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Boston has a "Nutcracker" for many a niche market - a Jewish "Nutcracker," a gay "Nutcracker" - all competing with the Boston Ballet version , the world's most popular production of the world's most popular ballet. This weekend the Strand presents the... Read more
Details of the looming reconstruction of Ashmont MBTA station are being worked out between members of the community, the MBTA, and development firm Trinity Financial, with an eye toward beginning construction in late 2003. The renovation of Ashmont is one... Read more
It is with great regret that we must inform our readers that on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, one of Dorchester's heroes from our greatest generation, Leo Ronan, died after a long illness. This story, written days before his death, is dedicated to Leo and to... Read more
Robert Clougherty, best known for going blow-for-blow with the legendary Rocky Marciano in the 1950s, died on September 28. Fighting under the name Bobby Quinn, Clougherty was a top-notch boxer who hung his hat in Fields Corner for most of his life. The... Read more
Tracking down Republicans in Dorchester is kind of like going on safari on the moon. Not a lot of elephants leave their prints around these parts. And if they do, they tend to cover 'em up pretty fast. One man from South Boston is hoping to buck that... Read more
Citing a variety of factors that affect the welfare of young people, several community activists are pushing for the creation of a community center in the Neponset-Adams Corner section of Dorchester. During a joint meeting next Tuesday, October 15, at 7:... Read more
Nestled in between Parents Pride clothing store and Sonny's Pub, "It's a little piece of history," says Adams Sporting Goods manager Kevin McInnis. And now, the Adams Corner cornerstone and retail Dorchester bedrock is going the way of the set shot and... Read more
UMass Boston's emerging plans to build its first-ever student dormitories have sparked intense debate in adjacent neighborhoods. The reaction has been similar on campus, where student and faculty opinions are mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism... Read more
Don't let his age fool you; Emmanuel Bellegarde has done a lot of living in his 28 years. He's worked in both chambers of the state legislature. He's a Haitian immigrant who started a number of groups to empower minorities in Boston politics. He's lived... Read more
It was a banner year for St. Brendan's Girls CYO softball and the Midgets were not the only show in town. The St. Brendan's Juniors (under age 19) were champions as well this year. The team consisted of a seasoned group of athletes who had seen the finals... Read more
Thirteen years ago, a group of Boston Public School employees decided that they wanted to make quality baseball instruction available to all kids, regardless of where they live or their family's income. Mike McCarthy, John McDermott, and Mary Grady... Read more
The 1978 community reinvestment act (CRA), which set up a grading system to monitor the performance of banks in city neighborhoods, has played a pivotal role in stabilizing some of Dorchester's most vulnerable sections. But, neighborhood housing advocates... Read more
Talk about the race for state treasurer hasn't quite squeezed its way onto most of our summer schedules just yet. Like most of the political playoffs, it probably won't until after Labor Day. But, when it does, there's a candidate who hails from Beverly... Read more
One of the neighborhood's great historians and civic pioneers died last week after a life spent in celebration of his adopted home. Donald Brown, 79, whose battle against cancer did not deter him from celebrating one final Dorchester Day in style this... Read more
UniverSoul Circus arrives at Bayside Expo Center to Boston on Monday, July 22 with a newly launched second unit of its highly acclaimed touring Circus. Roots, Rags & Rhythms, a 30-day tour, is an outgrowth of nine years of success by America's only... Read more
What happened that night underscored the importance of what had happened that morning. Hours before Trina Persad was fatally wounded with a blast from a shotgun while she walked outside Jermaine Goffigan Park, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino stood a few... Read more
The St. Mark's Area Civic Association will vote next week on whether or not to support a suburban college's proposal to use a three-decker as a dorm for undergraduate students enrolled in an urban immersion program. The idea has drawn criticism from some... Read more
Massachusetts Cooperative Bank, a longtime Fields Corner financial institution with total assets of $121 million and deposits of $101 million, will be acquired by the Abington Savings Bank, a state chartered savings bank with 13 bank offices in the South... Read more
According to the unscientific online poll at DotNews.com, Morrissey Boulevard/Beades Bridge is the fifth-worst "traffic nightmare" in Dorchester. Don't expect traffic to clear up this spring, either. The MDC has announced that bridge repairs will take... Read more
The MBTA will lease a large portion of its land around Ashmont Station to a private developer, who plans to build mixed-income housing for families and graduate students, with some retail space along the street. The rights to lease the 30,000 square foot... Read more

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