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Members of the Mattapan community hammered Gov. Deval Patrick's transportation czar this week over a proposal to replace the Route 28 bus and extend the Silver Line to Mattapan Square. At a Tuesday night transportation "summit" held in Boston Public... Read more
Months of community meetings and planning have created consensus on a new plan that would tear down one dam and lower and build a fish ramp over another—the Baker Dam at Lower Mills—restoring an ecology that has been absent in the Neponset for... Read more
Former altar server comes home to serve: Rev. Huy H. Nguyen with Rev. Dan Finn, pastor of St. Mark's Parish. Nguyen was ordained on May 23 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Photo by Patrick O'ConnorDorchester’s newest Catholic priest is an immigrant... Read more
Cambridge may be the epicenter of the state’s burgeoning biotechnology industry, but Dorchester too, is making strides in getting its own piece of the life sciences pie. Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, a Dorchester-based early-stage research company, was... Read more
Cambridge may be the epicenter of the state’s burgeoning biotechnology industry, but Dorchester too, is making strides in getting its own piece of the life sciences pie. Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, a Dorchester-based early-stage research company, was... Read more
Parade GuyToday's Dorchester Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. in Lower Mills and follows Dorchester Avenue to Columbia Rd. Here's the final roster of today's parade. See you out there! 2009 Dorchester Day Parade Roster Kick-Off 1 p.m. Lower Mills along... Read more
Memorial Day Parade 2009: Jerry Hurley of Lower Mills watched the Memorial Day Parade pass Dorchester Park on Monday, May 25, 2009. Photo by Chris LovettDorchester's traditional observation of Memorial Day began at 10 a.m. on Monday with a parade from... Read more
A man in his 40s — Freddie Bing— was found shot to death in the driveway of 23 Wilcock St. on Thursday, May 14. The victim was apparently shot in an incident the night before in which gunmen fired on a group of people from a vehicle. A search of the... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Gary Johnson guilty of first-degree murder for the Nov. 1, 2007 shooting of Stalex Pizza owner Mumin Manavoglu, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. Gary Johnson of Roxbury will now be... Read more
As they did last year, the Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) will hold its end-of-the-year concert at the Strand Theater in Uphams Corner. Co-sponsored by the City of Boston, this special season-wrapping performance will take place Saturday, May 30 from 2... Read more
Instead of highlighting the plights of 10 doomed historic buildings this year, the Dorchester Historical Society is taking a new tack, naming 10 endangered districts in the neighborhood instead. The move is a practical one, said Rosanne Foley. “We’re... Read more
Minutes after a 29 year-old woman was fatally shot last evening on Arbutus Street near Franklin Field, a crowd of friends and neighbors surged after a man they said was the shooter. The scene was captured on video by 7News New England. The victim, whom... Read more
Eight women engaged to be married were chosen from the auditions of 75 to take part in the MY TV reality show Iron Brides, and among those chosen eight were two with Dorchester and Mattapan connections. Thirty-seven-year-old Eileen Weir, a Dorchester... Read more
The intersection where a 45-year-old man was struck by a hit and run driver May 12 has recently seen a rise in pedestrian accidents, according to Boston EMS data. In 2007, there were two calls for ambulances to the intersection at Columbia Road and Dudley... Read more
One confirmed case of H1N1 ifluenza plus 12 teachers and 144 out of 600 students out sick equals another school closed to help prevent the spread of the virus commonly referred to as the swine flu. Boston Public Schools announced the one-week closure of... Read more
The Boston Police Department’s Gang Unit is destined to leave its current location in Kane Square, a previously-reported move that will save the city tens of thousands of dollars. The building it now occupies will be turned over to the Public Facilities... Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board has approved Viet-AID’s Bloomfield Gardens development, a 27-unit residential building proposed for a long-vacant lot at Geneva Avenue and Bloomfield Street, but the project still needs zoning changes to proceed... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is defending the ethics bill that her colleagues unanimously signed off on last week. The Senate version of the bill is getting a “bum rap,” said Chang-Diaz, who bested former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson in a Democratic primary... Read more
The Boston Bulldogs played two of their most exciting games of their inaugural season last weekend. On Friday, the citywide lacrosse team traveled northwest on Route 30 and faced off for the first time against the well-coached, veteran Wildcats of Weston... Read more
Community members were chagrined this week to learn “at the last minute” that one of Gov. Deval Patrick’s statewide budget forums was right here in their backyard. About 30 individuals attended the Tuesday evening forum in Mattapan, hosted by... Read more

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