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A proposal to site a 3,000 square foot retail cannabis store in a key commercial building in Adams Corner was the topic of discussion during an online-only meeting of the Cedar Grove Civic Association on Tuesday evening. The proposal by CNA Stores, Inc.,... Read more
A 34-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point will be transformed into “Dorchester Bay City” — a new community with a mix of housing, retail and public space — according to new documents filed by Accordia Partners LLC with city officials today. The Accordia... Read more
The fate of two large-scale retail re-development projects along a key stretch of Morrissey Boulevard remains unclear this week, as delays likely prompted by the pandemic continue. In March, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the... Read more
In November, Massachusetts voters will take up a ballot question that would fundamentally reshape the way they cast their ballots. Under a system called “ranked-choice voting,” elections that involve more than two candidates give voters the option of... Read more
After more than five years as the leader of Greater Ashmont Main Streets, Jenn Cartee will leave her role as executive director before the end of the year. In an announcement last week, she said the organization is seeking applicants for the position. ... Read more
It has been five months since the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association lost its longtime civic leader, 80-year-old Patricia “Pat” O’Neill after a battle with cancer. In the meantime, the national mood has been grim. Natural disasters are impacting large... Read more
Easing punishment for those convicted for possession of drugs has not been the most popular cause for public officials to take on. Yes, activists and community groups have taken it on, but it’s a very uphill climb to persuade state legislators and... Read more
After opening at 424 Geneva Ave. last month, the HERO Hope Garden was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday that centered the garden as a community sanctuary space honoring the memory of lost loved ones and completed the vision for the garden as it... Read more
Eight high-powered developers have submitted a variety of ideas for the mixed-used development of the historic late nineteenth-century Calf Pasture Pumping Station and an adjacent site owned by UMass Boston on Dorchester’s Columbia Point. The developers... Read more
A man who was shot last month on Blue Hill Avenue died on Sat., Sept. 19 from his injuries. He has been identified by Boston Police as 41-year-old Changa Toyloy of Boston. He was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the morning of Sun., Aug. 30 in the... Read more
The return of college students from around the world to the many campuses and college towns in Massachusetts has been the source of much concern in recent weeks, but Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that data his administration collects shows that... Read more
Fairmount Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started at 24 Fairmount St. in Dorchester spread to 20 and 26 Fairmount and the garage at 28 Fairmount early Friday morning. Some 19 residents were displaced, but there were no injuries, the department... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed... Read more
It was another exciting Friday night at Toohig Park as two well- matched ADSL Senior girls’ softball teams squared off in the championship game. The Hawks and Eagles beat each other during the regular season and were well prepared for the main event.... Read more
This has been an unprecedented year. We have endured challenge after challenge and, with September being National Preparedness Month, 2020 is truly the year where we should all take a moment and prepare for the unexpected. We’ve seen more than a dozen... Read more
Several city-owned parks in Dorchester are under construction— or nearing completion— this season as projects have resumed following brief disruptions to work and community meetings caused by the pandemic. Although most Boston Parks and Recreation... Read more
Schools welcoming back students this fall have a lot of deep cleaning on their to-do list right now. Over the last few weeks, the custodians in Boston have been busy posting signage about mask and social distancing rules, installing a lot more hand... Read more
The Fields Corner-based gallery, workshop, and performance venue Dorchester Art Project (DAP) announced plans to expand last week after securing a lease for an adjoining 6,400-square-foot space at 1490 Dorchester Ave. The bi-level ground floor/basement... Read more
At a rally in front of the State House last Wednesday, Rahimah Rahim, the mother of Usaamah Rahim, said her son was a good man who “cared about the people that were homeless, the people who didn’t have shelter, the people who didn’t have food, and he... Read more
The past few years have seen a wide range of elected positions, from Boston City Council to US Congress, filled by Black, Latinx, Asian, and female candidates. Yet, while our democracy has much to be proud of, all too often the majority of voters see... Read more

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