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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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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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