The news this week that the MBTA has come out against a plan to route the next phase of the Neponset Greenway though its property in Mattapan Square is a deep disappointment for proponents of the Greenway and a potentially huge setback in the decades-... Read more
“The town is populous, tho’ not large, the streets broad, but the buildings old, and low; however, there is good company and a good deal of it; and a man that coveted a retreat in this world might as agreeably spend his time, and as well in Dorchester... Read more
Aside from Dorchester Day— the day-long celebration of our settlement town-turned-neighborhood that falls on June 5 this year — there is no local event that rivals Memorial Day in our community.
The day itself is, of course, a national holiday... Read more
It’s a good thing that May is Bike Month and this isn’t Bike Week here in Boston. The middle of this month has been a soggy affair and may not be the ideal time for novice two-wheelers to take to the streets.
But, fortunately, there are many... Read more
When first we heard the word that some brave American military personnel, Navy Seals all, had risked their lives to take out Osama bin Laden, there was a feeling of exhilaration. Here, in early May 2011, almost ten full years since OBL engineered the... Read more
Music Clubhouse News
This coming Thursday (5/12), our Choral group, Club Glee, will be performing two songs at our New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center. We would also like to congratulate... Read more
“Today, I’m very proud of myself because I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish… I am really honored, frankly, to have played such a big role in hopefully getting rid of this issue.”
—Donald Trump, April 27,... Read more
Dorchester Park, the 30-acre, Olmsted-designed jewel that anchors our neighborhood to the south, has a magical quality this time of year. The buds are poking out from their winter slumber, the trees are springing back to life and kids are once again... Read more
Details of Mayor Tom Menino’s budget for the next fiscal year are just coming to light as the Reporter goes to press this week. But an early glimpse at a summary of his $2.4 billion plan indicates that the city’s budget woes are easing a bit and that... Read more
Peter Meade is well-respected as both an out-front power broker and a behind-the-scenes adviser to some of the region’s most influential civic and business leaders. He is an inspired choice to lead the city’s planning agency, the Boston Redevelopment... Read more
A long-planned MWRA water main project that caused severe traffic detours last year in Milton is about to be launched in Lower Mills.
The agency was having one final public meeting last night with merchants and residents to give near-final... Read more
On Wednesday morning, the trustees of the Boston Public Library voted to approve a budget for FY 2012 that reverses its direction from last year, and evidently spares the four branch libraries that had been targeted for closure.
Later in the... Read more
John Madden was born and brought up on Vera Street in Dorchester. After college, he was commissioned as an Army officer and stationed for two years in Japan. There he met and married his wife, Fumie, and when they returned to the US they settled in... Read more
Barney McGinniskin was the first Irish cop in Boston. He arrived in Boston’s North End from County Galway in the 1840s, and found work as a laborer, until finally, on Nov. 4, 1851, he was hired by the city and he put on the blue waistcoat of a Boston... Read more