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China Sky fire: Photo courtesy Judy Tuttle Firefighters on Friday knocked down a two-alarm grease fire at the China Sky restaurant in Adams Corner. The fire erupted around 12:45 p.m. at the 520 Gallivan Blvd. restaurant. District 8 Fire Chief Doug Smith... Read more
Snow removal regulations and procedures have become even more significant in Boston this winter due to the unusually heavy snowfall. The city’s Inspectional Services Department is getting the word out to residents about how and when to clear sidewalks and... Read more
For 11-year-old Donovan LaMonica, shoveling driveways for his elderly neighbors started out as a community service requirement, in exchange for being tutored at Project D.E.E.P. in Dorchester. Usually, students are assigned a house to visit, but LaMonica... Read more
Expecting a budget gap of $126 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, MBTA officials are planning to test the market for transportation merchandise, from T-shirts to coffee mugs, General Manager Rich Davey told reporters Monday morning. “I’ve... Read more
Boston School Department officials are phasing in over the next two years a new formula aimed at streamlining how they calculate and funnel funds to the city’s 120 elementary, middle, and high schools. “It’s not based on what you got last year, it’s based... Read more
A Dorchester pastor is contesting a $48,380 tax bill from the city of Boston for several of his properties, saying the sum could cripple his Catholic parish. The properties include the former St. Kevin’s Parish property in Uphams Corner, which is in the... Read more
Candidates running to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner will likely face off for the final time on Sunday, days before polls open in the preliminary election aimed at winnowing the seven-person field to two contenders. The two-hour forum starts... Read more
With tax season comes appointments with preparers, organization of W-2s and other forms — and headaches. Taking everything into account, people may not be thinking about ways to save, especially in a rebounding economy. Into this context comes Tax Time... Read more
A small fraction of District 7’s 40,000 registered voters are expected to hit the polls on Tuesday, with six contenders on the ballot and a write-in candidate vying to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner. Turner’s ouster from the council after... Read more
Chris Kowalski: Now plays for BC's basketball Eagles, after a stellar career on baseball team.With the Boston College men’s basketball season well underway, you may have seen a familiar face taking the floor. After four years as a pitcher for the BC men’... Read more
Top Ten Food Stamp Stores in Dorchester-Mattapan 2010 This article was reported by Rachel Zarrell, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Stephen Kurkjian, and written by Zarrell. The last year has been a difficult one for Matthew St. Andrews. In March, he was let go... Read more
There’s good news for patrons and friends of the Lower Mills Library: A breach in the roof that forced the temporary closure of the building last Friday has been located and sealed. But the Richmond Street branch will remain closed through the next week... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for Charles Archie, 16, of Dorchester, who was last seen on Jan. 31. He's described as 5'4", 140 lbs., with brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy pea coat, gray hoodie, white tank top, blue jeans... Read more
(Updated Monday, Feb. 7 11 a.m.)— The Lower Mills branch library remains closed today as a "precautionary measure" after a water leak and a crack in the ceiling were observed last Friday. On Friday, a BPL official said that the building at 27 Richmond... Read more
As plans for a highly-anticipated partnership between the Mattahunt Community Center and Wheelock College continue to take shape next door, administrators at the adjoining Mattahunt elementary school are trying out some new programs of their own. This... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh (D-Dorchester) has been promoted by House Speaker Robert DeLeo to the chairmanship of the House Ethics Committee. Walsh, a House member since 1997, once strongly backed a DeLeo rival for the speakership and served during last year’s... Read more
Boston Firehouse Chili Champions Dennis Carr, left, and Tom Quinn, right, joined emcees Lenny Clarke of FX’s Rescue Me and radio-TV personality Billy Costa in celebration of their win in the Boston Firehouse Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 25. Photo by Matt Stone... Read more
His signs are popping up on Dorchester street corners and in store windows. And his campaign literature – with the “At-Large” part blacked – is found on doorsteps. Doug Bennett, who ended up far outside the winner’s circle in the 2009 City Council At-... Read more
Local lawmakers are sounding notes of support for Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to reduce to 100 feet from 1,000 feet the drug-free zones around schools. The proposal, aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in a strained prison system, has... Read more
“This morn the world around us Is carpeted with snow; Not a single mark to mar it But ere too long I know There’ll be prints of every kind… How plainly they will show.” “Winter” by Ree Rohren Hubby, daughter Sue, and I laughed when we saw small... Read more

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