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The recession is beginning to hit local shops according to neighborhood Main Street organizations, though most businesses seem to be holding on as the holiday season begins.

Anecdotal evidence points to a general slowdown in foot traffic, though... Read more

Pictured at ceremonies on Saturday at The Carruth are (from left:) Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Renie Smith of City Council President Feeney's office, Liliana Sanchez, Wainwright senior vice president, Chris Douglass of Tavolo, Patrick Lee EVP Trinity... Read more

As the current financial crisis sends an uncertain nation scurrying for shelter, Four Corner's MOD Boston boutique is in the midst of a confident expansion that will add a men's section and an online store in time for holiday shopping.

Owner... Read more

As a light drizzle stopped on late Sunday night, Liz McBride stepped out of Dbar on Dorchester Avenue to light a cigarette. According to Boston Public Health Commission it will soon be illegal to smoke in the patio of a bar. But McBride says she is... Read more

Doggie Styles owner Trudy MacDonald works with client "Walter the Pugalier." Photo by Kendra Stanton Lee./p>

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Two Dorchester community banks have signed on to offer low or no-down payment mortgages for veterans through a program sponsored by Mass Housing, the state program that develops and promotes affordable housing. The residential loan program "Home for... Read more

Just in time for Christmas shopping in 2006, the city of Boston announced a first-of-its-kind customer loyalty card that was to create a symbiotic relationship between local businesses, pennywise shoppers and community-based non-profits and schools. A... Read more

A popular teen program that shepherds tourists down the side streets and lost histories of the South End is being courted for a possible expansion into Fields Corner.

Historic Boston Inc. helped bring a stable of Fields Corner figures together... Read more

Boston Diaspora Ventures is a Dorchester-based company with a keen eye for investing in Jamaica. On June 16, the investment group signed an agreement with the All Island Bee Farmers Association of Jamaica, creating a partnership that aims to expand the... Read more

Christopher Coombs, executive chef of Dorchester's dbar, is going green from the top down. His rooftop garden, overlooking Dorchester Avenue on one end and the restaurant's patio on the other, is home to 23 different types of tomatoes growing on more... Read more

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