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As city and state budget decisions loom, a meeting of the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees is set for June 21. The 3 p.m. gathering will be in the Copley Square branch’s orientation room. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo said it’s expected... Read more
To explain why diversity on the Boston Police Dept. was important, Giovanna Negretti acted as a translator for an elderly Brighton resident, Lilian Perez. Speaking Spanish at City Council hearing Tuesday night, Perez told city councilors about being... Read more
A community-run farm stand that opened for business on Bue Hill Ave. last week will help a local homeless shelter serve some of the neighborhood’s neediest residents. The farm stand— located at 1062 Blue Hill Avenue — will pass its proceeds along to... Read more
The First Parish Church in Dorchester and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are holding their third annual Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 26. The event, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. on the grounds of the church, will be staged in... Read more
“If we disappeared, I don’t know who would pick up the slack. There would be such a huge gap in the culture of Dorchester!” exclaims Leslie MacWeeney, executive director and founder of Dot Art, the local arts education program that provides free or low-... Read more
Savin Hill residents decried what they called an increase in prostitution, underage drinking, and other illicit activity in their neighborhood at a community meeting Tuesday evening. About 100 residents gathered at the Dorchester Yacht Club to meet with... Read more
Justin Holmes, a veteran political hand from Ward 16, has become Mayor Tom Menino’s go-to constituent services man in City Hall. Photo by Mike Deehan Sometimes it takes a native son to know what Bostonians want from their city. Mayor Thomas Menino might... Read more
You can hear it if you’re waiting at the Government Center MBTA station under City Hall Plaza. The loud sound – a high-pitched screeching - is audible in stations under Park Street and Boylston Street. And you can definitely hear it if you live around the... Read more
As road crews pound away at the $15 million renovation and revitalization of Dorchester Ave., City Hall and the state agency overseeing the work expect the project to continue on schedule for the remainder of the next two years. 
 McCourt Construction,... Read more
“The new succeeds the old and builds on it, and so it is with St. Mark’s School after 87 years. Its work, in God’s plan of things, is completed and God has new adventures in learning in store for its students.” Rev. Francis J. McGann, ordained just four... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Police Department says it is looking for five people for a June 7 attack and robbery in the old Bayside Expo Center parking lot - which they say one of the five videotaped. WantedAccording to a police report: "Five suspects... Read more
BOSTON, JUNE 16, 2010……Republican Charles Baker took fire from both sides over his 10-year performance as a health insurance executive during Wednesday morning’s debate, as both Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and Independent Treasurer Timothy Cahill ripped... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a meeting this Monday to help choose the consultant team for a study of the transit needs of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. The study, which will be conducted this summer and the... Read more
This YouTube video shows the Ashmont turn-around of the Mattapan High Speed Trolley. The noisy circuit is the cause of consternation for abutters. The MBTA will try to mask the high-pitched screeching caused by Mattapan Line trolleys turning around at the... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees, who voted to close four libraries in April, are willing to hold a public meeting later this month to discuss plans for the libraries and a potential influx of state aid to prevent their closures, according to City... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson pled guilty last week in federal court to eight counts of attempted extortion. Prosecutors recommended that she be sentenced to no more than four years in prison. Wilkerson, a Roxbury Democrat, was arrested Oct. 28, 2008... Read more
Next Thursday, June 17, the Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association will be honoring Dorchester resident, Roberto Avant-Mier, with a book-signing event for his recent publication, “Rock the Nation.” The signing will be held at the Neponset V.F.W. Post from 7... Read more
They put their signs on cars, bikes and their volunteers: Local and state politicians were out in force for the Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday. Another election year – this one on the state level – meant the candidates for governor and down-ballot races... Read more
The New Democracy Coalition, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, is pushing for the speaker of the House of Representatives to appoint an interim replacement for state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who is leaving to take a post within the Menino administration. The... Read more
The homicide rate is up in parts of Mattapan and Dorchester compared to last year and residents are taking notice. Within the course of three weeks, four grisly murders have rocked local neighborhoods. Shockingly, three of the victims were under the age... Read more

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