As politicians and policymakers continue to enter and exit the fluid field of U.S. Senate candidates, state lawmakers are gearing up to vote this week on the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedyâ€™s request for an interim appointment. One thing was for sure: U.... Read more
On Tuesday, state Sen. Jack Hart said that the lawmakers had extended their deadline for a commitment from EOT about continuing community input into any 28X planning to noon yesterday. The legislators will request the funding application be withdrawn if a... Read more
By 1874, four years after the 244-year-old Puritan town of Dorchester had been annexed to Boston, its educators had become alarmed at the outflow of neighborhood students from its high school to the cityâ€™s in-town secondary schools, most notably The... Read more
Dot Ave has another new restaurant, this one near Savin Hill. Well, itâ€™s not new, actually â€“ just renovated. Itâ€™s Galvinâ€™s Harp & Bard, a longtime landmark eatery on Dorchester Avenue at the corner of Savin Hill Ave., and after a whirlwind,... Read more
This yearâ€™s Dorchester Youth Soccer (DYS) league kicked off the new season on Sunday at Pope John Paul II Park with the usual suspects: kids in shinguards, coaches with mesh bags full of soccer balls, parents and eager little siblings on the sidelines... Read more
The future of Blue Hill Ave. and the fate of $140 million in federal funds remains unclear after a Monday meeting at which elected officials and community members once again voiced their disapproval of how the neighborhoods along the Blue Hill Ave.... Read more
This yearâ€™s massive overhaul of the laws governing how lobbyists operate in Massachusetts was intended to enhance oversight in the legislative system, but community advocates disagree on the effectiveness and intentions of the new rules and the burdens... Read more
Days before voters head to the polls to narrow the field of mayoral candidates, incumbent Thomas Menino has been thrown into damage control mode as city officials attempt to get out from under the controversy over employees regularly deleting their e-... Read more
All is quiet on a late summerâ€™s eve in a view from the Neponset Riverwalk.
With legislative leaders confident a bill authorizing an interim U.S. Senate appointee will garner enough votes to pass, the Election Laws Committee collected enough panel votes Wednesday to send the bill to the floor with a positive recommendation. At... Read more
Third time wonâ€™t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didnâ€™t think he could win. Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name... Read more
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Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on a long list of charges after subduing him on Browning Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police say two officers on routine patrol on Talbot Avenue started chasing a car that drove through a red light at... Read more
â€œUncanceled,â€ an adjective a reserved for stamps, happily may be used to describe the 12th annual Boston Folk Festival (BFF), an event happening this Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at UMass-Boston. Though substantially smaller than previous... Read more
An employee of AJ Wright, 500 Geneva Ave., faces numerous charges after her arrest yesterday for allegedly selling a customer some heroin in a store fitting room. Boston Police say AJ Wright cooperated with an investigation by the drug unit, in which... Read more
Oscar-winner Ben Affleck seems to like filming in Dorchester. The Cambridge native is in town for his sophomore writing and directing project â€œThe Town,â€ based on Boston author Chuck Hoganâ€™s award-winning bestseller â€œThe Prince of Thieves.â€ The... Read more
This yearâ€™s edition of the annual Dorchester Park benefit gala will continue the tradition established last year of trading the sylvan for the swanky, as organizers bring the event to the UMass-Bostonâ€™s Grand Ballroom. Dot Park 3 will be held at the... Read more
Mayor Thomas Meninoâ€™s desk gets around. At least, thatâ€™s according to a spot his re-election campaign has put on YouTube.com and plans to have up on television through the September 22 preliminary election. â€œThis is the desk of Mayor Thomas M.... Read more
Alcohol industry officials are seeking to scuttle a bill that would prohibit them from advertising on state-owned property, calling it an unconstitutional infringement on speech and ineffective at combating underage drinking. â€œAdvertising restrictions... Read more