There’s no need to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 6. Voters around the city can get to the polls early (if not often) this month to fulfill their civic duty in the state and federal elections.

According to Secretary of State Bill Galvin, less than... Read more

On Wednesday morning, Mayor Walsh laid out a strategy for protecting the city’s waterfront communities— including Dorchester— from major flooding events and the longer-term impacts of rising sea levels.

“We’re not just planning for the next... Read more

A report published this week by researchers at Harvard’s JFK School of Government should prompt policy makers at City Hall— and all citizens of the city of Boston— to think about the manner by which we enroll students into our exam schools.

The... Read more

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In a memo sent to the UMass Boston community on Tuesday, interim Chancellor... Read more

Our governor, Charlie Baker, tells us that he sat out the presidential election in 2016. He blanked the top of the ballot rather than vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. He also skipped Trump’s lightly attended inauguration in January 2017... Read more

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Councillor Ayanna Pressley and her husband Conan and stepdaughter Cora walked to the polls at the Adams Street Library on... Read more

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Higher profile races – including close contests for Suffolk County district attorney,... Read more

A few stray thoughts while we wait for the impeachment hearings to begin:

• The neighborhood is buzzing this week with word of an impending road project that is going to make significant changes to William J. Day Boulevard. In fact, the state’s... Read more

Last week, a woman posted a entry on the Originally From Dorchester page on Facebook that warned of an alleged utility scam targeting her mother, an elderly person living in Dorchester. The post did not offer specific details about where this happened... Read more

It has been a week that delivered sharply different depictions of two modern-day Bostonians, two sons of Dorchester.

One, which we like to believe is in the ascendancy, featured our... Read more

Monday morning’s news about an imminent change in command at the Boston Police Department was a “double announcement.” William “Billy” Evans, 59, will step aside... Read more

Mayor Walsh joined the celebration at the Fowler-Clark farm on Monday. Photo by Isabel Leon/Mayor's Office

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Above, Chris 'Tiger' Stockbridge with 2018 Parade Chief Marshal... Read more


This will be the first time in a number of years that I’ll get a chance to actually watch the Dorchester Day Parade. For the last dozen... Read more

A striking new granite memorial honoring the memory of two Dorchester men who gave their lives defending the public will be dedicated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. this coming Sunday, May 6, at Neponset II Park. The memorial to the late Trooper Mark S.... Read more