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City officials and community leaders will gather in Peabody Square on Friday at 11 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official completion of the renovation and revitalization of the square’s east and west plazas.

Greater Ashmont... Read more

With key City Hall posts vacant or soon to be vacant, safe streets activists think now is the perfect time for Boston's city government to consolidate two departments into one and to more fully embrace the "Vision Zero" movement that is seeking to... Read more

The new owners of the former First Parish Dorchester Manse at 29 High St. unveiled their proposal to turn the property into a 60-unit condo complex at Wednesday night’s Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association meeting.

The plan would restore the 19th... Read more

On Tuesday morning, the 22-year-old man shuffled his way to a podium inside Dorchester Court’s First Session. His legs were in iron shackles, his hands in cuffs. Dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, he had come to court from a holding cell just... Read more

Last month, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) invited public comment for the... Read more

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a marijuana shop at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall.

The approval does not mean the shop can actually open, only that its proponents - Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart - can now apply to the state... Read more

The 11th annual Dorchester Chili Cook-off, held on Sunday at the IBEW 103 union hall on Freeport Street, succeeded on multiple fronts, according to organizers, who re-direct proceeds from admission to the Dorchester Day Parade Committee. The event... Read more

Update March 28, 12:30 p.m. -- Owner Joseph Pizziferri Jr. says he has told neighbors that plans to make 29 Percival St. a sober home are paused for now. "Everything is on hold right now, until we can work with the neighbors to find a happy medium... Read more

At a vigil for Jassy Correia Thursday night, attendees — who ranged from family members to neighborhood folks who came to offer support for the family — held candles outside St. Peter's teen center and remembered Correia's life.

"She's a... Read more

Eleven community preservation projects in Dorchester and Mattapan, ranging from new school playgrounds to urban farms, will receive funding from the city’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund, after the city council voted to pass the order today.... Read more

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