Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy graduated 66 students from the Class of 2017 on June 8. Valedictorians Allison Samuels from the Lower Mills Campus, Vy Phan from the Neponset Campus and Jovanny Ortiz from the Columbia Campus, each led the crowd in the... Read more
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital received an unexpected gift this week from Boston Renaissance Charter Public School third grader Tamil Burnett, who used her voice to benefit a cause that was important to her. The Dorchester girl e-mailed the Head... Read more
Taylor Sabky is a 30-year-old math teacher at one of Dorchester’s most vibrant and diverse high schools, Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA) on Maxwell Street. In recent months, though, she has been working on a problem that resists solution on... Read more
Construction is plugging along on the 1,085-bed residence halls at UMass Boston, university officials told a small gathering of community members at the Campus Center last Saturday morning. The two buildings at the “gateway” to the Columbia Point campus... Read more
Tyler LaWhen Thinh “Tyler” La, of Dorchester, was assigned a marketing class data project in conjunction with the Boston Red Sox, he didn’t know anything about the game or the team. In fact, having arrived in America at age 17, he had never set foot in... Read more
Leaders from the city and its school system saluted 38 valedictorians from the Boston Public Schools at a luncheon on Tuesday. Of the students who were recognized, 16 hail from Dorchester. “Today, we are celebrating an elite group of young people,” said... Read more
The governor and mayor of Boston will make a bipartisan pitch today for a tuition-free college program available to Boston residents, but a Democrat running for governor is vying to make free public college for all part of the 2018 campaign. Republican... Read more
As the Boston Public Schools move to determine a name for the new Mattapan early education center at the soon-to-be-shuttered Mattahunt Elementary School, Superintendent Tommy Chang said last week that some upper grade levels may be restored sooner than... Read more
A debate over whether the city should name a Mattapan early learning center for Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) has been bubbling for the last few weeks. There have been strong arguments both for and against re-naming what is... Read more
The seventh annual St. Williams Dorchester Fund scholarships were presented on Sunday to five neighborhood students with musical abilities who are heading to college in the fall. The awards ­– including checks for $1,000 – were handed out at the Blarney... Read more


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