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They’ve become symbols of spring and Boston sports glories. But when Boston’s Duck boats are not on the road or on the Charles River, they spend their off-hours in a building near Fields Corner. “In the summer, when the doors are open, people will drive... Read more
Our neighborhoods are “springing” into action this month with volunteers fanning out to clean up squares, corners, parks, and sidewalks. Here are a few ways your family can help out and join in the fun: The city of Boston is coordinating a cluster of “... Read more
Work is continuing at The BEAT, the mixed-use project that will transform the former Boston Globe headquarters on Morrissey Boulevard, now reduced to its bare bones, into a 95,000-square-foot creative office, lab, and retail space, complete with brewery... Read more
An international partnership took a crack at reimagining uses for some of Dorchester and Mattapan’s vacant or underutilized lots during a 24-hour workshop on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Teams of students,... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that women’s access to reproductive health care is not up for negotiation in Massachusetts, but suggested he would oppose an expansive abortion rights bill that would allow for abortions later in pregnancy in cases when the... Read more
Members from an array of organizations gathered at the library in East Boston Monday with a unified goal: to make sure people in their respective communities respond to the 2020 census. It’s an important decennial event that determines how much money and... Read more
Inspired by years of touring and recording internationally classical, world, and contemporary solo and chamber music, Dorchester-based guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan will present “Now Musique – Exploring New & Neglected Music,” on Saturday, April 13 at... Read more
Thomas Germain, a sixth grader at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Neponset, finished second in the National Geographic GeoBee State Competition held on Fri., March 29 at Elms College in Springfield. The GeoBee is an academic competition meant to... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal gave its approval last week to a marijuana shop at 430-454 Blue Hill Ave. in Grove Hall. The approval does not mean the shop can actually open, only that its proponents — Kobie Evans and Kevin Hart — can now apply to the... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley is pushing back against a new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rule that penalizes pollsters, strategists, and other campaign vendors if they work for Democratic candidates challenging incumbents in primaries. The Boston... Read more
MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about the current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got some last Wednesday evening at the first of three public meetings to be held over the next three weeks. About 30... Read more
The tennis courts at Dorchester Park are being reconstructed. The courts will be excavated, repaved, painted and seal coated, according to Ryan Woods, the deputy Commissioner of the city’s Parks and Receration Department. “We decided it was time for... Read more
Boston Police reported on Saturday that a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men when their craft took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for... Read more
Apprentices of the Pipefitters’ United Association of Boston Local 537 can now learn and practice their craft in the union’s new training center on Enterprise Street near South Bay and Edward Everett Square. At the facility’s open house and pipe cutting... Read more
A heated standoff between the owner of several sober homes and neighbors in Meetinghouse Hill, who worried about the prospect of oversaturating their block with such residences, cooled some this week, with a number of residents hopeful that a compromise... Read more
Delivering on what he called one of the cornerstones of his mayoral campaign, Mayor Martin Walsh announced on Tuesday the creation of a “Quality Pre-K Fund” that will make universal, high-quality pre-kindergarten education a guarantee for all four year... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company, the go-to craft beer bar and brewery on Massachusetts Avenue, is expanding to incorporate more tasting room, a restaurant, a glass greenhouse and a roof deck. The $3 million endeavor broke ground on April 2 and should be... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men Saturday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed... Read more
Mattapan trolley riders call for infrastructure repairs and new vehicles MBTA officials have asked for input from residents about their current plan for the future of the Ashmont-Mattapan trolley line — and they got it on Wednesday evening at the first of... Read more
Both branches of the Legislature, with the support of Gov. Charlie Baker, could act soon to provide funding in Massachusetts for reproductive health care in the face of the Trump administration’s move to cut off federal money for abortion providers. The... Read more

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