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The recession is beginning to hit local shops according to neighborhood Main Street organizations, though most businesses seem to be holding on as the holiday season begins. Anecdotal evidence points to a general slowdown in foot traffic, though there has... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino is firing up his fundraising jets, accelerating into the holiday season with a near $113,000 haul for November, according to the state's Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Following boldly in his wake, Flaherty took in a... Read more
Carney Hospital volunteer Mary Keeley of Dorchester and longtime staffer Ann Hart of Walpole are pictured at the recently renovated Carney Gift Shop. Photo by Ed Forry. Neighborhood shoppers looking for a special holiday gift have a new option in Lower... Read more
Ekua Holmes' painting "Free" is one of the paintings that will be on exhibit at this weekend's Franklin Park art show. Image courtesy Franklin Park Coalition/ Ekua Holmes "Buy local."  The slogan works for veggies, fruits, and dairy products. Why not... Read more
Sometimes even Ph.Ds can use a little help from the neighborhood. Just ask Dr. Doug Brugge of Tufts University. Next to his and his colleagues' names on a breakthrough article in the November issue of the Journal of Asthma are those of the Boston Urban... Read more
Ekua Holmes' painting "Free" is one of the paintings that will be on exhibit at this weekend's Franklin Park art show. Image courtesy Franklin Park Coalition / Ekua Holmes "Buy local." The slogan works for veggies, fruits, and dairy products. Why not... Read more
Two Dorchester people are being held on $1 million cash bail each for allegedly shooting a man in the head in a brazen daylight attack on Washington Street on Monday morning. Patrick Grier, 20, and a 16-year-old female accomplice were arraigned in... Read more
Raymond DeGraca, 56, entered a guilty plea in Suffolk Superior Court Tuesday for reporting a false car accident with a fake identity and lying under oath, among other charges. In October 2002, DeGraca registered his car using a Rhode Island driver's... Read more
The state's Green-Rainbow Party, of which City Councillor Chuck Turner is a member, called this week for Council President Maureen Feeney to re-instate Turner to his committee positions and accused federal prosecutors of attempting to destroy Turner's... Read more
Reporter managing editor Bill Forry accepts an award for best feature writing from Frank Herron, director of UMass Boston's Center on Media and Society. The Reporter Newspapers - including the Dorchester Reporter and Mattapan Reporter; won four New... Read more
The city of Boston dedicated a new, state-of-the-art command center for its EMS department last week. The Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center memorializes a Dorchester man who had a 27-year career with Boston EMS before he died of cancer in 2005... Read more
City Councillor Chuck Turner at City Hall on Monday. Photo by Pete Stidman City Councillor Chuck Turner raged at City Council President Maureen Feeney and the "corporate media" in front of City Hall on Monday, berating them for trying him in a "media... Read more
The Boston School Committee voted to shutter six schools and expand the pilot school program last week, bringing the superintendent's system-wide reorganization decision-making process to a close. Though changes that eliminated the schools were affirmed... Read more
Assistant coach John Evans walks the sidelines as head coach Rich Moran, behind him, yells encouragements to his team, the Dorchester Bears, in a game against Madison Park High School at White Stadium on Friday. The Bears beat the Cards, 31-14, marking... Read more
There's been a King Tom. Right now there's a King Sal. Could there be a King Marty on the way? As ethics investigations and a fight over who will be the next House speaker roil Beacon Hill, Rep. Martin Walsh's name has cropped up in news reports and... Read more
Mattapan's Dianne Walker goes by many names. Some call her Lady Di. Her students refer to her affectionately as Aunt Dianne. Admirers sometimes call her the "Ella Fitzgerald of Tap." Thirty years as one of the greatest tap dancers of our time has earned... Read more
Police are investigating an arson attack on this Shepton Street home last Thursday. Photo by Pete Stidman. Paulo DeBarros was mum on Friday as he helped teens move furniture around in the newly remodeled St. Peter's Teen Center, where he is director. "... Read more
Pictured at ceremonies on Saturday at The Carruth are (from left:) Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Renie Smith of City Council President Feeney's office, Liliana Sanchez, Wainwright senior vice president, Chris Douglass of Tavolo, Patrick Lee EVP Trinity... Read more
He's been here 33 years. But Dorchester's Binh Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese American Community of Massachusetts and a Vietnamese immigrant, still remembers how difficult it was to learn English, which slowed access to the opportunities that drew... Read more
Access to substance abuse treatment for all regardless of income, mandatory K-12 bullying and violence prevention programs, and aggressive steps to reduce access to illegal firearms are among the anti-urban violence recommendations released last Thursday... Read more

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