The Dot Block project, a development in Glover’s Corner that will transform a forlorn stretch of Dorchester Avenue into a mix of high-density housing and retail, is getting a fresh new look. Under a proposal pitched to civic members in Columbia-Savin... Read more
Alejandra St. Guillen, director of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's Office for Immigrant Advancement, will run for an at-large Boston City Council seat, she announced Wednesday. In an email, St. Guillen said she hoped to "address growing inequalities, from... Read more
Former Sen. Brian Joyce died of an overdose of a drug that is typically used to treat insomnia, but medical examiners were not able to determine whether his death was the result of an accident or a suicide. Joyce, 56, who spent almost two decades as a... Read more
Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts who spent the mid-term elections criss-crossing the country to campaign for Democrats running for Congress, has decided not to run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with... Read more
A month-long series of free concerts in Dorchester and the South End kicked off last weekend and will continue through the month of December through the Celebrity Series of Boston. On Sunday, Dec. 8, composer Shaw Pong Liu will bring her group Code Listen... Read more
Former city councillor Tito Jackson hopes to open up a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary in Mattapan Square. Jackson is CEO of the Florida-based, investor-backed marijuana company Verdant Medical Inc. Testifying at a council cannabis industry... Read more
If Boston takes its cue from other cities and states, its infant marijuana industry could effectively lock out most participants who are not white, wealthy, and immediately ready to set up shop, officials warned this week. The city council is exploring... Read more
A recreational marijuana shop may be coming to Mattapan, with a new proposal for a Blue Hill Avenue storefront aired at a packed public meeting on Tuesday evening. Jody Mendoza, who told the Reporter she has been a small business owner in the Boston area... Read more
A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board on Tuesday. BPD Officer Paul Delaney said a... Read more
The Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner football team lost to a squad from Georgia on Sunday in the first round of the 62nd Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney World in Orlando. The Eagles, led by head coach Lenny Thomas, struggled to contain the Milton (Ga.)... Read more
A 19-year-old sitting in the back of a car on Norwell Street near Washington Street was shot around 7:10 p.m. on Friday. The driver got him to Codman Square, where police found the man at Norfolk Street and Talbot Avenue - right outside the Great Hall,... Read more
A recreational marijuana shop may be coming to Mattapan, with a new proposal on Blue Hill Avenue set for a public meeting on Tuesday evening. Jody Mendoza, who told the Reporter she has been a small business owner in the Boston area since 2005, and her... Read more
A Herb Chambers car dealership is set to move into a property on Morrissey Boulevard that up until recently housed a J.D. Byrider used car business, according to the company. Herb Chambers Companies plans to move their Herb Chambers Honda branch, which... Read more
A former Dorchester resident has been killed in action in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. 1st Class Eric Michael Emond was one of three American servicemen killed in a roadside bombing Tuesday, according to the Department of Defense. Emond grew up in Fall River,... Read more
This Sunday, December 2, the Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner football team will again compete in the 62nd annual Pop Warner Super Bowl at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Division I Varsity Eagles, a crew of neighborhood kids ages 12 to 14, will play... Read more
A city-led gathering of neighbors, ostensibly called to begin general discussions on planning for the vulnerable Port Norfolk peninsula with the threat of climate change on the horizon, focused mostly on worries sparked by a proposed development on the... Read more
As a group he re-established last year amid reports of a rise in anti-Semitic incidents across New England continues its work, Gov. Charlie Baker last week sent four recommendations from the group to police chiefs and encouraged law enforcement to adopt... Read more
While hundreds braved the cold rain and snow last Tuesday for the chance to legally buy marijuana, the Cannabis Control Commission was back to work processing more than a dozen additional cannabis business applications as it continues to ramp up the... Read more
City Councillor and Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley has thrown her support to US. Rep. Nancy Pelosi whose bid to retake the speaker’s chair in the next Congress has met with opposition from some in the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill. In a... Read more
UMass Boston is nearing completion on its utility corridor and expects to begin construction on its grassy quad this winter, according to a presentation shown during a Nov. 8 meeting on the campus. The meeting was intended to update the public on the 25-... Read more


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