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Next Friday, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will visit Dorchester's John F. Kennedy Library to discuss his latest opus: a seven-part series called The War. It's heralded as the definitive PBS account of the American role in World War II. The folks at the... Read more
The Dorchester Academy of Public Service- part of what was once known as Dorchester High - has about 45 players on their football team this year. That is a total of 33 more than were on the team three years ago, when Coach Rich Moran left the program he... Read more
A passel of large development projects on and around Columbia Point has the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Mayor Thomas Menino itching to create a "comprehensive vision" for the Dorchester peninsula. "There are so many exciting developments in this... Read more
Voters counting the days until the preliminary election Sept. 25 - there must be a few - are witnessing a race for City Council's District 7 seat that pits one of a growing cadre of 30-something political hopefuls of color in the city against a civil... Read more
The Greater Four Corners Action Coalition met to inspect the MBTA's 30 percent completed plans for the Four Corners commuter rail station on the Fairmount Line last Wednesday, Sept. 5. Neighbors who showed up approved the station's location, with... Read more
Pastor Antoine Montgomery said he's been calling the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) every week for over a year. Last week, the calls may have paid off. DND is asking residents for input on the possible development of seven vacant lots... Read more
A City Council hearing on how churches go about converting houses zoned for residential use into houses of prayer was held on Aug. 30, and illustrated what some residents say is a growing problem in Dorchester. "This country was founded on the freedom to... Read more
New superintendent of Boston Public Schools Dr. Carol Johnson started work on Aug. 27, and showed up in Dorchester the following two days to visit the John Marshall and William Monroe Trotter elementary schools. Both schools are "Superintendent Schools... Read more
He is "still in a discovery mode" when it comes to the campus strategic plan for the future, UMass-Boston's Keith Motley said, and that includes dorms. Appointed as UMass-Boston's chancellor in June, Motley takes over the campus as Boston's only public... Read more
Early last year, HaUyen Pham, who was nine-months pregnant with her daughter at the time, was put in an odd situation. A courtroom audience roared as a litany of vulgarities poured from her mouth. The judge turned red and asked Pham to temper her words. "... Read more
The New England Patriots may claim to have a dynasty, but they certainly haven't achieved the same numbers as the Dorchester Eagles. The Eagles have sent teams to the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida six years in a row. Makes the Patriots' paltry three... Read more
A now-dormant gardening group that once helped pioneer the city's urban farming movement may spin off six neglected Dorchester garden plots to a new steward. The group, called Boston Urban Gardeners or BUG, hit hard times in the late 1990s, ceased doing... Read more
A gutted home sits idly on Ashmont Street, potential crowds and parking problems worry neighbors on Hamilton Street, and tenants on Sanford Street were "terrorizing the neighborhood." All of these problems, according to City Council President Maureen... Read more
Speculation that at large City Councillor Stephen Murphy might take a job with the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency should be put to rest, said Murphy himself this week. "I'm not taking the job," he said. "I'm running for City Council. The Connolly... Read more
Parents and parent organizing groups are beginning to stir as the countdown begins to October's School Committee meeting, where decisions will have to be made as to which schools will continue as is for the 2009-2010 school year and which will be "... Read more
Dozens gathered at the Haitian Multi-Service Center on Columbia Road last Saturday to promote awareness and discuss how domestic violence impacts our community. The 11th annual domestic violence forum, hosted by the Association of Haitian Women (AFAB)... Read more
All is silent in the old Dorchester High building. The clanging of lockers, the squeals of fresh gossip, the hourly bells, and the shuffling of feet as students move from class to class will begin again in earnest come September. For now, the solitary... Read more
A 20 year-old woman was killed and three others wounded by two hooded gunman Sunday night in a brazen ambush on a leafy and normally peaceful Mattapan sidestreet. The incident has ratcheted up fears of escalating gang activity in a residential section off... Read more

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