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John O'Toole: Petition signature at issueAnonymous fliers posted along this year’s gay pride parade route prompted District 3 candidate John O’Toole to publicly explain his signature on an anti-gay marriage petition in circulation in 2005. The... Read more
The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting at the Foley Senior Residences on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to present plans for a new water feature, as well as spray elements and site improvements, at the Ryan... Read more
Above, the latest report on today's incident from BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News. A man apparently intent on killing his girlfriend initiated a gun battle that left him, the woman and a Boston Police officer with gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning.... Read more
Soggy sluggers The rain of the last week interrupted play for many of the scheduled games in the Cedar Grove Baseball league. Above, members of the Red Sox waited out a passing shower on Saturday at McMorrow Playground as they played for control of first... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man leaving the Polish American Club, 82 Boston St., around 5 p.m. on Wednesday was robbed of $300. Police described the attacker as a white male, 25, about 5'10" with a medium build and wearing a white T-shirt and... Read more
A police dog aided officers early Thursday morning in collaring Dason Alves, a 21 year-old Dorchester accused of breaking and entering into a car. After receiving a report around 1 a.m. of a male attempting to steal somebody’s car, police came upon a... Read more
Thirty-one Dorchester programs and five Mattapan programs stand to receive grants of up to $10,000 from the Department of Early Education and Care. The agency announced $2.8 million in grants to improve the state’s early education programs this week.... Read more
Anyone who has spent time in Boston is familiar with the concept of political theater, but maybe not the precise variety that Dorchester’s Catherine O’Neill describes in “Murph,” a new play-in-the-making based on the sometimes-seedy world of Beacon Hill.... Read more
The Boston Natural Areas Network, which boasts a 10,000-gardener membership, is currently working on expanding its operations in Dorchester with new programming and community gardens. Upcoming programs include a gardening workshop on June 18 at City... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.4 billion budget proposal calls for a 2.5 percent increase in spending from the FY 2011 budget, totaling an additional $58.7 million, Menino told reporters last week at a discussion of his budget proposal and capital plan. Menino... Read more
Construction began this week on the Fairmount Line’s new Talbot Avenue station – the third station out of four planned for that stretch of commuter rail where work has begun – as elected officials and transportation agency chiefs celebrated the... Read more
The Columbia Point Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday endorsed a master plan for the Dorchester Bay side of the neighborhood. The set of guidelines for developers seeking to build in the area was put together over the course of three years by the... Read more
The Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club is tapping the mic in preparation for a show that will pair some of hip hop’s elder statesmen with the club’s youngest talent at the Strand Theatre. Organizers behind the benefit, titled “Passing the Mic,” is meant to... Read more
The former director of Mattapan’s ABCD Family Services Center, the owner of a local Mobil gas station, and the director of the Mattapan Community Health Center are among the residents and business owners who have been tapped to serve on the 15-member... Read more
With candidates vying for an open City Council seat in District 3 for the first time in nearly 18 years, sharp elbows are to be expected, and that includes electronic pokes. A blast e-mail from a supporter of candidate John O’Toole this week drew the ire... Read more
Marine Lance Corporal Robert E. Flynn was born and raised in Dorchester. He was wounded in action in Afghanistan last week. U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rob Flynn, a 22-year-old from Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood, and four other Marines were wounded in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports three men were shot around 7 a.m. Tuesday inside Hicks Auto Body, 10 Talbot Ave. Police say only one of the men was the intended target; the other two were unintended victims. All were taken to local hospitals and are... Read more
210 Harvard St. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced today by a fire that went to three alarms at 210 Harvard St. The fire, which began around 5:30 p.m. in the rear of the building, did an estimated $200,000 in... Read more
Ed Geary, Jr. spent weeks – and recruited several people – planning to propose to his girlfriend, which he did at Sunday’s Dorchester Day Parade as the final floats of the afternoon were pulling into Peabody Square. View it Now: Dot Day Parade Photos! As... Read more
(Updated, June 8, 4:45 p.m.) — The expansion of the popular Neponset Greenway trail hit a potentially fatal roadblock this week as two state agencies stood at odds over the creation of a grade crossing at the Mattapan Square T station that is essential to... Read more

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