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The St. Peter’s Convent has been for sale for several years. A community meeting to discuss new educational programs headed to Dorchester turned into a forum over the future of St. Peter’s Church last Wednesday night, July 15 as parishioners and... Read more
Transportation Secretary James Aloisi had his Charlie Card at the ready as he boarded the 28 bus in Mattapan Square on Wednesday morning. The main bus route from Mattapan to Roxbury had one more commuter than usual Wednesday morning as state Secretary of... Read more
The new owners of Bayside Exposition Center have hired a Virginia-based firm to book and manage shows and other events at the largely dormant venue on the Columbia Point waterfront. The Ballantine Managament Group, owned by a man who once worked as... Read more
Most Dorchester residents don’t necessarily equate prayer with free fruit beverages, but at least one local house of worship is thinking outside the box and beyond the altar to take their message to the streets in unorthodox ways. Residents of the... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s proposal to convert city schools labeled underperforming into “in-district” charter schools would be a boon to Dorchester and Mattapan, city and business officials said this week. Proponents say the proposal would allow the... Read more
Boston Police report a Sudan Street resident awoken by a loud noise early Tuesday morning went downstairs to find a man standing there. The homeowner yelled at him and the alleged burglar tried to flee, but had difficulty getting out of the house because... Read more
Mt. Washington Cooperative Bank has been acquired by Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., a holding company which owns East Boston Savings Bank, the Reporter has learned. Under terms of the purchase, the two banks will retain their identities, with Mt.... Read more
Boston Police officials told the Boston Licensing Board today that Charkeem Hyatt, 19, of Dorchester, was in Packy Connor's Pub on Blue Hill Avenue before a disagreement spilled outside and he opened fire, shooting another man and three women who got in... Read more
Boston police report arresting Charkeem Hyatt, 19, of Dorchester, following a shooting spree outside Packy Connor's Pub on Blue Hill Avenue early this morning that ended, police say, with officers and Hyatt exchanging gunfire. Police say three men and... Read more
Classic park, classical music: The Boston Landmarks Orchestra returns to Dorchester Park for a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 9.You say the summer doldrums have got you down? Cheer up now: There’s plenty of fun to be had in the neighborhoods this month... Read more
Plans for a new housing development on Adams Street were presented by the Boston Redevelopment Authority at a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday evening at the Kit Clark Senior Services Center in Fields Corner. The proposed building would be built at the... Read more
It’s earned a reputation as the center of Irish Dorchester and remains one of the region’s most identifiably Irish-American enclaves. Adams Corner is likely to cement that image this fall as residents and merchants work to stage a one-day Irish... Read more
A fiscal tug-of-war between Governor Deval Patrick and the Legislature over the future of the Franklin Park Zoo has left the institution’s fate in the balance and some in Dorchester talking about the zoo’s significance to the community and wondering... Read more
Kickboxing in Uphams: Colin Dwyer, a native of Adams Corner, worked the heavy bag at Boston Muay Thai Academy on Monday. Photo by Mike DeehanTucked in the back of retrofitted factory space and set at the end of a labyrinthine series of hallways and... Read more
It was a scathing editorial: In a 624-word April harangue titled “Change is coming,” the Bay State Banner, a local paper chiefly focused on the region’s African-American community, ripped into Mayor Thomas Menino. The author, Melvin Miller, took the... Read more
“Hey, you want some art with those artichokes?” Last Friday, a 9 foot-tall papier-mâché giraffe made by kids in the Dot Art greeted customers who flocked to the opening of the brand new farmers market in Peabody Square/ Ashmont Station. The copper-... Read more
Cycle crashes after police chaseA suspect in a bank robbery in East Milton this morning was apprehended after a chase through the neighborhood ended in a crash on Gallivan Boulevard. A passing motorist shot a photo (left) of the suspect's Vespa scooter,... Read more
Jammin' at Byrne Playground: Photo by Alex Owens Mayor Menino and City Councillor Maureen Feeney were on hand to mark the rededication of Byrne Playground in Dorchester’s Clam Point village on Tuesday afternoon. A renovation project started a year ago,... Read more
Peter MeadeDorchester native Peter Meade will be the founding president and CEO of a newly created institute named for Senator Edward M. Kennedy that will be housed on Columbia Point. Meade, a close friend and ally of the state's senior senator, is... Read more
If the Legislature decides to override his veto of funds for the Franklin Park Zoo, Gov. Deval Patrick said his plan to keep health insurance coverage for 30,000 legal immigrants will be endangered. “If the veto is overridden, the Legislature is making... Read more

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