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Big changes are in store for Wainwright Park in the St. Mark’s Parish area of Dorchester as a group of neighborhood and city leaders have begun to draft plans for a redesign of the 2.24-acre site. The project has received $415,000 from the city capital... Read more
Snow Emergency: The city of Boston was under a snow emergency order for the third time in the new year this week, as a pair of winter storms swept through the region. Above, mounds of snow awaited removal at the corner of Granville Street and Gallivan... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the Ashmont busway Friday morning after he allegedly pulled his pants down and started waving his genitals at startled people waiting for a bus. According to a police report, Joise Amparo, 24, at... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for three men on charges they robbed Rosely's Convenience Store, 120 Washington St., Tuesday night. SoughtAccording to police, "three black males entered and robbed the store. According to store employees, one of... Read more
Unplowed DanubeState Rep. Tony Henriquez said this morning the city DPW told him it will be sending a plow over to Danube Street, which runs alongside the Winthrop School and which went unplowed yesterday. Henriquez said the problem is that residents park... Read more
The Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will end this evening at 6 p.m., according to Mayor Menino's office.
The effort to improve the quality of life in Savin Hill is taking a formalized step with the creation of a new committee focused on development along the neighborhood’s business district. The Savin Hill Village Business Development Committee, formed as a... Read more
Six of the seven candidates hoping to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner faced off at a Roxbury forum last week. From left to right: Cornell Mills, Natalie Carithers, Tito Jackson, and moderator Keith Chaney. Photo by Eric Esteves It was a vote... Read more
A Latin beat can be heard just outside the door to Lamberts Fitness Center (LFC), the music pumping louder in the stairwell. The aerobic studio upstairs is filled with women following owner April Nugent’s lead, dancing, jumping and whooping when the mood... Read more
The A.J. Wright store on Geneva Ave. will be converted into a HomeGoods in April. Photo by Ed Forry A.J. Wright, one of two anchor tenants in the Fields Corner shopping mall on Geneva Avenue, will close its doors next month as part of a national... Read more
Sentenced to three years in prison, he remains impenitent and maintains that he is a victim of selective prosecution. “I can’t be remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” said the politician, who is appealing the sentence. Those words were spoken to... Read more
On a recent afternoon— before this week’s recent cold snap— eight elementary school students scoured the yard behind the Little House on East Cottage Street to collect leaves, seeds, dirt and insects. They brought their findings back to the College Bound... Read more
“Graduation coaches” would be placed in every public middle school and high school with a dropout rate of five percent or more and employers would be required to allow employees to take up to 24 hours per academic year in paid leave to attend school... Read more
A home heating oil leak that earlier this month caused residents to evacuate a three-decker on Boston St. has neighborhood residents concerned that mismanaged properties in the area could result in contamination or a public safety hazard. On January 2,... Read more
A Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will go into effect at 7p.m., according to Mayor Menino's office. The City of Boston Storm Center has been activated: call the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500. Boston Public Schools will be... Read more
Chuck TurnerChuck Turner, the former Boston city councillor who was convicted last year of accepting a bribe as part of a federal anti-corruption sting, was sentenced on Tuesday afternoon to three years in prison. Turner, 70, said he would appeal the... Read more
Our friends at BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report yesterday on a new effort to help residents in some of the city's oldest housing stock save money of energy costs.
(UPDATED 2:30 PM) The stretch of Morrissey Boulevard between UMass-Boston and Freeport Street has reopened after both sides of the road were closed. Department of Conservation and Recreation spokeswoman Wendy Fox attributed the closure to the confluence... Read more
JAN. 21, 2011……The annual budget proposal Gov. Deval Patrick will unveil next week will boost state aid for schools by $140 million, cut another pool of local aid by $65 million, and include a pair of health insurance reforms that the governor believes... Read more
It was a vote of the City Council that set in motion the campaigns to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner. And after a Thursday night forum, the candidates vying to fill his seat offered up varying responses to the question of whether the 11-1... Read more


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