Two men met in a prison cell in 2009, doing time for different crimes. Elias Perea grew up in Dorchester. So did Luis Rodrigues. They hailed from different neighborhoods, each a member of a different gang. But when life backed them into a corner, they... Read more
When Stew Rosen’s grandparents opened Norfolk Hardware in 1934, the business operated out of a small 1,500-square-foot space on Norfolk Street in Mattapan and sold a small array of plumbing products. In the decades since, the family-owned business has... Read more
Updated: (Sept. 30)— The DCR plans to hold a meeting on the playground project tonight— Mon., Sept. 30— from 7-8 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Worrell St., Dorchester. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) closed a... Read more
US Rep. Joseph Kennedy III’s possible challenge of US Sen. Ed Markey was on display Monday at an annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston as more than 200 electrical workers with Kennedy signs filled the sidewalks of the Park Plaza in advance of the event.... Read more
More than two dozen MBTA bus routes changed on Labor Day weekend – ranging from the elimination of some trips to the addition of new weekday service –- as the transit authority begins implementing widespread and customer-driven changes to the entire bus... Read more
The 4th annual Dorchester Bike & Brew will take place on Sat., Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Peabody Square. The event, which is co-sponsored by Greater Ashmont Main Streets, MassBike, Dorchester Brewing Company, Mayor Martin Walsh, and the... Read more
Community outreach set for this month A landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017 would be transformed into a six-story, 200-unit apartment complex under a proposal that will be the subject of a community review... Read more
A wide array of antique cars and trucks from the early to mid-20th century will be on display this Sun., Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dorchester Park for the seventh annual Classic Car Show. The event, which is sponsored by the Dorchester Park... Read more
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A developer has filed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, 26-unit building on what is now a vacant lot at Dudley and Humphreys streets in Uphams Corner. The proposal by Greg McCarthy of Charlestown calls for 25 two-bedroom condos and a single one-... Read more
Fifteen months after a previous search collapsed in discord, University of Massachusetts officials gathered Aug. 27 to launch a new search for a permanent chancellor for the Boston campus, which serves more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students... Read more
Superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS) Brenda Cassellius will visit schools across the City over the next four months as part of a Community Engagement Tour. The tour will kick off at schools in Dorchester on Sept. 6th — the first day of school—... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Monday night asked her constituents to “share real life experiences” at a round- table discussion in Jamaica Plain on the topic of housing equity. The “Equity Agenda Series” meeting was one of several she plans to host in... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and City Council President Andrea Campbell joined activists from across the city at a “Get Out the Count” rally in Fields Corner on Tuesday to urge neighborhood residents to participate in next year’s federal census. “If you are... Read more
While opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts declined for the second year in a row, prevalence of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl has continued to climb to the point where it is now present in almost every death that’s screened for drugs. The... Read more
Tenant activists last Monday delivered 1,000 signed postcards to City Hall urging the mayor and city council to broaden and strengthen Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), which requires that market-rate housing developments with ten or more... Read more
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


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