On the periphery of the main event were the usual fringe features. Tables of souvenirs: donkey ties, Clinton buttons, "Kiss Me, I'm a Democrat." There were special interest booths promoting platform accountability and individual pols. There were Lyndon... Read more
The winter of 2003 was one of the longest to hit Boston of late. This year's spring has featured some of the dreariest weather in recent memory. With the official start of summer approaching quickly, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is hoping that the Boston... Read more
The traffic bottleneck at the Beades drawbridge on Morrissey Boulevard should be over by the end of the summer, a state official told the Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association last week. The reconstruction project, which started in the spring of 2001- was... Read more
With legislative, institutional, and community backing, the plans for a renovated Ashmont Station inch forward toward timetables and goals that are decreasingly vague. Not that things are running as smoothly as all involved hope that the buses and trains... Read more
Another Dorchester Catholic school will close its doors permanently at the end of the academic year next month, church officials announced this week. St. Ambrose Grammar School, which cut its four top grades last year in an effort to stay afloat, will be... Read more
"We're only as good as our last weekend," said Tom Keady, and that might have been optimistic. Keady, the associate vice president for governmental and community affairs at Boston College, as well as an operative for Senator John Kerry's campaign for... Read more
There are no words that suffice to describe the Dorchester Bantam B's effort in the State Tournament. While the effort ended in a loss, on a fluke goal in the semi-final game against Somerset, Watupa, and Swansea (SWS), the B's got to the penultimate game... Read more
The clock high above the FleetCenter ice reads 2:21 remaining in a 2-1 game on the first Monday in February. Over on the Boston University bench, Head Coach Jack Parker, playing with the lead in the semifinals of the 51st annual Beanpot Tournament, urges... Read more
Dutch Maid Bakery is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. For many Dorchester residents, the bakery has gone unnoticed, tucked away in the Alsen Mapes Industrial Park in Fields Corner. However, many residents have probably bought a Dutch Maid... Read more
The plan calls for Maxine and Ginny to board the bus together and ride to New York City, stand outside the United Nations and tell the politicians inside that they don't want armies flying their flag to invade Iraq. Maxine is Maxine Wright, 9-years-old... Read more
It's not like he hasn't been here before. This building, with its cavernous and bomb shelter-like halls of power, is familiar to him. The issues are familiar to him, and so is advocating for them and the people they touch. And the game, he knows that, too... Read more
Boston has a "Nutcracker" for many a niche market - a Jewish "Nutcracker," a gay "Nutcracker" - all competing with the Boston Ballet version , the world's most popular production of the world's most popular ballet. This weekend the Strand presents the... Read more
Details of the looming reconstruction of Ashmont MBTA station are being worked out between members of the community, the MBTA, and development firm Trinity Financial, with an eye toward beginning construction in late 2003. The renovation of Ashmont is one... Read more
It is with great regret that we must inform our readers that on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, one of Dorchester's heroes from our greatest generation, Leo Ronan, died after a long illness. This story, written days before his death, is dedicated to Leo and to... Read more
Robert Clougherty, best known for going blow-for-blow with the legendary Rocky Marciano in the 1950s, died on September 28. Fighting under the name Bobby Quinn, Clougherty was a top-notch boxer who hung his hat in Fields Corner for most of his life. The... Read more
Tracking down Republicans in Dorchester is kind of like going on safari on the moon. Not a lot of elephants leave their prints around these parts. And if they do, they tend to cover 'em up pretty fast. One man from South Boston is hoping to buck that... Read more
Citing a variety of factors that affect the welfare of young people, several community activists are pushing for the creation of a community center in the Neponset-Adams Corner section of Dorchester. During a joint meeting next Tuesday, October 15, at 7:... Read more
Nestled in between Parents Pride clothing store and Sonny's Pub, "It's a little piece of history," says Adams Sporting Goods manager Kevin McInnis. And now, the Adams Corner cornerstone and retail Dorchester bedrock is going the way of the set shot and... Read more
UMass Boston's emerging plans to build its first-ever student dormitories have sparked intense debate in adjacent neighborhoods. The reaction has been similar on campus, where student and faculty opinions are mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism... Read more
Don't let his age fool you; Emmanuel Bellegarde has done a lot of living in his 28 years. He's worked in both chambers of the state legislature. He's a Haitian immigrant who started a number of groups to empower minorities in Boston politics. He's lived... Read more


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