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Add another possible casualty to a growing list of programs suffering from a fiscal crisis and a state budget that looks grimmer and grimmer: dedicated State Police patrols of local parks and the Neponset Greenway trails. About $50,000 to $100,000 is... Read more
A question of 1940s terminology has become the focal point this month of a battle against an auto repair shop in Four Corners that some neighbors say is illegal. The ruckus began as neighbor Jamal Leek, head of the United Neighborhood Association, was... Read more
Flags along the Ave.Despite allegations to the contrary made on a local blog, last week’s display of some 400 Vietnamese and American flags which sprouted on scores of Vietnamese-owned businesses across the neighborhood was the work of a volunteer... Read more
The Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point is scheduled to be auctioned to the highest bidder next month—according to a legal ad published in the April 30 edition of the Boston Globe—but an attorney for the Bayside said it will not come to pass. He... Read more
This week’s rain hasn’t dampened the spirits of the city’s political candidates as they fan out across the city to gather signatures each day. Competing for signatures, they cross each other’s paths often, and they’re civil to each other, most... Read more
A 15 year-old student who was gunned down this morning on Dudley Street is not expected to survive his injuries, according to Boston Police. The male teenager was found suffering from two gunshot wounds outside 305 Dudley Street at 7:22 a.m. The suspect... Read more
A bus on the Silver LineState and city leaders this week announced a $100 million federal stimulus project to greatly improve public transportation along Blue Hill Avenue from Mattapan to Dudley Square, including a new connection to South Station. It... Read more
Boston Police report neighbors heard numerous gunshots this evening shortly before a 17-year-old was found lying on the sidewalk at 70 Tonawanda St. around 7:19 p.m. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound... Read more
Less than three weeks after estimating a deficit as high as $550 million for the rest of the fiscal year, Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that the actual gap could hit $953 million, as state tax collections fell at warp speed last month, nearly $1 billion... Read more
State plans enhanced bus service to Mattapan: A rendering shows a "street view" of the changes along Blue Hill Ave. Source: EOTGovernor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino announced at noon today that the 28 bus from Ruggles to Mattapan Square will be... Read more
Officials from the Dorchester Eagles youth football and cheerleading program made it official yesterday: They have pulled out of the national Pop Warner organization and joined a new youth sports league. The break comes on the heels of a bitter dispute... Read more
Editor's Note: The Dorchester Historical Society will host a special event on Sunday, May 3 at The Boston Winery in Port Norfolk from 2-5 p.m. Back in 2007, the Reporter's former news editor Brian Denitzio visited the Winery — run by the Bruno family,... Read more
A loose-knit group of park advocates from across the city is forming a small umbrella organization to discover and promote their common causes. Beginning back in 2005 as a result of a parks-based debate between City Council candidates, the loosely-... Read more
An high school freshman from Dorchester has won first place at the National Chinese Language speechwriting contest. Rayshon Thompson, 15, of Boston Latin High School, started studying Mandarin Chinese only a year and seven months ago with his Latin School... Read more
The Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point is being threatened with foreclosure and the property could be auctioned off next month, according to reports published today in Boston's daily papers. However, an attorney for the Bayside said today he expects a... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society’s Architectural Preservation Committee is preparing its annual list of the neighborhood’s top ten 10 “most endangered” properties and is seeking the public’s input. As Earl Taylor, the president of the Society... Read more
Whoever plastered the Neponset Greenway with racist and homophobic graffiti this week should know: This neighborhood won’t tolerate your nonsense. State Police and the Boston Police Department are probing the case and it could very well result in... Read more
The Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) released its annual report on worker related deaths this week, and cited 66 workers who lost their lives on the job in the state in 2008, two of them in Dorchester. Marie Conley, a... Read more
Dot Cornucopia: Top left: Fresh and affordable veggies at A.C. Farm Market, 1429 Dorchester Ave.; Top right: Ramon Perez, butcher at Brother's Supermarket, 776 Dudley St.; Bottom: A Haymarket fell at New Market Farm Stand, 1299 Massachusetts Ave.Many are... Read more
Citing an outbreak in Lowell as well as clusters of cases that have popped up across the country, state and local health officials and neighborhood caregivers are bracing for the possible serious incursion of a deadly swine flu strain into the region this... Read more

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