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Supporters of the Lower Mills branch library on Monday night pushed back against the forming of a Boston Public Library task force to handle “transitioning of services” as the City Council weighs Mayor Thomas Menino’s proposal to close the Richmond St... Read more

The Lower Mills Civic Association on Tuesday voted to urge city councillors to reject the firefighters' arbitration award.

The arbitration awards 19.2 percent salary increase over four years, including a 2.5 percent increase in... Read more

By Reporter Staff
The Reporter has learned that Boston Public Library officials are organizing a meeting for this Monday, May 24, to form a task force as they move forward with their plans to close the Lower Mills Library. The... Read more

Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News filed this report on the continuing campaign to halt the planned closings of four branch libraries, including the one in Dorchester Lower Mills.

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In these hard times, it’s up to us, Dorchester’s residents and to our city councillors to save the Lower Mills Library and services at all our branches. We need to count on our two Dorchester Councillors, Maureen Feeney and Charles Yancey, and our four... Read more

The Boston Centers for Youth and Families will pull out of eight facilities, including the Marshall community center in Dorchester and the Mattahunt community center in Mattapan, the agency's executive director told city councillors on Wednesday. The... Read more

Boston Public Library trustees voted Friday to close four branches, including the one in Lower Mills.

But City Councillors At-Large Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley, and West Roxbury's Councillor John Tobin vowed to fight to keep all the... Read more

In this week's Reporter:

-- Why did state Sen. Jack Hart walk out of a meeting with state transportation officials? Answer... Read more

Days before the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees is expected to vote on whether to close branches or pare back hours, the head of the library system spoke today with a group of community reporters at the main branch in Copley Square.

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