The 12th annual Dorchester Chili Cook-off saw DotOut claim the prize for Best In Show on Sunday afternoon at the IBEW Local 103 Hall. This year’s competition had more than 20 local civic groups, associations, and businesses submit their own chilis in... Read more
UMass Boston will honor Jane Money, founding artistic and education director of the Boston City Singers, with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership at the university’s annual Community Breakfast on Thur., March 29. Former State... Read more
Frank McCourt is perhaps best known for his gripping 1996 memoir, “Angela’s Ashes.”  Detailing the harshness of his upbringing in Limerick, the book remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 100 weeks and was honored with multiple awards,... Read more
As St. Patrick’s Day 2018 nears, the “wearing of the green” will hold sway in Boston and environs. Still, amid all the genuine or faux pride on display in pubs, along parades, and as part of all other manner of revelry, it’s a sure bet that a great many... Read more
The Fairmount Line is primed to be on the front end of a major commuter rail improvement, according to a new, in-depth report that advocates for an improved “regional rail” network. The sweeping report by the non-profit TransitMatters calls for a long-... Read more
Amid growing outcry over mass shootings across the nation, US Sen. Ed Markey said on Monday that he will file a bill aimed at preventing gun violence that will use Massachusetts laws as a model for the federal level. The Making America Safe and Secure (... Read more
Two additional teenagers have been charged with murder for the death of Chad O’Connor, a 17-year-old who was beaten and shot to death on Kenwood Street on Jan. 14. Malik Albert of Dorchester and Rodney Gamble of Lynn, both 17, were arraigned on Monday... Read more
The Cleveland Community Center in Fields Corner will leave its longtime space on Charles Street in May and relocate to what is now a Boston Public School building on Westville Street. Officials from the Boston Centers for Youth & Families and the... Read more
Boston police and city officials testified at a city council hearing Monday that they are convinced there is a benefit to police-worn body cameras. Mayor Martin Walsh committed funding for a full rollout, although the cost to expand the pilot program to... Read more
No tidal surges; quick city rebound Wednesday The latest in an early March round of three powerful northeasters rolled into New England in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and turned the region into a wind-driven snowscape as it stayed its course into... Read more
The boys basketball teams from Tech Boston Academy and Jeremiah E. Burke High School booked their tickets to the Division 2 and Division 3 state semifinal games by winning their regional championship matchups over the weekend. The teams are the only two... Read more
Updated March 13 at 4:30 p.m.-- Today’s northeaster, which rolled into the Commonwealth in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, could be the biggest the city has seen since the record breaking winter of 2015, Mayor Martin Walsh warned. Walsh said, unlike... Read more
Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million. That is about two thirds smaller than the... Read more
A snow emergency will begin in the city of Boston at 7 p.m. today as the city and region brace for what is forecast to be more than a foot of snow over the next 24 hours. There is no parking on snow emergency routes. There is no school in the city of... Read more
Boston firefighters on Barry Street.
Boston firefighters responded to 23 Barry St., off Quincy Street, around 5:45 a.m. for a fire that started in the basement, the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire, which caused no injuries, caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, the department... Read more
Two Dorchester high schools have advanced to the regional finals of the MIAA state boys’ basketball championship. Third-seeded Jeremiah E. Burke takes on top seed Apponequet Regional High School today at 5:30 p.m. in Taunton in the Division 3 South Final... Read more
Boston Youth Lacrosse— a consolidation of the South Boston Youth Lacrosse and the Dorchester Youth Lacrosse programs— will open its outdoor practice season this Saturday for boys (weather permitting) at Moakley Park at 12-2 p.m. The Dorchester and South... Read more
UMass Boston women’s basketball team made their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance last weekend after defeating UMass Dartmouth to win the Little East Conference Tournament Championship.  The Beacons lost to St. Joseph’s College (Maine) 61-56 in... Read more
The image of a marijuana leaf has been banned from appearing on the packaging or advertising for pot products, but the Cannabis Control Commission voted Tuesday to require the image of a marijuana leaf be displayed on every legal marijuana product sold... Read more
Elizabeth Meca of Dorchester remembers one of the points when she realized a unique educational opportunity was helping her four-year-old daughter, Olivia. “She goes, ‘You have an A in your name just like I do,” Meca said. Olivia grew her literacy skills... Read more


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