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On a recent afternoon— before this week’s recent cold snap— eight elementary school students scoured the yard behind the Little House on East Cottage Street to collect leaves, seeds, dirt and insects. They brought their findings back to the College Bound... Read more
“Graduation coaches” would be placed in every public middle school and high school with a dropout rate of five percent or more and employers would be required to allow employees to take up to 24 hours per academic year in paid leave to attend school... Read more
A home heating oil leak that earlier this month caused residents to evacuate a three-decker on Boston St. has neighborhood residents concerned that mismanaged properties in the area could result in contamination or a public safety hazard. On January 2,... Read more
A Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will go into effect at 7p.m., according to Mayor Menino's office. The City of Boston Storm Center has been activated: call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. Boston Public Schools will be... Read more
Chuck TurnerChuck Turner, the former Boston city councillor who was convicted last year of accepting a bribe as part of a federal anti-corruption sting, was sentenced on Tuesday afternoon to three years in prison. Turner, 70, said he would appeal the... Read more
Our friends at BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report yesterday on a new effort to help residents in some of the city's oldest housing stock save money of energy costs.
(UPDATED 2:30 PM) The stretch of Morrissey Boulevard between UMass-Boston and Freeport Street has reopened after both sides of the road were closed. Department of Conservation and Recreation spokeswoman Wendy Fox attributed the closure to the confluence... Read more
JAN. 21, 2011……The annual budget proposal Gov. Deval Patrick will unveil next week will boost state aid for schools by $140 million, cut another pool of local aid by $65 million, and include a pair of health insurance reforms that the governor believes... Read more
It was a vote of the City Council that set in motion the campaigns to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner. And after a Thursday night forum, the candidates vying to fill his seat offered up varying responses to the question of whether the 11-1... Read more
A mental-health patient charged with brutally murdering a counselor at his residential facility in Revere apparently drove to Ashmont a few hours before he was apprehended in Roxbury. Deshawn James Chapell, 27, of Chelsea, is charged with murdering... Read more
Walczak speaks in 1979. At left, Mayor Kevin White; at right state Rep. W. Paul White. Photo: CSHC. Give Marge Muldoon her share of the credit. As the president of the Codman Square Civic Association, she made a fateful decision one night in December 1974... Read more
When Sandra Cotterell first arrived at Codman Square Health Center nearly 17 years ago, she was already well on her way to an impressive career in nursing and health care management. Cotterell: Sandra Cotterell: New Codman CEOBorn and raised in Boston and... Read more
Back in August, Mattapan’s Mildred Avenue Community Center became first in line for get upgraded computer services, with city of Boston officials hyping the distribution of more than 600 new computers with job training software to 47 other locations... Read more
After a popular turnout last winter, Dorchester-Milton Restaurant Week is back for its second year, with the same eight restaurants participating. For $30.11, patrons can dine on a three-course meal offered on a special restaurant week menu. The discounts... Read more
Marshall Cooper, 75, lives in an off-white house with dark green trim on Hartford Street. The house is decorated colorful trinkets: A snowman, a football, a pumpkin, and American flags. It’s also covered with protest signs, which Cooper said people often... Read more
Freshman state Rep. Carlos Henriquez is filing a bill that would limit check-cashing fees. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is proposing a bill she says will shine a light on whether state agencies and contractors are hiring women and minorities. And Mayor... Read more
The Droser family paid tribute to their late father Vince with this chef’s hat on the day of his funeral, Jan. 8. Someone stole the hat in the hours after this photo was taken. Photo by Ed Forry Vince Droser had an idea. Every month the Ashmont... Read more
As the 112th Congress returned to Washington this month, the New England region has seen significant changes in the level of clout its Congressional delegation holds. Several of New England’s most senior and respected senators — Connecticut’s Chris Dodd... Read more
Joanne Massaro: NorthEndWaterfront.com photoIt’s Tuesday afternoon and for Boston Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro, New England’s winter season is in full swing. The city has just faced down a massive storm, is in the midst of dealing with a messy... Read more
More than a year after a public outcry forced state transportation officials to abandon their plan to install a new bus line down the Blue Hill Avenue corridor, the state transportation department is going back to the drawing board and asking Roxbury,... Read more

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