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Southside Promotions “Turf War” boxing card lived up to the expectations of the sold-out crowd at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester on Saturday night. Billy Traft and Donnie Palmer, two amateur boxers from Dorchester, both fought their hearts out.... Read more
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week... Read more
A discussion about the expansion of the canoe launch dock at Neponset Park for Milton High School’s crew team and the surrounding community will take place at a public meeting at St. Brendan’s Church Hall on Tues., May 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The... Read more
From April 29 to May 8 greater Boston will be celebrating “ the music that defies definition and recognizes no boundaries.” Officially proclaimed by the Mayor Menino and coordinated by the nonprofit JazzBoston, “Jazz Week ‘11: This Is Jazz” spotlights for... Read more
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) will be holding two events at the Mattapan Library in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, April 23, the group will unveil a project titled “Healthy on the Block,” a partnership with the Boston Public Health... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found shot in the head around 1 a.m., Wednesday, on Trull Street has died. Police say the man was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. He is described as black and about 23. Anybody with information can... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports workers opening up La Belle Capoise restaurant at 884 Morton St. this morning were surprised to hear somebody yelling for help. Police say Frandy Jean, 17, broke into the restaurant sometime overnight and had somehow... Read more
John Doogan, a Savin Hill resident and a fixture in local Democratic politics since the 1960s, died on Friday. Doogan served as the parliamentarian for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and was a longtime member of the party’s state committee. Doogan, 64... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney saying she won’t seek a ninth term in office, a crowded field of potential candidates hoping to take her place is already taking shape. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole,... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith City Councillor Maureen Feeney’s announcement of her decision to not seek another two year term after 17 years in office, a crowded field of candidates is expected to emerge. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole, past... Read more
The Dorchester Speaker’s Forum will present a lecture and discussion with UMass Boston Professor and noted Labor Historian James Green on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The free program comes as unions are dominating... Read more
At the Neponset Health Center, 14 percent of hypertensive patients between 2008 and 2010 saw improved blood pressure readings. Emergency room visits for 60,000 Boston residents enrolled in Neighborhood Health Plan decreased by 20 percent in the same... Read more
A pilot retrofitting program aimed at shedding more light on Dorchester’s neighborhood streets is expanding city-wide, Menino administration officials say. Over the course of the winter, the city installed 2,500 new “cobrahead”-style street lights on... Read more
Morton Village: Michelle Crawford-Cranmore is leading the charge for a tidied-up Morton Street Village. Bill Forry photo Broken glass, empty beer bottles and used sanitary products: These are just a few of the items that Michelle Crawford-Cranmore said... Read more
Spring has sprung and Boston is getting primped for its close-up, with neighborhood beautifications taking place citywide throughout April. The eighth annual Boston Shines event, hosted by the citywide volunteer clean-up group Boston Shines 365, hopes to... Read more
Hyde Park resident William Dorcena, the owner of a marketing business named CenaMaven and the brother of Dorchester state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, told the Reporter on Monday that he has formed a campaign committee and is jumping into this year’s City... Read more
McMorrow playground, the state-owned park along Victory Road in Neponset, currently has the feel of a prison yard, according to some of its harshest critics. Its run-down, worn out structures — with sand and woodchips on the ground— are wrapped entirely... Read more
Donnie Palmer: On the 'Turf War' card this weekend. File photo/Pete Stidman It’s billed as the “Turf War” — and is fully loaded with six amateur and five professional fights. Boxing returns to the National Guard Armory on Dorchester’s Victory Rd. this... Read more
Amid cups of coffee, yarn, muffins and knitting needles, volunteers gathered at the Stitch House on April 10 to help the Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts’s Welcome Baby program. Participants knitted pairs of baby mittens that will be included in... Read more
Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Approaching On Thursday, May 12th the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester will host over 500 club members and guests at the 19th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the World Trade Center. We... Read more

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