A curious septuagenarian caller, known to the Reporter but shy about putting her name in the paper, called in this week to question the previous existence of a dry cleaner on Mildred Avenueâ€”where vapors from tetrachloroethylene, a.k.a: perc, were... 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
The funding for teachers at preschools for three- and four-year-olds in nine Boston Center for Youth and Families community centers has been cut for next year, potentially leaving hundreds of parents and toddlers in the lurch.
"They say they're... Read more
A first for Vietnamese-Americans in the city
Hiep Q. Nguyen, a community activist and accountant who came to Boston in 1991, has confirmed that he will be running for City Council at-Large. At 26, he may be the youngest... Read more
Our community soon will be the beneficiary of a huge foundation grant that will help local families well into the future. The Salvation Army has received a commitment to construct a massive, 6.5 acre, $115 million community center on Dudley Street,... Read more
The Boston Civic Summit Neighborhood Exchange Team, an outgrowth of last year's Civic Summit hosted by City Councillor Maureen Feeney and convention center head James Rooney, is gathering basic information on neighborhood civic associations with a new... Read more
Cassandra Cato Louis Marshall, youth coordinator for the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition discusses getting teens involved in conducting surveys on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in Mattapan and Dorchester.