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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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing 11-24-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »
  • Boston Neighborhood Sports - 11/23/15
    This week in Boston Neighborhood Sports, we bring you highlights of the 2015 BPS Middle School Football Championships, along with the BPS Thanksgiving Day football schedule.Watch Video »