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Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan has just told an overflow crowd at Lower Mills library that she will "strongly support" keeping BPL branches open if sufficient funding is supplied to do so. More than 100 people are packed into the Lower Mills... Read more
Boston Police tweet a woman was stabbed at 364 Centre St. The homicide unit was called to the scene, as is done whenever there's a chance a crime victim could die.
JFK-UMass rescue: An MBTA police officer and commuters tend to a woman moments after she was pulled from the tracks at JFK-UMass. Photo by Ed ForryThere are many heroes among us, and today I saw two of them save a life on the MBTA. At about 4:40 this... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission reports a cat in the Mascot Street area has tested positive for the potentially fatal disease. In addition to six people now receiving shots, the commission urges anybody who came into contact with a roughly 10-year-... Read more
Former Dorchester state representative and judge Paul J. Murphy died on Thursday, according to his alma mater, Boston College High School. Murphy, a native and longtime resident of St. Mark's parish, was a five-term state representative for Dorchester's... Read more
Almont Park in Mattapan will see significant renovations beginning next year, residents were told in the a public meeting held on Wednesday evening at the Mattahunt School. About twenty people attended the meeting, which included representatives of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 3:30 p.m. at 68 American Legion Highway, between Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue. The man was taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds to the back, stomach and leg. Homicide detectives... Read more
Mattapan heroes honored: Councillor Charles Yancey, center, with Shaniqua Johnson and Saquawna AndersonBoston Police from District B-3 held a monthly community meeting on Tuesday at the Mattapan Library with a packed crowd of more than 70 people on hand.... Read more
Teary-eyed parents of children whose schools are slated to close confronted Mayor Thomas Menino’s schools chief last week, pleading with her to give them time to up sagging test scores. Boston Public School officials are weighing plans to close six... Read more
The MBTA is working with a German company to finalize a possible solution to the screeching wheels of the Mattapan Line trolleys. Residents of the area around Ashmont Station have long complained of the loud squealing caused by trolleys rounding the turn... Read more
Instances of domestic violence have been increasing in Massachusetts over the last few years. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our staff at Mattapan Community Health Center would like to give you some information regarding assaults and some... Read more
Keystone Club News The Keystone Club is our leadership development program for teens and meets every other week to plan community service projects, fundraisers and social activities. Recently, the teen members of the group elected their officers for the... Read more
Benito Maleveje and Juan Omi Velazquez were among 10 men charged in federal court today with running guns, heroin and cocaine in Boston and Chelsea. For Velazquez, a.k.a., Cyclops, it's his second arrest this week. On Sunday, Lynn police say he was among... Read more
“Friendly scarecrows greet the way On the cool October day, Surprising visitors with their painted smile, Welcome, autumn. Please stay a while.” By Lillian Garant It certainly feels like autumn. We have been trying to keep from turning on the furnace... Read more
Residents of Fields Corner will get their first look at a revamped proposal to develop the former site of the Lucky Strike bowling alley at Park and Adams streets on Mon., Nov. 1, when the project developers host a meeting for community members and... Read more
The Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a debate next week on three ballot questions voters will decide when they head to the polls in less than two weeks. If approved by voters, Question 1 would eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, restoring... Read more
Members of the Thee Slap Bracelets (pictured above performing at a May 2010 competition) include: (l-r) Dalin Celamy, Khamari Bendolph, Miguel Tejeda, Shaneese Smith, Alexis Feliz, Charae Hemingway, Stravinsky Bolivar, Catrina Tejeda, and Maurice... Read more
Supporters of the Lower Mills library are urging fellow activists to show up in force at a meeting at the branch tonight [at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Street branch] with Boston Public Library President Amy Ryan as a local lawmaker said there has been a “... Read more
Trick-or-treaters of all ages don’t have to wait until Halloween to start going door-to-door. This weekend’s ninth annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) affords locals the scary, but safe thrills of exploring neighborhood places they’ve never been to... Read more
Mattahunt School and Community Center: City closed center last summer and a proposed partnership with Wheelock College has yet to begin. (Editor's note: This article was updated online on Friday, Oct. 23 to reflect comments from Boys and Girls Club of... Read more

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