St. Mark's Area
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc. (FDNH) raised over $200,000 at a dinner honoring Governor Deval Patrick on June 4th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 300 people enjoyed the 5th annual networking event which celebrated FDNH's on-going commitment to transforming the community of Dorchester through education. Read more
There are so many reasons why people do not have health insurance. It is not offered through my employer, it is so expensive, I don't know how to get it on my own... Are any of these really worth the penalty? It is now a law in Massachusetts for all residents to have health insurance. I am sure a lot of people got hit with the tax penalty in April if you did not have proof of health insurance for 2008. The fee that you may be forced to pay in April 2010 may be more than $1,000 depending on your situation. Why throw this money away? Read more
DotOUT is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies who live and work in Dorchester. The group hosts social events and civic activities, endorses political candidates, and supports charitable causes to improve the quality of life in Dorchester.
For more information, visit www.dotout.org.
After a drop-off in February, residential housebreaks are on the increase again in Area C-11, the police district that covers most of eastern Dorchester. Read more
The trial of two men accused of killing a Dorchester woman in a horrific crime on Monsignor Lydon Way back in 2004 ended in a hung jury on Wednesday, marking the third time the case has stalled in a Boston courtroom. Read more
Suzy Orman, a personal finance pundit, was on national TV a while back suggesting that in these tough economic times people should stop eating out and stop drinking fancy lattes.Â Her advice was to brown bag a lunch and to make your coffee at home.Â Read more
An uptick in daytime burglaries has Boston Police stepping up patrols and calling this week for increased vigilance from residents.
Captain Richard Sexton, who commands the Area C-11 district, told the Reporter that breaking-and-entering reports have been on the increase for three consecutive months. Read more
Once again it is Indian chicken Balti on Tuesdays and shepherd's pie on Wednesdays for lunch. After a break-in and a slow-down in business, patrons of Dot2Dot café in the St. Mark's neighborhood come here not only to eat, but also to volunteer.
With help from the neighborhood, the European-style café is back in business after briefly closing its doors. Read more
Oct. 1, 2008
The separate murders of two men on King Street in the last month-and-a-half weighed heavily on the minds of those gathered for Tuesday night's meeting of the Saint Mark's Area Civic Association.
Nicklan Rosa, 25, was shot to death in the driveway of a home he lived in at 26 King Street on the afternoon of Sept. 18. Police say that an unidentified, lone gunman targeted Rosa in what they say was likely a gang-related dispute. Read more