Evacuation Day is observed in South Boston and Roxbury beginning at 9 a.m. with the annual Evacuation Day Mass at St. Augustine’s Chapel followed by a procession to Dorchester Heights, where General Washington placed artillery in 1776 to force the British... Read more
Elizabeth Meca of Dorchester remembers one of the points when she realized a unique educational opportunity was helping her four-year-old daughter, Olivia. “She goes, ‘You have an A in your name just like I do,” Meca said. Olivia grew her literacy skills... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins, the lone Democrat running for the First Suffolk Senate seat vacated in late January by Linda Dorcena Forry, secured his predecessor’s endorsement at the campaign’s launch last week. “Nick is someone that knows the beauty of our... Read more
The Industry unveiled a new lunch menu last week, marking an expansion of its hours and a move towards providing more affordable options at the popular Adams Street establishment. “We’re trying to bring in a new trend to the area,” explained new general... Read more
The image of a marijuana leaf has been banned from appearing on the packaging or advertising for pot products, but the Cannabis Control Commission voted Tuesday to require the image of a marijuana leaf be displayed on every legal marijuana product sold... Read more
UMass Boston women’s basketball team made their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance last weekend after defeating UMass Dartmouth to win the Little East Conference Tournament Championship.  The Beacons lost to St. Joseph’s College (Maine) 61-56 in... Read more
A Massachusetts state police trooper was suspended without pay indefinitely last week after the Boston Globe reported he had a history of racist online posts. Sheehan was already out on leave after he fired his rifle while police were rounding up a group... Read more
Boston Police said this week that they conducted a “thorough investigation” into reports of alleged threats made by a student at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester in recent week— and have “found no evidence that the threat was credible.”... Read more
Boston Youth Lacrosse— a consolidation of the South Boston Youth Lacrosse and the Dorchester Youth Lacrosse programs— will open its outdoor practice season this Saturday for boys (weather permitting) at Moakley Park at 12-2 p.m. The Dorchester and South... Read more
The lane reduction remains key concern Feedback from about 30 respondents to the latest public comment period – it ended last December – on the Morrissey Boulevard redesign project largely echoed those in the first comment period last July. There were... Read more
Free lessons available at Talbot center If a guitarist from Dorchester makes it big as a rock star years from now, it’ll be likely that Perkins Community Center in Codman Square is where he or she took the early steps on the road to success. Begun over a... Read more
Katie Forde of West Roxbury is mounting an electoral challenge to Steve Murphy for the Suffolk County Register of Deeds seat that he won two years ago. Murphy, a former at-large Boston city councillor, bested Forde in a crowded field in the 2016 election... Read more
School is cancelled in Boston on Thursday, according to the mayor's office. The National Weather Service forecast has been changed in recent hours, with 4-8 inches of snow now expected to fall in the city. City Hall, libraries and community centers will... Read more
Rehab work at and around the former Boston Globe site – now envisioned as an urban innovation campus to be called The BEAT – will include significant contributions by the developer for the care of the adjacent state-owned Patten’s Cove, attendees at a... Read more
There has been some social media chatter recently about another news organization’s analysis of Boston Police Department crime data that drew its conclusions from a misapplication of demographic information and an overgeneralization of neighborhood... Read more
No matter which part of Massachusetts you are in, the governor and transportation officials want you to know that your commute home Wednesday will likely be slow and difficult. "Everyone should expect a long and challenging commute home this evening due... Read more
A new collection of paintings by local artist Jodie Baehre entitled Dorchester will be on display at the Ashmont Grill from March 15 through May 15. The exhibit, which will showcase the architecture and culture of the neighborhood through a series of... Read more
A Dorchester man who fled the state 25 years ago after he was indicted for sexually assaulting two boys left in his care has finally been brought to justice. John Hartin, 48, was convicted by a Suffolk Superior jury last Wednesday of five counts of child... Read more
Keri Hogan was nearing her dream of becoming a Boston police officer when a drug test using a sample of her hair came back positive for cocaine. Hogan and a group of black officers who lost their jobs or were disciplined sued the city in 2005, claiming... Read more
The Mattapan campus of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy will close its doors at the end of the school year, according to academy officials, who told parents in a letter on Thursday. All students and most faculty will be absorbed into the other three... Read more


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