Over recent years, we have reported in these pages the stories of an assortment of “urban wildlife,” the wild critters that unexpectedly have been sighted in this city neighborhood setting.

All sorts of non-domestic animals have appeared here –... Read more

Voters who live in the 12th Suffolk district have a clear choice as they head to the polls next month to elect a state representative. Incumbent Rep. Dan Cullinane, who faces two challengers in the Sept. 8 Democratic primary election, makes a strong... Read more

Citing “declining enrollment and mounting financial difficulties,” the board of Elizabeth Seton Academy voted last week to close the school, effective immediately. Frances Birmingham, the chair of the Board of Trustees, informed families about the news... Read more

Last January, Mayor Walsh announced plans to launch a planning initiative centered at Glover’s Corner, the crossroads of Dorchester Avenue and Hancock and Freeport streets. “We need to shape growth as a community, not let it shape us,” the mayor said... Read more

These are momentous days for Columbia Point and the Columbia-Savin Hill neighborhood that’s right next door. 

• The Boston Globe has a new, but still murky, agreement in place to sell its Morrissey Boulevard property to a New York-based firm.... Read more

The chairperson of the state’s Republican Party made a step in the right direction on Tuesday when she upbraided one of the party’s candidates for his venomous, anti-gay rhetoric inspired by the new leader of the national GOP, Donald Trump. The... Read more

The indictment of a second city of Boston official this week on alleged extortion charges is a troubling development for the Walsh administration... Read more

Word emerged this week that UMass officials are talking with the Kraft family — owners of the Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer franchise — about... Read more

Running a Catholic parish in Dorchester is no easy task, even for an experienced manager and priest. Now try running three city parishes at the same time.

That’s what Fr. Jack Ahern, 63, has done masterfully since he took charge at Dorchester’s... Read more

Sunday’s Dorchester Day Parade will be our community’s 53rd scheduled parade since 1963, when a committee of veterans and civic leaders revived the traditional march, which had been allowed lapsed in the aftermath of the Second World War.

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It may seem like just another mixed-use development in a city skyline cluttered with cranes. But this week’s news that the MBTA has finally awarded rights to lease and build on several parcels it owns next to the Mattapan Square T station is a big deal... Read more

One of Dorchester’s most important institutions is marking its 20th year this week. Project D.E.E.P., the Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program based at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center, will celebrate this milestone at its annual Volunteer and... Read more