Uphams Corner

Plaque ceremony to honor slain Uphams Corner store clerk

A Saturday ceremony is planned to install a plaque memorializing a 71 year-old store clerk who was gunned down inside an Uphams Corner convenience store last Feburary. Geraldo Serrano was shot to death on Feb. 24 when he confronted two young men who were robbing the Hermanos Unidos store. The two suspects were quickly captured by Boston Police. Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is organizing the 11 a.m. event at 2 Dudley Terrace, which will be followed by a block party.

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

kgriffiths@lvm.org
Kirstin Griffiths

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

Summary of St. Fleur's farewell speech to House of Representatives

From the State House News Service comes a summary of the remarks former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur made Tuesday to her former colleagues on the House floor.

St. Fleur this week started a job in the Menino administration as its chief of advocacy and strategic investment. She served in the Fifth Suffolk District seat for just over a decade, winning a special election in 1999.  Read more

Ka Carlos

Ka Carlos

Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.

Uphams Corner restaurant couldn't recover from double murder

Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.

The owners of Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille, scene of a brutal fight last August that ended with two murders, have shut the place down and are in the middle of selling off its assets.  Read more

Community Dialogues on Dorchester's Ethnic and Racial Diversity

The YWCA is hosting a moderated dialogue on Boston's racial and ethnic diversity in Dorchester, starting April 27. Register now to be part of this important conversation!
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YWCA Boston’s Community Dialogues on Boston’s ethnic and racial diversity is an ongoing project to bring people from all walks of life together to create stronger, safer and more unified neighborhoods.

How Does It Work?  Read more

dialogues@ywcaboston.org, (617) 5855423
Kathryn Henderson

Man shot to death in Uphams Corner

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot several times around 10:20 p.m., Tuesday, in a hallway at 31 Leyland St.  Read more

St. Kevin's campus

St. Kevin's campus