It was great to see my neighborhood featured on Channel 5’s Chronicle this evening! And no, it wasn’t because of crime, but because of diversity and the new transit-oriented development near Ashmont Station. The episode, called “Happenin’ Hoods,” included a segment on a “Boston neighborhood that combines the best of the old and the new”: Peabody Square, Dorchester. What came across was a neighborhood with lots of elegant old housing stock, an excellent restaurant, new condos and rental apartments, and — most importantly — a rich diversity in racial groups, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and income levels. In this part of Dorchester nobody blinks at an interracial gay couple, and that’s how we like it.