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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
With Boston voters still months away from turning their attention to it, the roster of candidates for the municipal elections this fall is sorting itself out, with mayoral and city council candidates turning in signatures in time for the May 24 deadline... Read more
The next phase in the redevelopment of the Baker Chocolate plant on the Neponset River will finally begin this fall, according to the Boston development firm that has controlled the property for much of the last decade. The long-delayed project promises... Read more
John Beresford was drawn to his home near Ronan Park by the neighborhood's potential. It was a neighborhood poised to round the corner - ready to shake off history and a bad reputation. All it needed was a little help. And so not long after Beresford and... Read more
University of Massachusetts President Jack Wilson on Wednesday recommended to the school's trustees that Michael F. Collins, former CEO of the Caritas Christi Health Care System, become chancellor of UMass-Boston, opting to shut out J. Keith Motley, who... Read more
Livid with a former neighbor they said sold them out, angry with a process they said shut them out, and concerned over a facility whose inhabitants' identities will be guarded, Cedar Grove residents loudly voiced their opposition Tuesday to a planned home... Read more
Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced his budget for the next fiscal year Wednesday, aiming to balance spiking costs with continued services in the city's first ever $2 billion spending plan. While the city has looked recently for ways to bolster its revenue... Read more
Crumbling concrete, crater-like potholes, and falling debris have officials at the University of Massachusetts at Boston searching for $50 million to overhaul the Columbia Point campus's parking garage. The two-story structure serves as the foundation for... Read more
There on the wall in his temporary home hangs a tapestry depicting the likeness of the Holy Father, John Paul II. Father Zbigniew Derylo looked occasionally to the face of his countryman, his voice full of emotion as he discussed the life of John Paul II... Read more
As Jerry Chu's fifth-grade music class pounded and blew out the last notes of the jaunty Jamaican folk song "Mary Ann" on Tuesday morning, the veteran teacher suddenly looked askance. Something was missing. "That sounds good, but you know what, let's get... Read more
The MBTA, which plans to close Uphams Corner Station for a year during renovation, met Tuesday with resistance from residents confused about the transit agency's plans for replacement service. The Dudley Street station, slated to close May 1 for extensive... Read more
Diana Londono is going to college. The Fontbonne Academy senior is heading to Bay State College next year to study physical therapy and, at an accepted students' workshop recently was filling out a sample class schedule when she spotted her mother, Iwona... Read more
Students and faculty at the Codman Academy hope that this weekend will mark the end of their struggles with the MBTA. After three years of lobbying for six-day student T passes by the Codman Academy, the MBTA created the pass last December and Codman... Read more
He was twice struck by lightning during the filming of "The Passion of the Christ" and survived. Now, unless a bolt from the blue gets him on a third try, actor Jim Caviezel will be in Dorchester telling an expected audience of well over 1,000 guys about... Read more
David Crowley won't mind if it rains. No matter the weather on June 5, David will step out on the Avenue, smiling from ear to ear. The next Mayor of Dorchester is simply excited to march, and wave, and, for that day, have all eyes on him. Last week, David... Read more
Rolling along seemingly faster than traffic on the avenue itself, a City Hall plan to rehaul Dorchester's main artery met the public for the first time Saturday. The charrette, aimed at airing preliminary details and collecting residents' ideas, attracted... Read more
A top city official said the mayor's office will oppose a plan to erect an 80-foot billboard in Port Norfolk, after residents complained. "We're going to ask the board to deny that without prejudice," City Hall policy chief Michael Kineavy said at Monday'... Read more
"It's construction project after construction project," said Ellen Swanberg, sounding a frequent complaint of motorists trying to navigate Dorchester's primary commercial thoroughfare. She added, "You can't get there from here." Swanberg should know. A... Read more
Two of the state's top transit officials said Tuesday that the MBTA will revise its Ashmont Station design plans rather than lobby the Legislature for new funds. Despite a community decision last month to try closing the station renovation's $10 million... Read more
Don't let his age fool you; Emmanuel Bellegarde has done a lot of living in his 28 years. He's worked in both chambers of the state legislature. He's a Haitian immigrant who started a number of groups to empower minorities in Boston politics. He's lived... Read more

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