First on the mayoral ballot (Clemons) and last on at-large ballot (Essaibi George) look at the ballot order board pic.twitter.com/ngMiWJONN6
— Gintautas Dumcius (@gintautasd) July 11, 2013
It could be a case study in new-age civic activism. Or perhaps the perfect sub-plot for a "Parks and Rec" episode.
A few years ago, city workers yanked a dying oak tree from inside the perimeter of the tennis court in Savin Hill. A neighbor, Heidi Moesinger, wanted the tree— which she says offered welcome shade for tennis players without interfering in play—replaced. So she began the online application process to start the ball rolling. Others have since joined her cause. Read more
District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo, a mayoral candidate whose council district is majority-minority, sent a letter on Wednesday to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, urging “swift passage” of an immigration reform bill. Noting that Boston has the sixth highest percentage of foreign-born residents, Consalvo, a grandson of immigrants, wrote, “too many of Boston’s residents are trapped in a Byzantine system that limits their potential contributions to our community and the nation.” Read more
Jul. 11, 2013
A formerly vacant lot at the corner of Topliff and Bowdoin Streets is opening to the public this Saturday as a functional park area. In addition to the recreational area, which includes cafe tables and chairs and raised bed planters, the Dorchester Community Food Co-op is currently in development for the site. Read more
Jul. 11, 2013
In a big city, fresh, nutritious food can be hard to come by. The farmers markets of Dorchester aim to solve that problem, providing locations for local farms to vend fresh produce and creating spaces for the community to gather. Read more
“The dear flowers!
Summer after summer,
they return to me
always young and fresh..
By Celia Thaxter
With all the terribly hot weather last week, our roses seem to blossom and then die very quickly. Hubby has been outside in the early evenings, trying to cut off the spent blossoms so that the plant’s energy will go into making new blossoms. Read more
Jul. 11, 2013
Are there real benefits to urban youths spending six to nine weeks in a summer job? Conny Doty, director of Mayor Thomas Menino’s Office of Jobs and Community Services, took up that question with the mayor at her side as she looked grimly out into the crowd at the Holland Community Center on Tuesday. Read more
Jul. 10, 2013
Boston’s community gardens will come alive again this summer with Sounds of the Garden a series of free concerts featuring local artists. The concerts —including one in Dorchester— are lively, family entertainment and fun for the whole family. Read more
Wondering which candidates' names will be at the top of the municipal ballot in September? We'll find out on Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m.
From the release sent out by the mayor's press office: Read more
Jul. 8, 2013
With three top Senate Democrats out of the country this week and the House showing no sense of urgency to resolve a disagreement with Gov. Deval Patrick over tolling and taxes, Patrick may have to make decisions about the affordability of items in the $34 billion state budget without knowing the fate of new revenues counted upon to balance the annual budget. Read more