Apr. 18, 2013
The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read more
Mar. 25, 2013
Boston Police are warning neighbors to use caution after two men posing as water utility workers allegedly robbed a home on Huron Circle last Thursday evening. An elderly homeowner was targeted in the incident, which began around 6:30 p.m. when a white male posing as a Water and Sewer employee rang the doorbell. Read more
The Rite Aid drug store at 540 Gallivan Blvd. will be closing in March, according to sources familiar with the chain’s plans. The 18,000 square foot store is housed in a three-story building that is also home to Supreme Liquors, College Hype and other small businesses.
The building’s owner, Thomas Cifrino, says that the 20 year-lease agreement with the drug store chain ends in May. Cifrino said that he offered the Rite Aid store a lease extension, without a raise in rent, last year, but never heard back from the chain. Read more
Four years ago, young Dan McDonald decided he wanted to start a new business in his old hometown of Dorchester.
Born on Pierce Avenue and baptized at St. Brendan church, the business school graduate of Boston College had spent four years after graduation working at restaurants on the South Shore and on Martha’s Vineyard. He was eager to open his own restaurant.
He found a storefront in a prime Adams Corner location and soon went about opening his very first restaurant, a neighborhood place he called The Currach Bistro and Pizza. Read more
ABCD needs you to Volunteer!
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• Help our Boston residents get free tax preparation assistance
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Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).
So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:
The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.
(4:14 p.m.) - UPDATE: The Granite Avenue drawbridge is back down, according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation spokesman.
The bridge spent an hour in the upright position due to one of its "locking pins" sliding out of place. The bridge's pins have been reset, the spokesman said.
(3:35 p.m.) — The Granite Avenue drawbridge over the Neponset River is currently closed— presenting a potential traffic headache for Friday afternoon commuters. The bridge- which is right off the expressway at exit 11B- is stuck in the upright position.
State Police blocked traffic from exiting the southeast expressway at Exit 11B. Mass DOT officials say inspectors are en route to the scene and that State Police and Boston Police will assist with traffic.
An eyewitness says that the safety gates have blocking traffic from passing over the bridge since about 3 p.m. Read more
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will swing by the Eire Pub on Saturday afternoon after lunch at Sullivan's in South Boston. Former Mayor Ray Flynn will join Brown on Castle Island.
Brown is scheduled to appear at the bellwether bar shortly after 1:30 p.m. The bar is a popular place for politicians: Pictures of visits from President Reagan and President Clinton hang on the walls.
Brown's campaign swing through Boston comes a day after Mayor Thomas Menino and Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, appeared together at a Roslindale Village rally to tout Menino's endorsement.
Sep. 21, 2012
The Irish Heritage Festival, which for the past three Columbus Day weekends has transformed Dorchester's Adams Corner into a block party celebrating the richness of Irish arts, culture and music in Boston, will not take place this year.
But organizers are already looking ahead to bringing back the event for 2013, and recently announced a date of October 13 for next year. Read more