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Amid all the hubbub in the Commonwealth over Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed 19-cent hike in the gas tax - with some business organizations calling for a 25-cent raise, state senators calling for reforms first, revenue later, and other legislators calling... Read more
A Dorchester man will serve 27 1/2 to 30 years in prison for the crossfire killing of a visiting Kentucky woman in March 2007. A judge last Friday sentenced Casimiro Barros to the maximum after he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and assault and... Read more
Dorchester native Justin Holmes, who has had a high profile in City Councillor Maureen Feeney's office during her recent two-year stint as Council President, has taken a new job as director of government relations for the Massachusetts Convention Center... Read more
Facing a deficit totaling millions of dollars, UMass-Boston is forging ahead with plans to expand its Columbia Point campus, including a science complex, dorms and garages. UMass officials say that despite the weak economy and state budget cuts, they... Read more
At least one member of DotBike has stood up to be counted among the plaintiffs suing the City of Boston and the state for allegedly not doing everything possible to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists in a reconstruction of a stretch of Massachusetts... Read more
It has become a waiting game for the Dorchester Eagles. The football and cheerleading program is waiting for the national Pop Warner board to come back with a decision that could decide the fate of the neighborhood's pigskin future. The Eagles are also... Read more
As about 200 supporters chowed down on Singapore rice noodles and boneless spare ribs, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon formally kicked off his mayoral run Tuesday night. In his speech to supporters, Yoon made little mention of the 15-year incumbent,... Read more
Margaret BenefielThe lessons of the still-unraveling economic crash will likely take economists and social scientists years to deconstruct. Dorchester's Margaret Benefiel, however, thinks the root cause can be summed up rather simply: Short-sighted,... Read more
For most of Boston, the chill in the housing market has meant a more glacial turnover, especially for condominiums. But in Dorchester's condo market, figures from the Warren Group show a blizzard of sales accompanied by a steep plunge in the median price... Read more
Click to enlarge UPDATE: Belle has been found and returned safely! Thank you Dorchester! 20 lbs, mini beagle, collar with tags, last wearing brown/grey dog coat. Lost 03/02/09 10a.m. Whitmore Ter/Glendale St./Hancock St. Do not chase - please call about... Read more
After a School Committee review of a controversial proposal to create a five-zone busing plan for Boston Public Schools rather than the current three-zone one, the only certainty is the need for further changes. Preliminary analysis based on each school's... Read more
Two honored as Dorchester Neighborhood Fellows: Photo courtesy TPI Two neighborhood people were hailed as "social entrepreneurs" in an awards banquet held on Monday evening in the South End. Courtney Grey, a Dorchester resident who directs the city's... Read more
If you're a first-time home buyer, victim of a natural disaster, or if you installed a small wind turbine in your backyard to generate electricity, you could find some tax relief when you file your 2008 return. There also are new incentives to save for... Read more
Troy Crawford, above, who lives and works in the area, won a new iPod Touch through the Uphams Corner Main Streets promotion. Photo courtesy UCMS. A promotion held over the holiday season helped to increase foot-traffic and sales in the Uphams Corner... Read more
Butcher Ramón Perez shows off some choice cuts at Brother's Supermarket in Uphams Corner.: Photo by Pete Stidman. Click to enlargeThere are benefits to having a large family. One of them, it seems, is a set of natural partners in the business world. That... Read more
Calls for an elected school committee, and notes that Boston's three favorite pastimes are sports, politics and revenge.
Dorchester Youth Hockey's Mite A team defeated Hyde Park last weekend to win the District 1 Championship. This year the Mite A team won the Mayor's Cup and the District Championships in losing only 1 game all season. Congratulations to the players... Read more
Correction In last week's story about City Council at-Large candidate Tomas Gonzalez, his former position with the Menino Administration was misreported. Gonzalez was Menino's Latino Liaison from 2002 to 2004, and chief of staff for the Elderly Commission... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino made some of the city's performance statistics public last week with a new website, but his election-year challengers are already giving the report card a failing grade. "It reminds me of the old Soviet Union five-year plans," said... Read more
Tax help: Sheila McMillan of Dorchester (left) was among a group of residents who received free help Monday night in filing her federal and state taxes at the Dotwell site at 450 Washington Street in Codman Square. Pictured with her are (l-r): Doreen... Read more

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