James Clinton Clark, who spent his life helping black men and women get good paying jobs in trades and with the MBTA, and also helped transform vacant land at the old Boston State Hospital into hundreds of new housing units, died last week at age 78.... Read more
Citing a dramatic increase in the rat population in the Polish Triangle neighborhood, members of the John W. McCormack Civic Association met with a city health inspector on Tuesday to discuss ways of stemming the influx of rodents in the streets, around... Read more
On Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Jr., the Museum of Fine Arts unveiled “Black Histories, Black Futures,” an exhibition curated by four local teens from Dorchester and Mattapan that came about through a new partnership with local youth empowerment... Read more
In 2018, Ayanna Pressley was elected to Congress as the representative from the 7th Congressional district —which includes large parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. Last week, after hosting a town hall in Roxbury that focused on participation in the 2020... Read more
On Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk are three options for reducing emissions from cars and trucks, the largest source of heat-trapping carbon pollution in America. As we’re in the midst of a global climate emergency, the governor should be aggressive in his... Read more
The proponents behind two residential towers that would rise as high as 17 stories above Morrissey Boulevard filed their initial plans with the city of Boston today, beginning what will likely be a lengthy review process for project that would bring... Read more
Two Dorchester women are among the nine local artists that were recently selected as recipients of 2020 Creative City Boston grants, a series of project-specific grants provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  Melissa Nussbaum Freeman... Read more
Editor's note: The Daily Market is now open. Check out their website for store hours.Long-awaited store seeks to blend old, new In a matter of days, Savin Hill will finally have the place residents have been clamoring for: a market on Savin Hill Avenue.... Read more
Photo showing Lynch taking one of several bribe payments, prosecutors say.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence now former BPDA middle manager John Lynch of Dorchester to 4 years in prison for accepting a $50,000 bribe from a developer to arrange a successful zoning-board vote on a South Boston condo project. In a... Read more
A Mattapan teen was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he murdered Treshawn Boyd at Washington and Normandy streets in Grove Hall Saturday night. Daventy Walker, 18, was arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Thursday - on... Read more
Boston public health officials say a Northeastern University student diagnosed with measles may have exposed others to the disease around campus, at nearby businesses and at Logan International Airport. The Boston Public Health Commission says the student... Read more
Last winter, more than 60 percent of the voters in Fall River opted to remove Mayor Jasiel Correia from office. Then, something remarkable happened. On the same recall ballot, Correia was allowed to run for reelection against the four other candidates... Read more
Alondra Bobadilla of Hyde Park was named the City of Boston's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate on Saturday at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Bobadilla, a 17-year-old student at Fenway High School, was one of nine finalists recognized at the... Read more
The Dot-based music non-profit Boston City Singers will host a February Vacation Arts Camp for children ages 9-12 at the Epiphany School in Dorchester from Tues., Feb. 18, through Sat., Feb 22. Thanks to support from the Celebrity Series of Boston’s... Read more
MBTA officials on Monday agreed to call staff back before the T board in the coming weeks with more details about putting 60 new buses on the roads to address demand during peak periods. The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board is weighing the... Read more
White liberals, members of the Nation of Islam, generations of Latino political power, and other allies and loved ones of the late Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner packed into his memorial service last Thursday to remember the man who ran on the... Read more
The Record Co., a non-profit community music workspace based in Newmarket Square, was among 31 organizations on the receiving end of $1.89 million in grants announced by the Baker-Polito administration last week as part of the fourth round of... Read more
Last week, several fire stations in Dorchester held celebrations marking 150 years of service in the neighborhood. When Dorchester was annexed into the city of Boston in 1870, the six fire companies and two ladder companies in the Dorchester Fire... Read more
Ahead of floor debate on Thursday (Jan. 16), one member of the state Senate’s diminished Republican caucus is proposing to require school districts to hold a local vote before schools can offer sex education. The Senate is scheduled to take up a bill (S... Read more
Dan Carmody, vice president for Global Mission and Identity at Boston College High School for the last 13 years, is leaving the Morrissey Blvd. campus to become head of school at Cathedral High School in the South End. Carmody joined BC High in 2007,... Read more


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