Columbia Point

Early morning fire leaves one dead, several injured at Columbia Point

40 Westwind Rd. Photo by BFD.

A three-alarm fire that broke out around 3 a.m. on Tuesday at 40 Westwind Rd. left an elderly man dead and sent four residents and one firefighter to the hospital, the Boston Fire Department reports.  Read more

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson would not have to move or give up his seat on the City Council, according to a draft map featuring redrawn political boundaries for the city's 9 district council seats. Jackson's colleague, Michael Ross, isn't as lucky. Ross, who lives in Mission Hill, would no longer live in District 8, under the draft map circulated to reporters and staff inside City Hall on Wednesday.

A City Council committee, headed by District 2 City Councillor Bill Linehan, was tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the districts, following U.S. Census counts that showed shifts in population requiring some districts to shed residents and other districts to gain residents.

Linehan's district was one of those that needed to lose population, so District 2 was redrawn without some parts of Chinatown and the South End – two areas where Linehan's recent opponent, Suzanne Lee, did well in the November election.  Read more

Wicked warning on Morrissey Boulevard: Flooding likely

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A message board run by the state's Highway Division warned of an impending "Wicked High Tide" that is likely to cause lane restrictions or outright closures on Morrissey Boulevard over the next few days.

The boulevard - which runs between Dorchester Bay and Savin Hill cove - is regularly flooded during peak tide periods, usually caused by the confluence of wind, high tide, and the phase of the moon.  Read more

Voters head to polls to pick District 3 councillor and City Council At-Large

By 
Reporter Staff
Nov. 8, 2011

Polls opened at 7 a.m. across the city, with two races on the ballot in Dorchester's District 3: Two men are vying to succeed retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney and seven-person field is fighting for the four City Council At-Large slots.

The two top finishers in the Sept. preliminary, Frank Baker of Savin Hill and John O’Toole of Cedar Grove, are facing off over the first open City Council seat in Dorchester in nearly 18 years.

The polls close at 8 p.m.  Read more

SouL Line Dance Classes @ the Holland Center

Beginner & Intermediate line dance classes are held weekly at the John P Holland School Community Center on Wednesdays in 8-week session durations. The next session begins 10/12 - 11/30 open to BCYF Members, contact the Holland Comm Center Staff if you are interested in attaining ADULT or SENIOR membership to attend the Soul line dance class.

We teach the basics in line dancing whether you dance SouL or Country.
Line Dance Class $40/8-week session due Oct 12 or $5 per class.  Read more

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Class Instructors

Redistricting could affect sitting city councillors in Districts 7 and 8

Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.

While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury.  Read more

Boston Neighborhood Network Open House

Boston Neighborhood Network Open House, first and third Thursday of every month. Come and learn: Boston Neighborhood Network has provided professional training and services to cablecast a variety of relevant information, increase access to city services, offer a valuable medium to share local resources and give a direct voice to the community to promote unique opportunities for advancement.

617-708-3224|agoodwin@bnntv.org
Alycia Goodwin - Membership Coordinator

Irene uproots trees along Dorchester Bay

Irene uproots trees along Dorchester Bay

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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: A legal affairs check on District 3 Council race

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 25, 2011

John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court.  Read more