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Sue CostelloDorchester born and raised, Sue Costello always could turn any situation, no matter the circumstances, into a hilarious story later on. “We used to go out on the weekends to the Dance Factory,” says Jennifer Gordon, who attended Mount Saint... Read more
Neighbors continue to butt heads when it comes to the city’s plans to foster retail and residential construction along the northern end of Morrissey Blvd. and re-connect Columbia Point to Dorchester. Reaction to the most recent proposal from the Boston... Read more
At this time two years ago, Gov. Deval Patrick stood in front of several schoolchildren and gave them a little civics lesson about Beacon Hill: “In this building, we make laws, and the laws are made by the Senate and the House. It’s insane down there... Read more
The Menino administration is sounding notes of support for a City Council proposal to rank the diversity of the workforces of contractors and developers. The city encourages developers and contractors to hire Boston residents for 50 percent of jobs. The... Read more
The state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance is receiving a $500,000 grant from the Boston Foundation to expand an economic self-sufficiency program into three neighborhoods along the Fairmount commuter line, including... Read more
Viet-Aid, a community development organization based in Fields Corner, officially launched several new youth programs at a neighborhood meeting last Saturday. The programs are aimed at engaging at-risk youth to respond to a series of violent crimes,... Read more
Next Wednesday and Thursday, two dozen students from the Codman Academy Charter School—the majority Dorchester and Mattapan  residents—will perform Shakespeare’s rollicking battle-of-the-sexes comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Calderwood Pavilion... Read more
A gambling bill accord this week appeared unlikely, as Senate Democrats ratcheted up criticism of their House counterparts and the Senate demanded a Wednesday night deadline for a deal they could send to full votes in both chambers. Senate President... Read more
Fueled by persistently high unemployment rates, completed foreclosures surged 56.7 percent over the first half of the year, placing foreclosures on pace to surpass their recent high in 2008, according to figures released Tuesday morning. In June, 1,313... Read more
August Program Highlights The month of August will close out the summer program with a bang as we have many exciting activities planned for all age groups. In our day program, for members ages 6-12 at our Marr/McLaughlin Clubhouses, upcoming activities... Read more
The FBI reports a man robbed the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. on Monday. The FBI describes him as a white male, clad in a green sweatshirt and blue jeans. He is charged with giving a teller a note demanding money, after which he fled on... Read more
The gleeful Pirates of the Cedar Grove Baseball League celebrated their Major League division championship by hoisting their flag at Ventura Park on June 24.
Project D.E.E.P.: Project D.E.E.P. director Beth Connell with founder Brendan McDonough.A correction has been appended to this article. With “balancing school over sports” as its motto, Project D.E.E.P. (the Dorchester Education Enrichment Program) has... Read more
Two of them are third generation South Bostonians who have ties to City Hall and the State House. A third candidate once volunteered for UNICEF and an international service group that provided HIV/AIDS education to rural villages in Tanzania. A fourth is... Read more
It’s apparently never too late to start running for re-election. Particularly when you’re a city councillor, and re-election is a scant sixteen months away. Seven months into his first term, City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo’s re-election campaign is... Read more
Community activists, residents, lawmakers and transit officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Four Corners/Geneva MBTA commuter rail station project last Friday, finally surmounting a 20-year process to bring a train station to the area. “It’s a... Read more
Coach Jim CotterJames E. Cotter, a beloved teacher, coach, guidance counselor, athletic director and administrator at Boston College High School whose 50-year tenure helped to shape the lives of thousands of the school’s students, died Tuesday after a... Read more
Silky smooth on the cymbals, perfect timing, and immeasurable humor. All describe the late great Jake Hanna, the Adams Corner-born jazz-drummer who passed away earlier this year. Consistently lauded by all who have played with him or just simply listened... Read more
Institutions perform poorly because they are composed of human beings. That observation should not come as a surprise to anyone older than 30; yet we are frequently shocked when it happens. Knowing human beings are flawed, we should expect that... Read more
After a disturbing incident on July 4 that left one boy hospitalized, Boston and State Police, in collaboration with state and local officials, have set a “no tolerance” policy for criminal activity along the Dorchester and South Boston waterfront. All... Read more


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