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The largest neighborhood in Boston is also one of the most diverse. Long-time residents mingle together with new immigrants from Vietnam, Cape Verde, Ireland, and many other countries.

This wonderful mix of residents from all cultures and backgrounds makes it an incredibly vibrant place to live, work, and spend time. Former residents can often be seen and heard claiming to be “OFD” — Originally From Dorchester.

Dorchester
Boston, MA 02121
Other zip codes

02122, 02124, and 02125

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Mar 20

BCYF Spelling Bee 2021

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City archaeologists taped an iPhone and five LED flashlights to a paint roller attached to a rope, and lowered the rig into the hole to record video.

City officials provide update on potential sinkhole in Dorchester park

Parks and Recreation

City of Boston celebrates reopening of Dorchester Park

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Plans released to protect Downtown, North End, and Dorchester from climate change

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Demolition Delay application: 33 Romsey Street, Dorchester

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About the neighborhood

, the “crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace Park System. The park has more 527 acres of green space, a zoo, and public golf course. Among the dozens of other parks in the neighborhood, recently renovated Pope John Paul II Park offers numerous walking and bike paths, athletic fields, and picnic areas with beautiful views of Boston Harbor and the Neponset River.