The city of Boston is asking for a rigorous environmental review of a proposed casino at East Boston's Suffolk Downs, according to a letter to the East Boston community sent out earlier this week. The letter was dated March 20 and signed by Elizabeth Dello Russo, executive director of a 5-member casino development advisory group set up by Mayor Thomas Menino in April 2012. Read more
Mar. 21, 2013
Attendees of a Wednesday night rally for City Councillor At-Large John Connolly’s mayoral bid were served a blistering critique of the Menino administration with a side of Bad Rabbits. About 400 people, some of them spilling out into the Omni Parker House Hotel’s second floor hallway, crowded the small Press Room for the rally and a performance put on by the Boston-based band. Read more
Mar. 20, 2013
Residents will get a chance to weigh in on a multi-agency effort to improve the Quincy St. corridor. The public meeting, scheduled to go from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 20, is set for the Haynes Early Education Center on Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury.
Potential improvements could include crosswalks at intersections, better street lighting, highly visible signs and bike lanes.
Residents have registered complaints with the city, calling the current set up of streets unsafe for pedestrians. Read more
District 4 City Councillor Charles Yancey could face a challenger from Roslindale this year if he runs for reelection. Steven Godfrey, the 43-year-old executive director of the Community Minority Cultural Center in Lynn, opened a campaign fundraising account on Monday. Read more
A Charlestown attorney who has served as City Councillor At-Large John Connolly’s chief strategist will be taking on the role of campaign manager of Connolly’s mayoral bid, the campaign said Monday. Nathaniel Stinnett, 37, has worked on a number of campaigns, including as treasurer for Attorney General Martha Coakley’s run for U.S. Senate and as finance director of Jamie Eldridge’s runs for Congress and state Senate.
Stinnett, a former Democratic State Committee member, has taught Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages at Pine Street Inn. Read more
Mar. 10, 2013
Local lawmakers and members of Mayor Thomas Menino’s cabinet on Sunday morning flocked to the Cedars of Lebanon’s hall in Jamaica Plain for a fundraiser. Over 400 people attended the small-dollar event, one of several neighborhood fundraisers held every year by Menino’s campaign committee. Read more
There’s a lot of chatter and news in the press— including this newspaper this week — about a certain parade that’s coming up. We think it’s a good time turn our focus to the annual parade that matters most to our community: the Dorchester Day Parade, which is coming up in just a few short months, on Sunday, June 2.
The Dot Day Parade is something that everyone in our community can take pride in hosting and participating in. The march has become truly representative of the full spectrum of Dorchester’s diverse communities. Read more
Mar. 4, 2013
President Obama on Monday nominated Gina McCarthy, a Dorchester native, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
McCarthy went to UMass Boston for a social anthropology degree, graduating in 1976. She later grabbed a master of science in environmental health engineering and policy and planning at Tufts University. Read more
Mar. 2, 2013
Mar. 1, 2013
Maureen Dahill, a state Senate candidate from South Boston, on Friday called for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade in her neighborhood to include gay and lesbian groups. The candidate from Dorchester, state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, agreed, saying in a statement she will march on March 17 with supporters from the gay and lesbian community if the groups are included. Read more