Over 1,200 runners participated in the 2nd Annual MR8K: A Run for Gratitude at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton on Labor Day morning. The race, a signature event organized by the Martin Richard Foundation, is held every year in honor of Martin Richard,... Read more
More than a year after the University of Massachusetts Amherst purchased a campus in Newton, faculty at UMass Boston are continuing to press system officials to address what they describe as competition with their school. A trio of UMass Boston professors... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has ordered a comprehensive review of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) amid an ongoing federal investigation that has prompted a longtime city housing official to plead guilty to accepting a bribe from a real estate developer.... Read more
Every year on Labor Day weekend, thousands of people pack their suitcases, load up their moving vans, and make the drive (or flight) to their new residences in Boston. If you’re a current Dorchester resident, don’t be surprised if you see a few new faces... Read more
Potential ballot question campaigns were cleared for takeoff Wednesday, and voters next year could decide the fate of proposals dealing with immigration law enforcement, liability for gun crimes, ranked choice voting, and access to vehicle repair... Read more
Kicking off a hearing last Thursday on gun legislation at the State House, Public Safety and Homeland Security Co-Chairman Rep. Harold Naughton told two hearing rooms full of people that he had recently returned from a monthlong Army training mission in... Read more
Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) will present its 23rd annual Health Care Revival on Sat., Sept. 7 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at 249 River Street in Mattapan. This year’s event will provide health info and resources for Mattapan residents, including... Read more
The Martin Richard Foundation will field teams for the Boston, New York, and Chicago marathons for the last time in 2020, the organization announced last week. It plans to refocus its mission on deepening its community impact through civic engagement and... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate will launch a new program in December titled “The Citizens’ Senate: Women’s Fight for Suffrage” that will center on how women’s right to vote was secured by the 19th Amendment in 1920. The program, which... Read more
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music kicks off its 2019-2020 season on Sun., Sept. 22 at 4 p.m., with a Bach Project concert featuring the critically-acclaimed bass-baritone Dashon Burton performing at All Saints’ Church in Ashmont. Burton will join the Bach... Read more
More than 100 teachers, principals, and mentors packed into the Fort Point room at Atlantic Wharf earlier this month to take in the 3rd Annual Boston Youth STEM Showcase, an event in which BPS high schoolers reflect on their experiences from a six-week... Read more
On a rainy, end-of-summer August evening at the Local 103 IBEW headquarters on Freeport Street last Wednesday, more than over 250 Boston Public School students were offered ice cream, backpacks, and school supplies by Mayor Martin Walsh who was hosting... Read more
The city of Boston will launch its Climate Ready Dorchester (CRD) initiative this month with an open house at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Worrell Street in Neponset. Climate Ready Boston (CRB) and The Project Team will convene the meeting on... Read more
Two men met in a prison cell in 2009, doing time for different crimes. Elias Perea grew up in Dorchester. So did Luis Rodrigues. They hailed from different neighborhoods, each a member of a different gang. But when life backed them into a corner, they... Read more
When Stew Rosen’s grandparents opened Norfolk Hardware in 1934, the business operated out of a small 1,500-square-foot space on Norfolk Street in Mattapan and sold a small array of plumbing products. In the decades since, the family-owned business has... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) closed a playground inside the Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset as it prepares to begin work on modernizing the play area. The rest of the 72-acre park will be open to the public while a small area... Read more
US Rep. Joseph Kennedy III’s possible challenge of US Sen. Ed Markey was on display Monday at an annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston as more than 200 electrical workers with Kennedy signs filled the sidewalks of the Park Plaza in advance of the event.... Read more
More than two dozen MBTA bus routes changed on Labor Day weekend – ranging from the elimination of some trips to the addition of new weekday service –- as the transit authority begins implementing widespread and customer-driven changes to the entire bus... Read more
The 4th annual Dorchester Bike & Brew will take place on Sat., Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Peabody Square. The event, which is co-sponsored by Greater Ashmont Main Streets, MassBike, Dorchester Brewing Company, Mayor Martin Walsh, and the... Read more
Community outreach set for this month A landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility that shut its doors in 2017 would be transformed into a six-story, 200-unit apartment complex under a proposal that will be the subject of a community review... Read more


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