The summer heat is seriously upon us, and we at the Kids Menu have been more than happy to stay inside in the A/C to find the coolest activities around Dot for you and your families. If you haven’t yet checked out Dinos! at Franklin Park Zoo, add that to... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association lost more than $11,000 early this year after fraudulent interactions led to the improper withdrawal of funds from the association’s account. According to Desmond Rohan, president of the neighborhood group, the... Read more
The Pipefitters Local 537 craft union got a big boost this week in their plan to construct a state-of-the-art training facility on Enterprise Street in Dorchester. The union was awarded a $28.46 million tax exempt bond for the project from MassDevelopment... Read more
Tom Baker’s band has had several different names and iterations over his long musical career. His first paid gig as a teenager – with a group regrettably named “Flying” – was at a country club in Hingham where a member told him to turn it down before they... Read more
On some summer days at McConnell Park in Savin Hill, you might notice a group of parents lounging by the picnic tables as their kids — some of whom are arguably too old for the playground – play nearby. The adults might look familiar, as they’ve been... Read more
Explore the natural beauty of the Neponset River at the upcoming RiverFest, this Saturday (July 14) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free kayaking, rock climbing, live music, and more. The product of the Neponset River Watershed Association, this will be the... Read more
On the surface, the Democratic party has a clear goal in the midterm elections: win back Congress and fight tooth and nail against the Trump administration’s policies. But a deeper crisis is apparent on the homefront in the Democratic primary for... Read more
Some 30 Uphams Corner residents and business owners had a chance to offer their thoughts about the key elements in the city’s development initiative for the neighborhood ­– a new $18 million branch library, updates to the Strand Theatre, and affordable... Read more
The Tufts Health Plan board of directors announced two new members this week: former Dorchester state Rep. Charlotte Golar-Richie and Todd Whitbeck, former chief financial officer of Walter Pik, Inc. in Colorado. Golar-Richie and Whitbeck joined the 14-... Read more
“PBS meets up with Dorchester’s CommonWealth Kitchen” is the story line for this Friday (July 13) when the national network will air “The Food Flirts with the Brass Sisters” from the kitchen’s premises. It will be shown locally at 10:30 p.m. on WGBH, Ch.... Read more
Artists will gather July 21 A summer music and art festival planned for a week from Saturday (July 21) hopes to bring renewed energy and attention to one of the neighborhood’s oldest crossroads. The Pear Square Art Fair will run from noon until 8 p.m. at... Read more
Officials at Montserrat Aspirers Community Center, 380 Washington St., told the Boston Licensing Board they've developed a detailed security plan to prevent a recurrence of an April melee that spun out of a 13-year-old's birthday party when word spread... Read more
Franklin Park, George Wright courses hosting championship play this week Monday through Friday This week, the city of Boston’s two public golf courses, the William J. Devine Course in Franklin Park, in Dorchester along the edges of Roxbury and Jamaica... Read more
Updated 8:06 pm., July 5 -- A man who was shot several times at Brookford and Dacia streets around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday died not long after at Boston Medical Center, the Boston Police Department reports. Police identified the victim Thursday evening as... Read more
The first-ever Pair Square Art Fair will take place on Sat., July 21 from noon- 8p.m. at Dorchester's Richardson Park. The event will feature live pop, rock and world music performances throughout the day, along with 14-plus local art vendors featuring... Read more
Boston University has announced that 66 Boston public high school graduates, 13 of whom hail from Dorchester and Mattapan, are recipients of full scholarships by the Thomas A. Menino Scholarship program, which has helped almost 2,000 students since its... Read more
With over 400 people in attendance, WORK Inc. celebrated its annual awards night at IBEW Hall on June 14, honoring supporters, staff, and individuals who excelled throughout the year. WORK Inc. is an organization whose mission is to ensure that all... Read more
Rep. Russell Holmes of Boston took sides in the Congressional race between US Rep. Michael Capuano and Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley last week, announcing his support for Pressley. “Throughout the eight years I’ve worked with Councilor Pressley... Read more
Mark Rooney will be a candidate for the 4th District seat on the Governor’s Council now held by Christopher Iannella, who is running for reelection in the Democratic primary on Sept. 4. Rooney, a South Boston resident, works for Eversource and is a... Read more
Applications for the latest round of Boston’s Neighborhood Slow Streets program are now available, as neighborhoods from the first batch start to see movement from the city to make their chaotic intersections and unmarked crossings safer for cars,... Read more


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