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Parade GuyThe Dorchester Day Parade Committee is seeking students to compete in an annual essay contest that will earn two winners a $500 US Savings Bond. A completed registration form and essay must be postmarked by March 12, 2011 to be considered for a... Read more
Daphne Griffin, the city’s chief of Human Services, listened during Tuesday’s hearing. Photo by Gal Tziperman Lotan City Councillor Charles Yancey tangled with Menino administration officials this week over the withdrawal of staffers from eight community... Read more
People's Market: America's Food Basket to take over Codman Sq. store.America’s Food Basket, which has locations in Fields Corner and Hyde Park, is expanding into Codman Square after taking over the People’s Tropical Food Supermarket on Washington Street,... Read more
Boston’s public parks and green areas would join the growing list of areas where smoking is not allowed under a proposal that some local residents are cheering. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo and East Boston Councillor Salvatore LaMattina, who... Read more
Trooper Paul Barry: State Trooper Paul BarryMaryellen Hayes Barry Massachusetts State Trooper Paul Barry, who cut a stern yet tender swath, was a man of decisiveness, an individual who always knew what he wanted and who had the resolve to attain it. As a... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick made a rare move last week: He relinquished control of a powerful entity. Known for mounting takeovers of various boards and agencies and personally signing off on press releases, the governor filed legislation that would transfer... Read more
It may be winter in New England but it’s never too cold for ice cream. The new Savin Scoop offers just that plus coffee, pastries, WiFi and friendly chatter in its 107 Savin Hill Ave. spot. The concept of “Local Ice Cream, Local Gossip” displays both the... Read more
A Dorchester minister is urging the federal judge who sentenced former City Councillor Chuck Turner to three years in prison to revoke or revise the sentence, saying the longtime community activist is suffering from a mental disability. Minister Don... Read more
The city’s planning agency is proposing to roll Dorchester Ave. – which is zoned separately from the rest of Dorchester – into the rest of the neighborhood. The effort is aimed at correcting inconsistencies in zoning districts, regulations, and usage... Read more
Javon "Yung Fresh" Martin, a member of the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, was named Northeast region winner in the music tech category of the Club Tech Digital Arts Festival. He will advance to the national competition to vie for the title... Read more
Athletes are honored more than enough in our culture. The endless accolades are further adorned with mindless riches and a veritable free pass, smoothing the path to most anything one’s heart may desire. All of this goes with the territory. The truest of... Read more
Washington Street fire: Photo by Judy Tuttle The Boston Fire Department had to respond to two fires that broke out almost simultaneously at opposite ends of Dorchester early Wednesday afternoon. A total of 120 firefighters fought both blazes, the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men on charges they shot another pair of men in Codman Square Sunday night, then beat a woman who witnessed the crime. Police say two men were found with gunshot wounds around 8:05 p.m. at 530 Washington... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 22, 2011…..As throngs of union members and their supporters crushed onto Beacon Street for a late afternoon rally in support of Wisconsin workers, the three members of the state’s Congressional delegation seen as most likely to... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of an officer assigned to District B-2 on charges he attacked his wife before storming out of their Roxbury apartment around 3:10 a.m. Saturday. Dennis Morson, 36, will be arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury... Read more
A hearing held Tuesday at Boston City Hall shined a light on a problem that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about, let alone take concrete steps to address it. Many of our teenagers are engaged in risky sexual behaviors and it has become a... Read more
BC wins 2011 Beanpot : Jimmy Hayes celebrates his OT goal with teammate Patch Alber. AP photoIt’s every Dorchester youth hockey player’s dream: Lacing up the skates, hitting the ice at the Garden, playing in the Beanpot. And, of course, scoring the game-... Read more
A correction has been appended to this article. Iraq-Afghanistan visit: Congressman Steve Lynch observes training of Afghan National Army recruits. Congressman Stephen Lynch said this week that he remains optimistic about the pace of the draw-down of U.S... Read more
Seven percent of District 7’s registered voters turned out on Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed former City Councillor Chuck Turner to two: Tito Jackson, former aide to Gov. Deval Patrick, and Cornell Mills, a onetime civilian... Read more
Dave McDonald, a Mattapan-based contractor, gets 75 percent of his business from the city of Boston and has worked on more than 60 housing projects with the help of a block grant program. But his business is now in danger, he says, with President Obama’s... Read more


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