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Dot Art: Teacher Cheryl Robinson instructs Kyree Williams-Hunter, age 7 in making a Mardi Gras hat. Since 1998, The Dot Art Studio has created access to art for pupils of Dorchester. The organization continues to create opportunities in the arts with... Read more
Carla Valasquez: Attends Codman AcademyCarla Velasquez, an eleventh grader at Codman Academy Charter Public School, won first place in the August Wilson Monologue Competition earlier this month, earning a trip to the national competition in New York City... Read more
Many Boston actors dream of going to New York and making it big on Broadway. But for the upcoming revival of the hit musical “The Wiz,” presented by the Fiddlehead Theatre Company (FTC) at the Strand, the direction of that flow has been reversed. Several... Read more
Bethany Van DelftWe’ve all heard vaguely about artisanal bread, artisanal cheese, artisanal pickles and pizza, artisanal soap, and artisanal wine, but “artisanal comedy”? Dot resident and seasoned stand-up comedian Bethany Van Delft has wrung one last... Read more
Bill Brett's Boston Irish: Book features Brett's photographs of Irish-Americans over the last five decades. Bill Brett’s latest book, “Boston, Irish,” is literally a labor of love, a work that offers an evocative and deeply layered examination of the... Read more
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and police officials on Tuesday said they would seek to "accommodate" expected protesters at the city's celebration of New Year's Eve, but stressed that the event is "family" oriented and not an appropriate venue for a... Read more
Mayor Walsh and UMass Boston Chancellor Keith Motley signed an agreement last Friday that will continue the university’s new Mayor’s Policy Symposium into future years. That same day, the inaugural class briefed the mayor on its ideas for revitalizing the... Read more
Danielle Legros Georges, a resident of Dorchester, will begin a four year-term as the city of Boston’s official Poet Laureate in January. Georges, a native of Haiti who teaches Creative Arts at Lesley University, is a published poet and translator. She... Read more
Dorchester’s Ajani Boyd, 11, got a big hug and a warm welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday at the White House. Boyd was at the executive mansion with a group from Boston-based Project STEP (Strings Training and Education Program), which won... Read more
A Spanish sculptor has been selected to create a permanent art display in a plaza near the Town Field playground in Fields Corner. A ten-member committee has awarded the commission to Juanjo Novella, whose "Freedom's Home" submission was one of 144... Read more

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