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Neighbors turn out for Dorchester Day
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Neighbors turn out for Dorchester Day
Dorchester Day served up its unique blend of politics, culture and neighborhood pride.
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Collins pushes for faster Fairmount
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Collins pushes for faster Fairmount
State Sen. Nick Collins is looking to speed things up along the sleepy Fairmount Line with a budget amendment that would allow for service at 15-minute intervals.
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Climate activists bring New Deal to Strand
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Climate activists bring New Deal to Strand
The Sunrise Movement, headed by Bay State native Varshini Prakash, a 25-year-old UMass Amherst graduate, launched its national tour in Boston as part of a long-range campaign to uproot fossil-fuel influence in Washington and achieve a net-zero carbon emissions economy within 10 years.
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UMass picks developer for Bayside site
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UMass picks developer for Bayside site
The University of Massachusetts has chosen a developer to build on the former Bayside Expo Center property in Dorchester, the board of trustees announced Thursday.
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New data show more diverse Boston
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New data show more diverse Boston
The city of Boston’s population has continued to grow and become more diverse over the past seven years, according to a report by the Boston Planning and Development Agency released last month.
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Dot Block project raises displacement concerns
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Dot Block project raises displacement concerns
Developers of one of the largest residential complexes planned for Dorchester squared off against affordable housing activists at a meeting Monday, defending the Dot Block project against charges that it will drive up rents in the area and force longtime residents out of the city.
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Dot residents mixed on Talbot Ave. proposal
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Dot residents mixed on Talbot Ave. proposal
Approximately 30 people gathered on the second floor of the All Saints’ Church on Ashmont Street in Dorchester Oct. 2 to learn about a project proposal that would revamp 500 Talbot Ave. into a mixed-use building including retail, residential, and church space.
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Dorchester pot shop plan meets community resistance
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Dorchester pot shop plan meets community resistance
More than 60 area residents attended a community meeting in Dorchester’s Strand Theater Monday night, 184 feet away from the storefront that was once Cataloni’s Bar, now the proposed new home for a recreational marijuana shop.
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Innovators grow community
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Innovators grow community
The Fairmount Innovation Lab celebrated the grand re-opening of their newly expanded co-working space last Wednesday evening in Uphams Corner.
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In the news: Tom Sands
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In the news: Tom Sands
Carney Hospital has announced Tom Sands as the new President of the Dorchester-based hospital. Formerly the interim president at Carney, Sands has been officially appointed president effective July 2018.
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Coco Leaf Dessert cafe is a success in Dot
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Coco Leaf Dessert cafe is a success in Dot
While bubble tea shops abound in Boston, the fare Eric Ly and Somath Om now serve at Coco Leaf Dessert Café, which they opened in January of 2017, includes a wide range of traditional Vietnamese desserts, including Italian custards, French-style flan, mochi doughnuts, smoothies, sweet crepes and Vietnamese coffee. That last item is slow-brewed.
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Sober homes proliferate in Roxbury, Dorchester
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Sober homes proliferate in Roxbury, Dorchester
Because many sober homes are not registered, nobody knows how many are operating in Boston. But of those registered with the Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing, all but two are in Dorchester and Roxbury. Many residents say they’ve had enough.
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