Jun. 27, 2013
T reduces fares, offers transfers to attract riders
As extensive renovations to the Fairmount Line near completion, two new stations on the commuter rail corridor will open next Monday, July 1. Newmarket Station, located north of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and adjacent to the South Bay Center, and Four Corners/Geneva Station, situated between Washington Street and Geneva Avenue, are both poised to offer expanded transportation options to Dorchester residents. Read more
Jun. 26, 2013
The city’s Main Streets Foundation heralded its top volunteers last week during an awards ceremony at the Strand Theatre— an event that raised $200,000 for the program aimed at boosting neighborhood business districts. Read more
Jun. 26, 2013
A mobile “City Hall to Go” truck will be making stops in Dorchester and Mattapan this summer— part of a new Menino administration initiative that takes its cue from food trucks. Residents can plan to visit the truck to conduct city business that typically requires a downtown visit to City Hall. Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick has made our summer —before it even began officially.
On June 11, the Patrick administration announced that it intends to fully fund the completion of the Neponset Greenway, a long deferred project that has been stymied — despite clear public support — due to the lack of a clear funding pipeline. Read more
A former campaign aide to Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti and Gov. Deval Patrick is signing on with City Councillor Michael Ross’s mayoral campaign. Josh Gee, who served as new media director for Patrick’s 2010 reelection campaign, has returned to Boston after working as digital director for Garcetti, and taken the job of communications director for Ross. Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down for a quiet dinner in the South End on Wednesday night, the mayor said. Their dinner prompted some light chatter on Facebook and Twitter after they, along with Clinton’s security team, were spotted at Hamersley’s Bistro on Tremont St. Read more
Reuben Kantor, who signed on as the manager of Bill Walczak’s mayoral campaign, is stepping down, he said Wednesday night. Kantor, who has worked on campaigns for Gov. Deval Patrick and City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, cited a hefty schedule that took its toll when he took the job in April. Read more
Could this be the future of public transit in parts of Boston— perhaps even Dorchester's own Columbia Point? How about Blue Hill Avenue?
Moving around town in a solar-powered “pod” that cuts down on congestion, helps the environment and gives you your own space to breathe? Sounds like a storyboard from The Jetsons, but the technology exists and is advancing in other parts of the globe, especially in airports like London’s Heathrow, shown in this YouTube video: Read more
Edmond Romulus, a Milton resident, has pulled nomination papers and is aiming to run in the special election for the vacant 12th Suffolk House seat.
Romulus, who managed Jean-Claude Sanon’s campaign for City Council At-Large in 2009, says he plans to run as an independent.
“My approach is politics of common sense,” he said. “Vote for what’s best for the people, not based on party affiliation or ideology.” Read more
“The exceeding beauty of the earth
in her splendour
Yields a new thought with every petal.”
By Richard Jeffries Read more