Neponset

Fr. Sean Connor to leave St. Ann's parish

FR. Sean Connor

Fr. Sean Connor, who has led St. Ann parish in Neponset since 2008, will leave his role as pastor later this summer to take on new duties at Sacred Heart parish in Weymouth. Fr. Connor, 46, explained the news to parishioners at Sunday Masses and in a letter distributed to the St. Ann community.

“As you know it would be very hard for me to say yes, even to the Cardinal, when it involves leaving Dorchester. I feel blessed to have been asked to come here, five years ago this June. I am most blessed to call you friends and to have been with you on this journey of faith. You are very special to me and in many ways I would be happy to remain here for the rest of my years,” Fr. Connor wrote. “I have prayed much over the past week, and though my heart is torn, I have accepted the Cardinal's request and will be leaving Saint Ann parish before my term here ends as your pastor.”  Read more

Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino at Interfaith Service

By 
Reporter Staff
Apr. 18, 2013

The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more

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

By 
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

communityresource@bostonabcd.org
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 (www.cityofboston.gov).

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.

617-288-3230
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

By 
Staff
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