Meetinghouse Hill

On a single dead-end street on Meetinghouse Hill, two extremes of Dorchester's troubled multi-family housing market can be found side by side. The difference between these two three-deckers on Navillus Terrace - creatively named for a man named Sullivan... Read more
Between two pillars and an iron arch that read "Stanley Bellevue Urban Wild," Mayor Thomas Menino declared last Saturday that the ground upon which he stood would remain an urban wild in perpetuity. Neighbors delighted in what had been a long process to... Read more
The Ronan Park Multicultural Festival this year likely would have been marked with a somber tribute to John Beresford, who was killed there in May trying to stop a pair of muggers. Beresford had, after all, been one of an earnest band of neighbors who... Read more
John Beresford was drawn to his home near Ronan Park by the neighborhood's potential. It was a neighborhood poised to round the corner - ready to shake off history and a bad reputation. All it needed was a little help. And so not long after Beresford and... Read more
One of the neighborhood's great historians and civic pioneers died last week after a life spent in celebration of his adopted home. Donald Brown, 79, whose battle against cancer did not deter him from celebrating one final Dorchester Day in style this... Read more

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