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
After a legal threat and a prolonged negotiation, Boston Public Schools officials this month committed to a new regime of student discipline: The district will no longer suspend students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. WBUR reporting found... Read more
The Central Boston Elder Services Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dorchester resident Michael A. Vance as its new Chief Executive Officer. A Mattapan native, Vance joined ABCD as an Assistant Director at the Mattapan Family Service... Read more
As a kid growing up in Fields Corner, Olivia Irving says her dreams were a lot like those of other children her age. “Like most kids, I wanted to be a professional athlete when I grew up,” she said. “Unfortunately, I’ve been the same height since I was in... Read more
Dorchester-based classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan will perform works from his latest album, a collection of guitar arrangements of works by famed composer John Cage, in a concert on Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Street Church near... Read more
“Recite the first four bars of Biggie’s 1994 hit ‘Juicy.’” This was among the first questions posed to contestants in the opening round of JeoparDMC, a hip-hop trivia game held last Sunday night at the Dorchester Brewing Company. Bakari JB, a Roxbury-... Read more
State Auditor Suzanne Bump says the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter School in Dorchester needs to improve its financial oversight policies. The agency found in an audit released last Monday (Nov. 19) several instances of questionable spending... Read more
Construction on the building that formerly housed the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station is finally underway, signaling that the end of a five year-long effort to convert the neglected and long-vacant structure into a cafe/bike repair shop is near.... Read more
Former First Lady Michelle Obama was in Dorchester on Saturday encouraging young women of color at the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club to dream big. Obama made the stop before heading to the TD Garden arena to promote her new memoir, “Becoming,” as part... Read more
In October, Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Kathleen Joyce as the new chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board. A lifelong Dorchester resident , she most recently worked as senior counsel at the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) where she... Read more
Following criticism from teachers and students, Boston Public Schools is making changes to its initial plans for the shuttering of a Dorchester middle school as part of its larger goal to get rid of middle schools. Under the original proposal presented... Read more
Development and investment came to City Councillor Frank Baker’s district in Dorchester in a trickle, then a flood. Now planning to run for another term in District 3, the seat he has held since being elected in 2011, Baker wants to be mindful of the... Read more
New entryway options set to open this week As South Bay Center enters the next phase of its expansion plan, the coming weeks will bring logistical changes to the center and the surrounding neighborhood, as new throughways open and the project’s “urban... Read more
A pair of 17-year-old singers – Laren England of Dorchester and Danny Rivera of Mattapan – will get a star turn at Thursday night’s Christmas Tree Lighting on the Boston Common, a televised event on WCVB-Channel 5. The singers, both seniors at Boston... Read more
City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect, is throwing her support to U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi to once again take up her mantle as Speaker of the House when Democrats control the chamber in January. "There is tremendous energy and focus within... Read more


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