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A milestone in UMass Boston's latest building project was celebrated with a traditional Topping Off ceremony on the Dorchester campus on Wed., April 30. The installation of a decorated I-beam was pushed off until better weather on Friday, but officials... Read more
A man was arraigned in Dorchester District Court today on charges he called in bomb threats that emptied UMass Boston's Wheatley Hall last Thursday and again on Tuesday. In both cases, the building was evacuated but no actual bomb found. Dean Beckford, 29... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh celebrated his forty-seventh birthday on familiar turf: At UMass Boston’s campus, he announced a $206,000 grant to university’s Venture Development Center and the completion of a research report on Boston’s growing elderly population.... Read more
UMass Boston under construction: An aerial view of the UMass Boston campus under construction. The old Columbia Point housing development is visible just to the north of the campus. Image courtesy UMass Boston Forty years ago this week, a remarkable thing... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the Harbor Point Convenience Store, 17 Harbor Point Blvd., was held up around 8:10 p.m. on Sunday. "The suspect walked in to the store and brandished a firearm at the cashier. The witness stated the suspect demanded... Read more
Can you imagine taking the floor of the United States Senate to debate the morality of a US strike on Syria, the merits of a farm bill, or the confirmation of a new US Supreme Court justice? By this time next year, you – and your family – might be able... Read more
Boston's Race to City Hall 12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse field of... Read more
Could this be the future of public transit in parts of Boston— perhaps even Dorchester's own Columbia Point? How about Blue Hill Avenue? Moving around town in a solar-powered “pod” that cuts down on congestion, helps the environment and gives you your... Read more
Another view of the damage to the JFK Library. Photo by Bill Forry (Thurs., April 18, 6:30p.m.)- After days of investigation, a just-released Boston Fire Department report concludes that Monday's fire at the JFK Library on Columbia Point was caused by "... Read more

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