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This week Dot residents are sharing their talents in music, theater and graphics with the whole city.  Young String Players About 60 violin students from the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will join the Boston Classical Orchestra for the BCO’s 6th... Read more
The New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) will be held next Thursday evening at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. The 19th annual awards dinner benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and has become the signature event of the year for... Read more
Intramural & All-Star Soccer Program Week number two of the 4-team co-ed Intramural Soccer program was held with two games played this past Friday. In the opener Celtic F.C. needed two late goals to defeat F.C. Barcelona 4-2. Andelino Cardoso (3 goals... Read more
One of the great springtime festivals in the history of Boston sport as well as a personal favorite unfolded in the merry month of May of 1974 when both the Bruins and Celtics were marching toward championships in their respective disciplines, stride for... Read more
Common Ground: Common Ground’s location at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Richmond Street. Ed Forry photoWhen Common Ground, the unique café and restaurant in Lower Mills, closed its doors two months ago, customers and fellow merchants were not too... Read more
Suspects, captured before stabbing on MBTA camera. Three Dorchester teens were scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges they beat and stabbed a teen on Tremont Street near Boston Common on Friday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Neighbors in Adams Corner teamed up to help clean the village yesterday as part of the citywide Boston Shines project, which enlisted them help of hundreds of residents and merchants over a two-day effort. Above, volunteers joined State Rep. Linda Dorcena... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports officers recovered three guns in socks that had been hidden in bushes at 57 Ocean View Dr. Tuesday afternoon. An officer responded to the location around 5 p.m. after somebody reported seeing three black males, all in... Read more
Now the focus of heavy lobbying, state senators have largely remained silent about collective bargaining and municipal health care since the House passed a plan this week to curb the negotiating power of local unions over their health care benefits.... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino took time to inspect city work crews as they repaired and re-painted crosswalks and lane markers along Norfolk Street in Mattapan on Tuesday afternoon. City workers have begun an aggressive program to fix street signs and lines that have... Read more
The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday night to limit some collective bargaining rights for unions negotiating health care plans with municipal governments, defeating an alternative proposal backed by labor officials and spearheaded by Rep.... Read more
81 Brent StreetThe new home at 81 Brent Street may look like any other house on its Codman Square block, but the three-family is different from the others. It’s completely green - not in color but in development and function. From the foundation to the... Read more
First Baptist Church Nearly six years after a pipe on Elmer Road in Dorchester blew out and flooded the basement of nearby First Baptist Church at Adams and Ashmont streets, church owners headed to court this week as part of a lawsuit against a Hyde Park... Read more
The field of potential candidates in the District 3 derby continued to expand this week while one campaign drew 50 people to a VFW post in Neponset for an organizational get-together. Potential challengers also lined up for a run at several other district... Read more
City Hall officials are running out of time to redraw Boston’s City Council district precinct lines and could potentially miss out tens of thousands of dollars, if not millions, in cost savings, a top voting expert says. The number of residents in... Read more
Michael Creese Michael Creese, an 18-year-old senior at O’Bryant High School, is not quick to sing his own praises. Despite winning the Boston’s Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award and moving on to the state-wide competition May 6 at Westfield... Read more
Joe Rooney with his nephew Colin RooneyWhen the tenth annual 5k road race and walk to support the Brain Anuerysm Foundation steps off near Humarock beach next month, look for Dorchester’s Joe Rooney near the starting line. He’ll be the one running around... Read more
Adrianne Page, 11, posed for a photo with actor Kevin James at her aunt Stephanie Page’s home on Ashmont Hill last Thursday night. James was at the home to shoot a scene of the film “Here Comes the Boom.” Photo courtesy Stephanie Page Though it’s... Read more
Advocates for victims of sexual assault gathered Tuesday at City Hall to push for stronger anti-rape policies on college campuses, where, they say, one out of five undergraduate women experience an attempted or completed sexual assault during their time... Read more
Matt Sweeney, who has served as president of the Dorchester Youth Hockey program for the last three years, and his wife Jill accepted a grant from the Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Development program on March 10 at TD Garden. Also on hand to present the... Read more

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