, Kevin White began his fourth and last term as mayor with an inauguration at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner. To have the setting outside Boston’s downtown areas was unusual, and it helped dramatize the mayor’s message:... Read more
From 1937 and 1939 black Cadillacs to an open-air bright red Slingshot Polaris roadster, most every visitor could find that special car that they admired the most at the seventh annual Classic Car Show in Dorchester Park last Sunday. “This is a good... Read more
Former state Rep. Evandro Carvalho has taken charge as executive director of the newly reformed Boston Human Rights Commission. A Dorchester resident, Carvalho was named to the post by Mayor Martin Walsh late last month. “As attacks on human rights... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center will mark its 50th anniversary at a celebration event on Oct. 4 at The Exchange, Boston. Harvard Street will honor its first executive director, E. Lorraine Baugh, with the President’s Award; Boston Police... Read more
A new restaurant is in the works for 33 Hancock St., the troubled property that has been a source of controversy in the Uphams Corner neighborhood over the last decade. The site, which in the past has housed establishments like Hancock Cafe, the... Read more
A Mattapan educator has been named the new principal at Cathedral High School in the South End. Nampeera Lugira has previously worked in the Boston Public Schools, including Program Manager for BellXcel (formerly Building Educated Leaders for Life) and as... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by the owners of a Fields Corner cafe for a four-story building on Westville Street with 14 studio apartments no bigger than 280 square feet. The BPDA had already approved Vivian and Elisa Girard... Read more
The summer recess has given way to what will undoubtedly be a very busy fall season for civic leaders in Dorchester and Mattapan. The re-development of the Bayside Expo property looms as the biggest item on the local agenda, but it will be just one... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for the creation of a full-time Inspector General position to “root out corruption” in city government as a still-unfolding federal bribery investigation has triggered the resignation of a key zoning board... Read more
State Police detectives were on scene on Monday afternoon after a body was discovered near the Neponset Greenway trail near Mattapan Square. It was not yet clear if foul play is involved. “Members of the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit... Read more
Accordia Partners launches outreach effort Members of the development team that will transform the UMass-owned Bayside parcel on Columbia Point in the coming years introduced themselves to the membership of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association on... Read more
Firefighter on Warner Street
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 41/43 Warner St. was called in around 3 a.m. on Sunday. Nine residents of the two-family house were made homeless. A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the department says. The fire... Read more
Days after a former Boston official agreed to plead guilty to federal bribery charges connected to zoning board votes, Mayor Martin Walsh on Thursday announced a review of how that board conducts its business. John Lynch, the former assistant director of... Read more
Unhappy with the dearth of minority-owned businesses that have secured cannabis business licenses and with the way Cambridge is handling the newly-legal industry, cannabis entrepreneurs and activists on Thursday launched a new coalition to push for equal... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh today announced his endorsement of incumbent Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George and first-time candidate Alejandra St. Guillen for two of the four Boston City Council At-Large seats. The preliminary election for City Council will take... Read more
Over 1,200 runners participated in the 2nd Annual MR8K: A Run for Gratitude at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton on Labor Day morning. The race, a signature event organized by the Martin Richard Foundation, is held every year in honor of Martin Richard,... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has ordered a comprehensive review of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) amid an ongoing federal investigation that has prompted a longtime city housing official to plead guilty to accepting a bribe from a real estate developer.... Read more

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