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A week before voters are scheduled to head to the polls to select their next District 7 city councillor, the top two candidates faced off on term limits, a Wal-Mart coming to Boston, and the city’s snow removal efforts. Voters will choose next Tuesday... Read more
The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of a popular mortgage initiative— the SoftSecond Program — on Saturday, March 5 with a gathering of community members, bankers, activists and elected officials at its... Read more
Swim Lesson Program Accepting Registrations Registrations are now being accepted for the Swim Lesson program for the Spring session, which is scheduled to begin in April. There are classes for Tiny Tots (ages 4 & 5) and school-age (ages 6 to 18). The... Read more
Courtesy of the White House, here are President Obama's remarks earlier Tuesday at TechBoston Academy. THE PRESIDENT: Hey! (Applause.) Hello, TechBoston! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you, everybody.... Read more
Boston Ballet at Strand: Soloist John Lam represents the dynamic talent that will take the Strand stage on Friday. Photo by Gene Schiavone.Young Dorchester dancers will be “taking flight” as they bring audiences at the Strand Theatre to new artistic... Read more
Former Senator Dianne Wilkerson: Photo by Don WestNOTE:This article was updated on Wed. March 9, 2011, after the ministers and the head of the Urban League of Massachusetts responded to requests for comment in an afternoon email. Former state Sen. Dianne... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire at 3 Robinson St. broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury. None of the ten residents in... Read more
The Boston Police Department says it nabbed one of two suspects for the armed robbery of the Hess station at 710 Gallivan Blvd. shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. Police say Adilson Lopes, 30 of Dorchester, bought some stuff to get the clerk inside the... Read more
President Obama will be dropping by TechBoston Academy on Tuesday, March 8, a White House official confirmed on Thursday. The school, a pilot part of Boston Public Schools, opened in September 2002. Its sponsors and partners include the Bill & Melinda... Read more
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into complaints that the City of Boston’s school closing plans discriminate against black and Latino students and parents. In a Feb. 15 letter, Donna Russell, an attorney in the department’s... Read more
Heavyweight boxer Kevin McBride training for his April bout against Tomasz Adamek. Photo by Guillermo Garcia You’ve likely seen him countless times on your way to grab a coffee at Greenhills Irish Bakery or breakfast at Gerard’s in Adams Corner. He’s a... Read more
Aiden Collins Aidan Collins is your average American three-year-old. With the sweetest personality, Aidan charms everyone with whom he comes in contact. “K’bye, be safe,” he says to departing house guests — and they just love him, says his mother Lisa... Read more
The Massachusetts House’s redistricting chief is keeping a keen eye on the Eighth Congressional District. State Rep. Michael Moran, a Brighton Democrat who is helping lead the effort to redraw the state’s political fault lines, dropped in announced at a... Read more
In a poll of the country’s best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine, dbar’s head chef Chris Coombs is in a tight race to win the New England title, the prize being a spread in the magazine’s July issue. The winners of the poll was to be announced... Read more
A popular Adams Corner market that opened in November 2009 has won city approval to serve sit-down breakfasts and lunches. The Butcher Shop, which has become a destination for fine Irish and Italian meat products, debuted its 19-seat restaurant — Mrs.... Read more
As protests over the role of public sector labor unions heat up across the country, a panel of experts, including Dorchester State Representative Martin Walsh, took part in a discussion of how the collective bargaining system works in Massachusetts. The... Read more
The Boston Public Library is staring at a $580,000 gap in its budget under expected funding levels from the city and the governor’s budget, library officials said last week. Options that the library system’s board of trustees may have to consider include... Read more
Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge. Fasten your seatbelts, Lower Mills residents. Starting next month and running into November, Washington Street, Adams Street, and River Street are scheduled to be periodically closed as part of a project of... Read more
A professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston has symptoms of the airborne disease, the Boston Public Health Commission reported Tuesday. The commission did not identify the professor but said he is in his 40s and has about 45 students. In a... Read more
Christopher Coombs: Photo by Kevin Day PhotographyIn a poll of the country's best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine, dbar’s head chef Chris Coombs is half a percentage behind to win the New England title, the prize being a spread in the magazine’s... Read more


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