Mid Dorchester

Read about the pilot CityLinks office located in Dorchester! CityLinks is an initiative that brings together neighborhoods, non-profits, and government, connecting resources for community solutions.

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.

  • MID Dorchester Action Plan Logo (75)

    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

  • My Neighborhood

    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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News & Press Releases »


Videos & Multimedia »

  • Game of the Week: Dorchester High School vs. English High School
    Game of the Week: Dorchester High School vs. English High SchoolWatch Video »
  • 65 East Cottage Street Community Meeting
    DND and neighborhood residents hear presentations from three developers regarding the proposed development of the 65 East Cottage Street site, a 120,238-square-foot property in the Upham's Corner area of Dorchester, advertised for mixed use or commercial/light industrial development. Watch Video »