The Mayor of Dorchester campaign is in full fundraising swing with a number of events taking place across Dorchester in the last remaining weeks of the race. The three contenders vying for the title have a healthy dose of competition, but it's all for a good cause.
"No sabotage yet. It could come to that, you know," John O'Toole, PJ Trapani's campaign manager and a former candidate himself, said with a chuckle. Read more
This might help get your spring spirits up: Dorchester Day season begins next week. The kickoff to three months of Dot Day celebrations is next Thursday, March 27, as a traditional meatloaf dinner is served at First Parish Church on Meeting House Hill.
Tradition reigns supreme at the evening event, says Ed Crowley, parade committee member and former parade clerk. "It's the first event, it's one of those things historically done." Read more
Noontime. There is already a mist in the air by the Common Ground restaurant in Lower Mills. This reporter has the pleasure of riding in a shiny, bright blue Mustang convertible with three lovely girls, none other than Little Miss Dorchester 2007, Vany Cardoso, and runners-up Paige McEachern and Kaysea Ruffin. Excited and maybe a little nervous, we all practice waving to the early birds eagerly awaiting the beginning of the Dorchester Day Parade.
Across the street, politicians, war veterans, and police officers chat and tie up loose ends. Read more
May. 29, 2007
Craig Galvin strode into the Minot Mud House on Tuesday morning to practically a hero's welcome. Some jabs from a friend, a few yells from the counter sitters, and the Mayor of Dorchester was automatically at ease in his "artificial office," as he calls it. Galvin seems to be at his best surrounded by the people, which is one of the reasons he says he threw his hat into the ceremonial mayoral ring. As he prepares for his first day "in office" this weekend at the Dorchester Day Parade, he took some time to sit with the press for a short interview at headquarters. Read more
A hungry crowd filled Florian Hall on Sunday evening to serve as judges in a chili cook-off that pitted 11 neighborhood civic associations against each other as each vied for recognition as Dorchester's top chili chefs. The event was a first-time fundraiser for the Dorchester Day Parade Committee, one of several new events being spearheaded by mayor of Dorchester candidate Craig Galvin and a group of "campaign" volunteers including Ashmont resident Nancy Anderson. Read more
Ten years after it began with an old-school election throw-down, the annual contest to pick the honorary "mayor" of Dorchester hopes to rekindle some of that first-year magic in 2007. The Dorchester Day Parade Committee- which sponsors the contest- is putting out the call for civic groups, unions and private citizens to step into the ring to help make this year's parade a success. Read more
This year's Dorchester Day Parade, set for Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m., is shaping up to be one of the biggest in years, according to organizers who will mark the 100th anniversary of the first-ever Dorchester Day, held in 1904 in Savin Hill.
This year's parade will be dedicated to the men and women serving the United States in the military.
During the parade, a wreath in honor of Sergeant Daniel J. Londono, an East Cottage native who was killed in action in Iraq in March, will be laid at a veterans' memorial in Fields Corner. Read more