Perhaps the most iconic housing stock in the city, the humble-three decker is having a moment of late. A day-long conference in April assessed its place in a land-crunched city; a New England transplant and filmmaker Marc Levitt is creating a documentary... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office released new photos and videos today related to the fatal hit-and-run that killed 40-year-old Pierre Desir last month on Morton Street. DA Dan Conley is asking members of the public and owners of local auto... Read more
A man was stabbed to death early this morning near Mattapan Square. Boston Police responded to the area of 535 River St. around 2:50 a.m. for an emergency call. Boston EMTs treated the victim who was suffering from multiplet stab wounds. He was later... Read more
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The Boston Licensing Board has granted a food and liquor license to a proposed 240-seat restaurant that would serve barbecue, steaks and even some vegetarian dishes on Blue Hill Avenue where it meets Harvard Street and Talbot Avenue. Partners Boris... Read more
The seven-month search for a new UMass Boston chancellor ended with a whimper late last month when the three finalists withdrew their candidacies for the post in the midst of volleys between the UMass president’s office and faculty at the Columbia Point... Read more
Over its 175 years of existence, the Dorchester Historical Society has collected, preserved, and shared knowledge about what happened in the old Puritan town since it was established in 1630. While actively maintaining several classic properties,... Read more
Inwood Street is a classic Dorchester side street, densely packed with three-deckers, but still somewhat insulated from the bustle and bus traffic of the Bowdoin Street business district a block away. Kevin Chapman no longer lives here, but Inwood is... Read more
This beginner’s guide to the Dot Day Parade was originally published in June 2015. Can you feel it? The sense of anticipation, joy, and wonder, reverberating up and down Dot Ave? The parade brings together all the different ethnic groups that make up... Read more
The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, now in its 39th year of advocating for community equity, is still going strong as it adapts to a turbulent and uncertain environment for affordable housing funding and a renewed appetite for civic... Read more
Editor's Note: A version of this story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Thurs., May 31, 2018. Walk into the Wahlburgers in Hingham and you’re greeted with a merchandise kiosk that says “Dorchester to Hingham.” On the wall there’... Read more
Something was in the air. People on their daily rounds along the roads of Dorchester and Milton Village turned toward the Neponset River, inhaled the spring breeze, and took a deep whiff. The smell of chocolate was in the air. The year was 1765. The... Read more
In April 1865, Dorchester’s Town Meeting gathered to consider an important civic measure - “to procure…a Corporate Seal of the town.” Many modern residents of Dorchester are familiar with that seal, emblazoned with the words “Dorchester 1630” and the... Read more
For nine-year-old Elisabeth Bogle and 10-year-old Gabriella Monteiro, Dorchester Day will be a special occasion this year. As Little Miss Dorchester (ages 7-9) and Young Miss Dorchester (ages 10-12), respectively, these poised young ladies will play an... Read more
Excitement wafted through the crowd along Savin Hill. The community was gathered for a special event that would evolve into a tradition. Sails dotted the blue waters of Dorchester Bay below the shady slopes, where a “historical pilgrimage” was about to... Read more
This roster is printed as an informational guide only. The parade line up is subject to change by the committee at any time. Andrea J. Campbell Boston City Council President Annissa Essaibi George Boston City Councillor At Large Authentic Caribean... Read more
Following are questions and answers from a Reporter interview with this year’s Dot Day Parade’s chief marshal, Neponset native Ed “Edzo” Kelly:Q. What does it mean to you personally to be leading the Dot Day parade? A. It is quite an honor and I will take... Read more
Dorchester native Lawrence O’Donnell’s philanthropic efforts to supply desks and chairs to young students in the African nation of Malawi earned him UNICEF USA’s Children’s Champion Award last Wednesday (May 23) during the organization’s annual Boston... Read more
In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, Steward Health Care hosted the second annual EMS Stewards of the Community Award ceremony on May 22 at the Tirrell Room in Quincy. Boston-based Steward, which operates nine hospitals across... Read more
Dorchester will celebrate its present-day diversity and rich history on Sunday with the traditional Dorchester Day Parade which will begin at 1 p.m. on Dorchester Avenue in Lower Mills, at Richmond Street. It continues up the avenue to Columbia Road. The... Read more
It’s a cornucopia of vintage dishware, eclectic clothing, trinkets, and furniture, and wooden skis laid out across a lawn. People wander up and down the hills of the neighborhood’s streets with paintings tucked beneath their arms and books in hand as the... Read more


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