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Red Line service was halted at the JFK/UMass stop this morning after a man being chased down the Southeast Expressway crashed his car near the station and ran away. The Boston Police Department says the man was spotted carjacking a car at Chandler Street... Read more
Yes, if today's your normal day, you still have to put your trash out: no holiday for sanitation workers.
Marie St. Fleur: “The job can’t be done half-hearted.”“Merci.” With that note of gratitude to her former colleagues on Beacon Hill, Marie St. Fleur this week brought an end to ten and a half years in the state House of Representatives. The Dorchester... Read more
Under construction: Levedo building near Codman Square More affordable housing is coming to Codman Square: In the works since 2007, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation started construction earlier this year on the 36,781 square-foot... Read more
Nancy RousseauSoon after an earthquake devastated Haiti in January, three thousand people packed Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. The high turnout, with only a few days notice, was in part thanks to Mattapan resident Nancy Rousseau and several others who... Read more
As city and state budget decisions loom, a meeting of the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees is set for June 21. The 3 p.m. gathering will be in the Copley Square branch’s orientation room. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo said it’s expected... Read more
To explain why diversity on the Boston Police Dept. was important, Giovanna Negretti acted as a translator for an elderly Brighton resident, Lilian Perez. Speaking Spanish at City Council hearing Tuesday night, Perez told city councilors about being... Read more
A community-run farm stand that opened for business on Bue Hill Ave. last week will help a local homeless shelter serve some of the neighborhood’s neediest residents. The farm stand— located at 1062 Blue Hill Avenue — will pass its proceeds along to... Read more
The First Parish Church in Dorchester and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are holding their third annual Backyard Campout on Saturday, June 26. The event, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m. on the grounds of the church, will be staged in... Read more
“If we disappeared, I don’t know who would pick up the slack. There would be such a huge gap in the culture of Dorchester!” exclaims Leslie MacWeeney, executive director and founder of Dot Art, the local arts education program that provides free or low-... Read more
Savin Hill residents decried what they called an increase in prostitution, underage drinking, and other illicit activity in their neighborhood at a community meeting Tuesday evening. About 100 residents gathered at the Dorchester Yacht Club to meet with... Read more
Justin Holmes, a veteran political hand from Ward 16, has become Mayor Tom Menino’s go-to constituent services man in City Hall. Photo by Mike Deehan Sometimes it takes a native son to know what Bostonians want from their city. Mayor Thomas Menino might... Read more
You can hear it if you’re waiting at the Government Center MBTA station under City Hall Plaza. The loud sound – a high-pitched screeching - is audible in stations under Park Street and Boylston Street. And you can definitely hear it if you live around the... Read more
As road crews pound away at the $15 million renovation and revitalization of Dorchester Ave., City Hall and the state agency overseeing the work expect the project to continue on schedule for the remainder of the next two years. 
 McCourt Construction,... Read more
“The new succeeds the old and builds on it, and so it is with St. Mark’s School after 87 years. Its work, in God’s plan of things, is completed and God has new adventures in learning in store for its students.” Rev. Francis J. McGann, ordained just four... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Police Department says it is looking for five people for a June 7 attack and robbery in the old Bayside Expo Center parking lot - which they say one of the five videotaped. WantedAccording to a police report: "Five suspects... Read more
BOSTON, JUNE 16, 2010……Republican Charles Baker took fire from both sides over his 10-year performance as a health insurance executive during Wednesday morning’s debate, as both Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and Independent Treasurer Timothy Cahill ripped... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a meeting this Monday to help choose the consultant team for a study of the transit needs of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. The study, which will be conducted this summer and the... Read more
This YouTube video shows the Ashmont turn-around of the Mattapan High Speed Trolley. The noisy circuit is the cause of consternation for abutters. The MBTA will try to mask the high-pitched screeching caused by Mattapan Line trolleys turning around at the... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees, who voted to close four libraries in April, are willing to hold a public meeting later this month to discuss plans for the libraries and a potential influx of state aid to prevent their closures, according to City... Read more

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