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Hayrides through the cemetery, costume contests and even a candlelit pumpkin float on the Neponset River. Dorchester does not play when it comes to Halloween. • The Harvest Festival hosted by Cedar Grove Gardens has become a favorite for families. The... Read more
Aida: Actors Gene Dante and Ta’Nika Gibson star in Fiddlehead Theatre Company’s production of Aida, which opens next Friday at the Strand Theatre. Photo courtesy of Fiddlehead Theatre Company/mattmckeephoto.comThere aren’t a lot of camels, date palms, or... Read more
Dorchester Strong: A parade of local Irish dance schools preceded performances at the 2013 Irish Heritage Festival. The indoor and outdoor event drew thousands to Florian Hall and the McKeon Post for a day or music, food and Irish culture. Photo by Sean... Read more
Walsh launches mayoral campaign at Strand Theatre, May 2013 The Strand Theatre gets another big turn in the state spotlight this Friday as the nation's first lady, Michele Obama, comes to Columbia Road for a campaign rally to support the Democratic... Read more
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Will Lyman star in the Huntington Theatre Company production of Todd Kreidler’s comedy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which runs through Oct. 5 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Photo by Paul... Read more
It was a tough sell back in 1978: convince farmers from the far edges of the state to travel to Boston’s core to sell their wares at three of the city’s first farmers markets. “Many of them were a little concerned about coming out, asking ‘will we make it... Read more
Soul City Band Comes to Dot Park: The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS outdoor summer concert series comes to Dorchester Park on Thursday, July 31 with the Soul City Band. The free show starts at 7 p.m. The stage will be located on the... Read more
Neponset resident Paula Guerard realized a dream this month: Her first book for children, “Mary Lou Found a Really Big Shoe,” was published through Tate Publishing on June 17. Guerard, 51, has been living on Glide Street since she married in 1989. She... Read more
'Whitey sighting': Actor Johnny Depp – dressed as mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger – was photographed as he exited a Roslin Street home last week. Depp and other actors were filming scenes for the film “Black Mass.” The Whitey Bulger biopic “Black Mass”... Read more
“Ease on Down the Road” … “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” … “Written in the Stars” are just a few of the hit musical songs that will be echoing through the mirrored halls of the Strand over the next year as the Fiddlehead Theatre Company (FTC) presents... Read more

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