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Lou BradyDorchester's Geiger Gibson Community Health Center has a new executive director. Lou Brady, who has 16 years of experience in community health and ambulatory settings, has been hired by Harbor Health Services, Inc., which owns the Columbia Point... Read more
Andrew Kenneally: "Decision next month."Andrew Kenneally, a former staffer for City Councillor Michael Flaherty, said he hasn't decided whether he will run for the Council at-Large seat his old boss is likely to vacate just yet, but he's fundraising... Read more
Fields Corner shopping mall Some call it a retail area. Others a strip mall. To Tom Cifrino, it is the "Fields Station Shopping Center," and for him, it's a family legacy, a Dorchester business begun by his father and uncle almost a century ago. When the... Read more
Maureen Feeney The plastic nametags on the concrete walls of City Hall's fifth floor are shuffling again, workers are pushing dollies full of files down the corridors and the walls of the President's office have already changed from hot pink to powder... Read more
In a meeting last week that was insulated from the lenses of TV cameras and newspaper reporters, former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson lashed out at several ministers affiliated with the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston and the Boston Ten-... Read more
Capitalizing on the political moment, Dorchester's at-large City Councillor Sam Yoon is clamoring for a little more transparency in city government of late, and last week his efforts produced a baby step forward on that. Focusing in on the city's 34... Read more
Activists are planning on another run next year at overhauling the state's criminal offender record information system. Saying the records are sometimes inaccurate, hard-to-read and burdensome for individuals with minor criminal records who are seeking... Read more
It had to happen sooner or later. The bitterly opposed MWRA and Corcoran Jennison Companies and their hired engineers argued their cases in an ad hoc people's court last Thursday, temporarily interrupting the community planning process for Columbia Point... Read more
Guns and masks and getaway cars are not required for a stiff sentence for bank robbery. Prosecutors told a U.S. District judge that on July 10, Scott F. Backus, 46, of Dorchester, passed a note demanding money to Citizens Bank employee in downtown Boston... Read more
On the night of Dec. 31, some folks are out on the town late; others are under the covers early to wake up fresh for the start of the new year. But there will be no relaxing for a sizeable number of Dorchester and Mattapan artists who will be part of 12... Read more
In a time of looming economic gloominess, a number of Mattapan business owners are banding together in hopes of winning a city-designated Main Streets district in the new year. Advocates for the idea have set up a working committee to lobby for the city's... Read more
National Wholesale Liquidators, the discount retailer that specializes in a no-frills shopping experience, will close its Morrissey Boulevard store in the new year. The company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 10 and has been seeking a... Read more
It has been a hectic week for the Dorchester Pop Warner Eagles organization. What was supposed to be a time of fun and - potentially - glory at the Pop Warner National Championship tournament in Florida turned into a nightmare after members of Dorchester'... Read more
Editor's note: Tony, an angel, visits earth fairly often now because there is a lot for him to do here. He dictated this article to an old friend of ours, Ed Madden, about 13 years ago, while he was still with us. He says they are still engaging in a bit... Read more
Alexander Phan, 4, reads with his father Steve Phan. The youngser is suffering from a rare disease and needs a bone marrow transplant. A donor drive is set for this Saturday at St. Mark's Church. Photo by Rochelle Ballin. For a four year old, Alexander... Read more
Dorchester's Charlotte Golar Richie, a top government relations adviser to Gov. Deval Patrick, is leaving the administration to helm Patrick's political operation, according to sources familiar with the change. A former lawmaker and housing chief in... Read more
After an 11-month investigation, a Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted a Dorchester man in the fatal stabbing of a young Roxbury hair stylist. Steven Odegard, 41, was charged with the first-degree murder of Daniel Yakovleff, who was found stabbed... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission voted last Thursday to extinguish cigar bars and hookah bars and end the sales of tobacco in pharmacies and on college campuses, giving Boston some of the toughest anti-tobacco rules in the nation. The panel, however,... Read more
A rough sketch that was passed around this month's Neponset Greenway Council meeting has some devotees of the flying disc flying high. Drawn up by an intern at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, according to sources who were there, the sketch... Read more
Dorchester's Steven Banks, 48, was sentenced last Friday to nine to 10 years in prison for slashing the face of his former girlfriend's former boyfriend. According to evidence and testimony introduced at the trial, the love triangle met on Hopkins Street... Read more

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