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As Chinese government restrictions on the import of recycled paper and plastics drive up recycling processing costs in America, a new state effort is attempting to increase recycling while also educating people about what can and cannot be recycled.... Read more
Baker, Flynn Weigh In One of Dorchester’s city councilors wants the city to think about dropping the speed limit on city streets to 20 mph. Frank Baker, who represents Dot’s district 3, has joined South Boston’s city Councillor Ed Flynn in requesting a... Read more
By Alanna Durkin Richer Associated Press  A lawsuit that seeks to prevent the deportation of immigrants while they are seeking to become legal US residents through marriage will move forward, a federal judge ruled last Thursday.  Judge Mark Wolf denied... Read more
Jonathan Bartlett, athletic director of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that Brennan Bonner of Dorchester has been named head coach in both Indoor and Outdoor track. “Coach Bonner,” said Bartlett, “is an outstanding coach. He... Read more
More than a dozen matriculating students received their high school equivalency certificates last Thursday during a ceremony at Roxbury Community College and will start this fall as incoming college students. What makes this group unique is that they are... Read more
Uphams Corner’s historic Strand Theatre will be the venue next month for the inaugural Dorchester Short Film Festival, an event produced by travelling film exhibition Asbury Shorts USA. The two-hour event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.... Read more
Monday morning’s inaugural MR8K— a five mile run and walk through Boston’s downtown and Back Bay — is novel in many ways. It’s the first MR8-branded running event by Dorchester’s own Martin Richard Foundation, named for our eight-year-old neighbor Martin... Read more
The Boston Transportation Department on Tuesday opened a newly built public plaza in Downtown Crossing. “We are creating a space that is a new front-door,” Chris Osgood, the city’s chief of streets, said during the opening ceremony for the plaza at... Read more
Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity have committed to cleaning up Morton Street—Route 203— and surrounding streets over the next two years through the state’s “Adopt a Highway” program. The partnership was launched during a sign dedication at the... Read more
Boston Police executed an early-morning SWAT team raid on a house at 33 Regina Rd. last Friday that resulted in the arrest of two men who now face drug dealing and weapons charges. A 60-year-old man was arrested after police made a “peaceful entry” into... Read more
A project now underway will cut the number of vehicular travel lanes on William J. Day Boulevard in half— from four to two— to allow for “new bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and some additional parking,” according to the state agencies that oversee... Read more
Boston Water and Sewer Commission will be using water vapor— that has the appearance of smoke— to test sewer lines in parts of Dorchester over the next two weeks. The survey uses an odorless water vapor to detect improper connections as the vapor leaks... Read more
Ever since their early days playing Pop Warner football, the Miranda brothers have been competitive. Growing up in Uphams Corner, Isaiah and his younger brother Elijah enjoyed a rivalry that extended beyond the gridiron. “We’re highly competitive in... Read more
The barroom known as Peggy O’Neil’s has been a fixture on Dorchester Avenue for more than half a century. Now, with an eye trained reverently on the past, Caron O’Neil and her family are ready to transition into the future. “We’ve been here since ‘63,”... Read more
Voters who will be out of town or otherwise unable to go to the polls next Tuesday have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for an absentee ballot. According to Secretary of State William Galvin's office, which issued a reminder of the deadline on Tuesday, the... Read more
Less than a week after taking the rare step of raising the statewide West Nile Virus risk to moderate, state public health officials have now announced four human cases of the virus. The latest human case is a Middlesex County woman in her 50s who... Read more
A federal and local crackdown on "high impact" criminals last week mostly netted alleged gun and drug dealers - but also a Dorchester man charged with selling counterfeit $100 bills for $30 apiece. Franklin Perry, 52, got swept up in a Secret Service... Read more
Dorchester’s Brookview House, which provides families experiencing homelessness with safe housing and support services, received a $10,000 grant this week from Eastern Bank. The grant will support the expansion of Brookview’s programs and services for at-... Read more
Boston officials say they’ve shut down a storage facility where people were living illegally in rented units, some with beds, curtains and coolers. The Inspectional Services Department, police, health department workers and firefighters responded to... Read more
Mark Rooney, who is running for Governor’s Council in District 4, has been endorsed by several public employee unions this week. The candidate announced that he has been endorsed by the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association (BPPA), Professional Fire... Read more

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