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Defying the cold and dark, two local groups are bringing back summer to support economic development in Dorchester. St. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS) and Fields Corner Main Street (FCMS) will host Tiki-Tini – the sixth annual Martinis on the Avenue... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday at 22 Fessenden St. The man, 35, was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Dorchester and Mattapan murders over the... Read more
The Mattapan Community Development Corporation announced a major construction project in the works for Morton St. at a community meeting at Mildred Ave. on Wednesday evening. The project, dubbed "Morton St. Homes" will add a $2 Million apartment building... Read more
Minimum health, cleanliness, and sanitation standards would be established for the city’s nail salons under new rules the Boston Public Health Commission is considering. The proposed rules come after a study found that nail salon workers were feeling... Read more
Pols, pay attention to Mattapan. The neighborhood turned out big for Gov. Deval Patrick, with 95 percent of those who voted supporting the incumbent in his quest for a second term. The number was 94 percent in 2006. At one precinct at the Chittick School... Read more
The site of a longtime Fields Corner bowling emporium will be turned into three-story building with 22 units of housing and space for commercial stores on the ground floor, according to a revised plan that has been shown to neighborhood residents. “We’re... Read more
Lower Mills Holiday Stroll 2010This evening – rain or moonshine –  the third annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll will continue to build on the success of the previous two years. In 2008 about 300 folks braved the drizzle, and last year participation jumped... Read more
Bill OwensMichael CurryBoston’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Branch will hold elections later this month— and the contest between two men seeking to lead the group is increasingly viewed as a referendum... Read more
Lower Mills Railroad BridgeThe state Department of Conservation and Recreation has scheduled a meeting for Nov. 17 to talk up plans to convert a former railroad bridge over the Neponset River in Lower Mills into a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1917, the... Read more
Mascot Street death investigationSunday: One shooting, one dead; Tuesday: 2d body across the street Boston Police are investigating whether the body of a 19 year-old man found dead in the driveway of a Mascot Street property on Tuesday morning was a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man arrested inside a South Boston woman's apartment for housebreaking last night also faces charges for a series of incidents on Saturday that ended with one homeowner chasing him for several blocks until he got... Read more
Frustrated with stalled efforts on Beacon Hill to empower city and town administrators to design health plans for their workers, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Wednesday morning that he intends to file legislation to establish a local version of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the discovery today of a body behind 63 Mascot St., directly across the street from where a teenager was shot to death on Sunday.
Ian Gold had just put his three-year-old daughter down for a nap when he smelled cigarette smoke. Odd, since nobody in his family smokes. Then he saw a guy racing down the stairs from the third floor of their home on Howes Street in Dorchester. That was... Read more
Mattapan Square has finally won a Main Street district from the city of Boston, according to an announcement by the Mayor's office today. The word comes after a two-year effort by Mattapan civic leaders to push for the designation. According to an... Read more
The sale of six hospitals in the Caritas Christi to an affiliate of a New York capital management firm is complete, officials said Monday. The finalization of the multi-million dollar deal, with Cerberus Capital Management, LP, comes after sign-offs from... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a male in his late teens with a gunshot wound at 64 Mascot St. around 12:55 a.m. today. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim, not yet identified by police, is the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a limo driver who'd just pulled up to Blessed Mother Teresa Church with members of a bridal party in back was punched and pushed out of the vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to a police account, the man had broken... Read more
A public meeting is set for Nov. 17 for Department of Conservation and Recreation officials to talk up plans to convert Lower Mills’ former railroad bridge over the Neponset River into a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1917, the bridge is between Dorchester... Read more
The Pop Warner Mattapan Patriots have entered the playoffs for the 2010 season. The Patriots D Team had their first matchup against the Billerica Warriors on November 4. The D Team was ousted by the Warriors in a 20-13 loss, which ended thier season. The... Read more

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