Civics

Mattapan bus plan evokes doubts, anger

Members of the Mattapan community hammered Gov. Deval Patrick's transportation czar this week over a proposal to replace the Route 28 bus and extend the Silver Line to Mattapan Square. At a Tuesday night transportation "summit" held in Boston Public Library's Mattapan branch and organized by Dorchester's State House delegation, Transportation Secretary James Aloisi fended off a flurry of questions from about 60 community members, many of whom expressed anger at being left out of the loop on the proposal.  Read more

A look at today''s big parade line-up

Parade GuyParade GuyToday's Dorchester Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. in Lower Mills and follows Dorchester Avenue to Columbia Rd. Here's the final roster of today's parade. See you out there!  Read more

Summer's start greeted with salute to veterans past and present

Memorial Day Parade 2009: Jerry Hurley of Lower Mills watched the Memorial Day Parade pass Dorchester Park on Monday, May 25, 2009. Photo by Chris LovettMemorial Day Parade 2009: Jerry Hurley of Lower Mills watched the Memorial Day Parade pass Dorchester Park on Monday, May 25, 2009. Photo by Chris LovettDorchester's traditional observation of Memorial Day began at 10 a.m. on Monday with a parade from Lower Mills to Cedar Grove Cemetery, where a huge crowd gathered to honor neighborhood veterans and remember those lost in the nation's conflicts dating back to the Civil War.

Help find missing dog Cali

Help us find Cali: Missing since May 14.Help us find Cali: Missing since May 14.A small cream/blonde Pomeranian dog named Cali is missing and her owners are asking the neighborhood to help find her this week.

"Cali is part of our family, she needs her medication and our hearts are broken. We will not stop searching until she is found. Upon her safe return, we will gladly send you on your way with a cash reward, NO questions asked."

Cali weighs approx. 6 lbs, is extremely friendly, and was last seen on May 14 in the area of Neponset Avenue and Victory Road. Poms are not as common as labs or retrievers so if you spot a blonde fluffy dog with a tail that curls up, please call immediately! Call 617-291–3257 or 860-798 -0740.  Read more

Eating right - for under five bucks- in Mattapan

Dwayne Lawrence and the Teen Health Movement explore their options along Blue Hill Ave.

St. Peter's Church organist performs at Open House

St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, MA: Video taken during the May 2 & 3 2009 Open House weekend. We're participating in the Partners in Preservation-Boston grant competition to win $100,000, and this event was part of it.

Parish of All Saints singers lend talents to St. Peter's efforts

This video was taken during our Open House weekend, May 2 & 3, 2009, of a few members of the Parish of All Saints choir. This event was part of our participation of the Partners in Preservation-Boston grant competition...we're trying to win the most number of votes on their web site http://partnersinpreservation.com

Comedy night, old school party to benefit Mattapan Pop Warner

Mattapan PatriotsMattapan PatriotsThe Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading organization gears up for the 2009 season by having a fundraising event on Friday evening, May 22, 2009 at the Policeman Post located at 500 Morton St. ( American Legion Highway). Come out and get your laugh on with some really funny comedians: Lady Vain, Just Al and Steven Donovan will make you laugh.
After the show is the After Party. Playing the old school R & B and block party mixes will be DJ Joe Peters. After you laugh , it will be time to GET DOWN with the old school dances like the Wop, the Cabbage Patch, the Running Man, the Bus Stop, and the Prep. Tickets are $10. Food will be for sale at the party, cash bar.
Call Jonathon Gates at 617-590-8334 or e-mail jgates1963@aol.com to arrange to purchase your ticket.  Read more

UMass-Boston focusing on housing options

Peninsula Apartments: UMass discussed converting these privately owned apartments on Mt. Vernon St. into university-run student housing — a first on Columbia Point.Peninsula Apartments: UMass discussed converting these privately owned apartments on Mt. Vernon St. into university-run student housing - a first on Columbia Point.UMass-Boston officials have been quietly exploring plans to create university-run student housing near its Dorchester campus, including one proposal that would have converted a privately-owned apartment building on Columbia Point into dorms.  Read more

Mass. Ave. bike lane future is looking up

Bike lane advocates took a hit last week when a lawsuit meant to force the city to paint lanes on Mass Avenue was dismissed by Justice of the Superior Court Geraldine Hines. In the process, however, the bicyclists may have won a larger battle.  Read more