A city of Boston initiative aimed at building new, affordable homes on city-owned lots across Dorchester and Mattapan is accelerating this year and officials are encouraging first-time buyers to begin preparing to ensure a chance at the income-restricted... Read more
The Boston Tax Help Coalition will inaugurate its 16th season this Friday (Jan. 27) with an event at Dot House Health featuring remarks from Mayor Martin Walsh. The coalition provides free tax preparation workshops and one-on-one credit- and wealth-... Read more
The Fairmount Line has seen significant performance improvements in recent months, according to data provided by the company that runs the MBTA’s commuter rail service. Fairmount’s on-time and on-schedule rating was 97 percent in December, making it one... Read more
The MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted Monday to pay a Boston-based construction firm $16.97 million to build a new Fairmount Line station in Mattapan. The Blue Hill Avenue station — slated to open in 2019— will be built by workers... Read more
The owner of a Dorchester-based construction firm hopes to demolish his existing office building near Peabody Square and replace it with a five-story mixed-use complex with 20 apartments. The initial plans for the project, which will trigger a review... Read more
One of Dorchester Avenue’s old-school Irish pubs will close its doors this year. The Centre Bar at 1664 Dorchester Ave. will end its decades-long run as a popular watering hole to make way for new housing units. The owner, Tony McKernan, won support from... Read more
Uphams Corner: The Fairmount Line has spurred some new development along its route. The Leon Electric building, which hulks over the Uphams Corner station platform, has not yet been unlocked for redevelopment, however. Photo by Chris Lovett Mayor Walsh’s... Read more
Elected officials and area residents are keeping a wary eye on plans for the former Bayside Expo Center property on Columbia Point as a proposal for a New England Revolution soccer stadium on the prime waterfront land is stoking concerns over the lack of... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association this week considered a number of small development proposals and began to tackle in earnest how best to leverage the existing Columbia Point Master Plan in the face of major developments on the peninsula.... Read more
Karen Henry-Garrett’s soulful Dot2Dot Cafe has been running for nine years as a bright spot at 1739 Dorchester Ave. It not only serves excellent homemade food, but is a hub of community initiatives that include art, music, and books. With the building... Read more


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