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With a yew and haw and a black cohosh, neighbors of the Shawmut T station on the Red Line celebrated the culmination of an over a decade-long struggle last Saturday. Where once stood decrepit warehouses and flooded sidewalks now grows a medicinal herb... Read more
Last Thursday's public planning meeting for Columbia Point brought forth a plethora of details, a smidgeon of creative vision, and a hint of old grudges slowly rising out of the old calf pasture. The Columbia Point Master Planning Task Force will... Read more
While community leaders hold a public meeting to discuss strategies to keep Caritas Carney Hospital as an acute care facility tonight, executive members of Caritas Christi Healthcare's Board of Governors will also be briefed on a long-anticipated... Read more
Boston Police issued a "community alert" on Monday after a 12 year-old boy was the victim of an alleged attempted abduction on his way to St. Brendan School. According to the police alert, the child was approached by a stranger at about 8:15 a.m. Monday... Read more
By his own account, developer and Boston firefighter Timothy O'Callaghan's finances are spread out a bit too thin these days. At a number of his Dorchester construction sites, unfinished plywood paneling bleaches in the sun and weeds grow up through tire... Read more
One month after the Reporter detailed the story of Boston's largest property-tax scofflaw in mid-February, the city apparently came to an agreement with the Department of Labor and moved to foreclose on the property. A decision could come any day that... Read more
It's five minutes after 6 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and the loyal listeners of TOUCH 106.1FM - those who are awake, at least - have to settle for the crackle and puff of static from their speakers. No James Brown, no New Edition, no Amiri Baraka. Just... Read more
John O'Toole received quite a shock on May 13 when he discovered that neighbors, fellow civic leaders and even his family had been plotting behind his back. The former president of Cedar Grove Civic attended Tuesday's meeting to receive a Good Neighbor... Read more
Bostonians may be living longer, but deep disparities continue to exist between whites and minorities, the Boston Public Health Commission said in a report this week. Bostonians born between 2004 and 2006 can expect to live about 78 years, but broken down... Read more
To feed a finicky giraffe with wasting disease, you need the right food and plenty of it. Beech leaves might be Franklin Zoo denizen Beau the giraffe's absolute favorite, but an invasive plant in Franklin Park called Japanese knotweed turns out to be a... Read more
A trio of bills aimed at stopping an expected wave of thousands of foreclosures this year went before a Beacon Hill committee this week as the City Council appeared poised to okay its own legislation. The three bills, sponsored by state Sen. Dianne... Read more
A growing coalition of healthcare leaders, Caritas Carney Hospital employees, elected officials and others have called a community-wide meeting to gather ideas and voices to aid the hospital's survival. "This meeting is for us to take the message much... Read more
Mayor of Dorchester contenders are wrapping up their campaigns in the final week of the contest that helps bring the Dorchester Day Parade down the avenue. The candidate to raise the most money for the cause wins. All three candidates are to hand in their... Read more
Sean C. Fielder leads a rehearsal of the Boston Tap Company. Image courtesy BTC Contrary to what some think, tap-dancing is no career for sissies. Just ask Fields Corner resident Sean C. Fielder about the grueling practice or check out the patches that... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh won't be the only delegate from Dorchester heading to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August, after all. State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and Reps. Willie Mae Allen and Linda Dorcena Forry will also be part of the group... Read more
In a tight-budget year, the eyes of many local activists looking to boost domestic violence and youth violence prevention accounts now turn to the Senate, after the House passed a $28.2 billion budget that fell short of some of their aims last week. Anti-... Read more
The fire is out but the smoke has yet to clear from neighborhood disagreements over the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development's (Viet-AID) imminent sale of St. William's Church on Dorchester Avenue. Thursday morning last week, Viet-AID leaders... Read more
From the Old Colony Correctional Center where he is currently serving a 15-year sentence, Anthony Warren apologized and then thanked the little Dorchester girl he shot and paralyzed in 2003. "I have been blessed to be forgiven by a beautiful person like... Read more
The wheels of progress roll on at Dorchester's new Pope John Paul II Academy parochial school system. A new regional director has been chosen, a new pastor was appointed for St. Gregory's, and media photographers dodged dirt thrown by third graders on... Read more
Boston's city elections are a year away from getting started, but one Haitian community activist is already revving up a campaign for an at-large seat. Jean Claude Sanon, a community organizer who has been on the radio since 1985, launched a bid this... Read more

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