College Bound Dorchester’s annual “We Are Uncornered” gala raised nearly $400,000 last week to support its Boston Uncornered initiative, which empowers formerly gang involved youth to go to college. More than 300 people attended the gala on Wed., May 9 at... Read more
Scholar Athletes, the Boston-based non-profit with more than 23 high school zones across Massachusetts, brought together Olympic and former professional athletes, along with business leaders, for an important conversation on engaging youth in athletics... Read more
Joe Castro moved to Jones Hill four years ago because he was attracted to what he described as the “neighborhood feel” of Dorchester. Today, he’s preparing to take office as the 2018 “Mayor of Dorchester.” His election is all but official since he is... Read more
Construction work to convert a long-abandoned comfort station in Uphams Corner into a hybrid bike shop and café will begin this summer, according to Historic Boston Inc. (HBI), the non-profit that is leading the effort. The new business that will... Read more
Boston is launching its first-ever survey of accessibility issues around the city as Mayor Martin Walsh and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities prepare the city’s disability strategic master plan. The online survey aims to discover the city’s... Read more
Rocky Cotard of Mattapan and Archibaldo Soto Lora of Dorchester will be among the first graduates from Lesley University’s Urban Scholars Initiative on May 19. Launched in 2013, the transitional scholarship program provides deserving students with an... Read more
With Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh looking on approvingly, Brookview House, a Dorchester-based provider of services to homeless women and children, broke ground on a new affordable housing building on Hansborough Street last Tuesday. The... Read more
A revised proposal for Neponset Wharf, a proposed development on a 157,000 square-foot site at the edge of Port Norfolk, was given an airing on Monday night at the first of several public meetings planned for members of the close-knit waterfront community... Read more
Chantel Hampton believes her calling is to help others achieve what she calls their “signature lives” — in other words, help them discover what they were meant to do. “My whole purpose is to help young people and people in general understand their purpose... Read more
(Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the Boston Haitian Reporter in 2011, when Pastor Verdieu Laroche— then 71— was honored by the paper as a pioneer in the Haitian community. Pastor LaRoche died on May 5 at age 78.) He arrived here in 1968... Read more
One of the pioneering leaders of Boston's Haitian community has died. Rev. Dr. Verdieu Leonda LaRoche, 78, died on May 5, according to his family. LaRoche was the founding pastor of the First Haitian Baptist Church of Boston, located on Blue Hill Avenue... Read more
Holding signs, banners, and t-shirts emblazoned with pictures of lost loved ones, more than 1,000 people rallied in Fields Corner on Sunday in support of families who have lost loved ones to violence before marching through Dorchester and Roxbury on their... Read more
The Metro Boston public bike share system formerly known as Hubway began the process of rebranding as Blue Bikes last week, rolling out new bikes across the city and launching a new website and mobile app. The move comes as Blue Bikes says it plans to... Read more
Dorchester’s Bill and Denise Richard, both graduates of Bridgewater State University, were awarded honorary degrees at the university’s spring Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 12. More than 2,100 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during two... Read more
An updated version of the city’s fourth annual Student Housing Trends report shows that Boston’s colleges and universities are seeing slightly higher enrollment after a year of near stagnant growth, with 44.4 percent (some 36,500) of all students living... Read more
As tensions escalated this week between members of the UMass Boston community and the UMass president’s office, elected officials touring the Columbia Point campus made it clear that they plan to weigh in heavily on how its land will be used and its... Read more
A man in his thirties was shot to death on Tuesday morning on Evelyn Street in Mattapan. The victim was found outside of 50 Evelyn St. just after 10:30 a.m. and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Boston Police say the... Read more
Traffic advisory: The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) says it will implement various lane closures to "accommodate milling and paving work" along Morrissey Boulevard at Neponset Circle starting today— May 14. The closures will be... Read more
Updated May 15, 2:46 p.m.: The search for a new chancellor at UMass Boston has been narrowed to three candidates, with UMass President Marty Meehan expected to recommend one of the names to the university system’s board of trustees in the near future. A... Read more
The proposed purchase of 72 acres of prime real estate in Newton by UMass Amherst continues to have some higher education advocates crying foul. Champions of the deal say it will benefit all students in the Boston area, and that what’s good for UMass... Read more


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