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Two city agencies are teaming up to get city-owned vacant property back on the tax rolls in and around Codman Square, Four Corners, and the Bowdoin-Geneva area, including a possible trolley tour of the areas for potential investors. The three are grouped... Read more
A number of Dorchester-area locations made the list of about 1,000 great places to visit in Massachusetts released this week. The Great Places in Massachusetts Commission, created by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in January... Read more
The annual farmers’ market is rapidly becoming a regular part of summer fare, joining cookouts, fireworks, and trips to the beach in the traditional lineup. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 12 new farmers’ markets are opening around the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives possibly stopped a shooting attempt Monday night when they drove by a Geneva Avenue market and noticed a man outside put on a mask, pull out a gun and walk in. Justin Tompkins, 25 of Dorchester was... Read more
A woman who allegedly got into a brutal fight with an acquaintance at a Neponset Avenue nail salon on April 10 has been indicted for the death of the acquaintance's six-month-old fetus. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges that after... Read more
The Boston Fire Department says a fire that broke out shortly before noon on Friday at 6 Westville Terrace was set - and that one man is under arrest for breaking and entering and arson. Nobody was injured in the fire, which did an estimated $75,000 in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on charges he used an ammo clip to help convince another kid to hand over $21 after both had left the Mattapan BPL branch shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Police say the victim... Read more
The Boston Police Department says a Dorchester man armed with a fake grenade tried and failed to steal a Mercedes from Expressway Toyota on Morrissey Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Carlos Guzman, 27 of Dorchester, walked into the... Read more
Gatumba Abu is one of the lucky few. A custodian at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, Abu had received a layoff notice three weeks earlier. “A lot of people overlook our jobs,” he said, standing near the entrance of the City Council’s chambers... Read more
The Boston Teachers Union is supporting state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s challenger. Hassan Williams, a Roxbury Democrat mounting a challenge to the first term senator, touted the endorsement in a release this week. Like Chang-Diaz, Williams, who has a law... Read more
The former Bayside Expo Center is in “fair to poor” condition, with repairs needed to its roofs and parking lot, according to a report commissioned by the University of Massachusetts, the site’s new owner. “We recommend complete replacement of the... Read more
Elected officials, Caritas Christi employees, community activists, and Dorchester residents are voicing both approval and apprehension over the proposed sale of the Caritas Christi Health Care network, which includes Carney Hospital, to Cerberus, a... Read more
The Boston Natural Area Network this week kicked off its 16th annual Neponset Greenway Festival, a collection of free events along the Neponset River in Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. A staple of the Festival is the outdoor Family Movie... Read more
Gatumba Abu is one of the lucky few. A custodian at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, Abu had received a layoff notice three weeks earlier. “A lot of people overlook our jobs,” he said, standing near the entrance of the City Council’s chambers... Read more
It was just about 100 degrees on Tuesday when this young man found relief under a spray at Neponset Park off Hilltop Street. Temperatures and humidity are expected to ease off come the weekend. Photo by Ed Forry.
Recycling Early last July, the city began to roll out a new single-stream recycling program as part of an effort to improve recycling rates in the City. The single-stream system enabled residents to combine all of their recyclables into one container, a... Read more
BarrosTomé Barros, a young Cape Verdean man who grew up in three-decker on Sumner Street in Dorchester, loves the game of basketball. “Even though Tomé is a great player, he seems to always be a student of the game,” says Aderito Andrade, Barros’s cousin... Read more
In the wake of a shooting just outside its doors last year, the Dorchester YMCA says it’s stepping up its commitment to providing teens with activities and programs this summer. The Y, along with the Boston Foundation and the My Summer in the City program... Read more
Community Center Closing: View from Four Corners from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Above: Ralph Ortiz and Pamela Bush of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, discussed their opposition to the shut-down of the Marshall Community Center with Chris Lovett,... Read more
A meeting on the trolley screeching at the Ashmont MBTA station has been scheduled for July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall. The MBTA’s general manager, Rich Davey, is expected to attend. The meeting comes after a June 20 gathering at the... Read more

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