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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy took a hands-on approach to teach their students about Afro-Cuban history and culture this year: They traveled to Cuba for an 8-day excursion. The 23 middle school students were among the first in the City of Boston to... Read more