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Two of Dorchester’s most trusted and important community banks will merge under an acquisition deal announced on Monday afternoon. The parent company of East Boston Savings Bank has agreed to acquire Meetinghouse Bank – with locations in Lower Mills... Read more

Farmers markets in and around Dorchester are gearing up for the summer, with many of them looking to open in the next couple of weeks.

The Ashmont Farmers Market will be among the first to set up shop as it begins its ninth season on Friday on... Read more

Old Boston Globe plant

In the wee hours of Mon., May 12, 1958, the roar of printing presses and the revving of truck engines announced the arrival of The Globe Newspaper Co. at its new home, 135 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. For the previous 86 years, right up to the... Read more

Construction is plugging along on the 1,085-bed residence halls at UMass Boston, university officials told a small gathering of community members at the Campus Center last Saturday morning. The two buildings at the “gateway” to the Columbia Point... Read more

Tom English’s bar and the adjacent Dorchester Market— two longtime businesses on a prominent Dot Ave corner in Columbia-Savin Hill— are under agreement to be sold this summer with the next owner eyeing a mixed-use project for the site. The buyer is... Read more

A dense new development comprising housing, a 25-room hotel, retail, parking, a swath of green space, and a refurbished marina could be coming to the MarineMax/Russo Marine site in Port Norfolk, local residents were told at a workshop last Saturday.... Read more

Officials ceremonially broke ground on the Blue Hill Avenue commuter rail station on Monday, kicking off construction for the new Fairmount Line connection point that is expected to... Read more

A new, eight-unit condominium building with ground-level retail space is rising from what was formerly an unsightly, abandoned gas station lot near Codman Square. New property owners and Kristine and Tom Piatt of Piatt Associates say their vision for... Read more

A Boston Street building that includes a longtime Dorchester restaurant is up for sale—and so is the popular eatery comes with it.

224 Boston Street, a restaurant Yelp reviewers have called a “hidden gem” with an “intimate nature,” was put on... Read more

Bright yellow-green flowers cut through a muted gray background on the wall of Lopez the Florist in Adams Village. The almost-fluorescent daffodils, reminiscent of the bouquets sold inside the building, crawl up the facade and brighten the otherwise... Read more

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