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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
Saying some on their Dorchester campus feel ignored, University of Massachusetts Boston students, faculty and staff on Wednesday made a series of asks to UMass trustees. "We feel as though we've been shouting into a void," UMass Boston student Maddi... Read more
Stephen Butler, a former Navy SEAL and Dorchester native, was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The following are excerpts from Butler’s remarks. I grew up right up the street from here. I went to St. Brendan’s... Read more
Dorchester Day brings another batch of fresh College Hype t-shirts to rock on the avenue this Sunday. The neighborhood’s premier apparel company has been a fixture of Dorchester Days and a source of local pride for over three decades. Founded in 1987,... Read more
The Neponset Rowing Club and Friends of Milton Crew will host a free “Learn to Row” event at Milton Landing near 88 Wharf from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 in honor of National Learn to Row Day. Christine Fiske, a member of the board of... Read more
The environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay released their annual analysis of water quality this week along with a report analyzing data collected from Metropolitan Area public beaches in 2017. The results revealed the total 2017... Read more
Dorchester observed Memorial Day this morning with solemn ceremonies at Cedar Grove Cemetery that featured a hometown hero as keynote speaker. Ex-Navy Seal and Dorchester native Stephen Butler delivered the main address at a ceremony following the... Read more
(Updated, Sun., May 27)— A 40 year-old man was killed on Morton Street on Friday night in a hit-and-run collision— and now State Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved. The victim — identified as Pierre Desir— was found in... Read more
The Cambridge Police Department report arresting Jean Griffin, 41, of Corwin Street in Fields Corner, on a variety of charges - including armed assault to murder - for an incident May 20 in which several rounds were fired into a second-story residence... Read more

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