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Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.4 billion budget proposal calls for a 2.5 percent increase in spending from the FY 2011 budget, totaling an additional $58.7 million, Menino told reporters last week at a discussion of his budget proposal and capital plan. Menino... Read more
Construction began this week on the Fairmount Line’s new Talbot Avenue station – the third station out of four planned for that stretch of commuter rail where work has begun – as elected officials and transportation agency chiefs celebrated the... Read more
The Columbia Point Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday endorsed a master plan for the Dorchester Bay side of the neighborhood. The set of guidelines for developers seeking to build in the area was put together over the course of three years by the... Read more
The Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club is tapping the mic in preparation for a show that will pair some of hip hop’s elder statesmen with the club’s youngest talent at the Strand Theatre. Organizers behind the benefit, titled “Passing the Mic,” is meant to... Read more
The former director of Mattapan’s ABCD Family Services Center, the owner of a local Mobil gas station, and the director of the Mattapan Community Health Center are among the residents and business owners who have been tapped to serve on the 15-member... Read more
With candidates vying for an open City Council seat in District 3 for the first time in nearly 18 years, sharp elbows are to be expected, and that includes electronic pokes. A blast e-mail from a supporter of candidate John O’Toole this week drew the ire... Read more
Marine Lance Corporal Robert E. Flynn was born and raised in Dorchester. He was wounded in action in Afghanistan last week. U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rob Flynn, a 22-year-old from Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood, and four other Marines were wounded in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports three men were shot around 7 a.m. Tuesday inside Hicks Auto Body, 10 Talbot Ave. Police say only one of the men was the intended target; the other two were unintended victims. All were taken to local hospitals and are... Read more
210 Harvard St. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced today by a fire that went to three alarms at 210 Harvard St. The fire, which began around 5:30 p.m. in the rear of the building, did an estimated $200,000 in... Read more
Ed Geary, Jr. spent weeks – and recruited several people – planning to propose to his girlfriend, which he did at Sunday’s Dorchester Day Parade as the final floats of the afternoon were pulling into Peabody Square. View it Now: Dot Day Parade Photos! As... Read more
(Updated, June 8, 4:45 p.m.) — The expansion of the popular Neponset Greenway trail hit a potentially fatal roadblock this week as two state agencies stood at odds over the creation of a grade crossing at the Mattapan Square T station that is essential to... Read more
LCPL Robert E. FlynnLance Corporal Rob Flynn, a 22 year-old Marine from Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood, was wounded along with four other US Marines when their vehicle was struck by a improvised explosive device (IED) late last week. Flynn had... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester is auctioning off two pairs of Bruins tickets to tonight’s Stanley Cup match against the Canucks. Bidding will start at $1,000 per seat. Bidders can call Heather Brigham at (617) 288-7120 or e-mail hbrigham@... Read more
Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City... Read more
Rehabilitation and replacement work of a major water pipeline focused on Adams St. on Monday, opposite the entrance and exit of the Baker Chocolate Factory condominiums. According to an update from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, two-way... Read more
Myrtlebank Avenue neighbors hosted a pre-parade breakfast for their very own John Connor yesterday morning. Connor served as Chief Marshal of the Dorchester Day Parade. Photo courtesy Mary O'Brien. If you have photos from Dot Day that you'd like to share... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 22-year-old Mattapan man on a variety of gun and drug charges yesterday, only a few months after he got out of a federal prison on a crack-trafficking conviction. Police officers and federal marshals... Read more
Chris Lovett of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News interviews Dorchester Youth Collaborative's Emmett Folgert about the controversy surrounding the weekend's disturbances at Carson Beach and Savin Hill, which were initially attributed to gang activity.
Dot Day Parade: Hits the avenue at 1 p.m. on SundayAs many as 100,000 people are expected to line the sidewalks of Dorchester Avenue on Sunday as the annual celebration of Boston's biggest and best neighborhood culminates in a traditional parade that... Read more
In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” ruled the box office, Senate President William Bulger dominated Beacon Hill’s upper chamber and his brother Whitey still controlled the streets of South Boston and beyond. That year was also the last time... Read more


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