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Arthur Jemison will become director of the Boston Planning and Development Agency on May 23, as the agency’s board of directors voted him into the post during its May meeting.

Jemison – a former U.S. Department of ... Read more.

 It’s hard to miss the Sgt. William E. Carter American Legion Post 16 on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square with its large, newly painted exterior murals – as well as a history dating back 104 years. But leaders of the ... Read more.

If opposing batters aren’t fighting off a change-up from St. Michael’s College pitcher Joey Hosea, then they’re probably whiffing on a sinker-slider combination thrown by his brother Ryan.

The two brothers from ... Read more.

On Sept. 2, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, presiding over the Japanese surrender on the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, formally closed the books on World War II with the words, “These proceedings are closed.” They ... Read more.

The Ashmont-Adams section of Dorchester will host the first-ever Dorchfest music festival on Dot Day eve, Sat., June 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which is being co- ... Read more.

Following is a roundup of political news reported by State House News Service staff members:

Wu, Gomez, Vargas Back Arroyo for DA: Suffolk District Attorney hopeful Ricardo Arroyo picked up important ... Read more.

The deadline to register for consideration in the 2023-24 Exam School Admissions process is coming on quickly; it’s this Friday, May 13, to be exact, and for the first time in two years it will feature the return of an ... Read more.

The Haitian Unity Parade — suspended over the last two years — will step off from Mattapan Square this Sunday (May 15) at 1 p.m. and travel up Blue Hill Avenue to Harambee Park where cultural events will be held from 3:30 ... Read more.

Dorchester-based developer Rise Together has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for two six-story residential buildings in Mattapan Square, one to replace a repair garage at 1590 Blue Hill Ave., and the other ... Read more.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will soon have a new leader: Kimberly R. Lyle will take charge as the new chief executive officer of the organization, succeeding Perry B. Newman, who has served in ... Read more.

The former Melville Avenue home of New Kids on the Block members Jonathan and Jordan Knight sold last month for $1.75 million, even as the city continues to study the idea of the home becoming a Boston Landmark.

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After a two-year pandemic-prompted hiatus, the Dorchester Day Parade will journey up the avenue once again on Sun., June 5. The parade, which starts at 1 p.m. in Lower Mills, follows a three-mile course up Dorchester ... Read more.

Federal transit officials will meet with T leaders this week to kick off a safety investigation into the agency, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny following a series of high-profile ... Read more.

State transportation officials joined Mayor Michelle Wu and other elected officials on Tuesday afternoon at the Talbot Avenue Commuter Rail stop to announce that a pilot project that increased service frequency on the ... Read more.

Activists who object to the proposed Dorchester Bay City project on Columbia Point delivered a petition to Mayor Michelle Wu’s office on Tuesday that asks for a six-month slowdown in the development’s review.

The ... Read more.

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday rejected a proposal to couple the erection of a digital billboard in the backyard of the Polish-American Citizens Club on Boston Street, overlooking the Expressway, with the ... Read more.

Developer Rise Together has told the BPDA it will soon file detailed plans for two six-story residential buildings in Mattapan Square, one to replace a repair garage at 1590 ... Read more.

MBTA overseers have stamped their approval on a $2.55 billion fiscal 2023 budget draft that adds nearly 150 new positions to address safety needs, avoids fare hikes and service cuts, and drives up agency spending by 8 ... Read more.

A Red Line train’s door safety system failed when a passenger became trapped in a fatal accident last month, federal investigators announced Monday. In its preliminary investigation report,  the National Transportation ... Read more.

Dublin native Padraic Moyles is executive producer / director of “Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show.”  Fans know him best for his dynamic work as the show’s former lead dancer, playing more than 5,000 performances ... Read more.

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