Joe Lawlor has sold thousands of cars in his six years as sales manager at Morrissey Boulevardâ€™s Westminster Dodge. The Bickford family â€” which has operated the Chrysler dealership since the 1960s â€” has sold many times that.
This week, though, they are pitching a different kind of sale, one that even they admit has long odds of finding the right buyer. Read more
Dwayne Lawrence and the Teen Health Movement explore their options along Blue Hill Ave.
May. 1, 2009
Editor's Note: The Dorchester Historical Society will host a special event on Sunday, May 3 at The Boston Winery in Port Norfolk from 2-5 p.m. Back in 2007, the Reporter's former news editor Brian Denitzio visited the Winery â€” run by the Bruno family, who also own the Venezia restaurant next door. Enjoy! Read more
The Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point is being threatened with foreclosure and the property could be auctioned off next month, according to reports published today in Boston's daily papers. However, an attorney for the Bayside said today he expects a "very positive resolution" to the matter. Read more
Many are pinching pennies by cooking at home. Lucky for us here in Dorchester, Bostonâ€™s most diverse neighborhood, grocery shopping can be just as exciting as eating out, and the number of choices just keeps on growing. Read more
The Dorchester delegation in the state House of Representatives joined the majority of their colleagues this week in support of hiking the sales tax to 6.25 percent from 5 percent, as Gov. Deval Patrick threatened to pull out his veto pen unless his tax and reform measures are taken up instead.
Members of the delegation added to the final vote of 108 to 51, helping secure a veto-proof majority. The all-Democratic delegation includes Reps. Willie Mae Allen, Linda Dorcena Forry, Gloria Fox, Marie St. Fleur, Brian Wallace and Marty Walsh. Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch felt it would have been "inappropriate" for him to join the rest of the state's DC delegation in lobbying the owner of the New York Times to keep the Boston Globe open. Lynch - whose Ninth Congressional district includes the Globe's Morrissey Boulevard headquarters- was the only Congressman from the state who did not sign onto a letter sent to Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. appealing for the Globe's salvation. Read more
Apr. 24, 2009
Supporters of the Boston Globe and its hundreds of workers in and outside of the newsroom angrily denounced the New York Times Company on Friday and warned that the Globe's demise would disemploy hundreds of people at a time of recession. Read more
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