My first job was at a corner grocery store in Dorchester, Boston’s biggest neighborhood and home to a million tough guys and the man who wrote about tough guys, Dennis Lehane. The Dorchester Market (Gene & Paul’s to your grandmother) sat across East... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins easily won the Democratic nomination to replace Linda Dorcena Forry as the next state senator in the First Suffolk district on Tuesday. According to unofficial elections results, Collins amassed 3,722 votes— or 94.59 percent of the... Read more
A Boston police officer has been charged with new felony offenses stemming from a January 1 crash on Columbia Road that left a 20 year-old man with a traumatic brain injury. Police and prosecutors say that Domenic Columbo, 40, was drunk when he slammed... Read more
A Boston police officer has been found guilty of a racially-motivated attack on an Uber driver. Michael Doherty, 43, of South Boston was off-duty when he used racial and ethnic slurs when he assaulted a 28 year-old Revere man who was driving him home in... Read more
Patrick Fandel will be the new Dorchester liaison with the city’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday. The neighborhood liaisons are frequent faces at neighborhood meetings, acting as point people for the Mayor’s office... Read more
Bryon Hefner, the husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on felony charges in connection with sexual assault, criminal lewdness, and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk... Read more
The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association will host their second annual dinner event on Friday, April 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. The event seeks to build on the incredibly successful inaugural event last spring that drew a... Read more
UMass Boston men’s hockey senior forward Colin Larkin was recognized as the Sid Watson Award winner for being the top player in Division III at last week’s Frozen Four Banquet hosted by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA.) Larkin, who was the... Read more
Climate change is heading toward Boston on the high tides, city officials agree, and they say strategic infrastructure improvements can help shore up vulnerable coastal areas while longterm adjustments are made in the most flood-susceptible spots. The... Read more
The Cleveland Community Center in Fields Corner will relocate to a Boston Public School building on Westville Street by May 1, city officials said Tuesday night. At a meeting so sparsely attended that organizers plan to reschedule it, school and Boston... Read more
A chapel on the grounds of Cedar Grove Cemetery will be the focus next month of a significant restoration project meant to bring the impressive stone edifice back to its former glory. The Gilman chapel— named for the husband-and-wife benefactors who... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held another community meeting last Thursday to update residents about the progress of the proposed mixed-use development at the current site of Tom English’s bar and Dorchester Market on Dorchester Ave.... Read more
A Dorchester teacher has won a $5,000 grant from the Born This Way Foundation to support her series of mental health-focused projects at the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School on Columbia Road. The foundation, started by pop singer Lady Gaga and her mother... Read more
Updated April 3, 2018 -- A milestone is looming during a busy election season in Suffolk County. State Rep. Nick Collins will be unopposed in the April 3 Democratic primary as he seeks to fill a vacancy in the First Suffolk Senate seat. The Tuesday... Read more
One of Azariah Mamousette’s fondest memories is the moment when he first jumped into a swimming pool. “One day when I was younger, my mom was at work and my Dad and I were at home,” he said, “and after lunch we went to the Lee School in Dorchester, and we... Read more
A handful of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses would be repealed and the state’s approach to juvenile offenders overhauled in a sweeping criminal justice bill released last Friday by House and Senate lawmakers. The completion of the compromise... Read more
Locally owned restaurants are the backbone of our business districts and our city’s fabric. They are often the path of least resistance for our returning citizens, immigrants, and others who face barriers to employment. They are proven pathways to small... Read more
Our state is turning a moral corner. For decades, we have lived with a costly, ineffective, and systemically racist criminal justice system. It has stubbornly continued the tactics of the “War on Drugs.” It has drained resources from our budgets every... Read more
There has been a leadership change in District C-11, one of the police districts that cover Dorchester. Captain Steven McLaughlin has taken over as commander from Captain Tim Connolly, who has served as the district 11 captain since April 2016. Connolly... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a developer's plans to replace a small junkyard at 1837-1841 Dorchester Ave. with a four-story building with ten apartments and a small space for a business. Travis Lee told the board he is working with... Read more


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