The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) last Thursday (Nov. 16) overturned a man’s first-degree murder conviction in the shooting death of Dantley Leonard on Nov. 12, 2016, while Leonard was helping a friend’s girlfriend move ... Read more.

Rebuilding Together Boston announced last month that Dorchester homeowner Rosalind (Roz) Pendleton was named winner of the Patty R. Johnson Community Builder Award by the national organization during its annual meeting in ... Read more.

“You vote in MA?  Then sign this ballot petition!”

We’ve all been stopped outside the grocery store to sign petitions to get issues on the 2024 ballot. And we’ve been told that they all do good things for ordinary ... Read more.

Nearly three years after the Legislature tasked a panel with recommending changes to the state seal and motto, the group prepared to disband last week by asking to shift its unfinished work onto Secretary William Galvin’s ... Read more.

Friends and family from across the city gathered in Roxbury last Saturday to memorialize Terrence Clarke, the basketball phenom and Dorchester native who died in 2021 at age 19 in a car accident in Los Angeles, where he ... Read more.

Four educators who work in Dorchester or Mattapan schools were cited for their service at an awards program held in the Seaport district last week.

The honorees included Tanisha Milton, Grade 8 History at ... Read more.

The Loop at Mattapan Station has won the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award from the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association. The award recognizes housing initiatives ... Read more.

The National Center of Afro-American Artists will offer its seasonal production of Langston Hughes’s “Black Nativity” at the Paramount Center in Boston, starting on Dec. 2 and continuing through Dec. 18.

With a ... Read more.

MBTA officials have long been sounding the alarm about the poor state of the system’s infrastructure and lamenting years of disinvestment, and last week they put an eye-watering new price tag on the myriad issues that ... Read more.

Firefighters, who have to feed themselves at their fire houses day in-and-day-out, are well known for their culinary skills. But what about police officers? Can the cops hold their own in the kitchen?

That was the ... Read more.

6:15 a.m. - Rise and attempt to shine. Find way to kitchen without falling over sleeping animals on the dark, narrow, back stairs. Remove cold, dead fowl from refrigerator and give it a sponge bath, remembering to remove ... Read more.

VietAID in Fields Corner held a ribbon cutting last Friday (Nov. 17) for their completely renovated and expanded outdoor play space. The Au Co Preschool is the state’s only bi-lingual, bi-cultural Vietnamese early ... Read more.

The Campaign for Catholic Schools (CCS) has announced a $37,000 grant from the Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation toward a new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) set to be offered this fall at ... Read more.

Fairmount Line ridership jumped by nearly 35 percent during last month’s Red Line diversion on the Ashmont branch and Mattapan trolley, according to the MBTA and Keolis, the company that runs the commuter rail.

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Franklin Park Coalition Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is Thurs., Nov. 23, at 9 a.m. Chip-timed 5k fun run. Walkers welcome. This annual fundraiser supports the coalition’s programs. Adults $35, kids/teens $18, children under 5 ... Read more.

The Halfway to Dot Day 5k Road Race — sponsored by the Dorchester Running Club— will be held on Sat., Dec.9 along the paths of DCR’s Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester. The shotgun start is at 9a.m.

The family- ... Read more.

The storied Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner program put in the hard work this season on the gridiron, elevating its 14-Under team as New England champions and qualifiers for the national tournament in Florida.

After ... Read more.

It was 1983, and the nation was just starting to climb back from double-digit unemployment. More than 2,000 people would die from a newly discovered disease called AIDS. Time Magazine’s Man of the Year was “The Computer ... Read more.

November has been a good month for Lola Griffin. The 18-year-old from Dorchester led the Notre Dame Academy (NDA girls soccer team to the Division 2 state championship and ten days before signed a letter of intent to play ... Read more.

The MBTA lifted speed restrictions along nine Red Line stretches between its Park Street and JFK UMass stations following service disruptions that enabled crews to expedite track work over the past week.

The T ... Read more.

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