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In 1994, the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation bought an abandoned five-acre site in Savin Hill, the former home of Boston Insulated Wire and Cable, then secured $14.5 million in funding to clean up the property. In 2002, local elected... Read more
Isaura Mendes, mother of two murdered sons, reaches out to Guy Thomas, head of Boston’s ATF office, at Sunday afternoon’s meeting at St. Peter’s teen Center. Photo by Stephen Kurkjian The accounts of loss and grief that violent death has brought in... Read more
Mayor Menino tosses a jump ball at the re-opening celebration of the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Nov. 6. Photo courtesy BCYF Any first encounter between two residents of Dorchester is as likely to begin with, “What’s your parish?” as it is with “... Read more
The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has begun work on an expansion project fueled in large part by a $7 million federal stimulus grant that green-lighted the project last year. The new wing of the center will include a walk-in/urgent care clinic... Read more
Dorchester City Councillor Maureen Feeney will make a decision on whether to run for another term after the holidays, she said this week. First elected to the District Three seat in 1993, Feeney said she leaning towards another run. “As of right now, I... Read more
A South Boston man is being held on $10,000 cash bail this week after he allegedly ransacked the sacristy at St. Brendan’s Church and was caught trying to break into the parish rectory on Sunday morning. Boston Police are investigating whether the suspect... Read more
The Boston Police Department held the first session of a new Citizens Police Academy for Area B-3 residents on Monday evening at the BPD’s training facility in Hyde Park. For the next three weeks, the “cadets” will be bussed around the police academy and... Read more
(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.)Mary Casey... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a woman exiting the Dunkin' Donuts in Edward Everett Square around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday was attacked by the companion of a woman who had just asked her for money. Police say the woman refused to give the panhandler $2... Read more
An event on Wednesday afternoon at Mattapan's Mildred Avenue Community Center will help prospective college students connect with financial aid opportunities. The event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (... Read more
Ongoing construction work at Ashmont station will require a shut down of the Mattapan High-Speed trolley service this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 20-21), according to the MBTA. Shuttle buses will replace trolleys beginning at the start of service on... Read more
A South Boston man is in police custody today after he allegedly ransacked the sacristy at St. Brendan's Church and was also caught trying to break into the parish rectory on Sunday morning. Boston Police are investigating whether the suspect, 44 year-... Read more
Mascot Street death investigation: The body of 19 year-old Nervin Charlot was found in this driveway at 63 Mascot St. He had apparently been shot two days before in an incident that also fatally wounded 17 year-old Emmanuel Louissaint. Photo by Pat... Read more
Defying the cold and dark, two local groups are bringing back summer to support economic development in Dorchester. St. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS) and Fields Corner Main Street (FCMS) will host Tiki-Tini – the sixth annual Martinis on the Avenue... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday at 22 Fessenden St. The man, 35, was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Dorchester and Mattapan murders over the... Read more
The Mattapan Community Development Corporation announced a major construction project in the works for Morton St. at a community meeting at Mildred Ave. on Wednesday evening. The project, dubbed "Morton St. Homes" will add a $2 Million apartment building... Read more
Minimum health, cleanliness, and sanitation standards would be established for the city’s nail salons under new rules the Boston Public Health Commission is considering. The proposed rules come after a study found that nail salon workers were feeling... Read more
Pols, pay attention to Mattapan. The neighborhood turned out big for Gov. Deval Patrick, with 95 percent of those who voted supporting the incumbent in his quest for a second term. The number was 94 percent in 2006. At one precinct at the Chittick School... Read more
The site of a longtime Fields Corner bowling emporium will be turned into three-story building with 22 units of housing and space for commercial stores on the ground floor, according to a revised plan that has been shown to neighborhood residents. “We’re... Read more
Lower Mills Holiday Stroll 2010This evening – rain or moonshine –  the third annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll will continue to build on the success of the previous two years. In 2008 about 300 folks braved the drizzle, and last year participation jumped... Read more

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