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With tax season comes appointments with preparers, organization of W-2s and other forms — and headaches. Taking everything into account, people may not be thinking about ways to save, especially in a rebounding economy. Into this context comes Tax Time... Read more
A small fraction of District 7’s 40,000 registered voters are expected to hit the polls on Tuesday, with six contenders on the ballot and a write-in candidate vying to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner. Turner’s ouster from the council after... Read more
Chris Kowalski: Now plays for BC's basketball Eagles, after a stellar career on baseball team.With the Boston College men’s basketball season well underway, you may have seen a familiar face taking the floor. After four years as a pitcher for the BC men’... Read more
Top Ten Food Stamp Stores in Dorchester-Mattapan 2010 This article was reported by Rachel Zarrell, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Stephen Kurkjian, and written by Zarrell. The last year has been a difficult one for Matthew St. Andrews. In March, he was let go... Read more
There’s good news for patrons and friends of the Lower Mills Library: A breach in the roof that forced the temporary closure of the building last Friday has been located and sealed. But the Richmond Street branch will remain closed through the next week... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for Charles Archie, 16, of Dorchester, who was last seen on Jan. 31. He's described as 5'4", 140 lbs., with brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy pea coat, gray hoodie, white tank top, blue jeans... Read more
(Updated Monday, Feb. 7 11 a.m.)— The Lower Mills branch library remains closed today as a "precautionary measure" after a water leak and a crack in the ceiling were observed last Friday. On Friday, a BPL official said that the building at 27 Richmond... Read more
As plans for a highly-anticipated partnership between the Mattahunt Community Center and Wheelock College continue to take shape next door, administrators at the adjoining Mattahunt elementary school are trying out some new programs of their own. This... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh (D-Dorchester) has been promoted by House Speaker Robert DeLeo to the chairmanship of the House Ethics Committee. Walsh, a House member since 1997, once strongly backed a DeLeo rival for the speakership and served during last year’s... Read more
Boston Firehouse Chili Champions Dennis Carr, left, and Tom Quinn, right, joined emcees Lenny Clarke of FX’s Rescue Me and radio-TV personality Billy Costa in celebration of their win in the Boston Firehouse Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 25. Photo by Matt Stone... Read more
His signs are popping up on Dorchester street corners and in store windows. And his campaign literature – with the “At-Large” part blacked – is found on doorsteps. Doug Bennett, who ended up far outside the winner’s circle in the 2009 City Council At-... Read more
Local lawmakers are sounding notes of support for Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to reduce to 100 feet from 1,000 feet the drug-free zones around schools. The proposal, aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in a strained prison system, has... Read more
“This morn the world around us Is carpeted with snow; Not a single mark to mar it But ere too long I know There’ll be prints of every kind… How plainly they will show.” “Winter” by Ree Rohren Hubby, daughter Sue, and I laughed when we saw small... Read more
Above, a video by the New England Regional Council of Carpenters documents the work of volunteer carpenters helping to prepare a Dorchester home for weatherization improvements last month. New Englanders worth their rock salt know that as the... Read more
Big changes are in store for Wainwright Park in the St. Mark’s Parish area of Dorchester as a group of neighborhood and city leaders have begun to draft plans for a redesign of the 2.24-acre site. The project has received $415,000 from the city capital... Read more
Snow Emergency: The city of Boston was under a snow emergency order for the third time in the new year this week, as a pair of winter storms swept through the region. Above, mounds of snow awaited removal at the corner of Granville Street and Gallivan... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the Ashmont busway Friday morning after he allegedly pulled his pants down and started waving his genitals at startled people waiting for a bus. According to a police report, Joise Amparo, 24, at... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for three men on charges they robbed Rosely's Convenience Store, 120 Washington St., Tuesday night. SoughtAccording to police, "three black males entered and robbed the store. According to store employees, one of... Read more
Unplowed DanubeState Rep. Tony Henriquez said this morning the city DPW told him it will be sending a plow over to Danube Street, which runs alongside the Winthrop School and which went unplowed yesterday. Henriquez said the problem is that residents park... Read more
The Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will end this evening at 6 p.m., according to Mayor Menino's office.

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