Jan. 3, 2013
Residents from one of Bowdoin-Geneva’s most well-known addresses— Hendry Street— gathered last Friday evening for a holiday party that was billed as a celebration, in part, to mark what neighbors say have been marked improvements in their quality of life since a troubled property was condemned last year and cleared of criminal elements. Read more
Jan. 1, 2013
If you don’t think swim trunks and winter boots are a fashionable combination, then you haven’t chilled yet with folks at the Brian Leahy Memorial Polar Bear Plunge. Families, pets, young, older, and those in between were among the brave souls who dove in at Tenean Beach earlier today. Read more
First John Kerry. Then Vicki Kennedy. And then the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In quick succession on a Friday afternoon, all three lined up behind Congressman Ed Markey’s bid for Kerry’s Senate seat. Read more
Dec. 27, 2012
Mattapan Square Main Streets recently received a $9,533.19 from Mattapan United and a $3,500 grant from Carney Hospital with a three-year commitment, putting them just over their fundraising goal of $30,000. They are now hoping for an additional $25,000 to provide the organization with a “cushion” for the future. Read more
Dec. 27, 2012
As New England ushers in winter, the Dorchester Community Food Co-op is gearing up for its second annual Winter Farmers’ Market starting January 6. Running every Sunday through March 24 from noon until 4p.m. in the Codman Square Great Hall, the Farmers’ Market will offer fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, breads, cheeses and specialty foods. Read more
Dec. 27, 2012
On the Friday afternoon before Christmas, when most of their friends and classmates headed home to get an early start on the holidays, about a dozen teens sat in a former manufacturing facility, several of them staring intently at their computer screens.
But they weren’t playing games; their mission was to hammer out a budget and a business plan for setting up a garden to grow vegetables and sell them in the summer. Read more
Dec. 26, 2012
Neighbors will splash in the new year on Tues., Jan. 1 with the second annual Brian Leahy Memorial Polar Bear Plunge at Tenean Beach. The event is a fundraiser for the Leahy-Holloran Community Center in Neponset.
Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. at the beach. A $15 fee is required. The plunge will be followed by a pizza party at Boston Bowl, donated by Joe Sammartino and Phillips Family of Restaurants.
The American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) presented Wheelock College with the 2012 John Blackburn Award for its work in revitalizing the Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan.
The center was closed in 2010, but the city of Boston and Wheelock worked in close partnership with the Mattapan community to set a collaborative vision for the center. Read more
City Council President Stephen Murphy announced on Thursday he’s picked up enough votes for another term as the ceremonial head of the 13-member body.
Murphy’s office released a list of names supporting his bid in an email to reporters: City Councillors At-Large Felix Arroyo and John Connolly, as well as District Councillors Frank Baker (Dorchester), Mark Ciommo (Allston-Brighton), Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park), Tito Jackson (Dorchester), Sal LaMattina (East Boston), Bill Linehan (South Boston), and Matt O’Malley (Jamaica Plain). Read more