Mid Dorchester

Dorchester is Boston’s largest neighborhood and also its oldest, founded a few months before the city itself. The neighborhood’s historical diversity is exhibited in its architecture, from the old Victorian homes of wealthy Bostonians to the multi-family dwellings of later groups of immigrants. Today, Dorchester retains its diversity. Its main thoroughfare, Dorchester Avenue, connects many close-knit neighborhoods and thriving commercial districts of all kinds. Dorchester is also home to the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the John F. Kennedy Library.

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    Mid-Dorchester Action Plan

    The Mid-Dorchester Action Plan is a joint planning initiative of DND and the BRA that Mayor Menino launched in summer 2008. 

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Exploring the Neighborhood

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    Just enter your property address to get detailed information about your community such as the nearest library or community center. You can even find out what day your trash will be picked up or where to vote!

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  • Your Neighborhood Coordinator

    ONS neighborhood coordinators and liaisons facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments and serve as a primary contact for constituents to communicate with the Mayor's Office.

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Unveiling New Fire Department Ladder Trucks
    Mayor Walsh and Fire Commissioner Finn welcome all to the Engine 17 firehouse in Dorchester's Meeting House Hill to highlight the purchase of 9 new ladder trucks. Four of these trucks are already in use, while 5 will be unveiled later this year, making this an investment that is unheard of for a city the size of Boston.Watch Video »
  • Codman Square Farmers Market Annual Kickoff
    Mayor Walsh attends the opening day for the annual Codman Square Farmer's Market in Dorchester, promoting positive health for families and the community as a whole.Watch Video »