Lower Mills

It's a girl for the Forrys

State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry this afternoon gave birth to a baby girl, Madeline Casey Forry.

The baby came in at 8 lbs, 20.5 inches. We're told the mother and baby are doing fine.

Rep. Forry, who has served in the House since 2005, is married to Reporter managing editor Bill Forry. They are also the parents of two young boys, John Patrick and Conor.

Become a Basic Literacy or ESOL Tutor

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts invites prospective volunteers to one of our informational orientations held August 16 and September 9 from 6-8 in downtown Boston. Volunteer tutors work one-to-one with students from communities throughout the Greater Boston area, including Dorchester and Mattapan, for 2-hours per week for a minimum of 9 to 12 months at mutually convenient times in public places. LVM trains volunteers to tutor adult learners in either Basic Literacy or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  Read more

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Kirstin Griffiths

Library trustees' chair supports proposal to expand board, give them fundraising powers

The City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to expand the membership of the board of library trustees by four members and hand them fundraising powers.

The bill, known as a home rule petition, still needs the sign-off of the mayor, the state Legislature and the governor, was sponsored by City Councillors Michael Ross, Ayanna Pressley, and Felix Arroyo.

But it also has the support the head of the nine-member board, attorney Jeffrey Rudman.  Read more

City Council passes Menino budget by 11-2 vote

The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state Legislature – to hand library trustees the power to fundraise for the cash-strapped library system.  Read more

City councillors propose expansion of BPL board, handing them fundraising power

Several city councillors this week are proposing an expansion of the Boston Public Library board of trustees and giving them the ability to fundraise for the cash-strapped system.  Read more

EDITORIAL: A road forward for BPL branches

There was a breakthrough this week in the effort to save four Boston Public Library branches, including the one in Lower Mills, that were slated for closure earlier this year. The battle, however, is far from over.  Read more

Revised city budget includes additional money for summer jobs, custodians and libraries

An additional 200 summer jobs for youth and 42 Boston Public Schools custodial jobs would be saved under the new budget Mayor Thomas Menino released on Tuesday.  Read more

Library closures delayed as lawmakers keep pressing for keeping branches permanently open

The Menino administration and Boston Public Library trustees on Monday said the proposed closure of libraries would be delayed as more public input is gathered, and finally acknowledged that if they’re given additional money they will keep them open.

But Boston’s State House delegation of elected officials, pushing to keep the libraries open permanently, blasted trustees for the decision, saying it still leads to the libraries being closed.  Read more

Library commissioners step into debate over budget amendments

The state Board of Library Commissioners last week weighed in on the debate over amendments to the state budget aimed at preventing four library closures in Boston.  Read more

Hearing on Caritas sale set for July 1 in Dot

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jun. 1, 2010

A hearing on the $830 million sale of the Caritas Christi hospital system is set for the Local 103 IBEW Hall on Freeport St., according to state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office. The July 1 hearing, the last one of six slated to be held in each of the communities affected by the sale, starts at 6 p.m.  Read more