One Democrat hoping to win the office believes the attorney general should "absolutely" consider action against the MBTA amid a string of debilitating failures, and candidates in the race also want to ramp up enforcement ... Read more.

Dorchester lost one of its most generous and loyal sons this week. Robert L. Marr died on Monday after a brief illness. He was 86.

Bob was the son of Colonel Daniel Marr, the namesake of the original Boys and ... Read more.

Louis Mandarini III worked college summers on the construction sites of TD Garden, then known as the FleetCenter, and the Big Dig during the highway project’s salad days, before costs rose to $24 billion.

He grew ... Read more.

Boston is a city with no shortage of historically and culturally significant sites, but perspectives on which places have earned those designations rarely bubble up from the community at large, especially the young. ... Read more.

After a string of early-morning after-hours parties last spring at Sam’s Spot caterers on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner – with at least one party that may or may not have included a shooting incident – the city’s ... Read more.

A 2021 roadside dispute between a 33-year-old Hispanic Black man and an off-duty Transit Police officer is shaking up the 2022 race for Suffolk County district attorney.

The Boston Globe reported last Saturday that ... Read more.

Lucas Lamar Darby entered the business world at age six this summer, opening the very popular Lucas’s Affordable Slushy stand at various locations around Dorchester. He started out on July 16 on Aspinwall Street near ... Read more.

A series of family-friendly concerts is coming to the Uphams Corner branch of the Boston Public Library, starting Thurs., Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m.
Aaron Larget-Caplan, a Dorchester-based internationally renowned ... Read more.

The Open Streets Boston pilot program came to Blue Hill Avenue last Saturday as the city closed off 1.2 miles of the roadway from Dudley Street west to Grove Hall. The morning and early-afternoon event brought out ... Read more.

Gov. Baker last week signed a $5.2 billion bill focused on repairs to state buildings that included $1 million for the Dorchester Fieldhouse project, a collaboration of two local nonprofits centered on a 75,000-square- ... Read more.

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The Orange Line will shut down for 30 days starting at 9 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 19, the MBTA said last week, setting off hurried preparations for shuttle buses, expanded scheduling of commuter rail stops, and other management ... Read more.

The temperature gauge was at nearly 100 degrees today in Dorchester and Mattapan, but the mood at three neighborhood cooling centers was cool, calm and collected.

Whether it was sitting calmly and doing word ... Read more.

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US Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Ayanna Pressley say the entire MBTA system should be fare-free during the month-long planned shutdown of the Orange Line for maintenance reasons.

“The Baker Administration and the MBTA’s ... Read more.

The Massachusetts chapter and political arm of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) said Thursday they’re supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda’s bid to move to the state Senate.

“We are confident that Liz ... Read more.

Massachusetts stands as a "model" that other states should follow to protect access to abortions and other reproductive health care, Vice President Kamala Harris said during a visit to Dorchester on Thursday.

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The MBTA will venture into uncharted territory with a newly announced month-long shutdown of the Orange Line, and the unprecedented step might not be the last of its kind.

Baker administration officials kept the ... Read more.

The Boston Project Ministries and Talbot Norfolk Triangle Neighborhood Association have another crew of young neighborhood artists hard at work this summer painting the area’s sixth mural in seven years.

Each year ... Read more.

Peter Power, who died on July 17 at age 75, was a good man. A house painter who grew up in Dorchester, he was the only son of Peter and Julia Power, who emigrated from County Cork in Ireland. He first met Karen French ... Read more.

The National Night Out celebration in Mattapan took place in Almont Park on Monday, Aug. 1, in the evening. Almont Park was full of activity, including tennis, Pop Warner football, basketball camp and all of that ... Read more.

Last Sunday (July 31), dozens gathered atop Savin Hill to hear more about the history of the park and the Neponset band of the Massachusett tribe that lived hereabouts before European settlers arrived in 1630. ... Read more.

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