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You gotta love Boston Bowl. They know how to celebrate a 50th Anniversary. In honor of that, last Saturday they treated everyone to 50 cent games of bowling and 50 cent hamburgers, pizza, and drinks. I was going to say they did this all day, but... Read more

Billy Lynch left Dorchester 72 years ago, and they’re pretty sure they’ve finally found him, a long way from home, deep in the ground in China.

Staff Sergeant Billy Lynch was a Marine. He grew up on Victory Road, and if you go to the corner... Read more

From the desk of Captain James M. Claiborne:

On Oct. 31, I took off my Boston Police badge for the last time. It was a privilege for me to serve the Dorchester/Mattapan community. Together we have reduced the violent crime rate by... Read more

I have never seen so many leaves fall at one time as fell last weekend. The streets and sidewalks are covered; so are our lawns and backyards. The rain on Saturday night was so heavy that the leaves just flew off the trees. We must get some paper leaf... Read more

Have you ever met someone who was larger than life, someone who could fill a room with his smile and energy simply by being there? We have. His name was Joan Duran, and he was our friend, our teammate, and a fellow alumnus of Boston Latin School.... Read more

Senator John McCain and President Barack Obama are meeting in the Oval Office. Let’s listen in on the conversation:
McCain: “You can’t be serious about pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq, Mr. President.”

Obama: “Oh, but I am,... Read more

Last week ended with Tobey, Gov. Deval Patrick’s fast-growing and vote-winning black Lab, offering fluid proof of his opinion toward administration critics, micturating on the Corner Office rug – on a Friday afternoon, no less, making the press... Read more

I had the pleasure of hearing Globe columnist and author James Carroll at a BC High lecture recently. The former Paulist priest’s latest book is “Practicing Catholic” in which he explores the history and development of the institutional church... Read more

With the holiday season approaching, Captain Claiborne is encouraging residents to be mindful of their surroundings, and use greater care in protecting property and personal belongings. You can help prevent being victimized by taking some simple steps... Read more

I always considered Bob Coard “The Master of the Metaphor.” For five years in the 1970s, I called him “boss.” It was my job to take his thoughts, write them down, put a period here, a paragraph return there – and then get it out to the press... Read more

When I was a boy and then a young man I hung out at a playground situated on just over two acres in the middle of St. Mark’s parish in Dorchester. It was set off by streets named Melbourne to the east and Brent to the south and Wainwright to the west... Read more

When I was a boy and then a young man I hung out at a playground situated on just over two acres in the middle of St. Mark’s parish in Dorchester. It was set off by streets named Melbourne to the east and Brent to the south and Wainwright to the west... Read more

The Rev. Cathy H. George, Priest in Charge at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester has announced that there will be a series of free concerts held at the church at 14 Cushing Avenue beginning next Sunday, Oct. 18.

The first concert will... Read more

There are many ways to become dissatisfied with one’s lot in life. The list goes on: not the right job, not the right spouse, not enough money, and not appreciated. Nothing seems to be turning out the way you hoped or planned.

Sound familiar?... Read more

During the 1930s, the gangster Willie Sutton was asked by a reporter why he robbed banks. His famous reply: “Because that’s where the money is!”  If we look at where the bulk of federal spending goes, it is clear that the military budget is â€... Read more

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