Morrissey: More closures ahead without fix-it plan

In the mid-1990s, a group of community activists began a three-year effort— in conjunction with the state’s Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) — to re-imagine Morrissey Boulevard. The result of their work was a 1998 report that proposed an ambitious, $35 million rehabilitation project that would have transformed the 2.75 mile-long boulevard into its original “parkway character.”  Read more

Governor makes surprise visit to read to Neponset kindergartners

Reporter Staff
Dec. 21, 2012

Gov. Patrick was the mystery reader at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy-Neponset on Thursday. Photo courtesy Carla TankleGov. Patrick was the mystery reader at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy-Neponset on Thursday. Photo courtesy Carla Tankle

Governor Deval Patrick really reads a mean 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Massachusetts governor made a cameo appearance as a "mystery reader" in Ms. Hobin's K-1 class at the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy campus in Neponset on Thursday morning.  Read more

Police: Bandit may be targeting passengers leaving Red Line

Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.

“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.”  Read more

ABCD needs you to Volunteer! (Volunteer Tax Preparer Training)

ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
We are looking for special people like you to volunteer with the Financial Futures Initiative at ABCD this upcoming tax season to:

• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
• Save thousands of dollars in tax preparation fees; and
• Make a difference in their lives.

By volunteering your time, you get to

• Learn new skills
• Make new friends; and
• Become a certified IRS tax preparer  Read more
Bindu Vedagiri

Boston Votes 2012, By the Numbers

Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (

So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:

-- Thanks to the ballot questions, the ballot will be 18 inches long.  Read more

Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club

The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.

Rosemary Gallagher

Letter: Stop sign needed on Elmer Road

To the Editor:

I have four children who play on this street along with many other children who live in this neighborhood and I have to yell at cars as they fly up my street going in excess of 50 m.p.h.  Read more

Road race will trigger road closures on Sunday in Neponset

Oct. 19, 2012

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close lanes on Morrissey Boulevard ithis Sunday, October 21, to accommodate the 30th Annual Boston Firefighters Road Race. The closures will begin at 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.

Specifically, the impacted streets include:

· Two northbound right lanes on Morrissey Blvd. from Neponset Circle to Freeport Street are closed.

· The northbound right lane on Morrissey Blvd. from Freeport Street to UMass/Boston Entrance is closed.  Read more

South End murder ends with Expressway chase, arrests off Freeport Street

Savin Hill view

I-93 south at Savin Hill around 9 p.m., on state traffic camera.

State Police report three suspects in a shooting at Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue Wednesday evening jumped into a car and tried to flee south - only to be pursued by Boston police officers and state troopers, who managed to box them in and arrest them.  Read more

Editorial: Unleashed dog packs raise safety concern at Victory Rd. Park

Dog attack aftermath: Erin McNamara and her dog Delilah, who was badly injured when a pack of dogs attacked her last Wednesday afternoon. Dog attack aftermath: Erin McNamara and her dog Delilah, who was badly injured when a pack of dogs attacked her last Wednesday afternoon. One of our readers from Savin Hill— Erin McNamara— wants the public to know what happened to her and her nine-year-old border collie, Delilah, last Wednesday afternoon in Victory Road Park, an old landfill near the landmark gas tank that has been converted into a lovely, passive waterfront setting that is maintained by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

The park is a popular place for dog-walkers, although Ms. McNamara had never ventured there until last week. As she and Delilah entered the large open field in the park, she observed a group of 20 or so dogs— all off their leashes— running and playing as two women stood nearby. One of the dogs, a “pit-bull mix” that McNamara said was named “Bailey,” quickly accosted McNamara’s dog and — as other dogs joined in— began biting at Delilah’s fur.  Read more