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
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