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The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat’s Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to serve beer, wine, and liqueurs, if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Owner Patrick Newell said Pat’s, which recently re-opened,... Read more
The Dot Jazz Series is returning this weekend with the virtual debut of CAT Trio, a new combo featuring Boston drummer Austin McMahon, pianist Carmen Staaf, and bassist Tony Scherr. The concert series, presented by Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main... Read more
After a more than a year long hiatus, Ashmont Hill Chamber Music will return with its first in-person live music event of the season this Sunday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Church. The Bach Project concert will be open to a small in-person... Read more
Xyra Mercer, a junior at Dorchester’s Dr. William W. Henderson K-12 Inclusion School, is the new student representative on the Boston School Committee. She was elected to the position by her peers on the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and sworn in... Read more
UMass Boston lacrosse junior attackman Darragh Fahey has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2021 Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award. He is the first player in the university’s program history to be named a finalist for the award. The... Read more
Four Dorchester residents have been inducted into the National Honor Society at BC High. The students are all members of the Class of 2022: Tim Cole-French, Donald Le, Ryan Nguyen, and James O’Connell. Each year eligible juniors and seniors are invited... Read more
The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon will return to the city this summer. The two-day event will once again be staged at Carson Beach, but this year it will be held a month later than usual, on the weekend of Aug. 28-29. The competition... Read more
Now that everyone who can get vaccinated against Covid-19 is eligible to do so, Massachusetts is restructuring its vaccine delivery methods. But some things will stay in place as the state anticipates that federal regulators will soon authorize the Pfizer... Read more
Mayor Kim Janey plans to sign a proposal this week that will move Boston’s preliminary election a week earlier to help accommodate work associated with mail-in voting. City councillors passed the measure at their meeting on April 28 and in a letter to the... Read more
Venice Pizza, the Dorchester Avenue pizza spot that had been closed since early 2019, has reopened its doors under new ownership. The Savin Hill staple that amassed a loyal following over the course of 40 years in business in the neighborhood will retain... Read more
Since the first uncertain weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) has continued to offer desperately needed services to Dorchester residents even as its physical office remained closed. Tracing its... Read more
To the Editor: Local elections impact our day-to-day lives in the most direct way, but ironically, they typically experience the lowest voter turnout rates. In the 2020 general election, where voters cast their ballots for president, 68 percent of... Read more
To the Editor: For too long, we have left young people behind when it comes to empowering them to make their own decisions about dating and relationships. The requirements in Massachusetts that schools teach sexual education does not require the lessons... Read more
To the Editor: Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve seen kids of all ages doing their best to adapt to the world with masks and social distancing restrictions in place while still needing to socialize. Playgrounds and parks are a great respite for... Read more
“A Reckoning in Boston,” a new documentary film that focuses on two Dorchester residents enrolled in a night course at Codman Square Health Center, will make its debut at the Independent Film Festival of Boston today (Thurs., May 6).  Director James... Read more
About thirty people joined a march along Washington Street in Codman Square last Thursday to push for state lawmakers to adopt a bill intended to halt no-fault evictions in the wake of the Covid pandemic. The event— organized by City Life/Vida Urbana... Read more
City Councillor Frank Baker of Savin Hill, who after what he called “a difficult decision,” has decided to run for re-election to the District 3 seat he has held since 2011, says he was nearly ready to step away from public life until the pandemic upended... Read more
In 2013, as part of our coverage of that year’s race for mayor of Boston, we asked the candidates who made the ballot to respond to a survey prepared by our staff. The questions covered a range of citywide topics, including how to approach public safety,... Read more
A man who has been charged with murdering his wife and another woman inside their Taft Street apartment did so in front of two young children who led Boston Police to the dying women on Sunday afternoon, according to a Suffolk County prosecutor. Marcus... Read more
Dorchester Street Hockey’s fifth season ended Sunday with championship wins by teams in two divisions after games played at Garvey Playground in Neponset. Each winning team— both dubbed “the Rangers”— took home a trophy named in honor of the late Martin... Read more

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