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As state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry resigned her seat last Friday to join the private sector with Suffolk Construction, political observers were left to reckon with the loss of a prominent representative for communities of color across the city and the... Read more
The former Boston Globe site on Morrissey Boulevard will be transformed into an “urban innovation campus,” developers Nordblom Company announced on Tuesday. The building’s towering pressroom will be converted to open, central-gathering atrium and a modern... Read more
City Councillor at-Large Ayanna Pressley says she will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for his 7th district congressional seat later this year, setting up a rare showdown between two popular Massachusetts Democrats with strong progressive... Read more
State Sen. Linda Forry, a Haitian American and the first woman of color to represent a district that includes South Boston, Mattapan and Dorchester, will resign from the Senate on Friday to take a position with Suffolk Construction just weeks after... Read more
Planners and community members are working to stitch together ideas for the new $18 million Uphams Corner library and updates to its neighbor, the iconic Strand Theatre, as the village’s planning implementation process chugs along. About 50 people... Read more
The 2018 election cycle officially kicks off at noon Friday, when nomination papers for this year’s state primaries and general election will be available. Potential candidates for state legislative offices and county posts will have until 5 p.m. on... Read more
Students from Codman Academy Charter School marched to the nearby Codman Square post office last Friday to mail hand-written postcards and letters to President Donald J. Trump about kindness and inclusion. The letter-writing campaign started after staff... Read more
The newest exhibit at the Forbes House Museum in Milton tells the story of Captain Robert Bennet Forbes’s humanitarian aid mission to Ireland during the height of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. It will officially be unveiled this Saturday, Jan. 27... Read more
Celebrity Series of Boston will host two free public workshops next month offering Boston area residents of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and perform choreography from Alvin Ailey’s best-known modern dance work, “Revelations.” The... Read more
The Milton Players will perform the classic-comedy production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning American tale centered around the Sycamore family. The show will feature Dorchester resident Katie Weintraub, who has previously... Read more
An artist has teamed up with the non-profit Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) to unveil a new public light-art installation on New England Avenue entitled “Shining Strong, Shining Bright.” The bright, dynamic five panel light-art... Read more
Dorchester native Jeremy Colon, 25, will run in the Boston Marathon for the first time this year. Founder of Jeremy Colon Enterprises, a physical fitness center focused on mind and body transformation, Colon is running because he wants to continue to help... Read more
Nearly two years after canceling its special late-night weekend bus and train service, the MBTA is asking for proposals to run bus service daily from 1 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan to Chelsea starting in July. “We’re trying to see what the appetite is... Read more
The owner of Cedar Grove Gardens, which has become one of Dorchester’s iconic businesses since it opened in 1979, sold the Adams Street property last week, but he intends to stay open in the same location across from Cedar Grove Cemetery. Richard O’Mara... Read more
A community board appointed to review a proposed four-story housing development on Washington Street in Lower Mills met on Monday evening at Carney Hospital. The Impact Advisory Group, which includes members of the Lower Mills Civic Association and... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Daily Table location in Roxbury’s Dudley Square last Friday. The company’s second store will seek to build on the success of the original Daily Table in Codman Square. “We’ve had a lot... Read more
The University of Massachusetts will offer a select group of developers the chance to buy the former grounds of the Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester this year in a deal that could net the university a windfall sum. The university’s building authority... Read more
A popular Lower Mills restaurant has been sold and will close later in February for what will likely be at least two months of renovations. Ester, which opened in Lower Mills village four years ago in what was formerly The Ledge— was sold to a group of... Read more
The new chair of the City Council’s Education Committee, Councillor-At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, said this week that she wants to discuss options for how the School Committee is constituted and that she expects a hearing will be on the agenda within... Read more
Boston Arts Academy (BAA) will present a three-day production of “Dancing in the Streets: A 20th Anniversary Celebration” at the Strand Theatre this week. The Motown-infused contemporary performance ties together song and dance and features 60 student... Read more

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