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At-large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George on Monday kicked-off a 10-day “Get Boston Back to Business” tour in Dorchester, talking to local merchants in Grove Hall and Fields Corner to get their input on what types of support they need as the city... Read more
A woman was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the... Read more
Boston moved into a new phase of eased-up pandemic restrictions on Monday as children from pre-K to Grade 3 returned to classrooms for the first time in a nearly a year and restaurants and other indoor businesses faced renewed activity with capacity... Read more
An orthodontist who operates a dental practice on Dorchester Avenue has been hit with a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general that claims he has been purposely “keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary and deceptively billing for... Read more
About 7,900 Boston Public Schools students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through third grade will be invited to return to classrooms next week for the first time in nearly a year as the district moves ahead with a plan announced last month to gradually... Read more
Albert Brown, 17, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Friday on charges he shot Tasjahnaya Dance to death at Bowdoin and Washington street in Dorchester on Jan. 22, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Dance was shot... Read more
A newborn baby was found dumped in a trash barrel on a Dorchester Avenue sidewalk this afternoon and was rushed from the scene — alive and apparently okay— thanks to the fast action of a passerby who alerted EMTs to the situation. The incident happened... Read more
One of Dorchester‘s most acclaimed and critically important youth service agencies will close its doors permanently this weekend. Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC), located in the heart of Fields Corner, will cease operations after a decision by its... Read more
Since its creation, the Boston Resiliency Fund has granted $34.15M to 377 organizations; Grantmaking to pause in anticipation of mayoral transition Yesterday Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee announced the Boston... Read more
Mayor Walsh offered updates on the city’s Covid-19 response on Thursday, urging Bostonians to continue to get tested for the virus while the state-led effort to distribute vaccine shots begins to penetrate deeper into the city’s hardest-hit neighborhood.... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company is slated to reopen its tap room and dining area on Monday after being closed apart from takeout and delivery since January 1. The Tap Room will be open for both reservations and walk-ins, with a Capacity Counter keeping track... Read more
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) increased its programming capacity this month to 40 percent in time for last week’s February vacation and welcomed back its celebrated Marr-lin swim team for practice for the first time in nearly a year. “... Read more
Michelle White, the chef-owner of Next Step Soul Food Cafe on Washington Street in Codman Square, joined Community Servings’ “Learning Kitchen Live” series on Facebook live last Thursday afternoon to teach an online audience how to make one of her... Read more
Markese Daise, a Dorchester native and emerging leader in the real estate industry, has joined the board of City Kids, a nonprofit youth education support program created by City Realty Group. Daise will provide organizational leadership and a fresh... Read more
Representatives of the City Kids program visited Dorchester’s St. Brendan School to donate 10 new Chromebooks that will help students with remote learning and at school.  City Kids is a youth education nonprofit organization founded by City Realty Group... Read more
The owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in a Cajun style of seafood wants to open an outlet at 1616 Dorchester Ave., near Melville Avenue. Shi Zhong Lin wants to take over the former Tri Seafood and re-open it as Shaking Seafood, which... Read more
Gov. Baker has agreed to testify before the Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness on Thursday at the first oversight hearing of the new panel where lawmakers are planning to question the administration on its coronavirus vaccine program,... Read more
A proposal by a South Boston-based developer to build 24 housing units and ground-floor restaurant space split between two parcels at what is now Avenue Auto Wholesalers Inc. at 1121 Dorchester Ave. was aired last week during a virtual meeting hosted by... Read more
Substantial demolition efforts are ongoing at UMass Boston’s campus this week as part of a project that will see the university’s old Science Center and pool house make way for green space at the Columbia Point campus. The so-called “SDQD” project – short... Read more
“A People’s Guide to Greater Boston,” published last July, is a very readable book that details the history of all the neighborhoods of Boston and some surrounding communities.  It begins with a focus on how Native Americans were mistreated in the 17th... Read more

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