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Thursday, June 19
, 2008

At St. Peter's School, graduation day tinged with sadness

Teacher Charlie MacLaughlin watches the stage alongside part of the last graduating class of the eighth grade at St. Peter's School. Each student of the school was given an award for their particular talent during last Thursday's graduation. The Bowdoin Street school is one of three Catholic grammar schools that will close as the Archdiocese of Boston shifts to a new, centrally run academy in the fall. Photo by Pete Stidman

Plus: Mass marks final day at St. Kevin's in Uphams Corner


New pastors take over at St. Greg's, St. Ann's

No deal on Bowdoin Community Center

Makeover ahead for restaurant-pub in Lower Mills

Forum targets sources of illegal guns

Historic Boston digs into Fields Corner's past

Grove Hall radio supporters plan rally at FCC offices

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Special Reports


Commander Robert A. Hall, Jr. waved to the crowds along the Dorchester Day Parade route on Sunday, June 1. The Billerica native led the men and women of the USS Porter (DDG-78) in a special visit to Boston for the Dorchester celebrations. The visit also marked an important milestone in Hall's naval career. Pictured, lr, USS Porter Exceutive Officer T.J. Dixon, Cdr. Hall, Command Master Chief Dominic Musso. A full report on the Porter's trip to Boston, inside. Bill Forry Photo

For avenue steeped in transition, more changes to come

Dot Ave's newest address offers big views, convenience

Read the original, May 15 story
In Grove Hall, radio rebels dig in
TOUCH FM emerges as the "voice of Black Boston"
They are facing huge fines from the FCC and
could even have their equipment confiscated - if the feds ever find their modest studio. But the radio team at TOUCH 106.1 FM are defiant, saying that their role as the "fabric of the Black community"creates a moral imperative that they stay on the air. Above, creative director and morning man MC Spice. Photo by Pete Stidman

Lower Mills buzzes with new developments
Plus: A map shows current Lower Mills projects in play.

STD 'epidemic' seen among many teens in neighborhood

Coakley report: Acute inpatient care
"may not be" Carney's future
In a highly anticipated report released last Thursday, Attorney General Martha Coakley recommends that the Archdiocese of Boston "relinquish control" over Carney Hospital to a Board of Governors and suggests that "acute medical-surgical inpatient hospital care may not be the appropriate future for Carney."

Key Catholic school advisor sees "renaissance" ahead
John Fish, the CEO of Suffolk Construction who is a member of a committee overhauling Dorchester and Mattapan's Catholic school system, laid out his vision for the project's future- and addressed some lingering questions about the reconstruction of local school buildings in an interview with the Reporter.

On the Waterfront
The good, the bad, and the unfinished work of
reclaiming Dorchester's shoreline

Dorchester History
by Peter F. Stevens
Artwork courtesy of Celia McDonough

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