In a nod to the challenges faced by many aging marchers, the executive board of the Old Dorchester Post voted this month to shorten the route of the annual Memorial Day Parade by about a third, from here miles to two. â€œThere is an age factor involved... Read more
To his professors and classmates, 26-year-old Matthew Perry is just an average college junior, working toward a degree in criminal justice and sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. But unlike the average college student, Perry is... Read more
With an aging membership, veteransâ€™ posts all over the country are looking for new ways to attract younger members.Patrick Callahan, 23, will be the keynote speaker at May's Memorial Day observances. The Savin Hill resident served two tours as a Marine... Read more
Boston Police report that Express Stop Market, 124 Harvard St., was held up by somebody with a gun this afternoon.
Boston Police report finding the bodies of a man and a woman in an apartment on Fairlawn Avenue before 9 a.m. today.
Boston Police report arresting two Mattapan teens on charges they pointed loaded guns at people standing on a Warner Street porch Sunday night. An adult, from Brockton, was also charged. According to police, two people were standing on the porch at 5... Read more
A snow-white intro to the winter solstice: Fall turned into winter on Monday, an event ushered in by a nice â€˜n easy weekend northeaster that laid a foot of snow or more or less on the city and close environs and cloaked St. Annâ€™s Church... Read more
The ABCD Toy Drive received a welcome boost from partner Wainwright Bank at its Dorchester branch where children from the Gertrude Townsend Head Start Center on Geneva Avenue were treated to holiday festivities and given â€œBuild-A-Bearâ€ toys donated by... Read more
Next to the melting pot, one of Americaâ€™s favorite self-images is that of a quilt, and this yearâ€™s â€œChristmas Revelsâ€ takes the metaphor and an actual Tree of Life quilt as inspiration for its annual winter solstice celebration. In past years... Read more
A well-lit stage in a network affiliate television studio newly enriched by all the electoral activity over the past 365 and its lucrative accoutrements: advertising dollars. WCVBâ€™s Janet Wu, the diminutive, imitation-Ugg-sporting shellback of a... Read more
Many holiday shoppers took advantage of a local event in recent weeks to buy gifts and donate to a worthy cause at the same time. Some 300 people attended the third annual fundraising jewelry sale sponsored by Designs By Ruth held late last month at the... Read more
The Dorchester-based Olmsted Green development on the site of the old Boston State Hospital has received approval from the Federal Housing Administration to offer its condominium properties with a government-funded program that allows buyers to put only 3... Read more
Community leaders and elected officials â€“ many still absorbing last weekâ€™s unexpected news that UMass-Boston intends to purchase the Bayside Exposition Center on Columbia Point â€“ offered a range of critiques this week. While Mayor Tom Menino... Read more
Catholic Charities officials have reversed course and re-hired the longtime director of the St. Peterâ€™s Teen Center on Bowdoin Street. Paulo De Barros, who has been with the center for nine years, will be returning sometime in early January. He was... Read more
Ending months of negotiations, a deal is set for North Cambridge Catholic High School to move into the former St. Williamâ€™s Grammar School on Savin Hill Ave. next September. Seeking a larger space amid high interest from parents of prospective students... Read more
District C-11 reports a man was mugged behind St. Mark's Church Monday evening by a trio of young robbers - two no more than 12. The man was walking in the parking lot behind the Dorchester Avenue church around 6 p.m. when he was surrounded by three kids... Read more
North Cambridge Catholic High School will move into the former St. William Grammar School on Savin Hill Avenue next year, the Reporter learned today. The high school has been engaged in on-again, off-again negotiations with the Archdiocese of Boston and... Read more
Snow plowing Take any snow photos? Tag them as dotnews on Flickr and we'll post here. Walking on Ashmont: By Rundel Park. Photo by Shan Robo. St. Anne's: Photo by Shan Robo. More snow photos by Shan Robo.
Mary Casey Forry, Jan 7 1944- Dec. 17, 2004 Daughter of Emigrants Gave Life to City Newspaper Group By Jim O'Sullivan Reporter Staff Mary Casey ForryMary Casey Forry, co-founder and president of the Boston Neighborhood News company, died on Friday, Dec.... Read more
When Chris Douglass opened the doors to Tavolo Ristorante in Dorchester in August 2008, he thought the business model was the perfect fit. Located on the ground floor of 1918 Dorchester Avenue, the restaurant would offer easy access to the growing number... Read more