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It’s apparently never too late to start running for re-election. Particularly when you’re a city councillor, and re-election is a scant sixteen months away. Seven months into his first term, City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo’s re-election campaign is... Read more
Community activists, residents, lawmakers and transit officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Four Corners/Geneva MBTA commuter rail station project last Friday, finally surmounting a 20-year process to bring a train station to the area. “It’s a... Read more
Coach Jim CotterJames E. Cotter, a beloved teacher, coach, guidance counselor, athletic director and administrator at Boston College High School whose 50-year tenure helped to shape the lives of thousands of the school’s students, died Tuesday after a... Read more
Silky smooth on the cymbals, perfect timing, and immeasurable humor. All describe the late great Jake Hanna, the Adams Corner-born jazz-drummer who passed away earlier this year. Consistently lauded by all who have played with him or just simply listened... Read more
Institutions perform poorly because they are composed of human beings. That observation should not come as a surprise to anyone older than 30; yet we are frequently shocked when it happens. Knowing human beings are flawed, we should expect that... Read more
After a disturbing incident on July 4 that left one boy hospitalized, Boston and State Police, in collaboration with state and local officials, have set a “no tolerance” policy for criminal activity along the Dorchester and South Boston waterfront. All... Read more
Career Fair On July 28th the Club will be hosting a Career Fair for our teen members as part of the Safe Summer Streets program. We are expecting approximately 20 professionals to attend, including some Club Alumni, who will speak to teens about their... Read more
MBTA officials said this week they’ll continue to seek a solution to the screeching wheels on the Mattapan Line trolley as the transportation agency’s chief promised residents a “station master” they can complain to about matters at the still-under-... Read more
Children of the Quake: Sherline Gustave, 18, survived Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake and joined family to live in Boston in February. She is one of many Haitian nationals now learning English through a special Boston Public School program. She is pictured... Read more
Proposed heights for development in Columbia Point have been reduced and open green space has been increased by a half-acre under a revised master plan that the city’s planning agency will eventually use as a blueprint for development in the area. The... Read more
Boston Police report a 23-year-old man found with a gunshot wound at Adams and Robinson streets shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
Boston Police are warning women to "remain vigilant" after a reported sexual assault took place yesterday morning (Thursday, July 15) in the Florida Corridor. The 2 a.m. assault happened "in the area of Florida and King Streets". The victim told police... Read more
Kroc CenterLess than a year after the ground-breaking, construction at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center – the largest social service facility in New England history – is nearing completion. The center, located on 6.5 acres of land in Uphams... Read more
St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center and two other groups are forging ahead with redevelopment plans for the former St. Kevin’s school property in Uphams Corner, seeking to turn the 2.7-acre site into a mix of affordable housing and retail space.... Read more
Jimmy Hayes: Stands out for BC's national champs (AP photo)Kevin Hayes: Drafted by the Blackhawks (AP photo)Dorchester has had quite its share of hockey success stories over the years. But few have been as remarkable as the tale of the Hayes brothers of... Read more
Facing a Democratic challenger, a liberal independent opponent, and a Republican in this fall’s election cycle, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch received a question on… the 2012 cycle? The South Boston Democrat, who represents parts of Dorchester in the Ninth... Read more
Two city agencies are teaming up to get city-owned vacant property back on the tax rolls in and around Codman Square, Four Corners, and the Bowdoin-Geneva area, including a possible trolley tour of the areas for potential investors. The three are grouped... Read more
A number of Dorchester-area locations made the list of about 1,000 great places to visit in Massachusetts released this week. The Great Places in Massachusetts Commission, created by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in January... Read more
The annual farmers’ market is rapidly becoming a regular part of summer fare, joining cookouts, fireworks, and trips to the beach in the traditional lineup. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 12 new farmers’ markets are opening around the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives possibly stopped a shooting attempt Monday night when they drove by a Geneva Avenue market and noticed a man outside put on a mask, pull out a gun and walk in. Justin Tompkins, 25 of Dorchester was... Read more


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