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An Italian-style cafe and bakery will replace the recently shuttered Dot2Dot Cafe on Dorchester Avenue. Nino Barbalace told civic members in the St. Mark’s Area on Tuesday night that he has agreed to lease the space.

Barbalace, who moved the the... Read more

Only five days remain until the Sept. 26 preliminary election for Boston’s municipal offices. Voters citywide will be asked to choose one of four men on the mayoral ballot, which includes incumbent Martin J. Walsh. The top two finishers will advance to... Read more

Boston voters will see some new faces when they arrive at their polling locations next Tuesday. City high school students have been recruited to help set-up, greet voters and prepare ballots for pick up through a new initiative. Roughly 40 students... Read more

A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members at a recent meeting hosted by the John W. McCormack Civic Association and the group’s regular civic meeting.

Aidan O’Donovan and his... Read more

Roudnie Célestin will take over as Mayor Martin Walsh’s new Mattapan neighborhood liaison and citywide liaison for the Haitian community this week. A native of Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Célestin has lived in Boston since 2003. She is a graduate of UMass... Read more

The Fairmount Line is unique in the MBTA's commuter rail system, running almost entirely within Boston and serving a ridership that is primarily black and Latino.

Dorchester Rep. Evandro Carvalho wants the MBTA to experiment with changing... Read more

Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of a new city fund this week that aims to combat the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies and protect the legal status of Boston’s immigrant and refugee citizens.

The fund will put $1.4... Read more

Mayoral candidate City Councillor Tito Jackson made an appearance at the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association’s first meeting of the fall on Monday, two weeks before the preliminary election. Jackson pitched his story and solicited votes from members... Read more

The corner of Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street would be transformed in a new mixed-use building on what is now the Tom English bar and Dorchester Market site, developers told the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association’s planning committee on... Read more

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate will host a conversation with former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. The talk will center around the role of government in promoting our nation’s public health... Read more

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