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Artistic types from the “starving painter in the garret” to the Broadway hopeful who waits tables have traditionally learned to cope with financial problems by applying their gift of creativity. Exemplifying this strategy locally is Leslie MacWeeney,... Read more
For political junkies, the year 2010 will be, to steal a phrase that U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano borrowed himself, "manna from heaven." All six constitutional offices -- governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state and... Read more
The potential sale of the Bayside Expo Center to UMass-Boston will not impact the roster of scheduled events planned for the venue in the first four months of 2010, according to the facility’s management. In a statement issued on Monday, Bayside manager... Read more
Newly-reelected City Council President Michael Ross kicked off his second one-year term with a call for members to review the city's charter. The review is the first in nearly a half-century, and follows an intense debate in December over whether to place... Read more
Supporters of St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center are calling on all alumni –those who were born at St. Margaret’s Hospital, that is – to participate in a fundraising event Feb. 6. to support St. Mary’s. In a first-of-its-kind event, the â... Read more
There are quite a few “ifs” involved. But if Attorney General Martha Coakley wins her bid to replace the late Edward Kennedy in the U.S. Senate, and if current Secretary of State William Galvin moves to succeed her, Savin Hill’s Marty Walsh will run... Read more
Add this to week full of firsts: On top of the City Council's increased diversity and a milestone for the city's chief executive, the first person of Cape Verdean descent was appointed to the city's School Committee. Dorchester's John Barros, the... Read more
While economic indicators may point to a turnaround in the recession, many Dorchester non-profit organizations continue to struggle with less funding coming in from public and private sources. Indeed, the fourth quarter has traditionally been a boom time... Read more
Mayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house. City of Boston photo Don’t call him the “Urban Mechanic” anymore. Mayor Thomas Menino first gained the labelbecause of his near-... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board has started proceedings that could end with bar owner Arthur Donovan losing his valuable liquor license for his C. F. Donovan's Bar and restaurant on Savin Hill Ave. Donovan is already close to losing another liquor license he's... Read more
Boston Police say that when a Callender Street resident found a sawed-off shotgun in her children's bedroom Saturday, she immediately called police - who arrested her 19-year-old son. Christian Delgado, 19, was charged with unlawful possession of a... Read more
Boston Police report officers on patrol around 4:30 this morning spotted four males beating up a fifth at Savin Hill Avenue and Tuttle Street. Police say the four took the victim's cell phone and wallet and left him with facial cuts and bruises. Officers... Read more
Boston Police relay news of what is evidently the first murder of the new year 2010: A 25 year-old man shot to death Friday morning on Geneva Ave.
Japanese monster wrestling matches, a Bollywood film marathon, and some admittedly less exotic performances by a variety of Dorchester/Mattapan stalwarts will usher in 2010 as part of the 34th annual First Night Boston, the country’s oldest, largest... Read more
Putting the customer first has never failed Gerard Adomunes. Gerard and Ruth Adomunes have dedicated four decades to building their Adams Corner eatery into a neighborhood institution. Photo by Kristie GilooleyAnd after nearly 40 years in business at... Read more
On days when the Codman Square Branch Library opens at noon, crowds wait for a librarian to unlock the door. And the computers are filled most days with people searching the Internet or fine-tuning resumes. At Codman and throughout Dorchester, as the... Read more
In a nod to the challenges faced by many aging marchers, the executive board of the Old Dorchester Post voted this month to shorten the route of the annual Memorial Day Parade by about a third, from here miles to two. “There is an age factor involved... Read more
To his professors and classmates, 26-year-old Matthew Perry is just an average college junior, working toward a degree in criminal justice and sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. But unlike the average college student, Perry is... Read more
With an aging membership, veterans’ posts all over the country are looking for new ways to attract younger members.Patrick Callahan, 23, will be the keynote speaker at May's Memorial Day observances. The Savin Hill resident served two tours as a Marine... Read more
Boston Police report that Express Stop Market, 124 Harvard St., was held up by somebody with a gun this afternoon.


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