Officials and staff ofÂ Dorchesterâ€™s Carney Hospital gathered last week for the official dedication of the hospitalâ€™s new Copeland Surgical Center. The facility, located at the Seton lobby entrance off the rear paring lot, adds new services to the hospital. Read more
Apr. 9, 2009
What will I do without The Globe? Am I supposed to carry my computer to the kitchen table each morning to get the news â€œon-lineâ€ before going to work? What about my lifetime ritual of going to the door and picking up the paper before I put on the coffee?
Itâ€™s too much to expect old timers like myself to cope with this new reality. I need the paper in my hands. I need to feel it, turn the pages, share it with my wife and even throw it in the recycle box. Read more
The consequences are hard to imagine. Only the most cold-blooded haters are actually rooting for it to happen. But if The Boston Globe, facing what seems to be a terminal case of lost advertising in its printed version, does cease to exist someday soon, what will it mean for Dorchester? Read more
Apr. 8, 2009
The ink-on-paper broadsheet newspaper titled The Boston Globe, owned by the New York Times Co. since 1993, has been delivering information, analysis, and opinion to its readers for 137 years of wars and shaky peacetimes, of the Depression, recessions, and economic good times, introducing them to, among other things, the telephone, the electric light, the automobile, the plane, rockets and spaceships, radio, television, the computer, and, lately, the cyberspace entities that have set up shop as websites on the Internet. Read more
Suzy Orman, a personal finance pundit, was on national TV a while back suggesting that in these tough economic times people should stop eating out and stop drinking fancy lattes.Â Her advice was to brown bag a lunch and to make your coffee at home.Â Read more
If you make a stink, it will sink.
That could be the lesson the owners of the Bayside Expo Center take to heart this week after the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority board of directors voted, 7-3, to sink underground a controversial odor control facility on Columbia Point. Read more
A first for Vietnamese-Americans in the city
Hiep Q. Nguyen, a community activist and accountant who came to Boston in 1991, has confirmed that he will be running for City Council at-Large. At 26, he may be the youngest candidate in this yearâ€™s race. And according to many, he is the first Vietnamese-American ever to run for the council in Boston. Read more
Neighbors thirsting for an alternative to cable and Internet giant Comcast take heed: RCN says they are slowly, but surely, heading your way. Read more
As a temporary fix on a long-time eyesore, the new owner of the NE Brake Building at 1299 Massachusetts Ave. (above) is sprucing up the building's curved storefront and installing a small fruit and vegetable market to complement the giant Clapp's pear across the street. Read more