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Distraught at seeing their countrymen fall prey to drugs and violence, a group of young Cape Verdeans in Uphams Corner decided that they wanted to celebrate the positive aspects of their culture. "The violence that goes on has nothing to do with who we... Read more
An as-of-right proposal to construct a two-family duplex on Minot Street stirred long-standing passions about overcrowding in Dorchester at the Cedar Grove Civic Association's monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Stuart Schrier presented plans on behalf of... Read more
It was three nights before Christmas, but already on Bowdoin Street, the clip-clop of hooves could be heard above the din of the evening traffic. Come again? That's right: Hooves. But, instead of Dasher and Dancer, this Christmas brought Mumbo and... Read more
In a November 16 report to the Boston School Committee, Superintendent Thomas Payzant announced that the Grover Cleveland Middle School would be closed by 2008. The Cleveland is one of six local schools affected by the superintendent's "reuse and... Read more
The Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner has undergone a number of renovations and updates since the city of Boston took over management of the 87-year old property last July. This week representatives from the city's Department of Neighborhood Development led... Read more
The Columba/Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday evening voted to grant preliminary conditional approval to the latest proposal for the Crescent Court Project, a conversion of the R & R Sales building on Dorchester Ave. into residential properties... Read more
Thabiti Brown walks through the halls in the Codman Academy Charter School with confidence. An air of assuredness might be expected from someone recently named one of America's best teachers, but it's clear that Brown draws his inspiration from a... Read more
Three writers, three hours ... fifteen cups of coffee. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Reporter staff spent a rainy afternoon circumnavigating the neighborhood in search of a perfect cup of joe. We profiled the brew being served from one end of Dot Ave. to the... Read more
If you missed the fourth annual Dorchester Open Studios because of the lousy weather, "honeydew" chores, or sheer laziness, you're not off the hook yet! You can still view the works of local professional artists virtually anytime thanks to the vision and... Read more
A broken TV, tires, shards of glass, and a yellowing copy of the Boston Globe from Sept. 13 were a few of the items lining the sidewalk on Alexander Street last Friday afternoon. Trash and debris along the stretch of sidewalk that abuts the tracks of the... Read more
The global spread of concern over a deadly strain of influenza has local public health experts questioning how the area would respond if an outbreak happened here. Avian influenza, a virus that experts worry could mutate into a form transmittable between... Read more
A Boston Water and Sewer Commission lawsuit looking to recoup money lost in a legislative move to block the sale of a Columbia Point property was dismissed by the state Appeals Court last week. The decision effectively upholds efforts by Dorchester's... Read more
MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas on Monday criticized the Trinity Financial development company and ripped community perception that the transit agency has fumbled its commitments around the renovation of Ashmont Station and adjacent work.... Read more
Boston voters whittled the field for the City Council's four at-large seats to eight candidates Tuesday, selecting council President Michael Flaherty as the top finisher, followed by Councillor Felix Arroyo, in a low-turnout preliminary election preceding... Read more
Shortly after Linda Dorcena Forry's election to the House of Representatives was assured by her March 15 primary win, leading figures in the city's African-American political establishment met for a summit at the Hampton Inn on Massachusetts Avenue.... Read more
Occasionally, a prospective customer drops in and asks if the place is open for business, or the phone rings with the same question, or one of the local investors on the prowl for a free meal pops his head in to inquire. The answer: Not yet, but close.... Read more
The Ronan Park Multicultural Festival this year likely would have been marked with a somber tribute to John Beresford, who was killed there in May trying to stop a pair of muggers. Beresford had, after all, been one of an earnest band of neighbors who... Read more
Forget the boy who cried wolf. MBTA officials have announced and delayed the re-opening of Savin Hill Station at least four times prior to their current promise of July 31, and that record of credibility has left more than a handful of Savin Hill... Read more
A key link in the effort to remake the area around Ashmont Station suffered a significant setback last week, as state officials announced they would not deliver an integral piece of financing. While the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the... Read more
After the Saturday morning shift at the post office in Fields Corner, Jim Trabucco was heading back to the home on Neponset Avenue where he's lived since October of 1983, expecting not much in the way of change. Wrong. Flat wrong, actually, as flat as... Read more

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