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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
A new affordable housing project is underway in Dorchester, set for completion in summer 2021. The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) broke ground in December after five years of gathering resources for the 80-unit, mixed-use space.
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School Committee votes to transfer McCormack land to Boys and Girls Club
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School Committee votes to transfer McCormack land to Boys and Girls Club
In one of its most divided votes in recent years, the Boston School Committee narrowly approved a controversial plan to transfer a sports field, playground and basketball courts at the McCormack Middle School to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) for the construction of a new sports facility.
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
Last year, the Boston Public Schools’ plan to sell off the playing fields next to the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester appeared to come to a halt as students and local abutters raised concerns about the loss of open space and a development process that appeared to put developers first. Last Wednesday, BPS officials and the prospective developers of the land presented plans to move the project forward.
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Field narrows in 12th Suffolk District
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Field narrows in 12th Suffolk District
The field narrowed in the race for the Mattapan-centered 12th Suffolk District seat last week after Cameron Charbonnier dropped out.
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Community rallies around Dorchester bike shop
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Community rallies around Dorchester bike shop
After looters hit Noah Hicks’ Uphams Corner bike shop, donors more than made up for the stolen bikes. Now Hicks is donating funds to other causes.
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Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
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Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
Four candidates have pulled nomination papers to run in the district, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton.
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
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No agreement on McCormack field lease
From the outset, McCormack students, teachers and residents of the abutting Harbor Point neighborhood testified against what many saw as an attempt to transfer public open space into private hands.
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McCormack students, staff make appeal to keep school yard, fields
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McCormack students, staff make appeal to keep school yard, fields
Students and Teachers from the John W. McCormack school in Dorchester pleaded with the Boston School Committee to keep their sports field, after learning the school department is entertaining a proposal from local nonprofits to build a $30 million Boys and Girls Clubs community center and field house on the site.
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McCormack students want school to keep field
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McCormack students want school to keep field
Students from the McCormack school are opposed to a proposed $30 million Boys and Girls Club field house that would be built on land currently occupied by the school’s athletic field and playground.
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Dorchester resident fighting to protect Garifuna community
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Dorchester resident fighting to protect Garifuna community
Omar Suazo is used to death threats. As the popularly elected president of the Patronato, or governing body, in the largest Garifuna community in Honduras, Suazo had stood in the way of three attempts to dam the Sambo Creek river and had fought against drug dealing and land expropriation ¾ two forces that he said were eating away at his community.
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Restaurateurs advance plan for Uphams Corner
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Restaurateurs advance plan for Uphams Corner
Biplaw Rai and Nyacko Perry are aiming to revolutionize the relationship between the Uphams Corner community and the restaurant industry with the founding of Comfort Kitchen, a comfort food restaurant offering Western-African and Asian cuisine.
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A 50-year tradition continues on Hewins Street
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A 50-year tradition continues on Hewins Street
Residents of Hewins Street in Dorchester turned out for their 50th annual block party.
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