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A trio of bills aimed at stopping an expected wave of thousands of foreclosures this year went before a Beacon Hill committee this week as the City Council appeared poised to okay its own legislation. The three bills, sponsored by state Sen. Dianne... Read more
A growing coalition of healthcare leaders, Caritas Carney Hospital employees, elected officials and others have called a community-wide meeting to gather ideas and voices to aid the hospital's survival. "This meeting is for us to take the message much... Read more
Mayor of Dorchester contenders are wrapping up their campaigns in the final week of the contest that helps bring the Dorchester Day Parade down the avenue. The candidate to raise the most money for the cause wins. All three candidates are to hand in their... Read more
Sean C. Fielder leads a rehearsal of the Boston Tap Company. Image courtesy BTC Contrary to what some think, tap-dancing is no career for sissies. Just ask Fields Corner resident Sean C. Fielder about the grueling practice or check out the patches that... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh won't be the only delegate from Dorchester heading to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August, after all. State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and Reps. Willie Mae Allen and Linda Dorcena Forry will also be part of the group... Read more
In a tight-budget year, the eyes of many local activists looking to boost domestic violence and youth violence prevention accounts now turn to the Senate, after the House passed a $28.2 billion budget that fell short of some of their aims last week. Anti-... Read more
The fire is out but the smoke has yet to clear from neighborhood disagreements over the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development's (Viet-AID) imminent sale of St. William's Church on Dorchester Avenue. Thursday morning last week, Viet-AID leaders... Read more
From the Old Colony Correctional Center where he is currently serving a 15-year sentence, Anthony Warren apologized and then thanked the little Dorchester girl he shot and paralyzed in 2003. "I have been blessed to be forgiven by a beautiful person like... Read more
The wheels of progress roll on at Dorchester's new Pope John Paul II Academy parochial school system. A new regional director has been chosen, a new pastor was appointed for St. Gregory's, and media photographers dodged dirt thrown by third graders on... Read more
Boston's city elections are a year away from getting started, but one Haitian community activist is already revving up a campaign for an at-large seat. Jean Claude Sanon, a community organizer who has been on the radio since 1985, launched a bid this... Read more
Many were from Dorchester. But they were also from Back Bay, Roslindale, Brighton and Mattapan. Most of the 450 attendees, many of them leaders in their communities, stayed at the unprecedented civic summit through the drizzly Saturday afternoon, trading... Read more
A few alternate futures are being considered for the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Norfolk Street, in the form of competing bids for seven city-owned vacant lots in the area. The bidders range from a church that bid on all seven lots, to a local... Read more
City workers pull a junked car out of the mud behind 14 Hannon Street last Tuesday. In a situation inspectors called "unbelievable," over 17 cars and trucks were hauled out of a residential backyard in Mattapan on Friday. The "junkyard," as assistant... Read more
MASAE team photo Back row (left to right): Coach Vinh Bui, Shaun Galano, Mark Castillo, Jim Tran, Paul Bedard, Justin, and Alex Mortel. Bottom row: Duy Pham, Branden Ngo, Mikey Pham, Aly Tran, Hung Tran, Mike Tran, Thanh Nguyen and Minh Truong. Not... Read more
The Mayor of Dorchester campaign is in full fundraising swing with a number of events taking place across Dorchester in the last remaining weeks of the race. The three contenders vying for the title have a healthy dose of competition, but it's all for a... Read more
A proposal before the Boston City Council to provide bilingual ballots and translate candidates' names into Chinese characters appears poised to reignite debate over the practice as the state's chief elections officer says he remains opposed to the... Read more
A quadruple shooting near the Ka-Carlos restaurant on Hancock Street alarmed Bowdoin-Geneva activists enough to demand a visit from police brass and Department of Neighborhood Development director Evelyn Friedman last week. The concern was the possibility... Read more
Selling apartment buildings, as a rule, is easier when they are vacant, according to representatives of the real estate industry. But that bit of logic has opened a hefty subplot to the foreclosure crisis over the past year or so. Tenants have found... Read more
Three miles of bike path starting in Mattapan Square, a revamped Martini Shell for performances, and a new canoe and kayak launch in Hyde Park will be part of a new "Neponset River Esplanade," Gov. Deval Patrick announced last week, approving $5.18... Read more
It was so packed at St. Gregory's Sunday Mass last weekend thatthey had to simulcast the morning service on TVs in the basement church. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Council President Maureen Feeney and Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley took seats in the pews. And 12... Read more

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