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Jack Pelletier: Click to expand.A newly opened bicycle shop is hoping to become a hub of activity for bicycling enthusiasts in the Ashmont neighborhood. “I think the time is right for a shop in the area, and with the changes in Peabody Square,” it’s a... Read more
The MBTA is pushing ahead with a multi-pronged approach to lower the volume of the screeching wheels at Ashmont Station as local residents say they are running out of patience. In a meeting at All Saints Church last week, area residents, plagued for years... Read more
Dorchester’s Epiphany School has purchased a nearby house for an as yet undetermined use, the school’s leader told neighbors at a St. Mark’s Area Civic Association meeting Tuesday night. The Rev. John H. Finley IV, head of school at Epiphany, said the... Read more
Elizabeth Seton Academy (ESA) in Lower Mills will host its annual “Make a Difference” fundraising gala this Sunday, April 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hunter Fahey Commons at BC High on Morrissey Blvd. The 2011 ESA honoree is Dr. Alice Tolbert Coombs, president... Read more
On March 28, the Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) presented five local community leaders with their Boston Community Fellows Award. Among the recipients is Mattapan’s very own Mrs. Myrtle Huggins. The Fellows are publicly recognized as “quiet leaders and... Read more
Youth Link, a program of the North American Family Institute (NAFI), is connecting at-risk youth with Boston police officers to keep the kids off the streets and out of trouble. Through the Youth & Police Initiative (YPI) and the Youth Leadership... Read more
A Boston Public Schools bus driver allegedly called a cop who had pulled him over for making an illegal left turn "a jerk" and then driving away so quickly his bus made "a skidding noise." Police say a detail officer working near 1165 Massachusetts Avenue... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 24-year-old man was shot around 7:40 p.m. on Saturday near 37 Ellington St. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The man, not identified by police, was Dorchester's fourth murder... Read more
Boston Police report a man was shot around 10 a.m. at 15 Silloway St. Police are looking for a black male in a gray sweatshirt and blue hat who ran up Melville toward Washington. Shortly after midnight, a man was stabbed in the neck at 27 Julian St. He... Read more
Top transportation officials are sticking with their choice to construct a commuter rail station between the Blue Hill Ave. and Cummins Highway overpasses, despite opposition from the area’s abutters. A top senator has also weighed in, saying he remains... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old was fatally shot around 3:10 p.m. at Norfolk and Whitman streets. Immediately following the shooting, police were looking for two black males spotted leaving the scene in a red truck with New York... Read more
Damante Burrell, 18, pleaded guilty to manslaughter today for the death of Fred Bing, gunned down while standing outside talking to some friends on May 13, 2009 in retaliation for another murder Bing had nothing to do with. Burrell was sentenced to 15 to... Read more
Globetrotters Visit Brand New Kroc Center : Players from the Harlem Globetrotters dropped by the Salvation Army’s recently opened Kroc Center on Dudley Street on Monday to sharpen their skills in front of students from Dorchester’s Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more
Pressley makes point at fundraiser. Photo by G. Dumcius. Click to enlarge.One after another, they spoke inside the Tavolo restaurant in Dorchester: City Council President Stephen Murphy called her a “tremendous asset” on the City Council. “She doesn’t... Read more
Robert Beltran (click to expand)A program intended to lure and retain high-caliber medical workers to community health centers received a big shot in the arm last month. The Obama administration poured $290 million into a new round of funding for National... Read more
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly clashed with Boston Public School officials on Tuesday at a council hearing over expired frozen food that he found during unannounced visits to four schools last month. Connolly, who as chair of the City Council’s... Read more
Boston is retaining its status as a majority-minority city, with 53 percent of the population identified as minorities, according to a Menino administration assessment of U.S. Census numbers from 2010. That is an increase from 51 percent in the 2000... Read more
Since 1983 the All Dorchester Sports League has brought together different types of athletes from across the city.  The league— headquartered at Casey Town Field in Fields Corner— was created to introduce people of a variety of different races and... Read more
The two men who represent Dorchester and Mattapan in the US House of Representatives offered stinging rebukes of President Barack Obama’s decision to use military force against Libya this week. Ninth district Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) blasted... Read more
Aspiring superstars who attend the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club’s Music Clubhouse had a special treat Tuesday evening: a jam session with Grammy winners Tom Hamilton, bassist for Aerosmith, and Berklee alumnus, drummer and producer, Swiss Chris. The... Read more

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