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Fourteen would-be charter schools have applied to the State Department of Education to be granted charters to start up new schools in Boston out of 23 across the state. Representatives from several of the applicant schools appeared before a panel of state... Read more
Greater Neponset Flag Football: The Patriots were one of the winning teams in the Greater Neponset Flag Football League championships held last Saturday. Top row: League commissioner Phil Carver, coach Desmond Tyler and coach Charlie Conners. Late this... Read more
Mayor Menino tosses a jump ball at the re-opening celebration of the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Nov. 6. Photo courtesy BCYF Any first encounter between two residents of Dorchester is as likely to begin with, “What’s your parish?” as it is with “... Read more
Superintendent Carol Johnson is delaying a vote on plans to close schools, giving parents opposed to the closures a month to regroup. Dorchester schools on the chopping block include Roger Clap Elementary and the East Zone Early Learning Center. School... Read more
Dorchester’s spiritual community has borne firsthand witness to the community’s history, which stretches back nearly four centuries. It was members of a church community, the First Parish Church, that founded this city within a city. After decades of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. was held up at lunchtime on Wednesday. The suspect was described as a light-skinned Cape Verdean man who fled on foot. The branch was also held up on April 3 and Feb. 8... Read more
Boston's coffers ended fiscal year 2010 with a $9.1 million surplus, a fiscal watchdog group reports. The Boston Municipal Research Bureau said Monday that the $9.1 million represents represents 0.4 percent of that fiscal year's $2.3 billion in spending.... Read more
Photo by MightyFineDot. Even without Earl, a tree fell on Train Street Thursday evening, taking out an electric line that supplied residents and nearby traffic signals.
The façade of Neponset’s Devine Ice Rink has a brand new look this summer that harkens back to the neighborhood’s not-too-distant past. A team of 10 young painters from the Mayor’s Mural Crew last month completed a colorful panoramic on the side of the... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state... Read more

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