A string of recently-scheduled debates will give voters in Dorchester, Mattapan, Milton, and Hyde Park a chance to hear from the candidates to replace former House Speaker Thomas Finneran. Three events, set for Feb.16, Feb. 22, and March 10, are thus far... Read more
Both of Dorchester's long-serving city councillors are facing prospective opponents in the fall, as Charles Yancey has drawn a challenger and Maureen Feeney may be in the crosshairs. Jaha "Jay" Hughes, a landscaper from York Street in the Franklin Field... Read more
A state appeals court has upheld a 2003 Suffolk Superior Court decision ordering the destruction of a Melville Avenue home that has pitted neighbors against each other and stirred passions in the normally staid area. The January 14 ruling sided with... Read more
Spiraling cost estimates for the Ashmont Station renovation could force MBTA designers to scale back the list of amenities and further delay the start of construction. Construction bids outpaced T construction cost estimates by a minimum of more than $10... Read more
The Cedar Grove Civic Association endorsed the Members Plus Credit Union as the next tenant of the vacant Adams Corner Sovereign Bank property, at a contentious and well-attended Tuesday night meeting. More than 150 people, encouraged by different parties... Read more
Churchgoers filing out of the nine o'clock Mass at Blessed Mother Teresa church on Monday morning discovered the dead body of a man on the grounds of the church. The Medical Examiner's office on Thursday said that the victim, 43 year-old Richard Lanoue of... Read more
Humming first, then singing, walking around and looking for pictures of him with his wife, Rich Chace came back to that first line of the chorus in "Eleanor Rigby," the haunting Beatles song: "Ah, look at all the lonely people." It'd be tough to blame... Read more
Irked by code violations and what they say is inadequate parking, Columbia/Savin Hill residents ripped the Super 88 grocery store at the South Bay complex for being unresponsive to community concerns. Traffic flow at the northern Dorchester commercial... Read more
Caesar may have regretted heading to the Senate on March 15, but the Ides of March this year will make one politician very happy. The House of Representatives scheduled a special election to fill the 12th Suffolk House seat vacated by former Speaker... Read more
Patients with Blue Cross health plans who go to the Caritas Carney Emergency Room for treatment will not experience any changes in their care despite a payment dispute between the ER doctors and the insurance company, the Dorchester hospital promised. "... Read more
Twenty-two months. It doesn't sound like a long time. In truth, from this perspective - written hours after we gathered 'round Mom's grave in Cedar Grove - it doesn't feel like a very long time, either. Still, if you had told me back on Feb. 20, 2003-... Read more
Cedar Grove residents voted Tuesday to limit the options of an Adams Corner lot to three suitors with deep community ties, leaving open the possibility of converting the building into parking spaces. Suitors for the space, vacated by Sovereign Bank,... Read more
ABCD officials are still not sure if they will rebuild their former Dorchester headquarters - destroyed three weeks ago in an apparent electrical fire - or find a new location. For now, the anti-poverty agency's Dorchester programs are headquartered in... Read more
It's a week before Thanksgiving, but all through the 'hood, there's a sensation that Christmas is already afoot. The holiday season will be officially unfurled next Saturday Nov. 27, as nine Dorchester villages join in a now annual rite of late fall: the... Read more
The building containing the Dorchester headquarters of Action for Boston Community Development, the city's official antipoverty program, was destroyed by fire last week. The building at 110 Claybourne Street near Codman Square, which housed offices for... Read more
Badnarik and who? What is the Green-Rainbow Party? And where's Ralph? Should Dorchester voters be able to tear themselves away from the aftermath of the World Series - win or lose - to vote on November 2, next Tuesday, they'll find a ballot more crowded... Read more
Many of her former patients at the Neponset Health Center will be glad to learn that Dr. Anne P. Rogal is setting up shop at the Caritas Carney Hospital after a four-year sabbatical from the area. "This is kind of a coming home story," the affable Rogal... Read more
The commander of one of Dorchester's two main police districts narrowly escaped death last week when he was ambushed by a desperate fugitive in the basement of a Franklin Field duplex. In a Wednesday afternoon shootout, the gunman unloaded a total of five... Read more
Brittany and Timothy and Langdon saunter in, sipping on water bottles or dipping into baskets of French fries, clad in fleece vests and frayed nurses' scrubs, Birkenstocks and warm-up pants, Kangol hats. Presently, they hear an allusion to Gene Autry,... Read more
Despite an alarming spike in homicides and shootings on his district this year, the commander of the B-3 Boston Police says that crime is actually down in most categories in the Mattapan-Dorchester area. This month, Captain Timothy Murray is canvassing... Read more


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