While economic indicators may point to a turnaround in the recession, many Dorchester non-profit organizations continue to struggle with less funding coming in from public and private sources. Indeed, the fourth quarter has traditionally been a boom time... Read more
Mayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house. City of Boston photo Donâ€™t call him the â€œUrban Mechanicâ€ anymore. Mayor Thomas Menino first gained the labelbecause of his near-... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board has started proceedings that could end with bar owner Arthur Donovan losing his valuable liquor license for his C. F. Donovan's Bar and restaurant on Savin Hill Ave. Donovan is already close to losing another liquor license he's... Read more
Boston Police say that when a Callender Street resident found a sawed-off shotgun in her children's bedroom Saturday, she immediately called police - who arrested her 19-year-old son. Christian Delgado, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of a... Read more
Boston Police report officers on patrol around 4:30 this morning spotted four males beating up a fifth at Savin Hill Avenue and Tuttle Street. Police say the four took the victim's cell phone and wallet and left him with facial cuts and bruises. Officers... Read more
Boston Police relay news of what is evidently the first murder of the new year 2010: A 25 year-old man shot to death Friday morning on Geneva Ave.
Japanese monster wrestling matches, a Bollywood film marathon, and some admittedly less exotic performances by a variety of Dorchester/Mattapan stalwarts will usher in 2010 as part of the 34th annual First Night Boston, the countryâ€™s oldest, largest... Read more
Putting the customer first has never failed Gerard Adomunes. Gerard and Ruth Adomunes have dedicated four decades to building their Adams Corner eatery into a neighborhood institution. Photo by Kristie GilooleyAnd after nearly 40 years in business at... Read more
On days when the Codman Square Branch Library opens at noon, crowds wait for a librarian to unlock the door. And the computers are filled most days with people searching the Internet or fine-tuning resumes. At Codman and throughout Dorchester, as the... Read more
In a nod to the challenges faced by many aging marchers, the executive board of the Old Dorchester Post voted this month to shorten the route of the annual Memorial Day Parade by about a third, from here miles to two. â€œThere is an age factor involved... Read more
To his professors and classmates, 26-year-old Matthew Perry is just an average college junior, working toward a degree in criminal justice and sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. But unlike the average college student, Perry is... Read more
With an aging membership, veteransâ€™ posts all over the country are looking for new ways to attract younger members.Patrick Callahan, 23, will be the keynote speaker at May's Memorial Day observances. The Savin Hill resident served two tours as a Marine... Read more
Boston Police report that Express Stop Market, 124 Harvard St., was held up by somebody with a gun this afternoon.
Boston Police report finding the bodies of a man and a woman in an apartment on Fairlawn Avenue before 9 a.m. today.
Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens on charges they pointed loaded guns at people standing on a Warner Street porch Sunday night. An adult, from Brockton, was also charged. According to police, two people were standing on the porch at 5... Read more
A snow-white intro to the winter solstice: Fall turned into winter on Monday, an event ushered in by a nice â€˜n easy weekend northeaster that laid a foot of snow or more or less on the city and close environs and cloaked St. Annâ€™s Church... Read more
The ABCD Toy Drive received a welcome boost from partner Wainwright Bank at its Dorchester branch where children from the Gertrude Townsend Head Start Center on Geneva Avenue were treated to holiday festivities and given â€œBuild-A-Bearâ€ toys donated by... Read more
Next to the melting pot, one of Americaâ€™s favorite self-images is that of a quilt, and this yearâ€™s â€œChristmas Revelsâ€ takes the metaphor and an actual Tree of Life quilt as inspiration for its annual winter solstice celebration. In past years... Read more
A well-lit stage in a network affiliate television studio newly enriched by all the electoral activity over the past 365 and its lucrative accoutrements: advertising dollars. WCVBâ€™s Janet Wu, the diminutive, imitation-Ugg-sporting shellback of a... Read more
Many holiday shoppers took advantage of a local event in recent weeks to buy gifts and donate to a worthy cause at the same time. Some 300 people attended the third annual fundraising jewelry sale sponsored by Designs By Ruth held late last month at the... Read more