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Signatures: Frank O'Brien signs up on volunteer Steve Kinney's clipboard in support of Michale Flaherty's nomination for mayor on Tuesday.The campaigns of incumbent Thomas Menino and challenger Michael Flaherty engaged in their first street skirmish... Read more
Three juveniles were arrested by State Police on Tuesday after they allegedly jumped off an expressway bridge into the Neponset River during the afternoon commute. Motorists traveling on I-93 -including a State Police captain - watched the dangerous... Read more
Congressman Stephen Lynch felt it would have been "inappropriate" for him to join the rest of the state's DC delegation in lobbying the owner of the New York Times to keep the Boston Globe open. Lynch - whose Ninth Congressional district includes the... Read more
Bike trail graffiti: A worker paints over a racist slogan along the Neponset bike trail near Butler Street MBTA station on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Photo by Ed ForryVandals left a spray-painted trail of racist insults, swastikas and obscene images up and... Read more
St. Ann's Color Guard 2009 Champs St Ann’s Colorguard has won the Eastern Mass. Circuit championship. The competition - held on March 28 - was filled with excellent guards that pushed St. Ann’s to bring out their best work in order to win. This win... Read more
Savin Hill Shines: More than 80 people helped clean Savin Hill Park on Saturday, April 25, 2009.Over 80 people showed up to work at the 25th annual Savin Hill Park Clean Up (now part of Boston SHINES), on a beautiful, sunny April 25. Over 300 bags of... Read more
St. Margaret Street Fire: One firefighter was injured in the Saturday blaze. Above, firefighters work on the roof of 39 St. Margaret St. Photo by Adam Pieniazek A two-alarm fire caused $350,000 in damages and brought at least eleven fire trucks and over... Read more
A flurry of neighborhood clean-ups are happening across the city today. The event —dubbed Boston Shines and coordinated by Mayor Menino’s office — will target parks, sidewalks and other public spaces. Anyone can turn out for the morning activitiesâ... Read more
Supporters of the Boston Globe and its hundreds of workers in and outside of the newsroom angrily denounced the New York Times Company on Friday and warned that the Globe's demise would disemploy hundreds of people at a time of recession. Hundreds of... Read more
Mike Durant: Savin Hill resident and BC High junior plays on USA's under 17 rugby team.Mike Durant’s got a healthy dose of rugby in his blood. His grandfather — the legendary Dr. Thomas Durant of Melville Avenue— played well into his 70s. His... Read more
Fr. James Fratus: The well-loved pastor at St. Brendan's parish passed away after a battle with cancer on April 8, 2009.They knew he was ill. The cancer — diagnosed last fall — was a serious threat, but one that Father James Fratus seemed to tackle... Read more
For the second time in five years, Boston parents will have a chance to speak out on how to change the student assignment plan for the Boston Public Schools. But the series of five community meetings next month takes place amid dramatic changes in... Read more
Ayanna Pressley: Candidate for city council at large.It's the "Obama effect", say many political observers, and Boston is not immune. Out of 18 individuals now indicating their intent to run for council at-large, 11 are people of color, likely setting a... Read more
The plan to build on a long-vacant lot at Bloomfield Street and Geneva Avenue is up for neighborhood approval again, in a meeting that was originally scheduled for tonight but has been rescheduled for May 7. Matt Thall, interim director of the non-profit... Read more
It could be the high population of firefighters living in the neighborhood, spreading their bravery like osmosis, or maybe just a local sensitivity to smoke in the air, but here’s another story of neighbors helping out in times of conflagration. At... Read more
Lew Finfer did not mince words. Hours after House leaders released their version of the fiscal 2010 budget last week, he blasted out to his network an e-mail titled, “Public Safety and Youth Programs DEMOLISHED by House Ways and Means budget proposal.â... Read more
Chief Kenny Black Elk, aka Kenneth Barber, and the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition are planning an “Earth Awakening” at Geneva Cliffs this weekend. “We give thanks to the earth, thanks to the moon and of course we give thanks to the creator,â... Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Neighborhood Development have teamed up to study the potential futures of dozens of vacant lots in Four Corners, Codman Square and Bowdoin-Geneva. The first of the design charrettes, for the Codman... Read more
Last year, the youth-friendly Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra’s introductory workshops to classical music and free concerts in Dorchester were so enthusiastically received that the group will be welcomed back for new programming here next week.  â... Read more
It isn’t everyone who just ups and decides to run for mayor. But then again maybe it’s trending that way. Outside of the challengers we know by now—contractor Kevin McCrea and councillors Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty—there are six others who... Read more

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