The opening of the newest residential building in the Mattapan Heights campus will be celebrated with a block party planned for this Saturday, July 20. The new apartment building, containing 60 affordable housing units, is called Phase 5A. In late 2011,... Read more
Neighborhoods across the city could soon experience a surge in small farms and produce growers, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority approaches changes in how it regulates urban agriculture. On Tuesday in Codman Square, in the seventh of eleven planned... Read more
In a big city, fresh, nutritious food can be hard to come by. The farmers markets of Dorchester aim to solve that problem, providing locations for local farms to vend fresh produce and creating spaces for the community to gather. At the Dorchester... Read more
Saying the 80-year-old state law that imposes limits on municipal liquor licenses is hurting small businesses in Boston, City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley has launched an effort to revamp the system. Pressley, a Dorchester resident, has filed a... Read more
Agreeing to significantly higher spending on the state's university system and new efforts to tamp down on fraud in the welfare system while discarding an expansion of the bottle deposit law, the group of lawmakers negotiating the annual state budget... Read more
A year ago, Andy Davis was busy making the rounds of civic groups, peace walks, and block parties to introduce himself as the new president of Carney Hospital. Thrust into the leadership role on the heels of the sudden and controversial departure of a... Read more
The city’s Main Streets Foundation heralded its top volunteers last week during an awards ceremony at the Strand Theatre— an event that raised $200,000 for the program aimed at boosting neighborhood business districts. At the award ceremony, Department... Read more
Could this be the future of public transit in parts of Boston— perhaps even Dorchester's own Columbia Point? How about Blue Hill Avenue? Moving around town in a solar-powered “pod” that cuts down on congestion, helps the environment and gives you your... Read more
The city agency tasked with planning and economic development is setting up an advisory group for improving the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway area, which is plagued by blighted properties, that will work with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and... Read more
Senator Elizabeth WarrenAs our nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the last thing a government agency should do is make it more difficult for Americans to stay in their homes. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the Federal... Read more


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