The local blogosphere has been discussing the boundaries of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan. One popular blogger, known as the Whalehead King, hosts a popular and positive site talking about the Dorchester and Mattapan communities, and last week he... Read more
Disparaging words used to describe the Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods on the website of the Campaign for Catholic Schools (CCS) are drawing outrage from some local residents.
As part of an online pitch seeking philanthropic support for... Read more
I had a rather pleasant experience last week in dealing with a government agency, and itâ€™s something that bears the telling.
With a milestone birthday looming, it was time to contact the Social Security Administration to begin the process of... Read more
As this â€œseason without a summerâ€ continues into the month of July, with rain and clouds limiting the chance for outdoor activities, families all over town are frantically looking for things to do. This week, we learned that a Massachusetts family... Read more
When the Patrick administration rolled out a plan to â€œenhanceâ€ the Route 28 bus line along Blue Hill Ave two months ago, it came as a surprise to many civic, business, and political leaders in Mattapan. And the fact that it was not immediately... Read more
There was a rather remarkable event held in one of Dorchesterâ€™s public school buildings this week. An assembly of students, teachers, parents, and public officeholders gathered at the Patrick Oâ€™Hearn School on Dorchester Ave. to mark the retirement... Read more
Monsignor Tom McDonnell passed away on Sunday. Even though he had been dealing with lung cancer for several years, he did not allow his illness to define his life. Instead, he continued to practice the priestly vocation he believed God had given him,... Read more
Almost 50 years ago, South Boston residents Jim and Mary Gavin converted an old police station South Boston for the use of themselves and some friends in need. The Gavin House on Fourth Street became a family home on the first floor, and a halfway... Read more
President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a gathering in the White House on March 17. It was St. Patrickâ€™s Day, and the American leaders welcomed the political leadership of Ireland to a festive commemoration of the day named for that countryâ... Read more
This weekend, the big Dorchester Day parade will bring thousands onto our neighborhood streets in celebration of the great values and history of our community.
The big parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Lower Mills, following Dot from our... Read more
Next Thursday, Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) will host its fifth annual event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The dinner will honor Governor Deval Patrick, but it is also a celebration of the agencyâ€™s own... Read more
The Patrick administration is holding a series of community forums across the state this month, part of a campaign that is aimed â€” ostensiblyâ€” at educating the public about the tough budget choices facing the Commonwealth. Itâ€™s a worthwhile... Read more
Last weekâ€™s announcement by Governor Deval Patrick that state officials have decided to make significant improvements to the Blue Hill Ave. corridor in the form of dedicated bus lanes and new equipment came as a surprise to many of those who have... Read more
Item: CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty has apologized to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad in a Dallas magazine.
The joke? â€œFrom my own experience visiting the troops in the... Read more