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It usually goes like this: An angry mob, largely clueless and fearful of government taking away their guns and religion, faces off against an elected or appointed official who attempts to explain how government actually works. But there was somewhat of a... Read more
Third grade students from Pope John Paul II Academy helped members of the Dorchester Park Association (DPA) plant a tree in Dorchester Park last Friday. The DPA planted three northern red oak trees in Dorchester Park in an effort to maintain the urban... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Public Schools superintendent Carol R. Johnson hosted an event on Tuesday at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road to unveil the Boston Opportunity Agenda, a collaborative effort by the city and several... Read more
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley will kick off the next phase of its community funding program next month —a three-year plan investing in youth and childhood development programs that includes funneling $5.19 million towards... Read more
A hum of Kreyol rose softly from the tiny room at the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center on River Street as local residents filed in early on a rainy Wednesday morning. Soon, we were standing nearly shoulder to shoulder with more than 100 people... Read more
Transportation officials appear to have found a temporary way to stop the screeching of trolley wheels at Ashmont Station. Neighbors of the station have complained to MBTA officials of high-pitched squealing caused by 70-year-old Mattapan Line trolleys... Read more
The Menino administration and Boston Public Library trustees on Monday said the proposed closure of libraries would be delayed as more public input is gathered, and finally acknowledged that if they’re given additional money they will keep them open. But... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a stove fire erupted around noon in a duplex at 120 Southern Ave. All the occupants of the building got outside safely, but two firefighters were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with burns. The fire went to three... Read more
Speedwell Street Fire: A firefighter rescues a victim using a ladder at 22 Speedwell Street. Photo by Mike Deehan A three-alarm house fire on Speedwell Street prompted a ladder rescue, damaged two neighboring homes and displaced more than a dozen people... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a young teen arrested Thursday night on charges he threatened another kid with a gun during a bicycle robbery at Dix and Lafield streets was already wanted for other criminal violations. Police did not identify the 13-... Read more
Are you a parent looking for a last-minute solution for the summer break blues? EduSports Inc. may be the perfect solution for your boy or girl. Based out of the Mildred Avenue School in Mattapan, the EduSports summer enrichment sports camp provides boys... Read more
Fields Corner Main Street is planning a "stimulus party" for Wednesday (June 23) at Peggy O'Neil's bar at 1310 Dorchester Ave. The event— with the theme "even your neighborhood needs a bailout!"— will run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. More details here.
Beach Fest Boosters: (l-r) Samantha Overton, DCR, Deputy Director of Urban Parks, Patty Foley, President SHSB, Maureen McQuillen and Deirdre Habershaw, both of the Dorchester Beach Festival. Good news this week for those who enjoy the annual Dorchester... Read more
Happy couple: Rev. John Connolly, pastor at St. Brendan's Church, celebrated a wedding Mass for Doris Bates and Jack Quinn last Saturday. At left is the bride's brother Earl Bates. Photo by Dennis Walsh Jack Quinn and Doris Bates, who were featured in a... Read more
The relics, crucifix, rosary and sandals of Mother Teresa will be on display at the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester Friday, June 18th. The church welcomes the public to visit Friday for the veneration of these items. “Mother Teresa... Read more
Red Line service was halted at the JFK/UMass stop this morning after a man being chased down the Southeast Expressway crashed his car near the station and ran away. The Boston Police Department says the man was spotted carjacking a car at Chandler Street... Read more
Yes, if today's your normal day, you still have to put your trash out: no holiday for sanitation workers.
Marie St. Fleur: “The job can’t be done half-hearted.”“Merci.” With that note of gratitude to her former colleagues on Beacon Hill, Marie St. Fleur this week brought an end to ten and a half years in the state House of Representatives. The Dorchester... Read more
Under construction: Levedo building near Codman Square More affordable housing is coming to Codman Square: In the works since 2007, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation started construction earlier this year on the 36,781 square-foot... Read more
Nancy RousseauSoon after an earthquake devastated Haiti in January, three thousand people packed Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. The high turnout, with only a few days notice, was in part thanks to Mattapan resident Nancy Rousseau and several others who... Read more


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