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The ABCD Toy Drive received a welcome boost from partner Wainwright Bank at its Dorchester branch where children from the Gertrude Townsend Head Start Center on Geneva Avenue were treated to holiday festivities and given “Build-A-Bear” toys donated by... Read more
Next to the melting pot, one of America’s favorite self-images is that of a quilt, and this year’s “Christmas Revels” takes the metaphor and an actual Tree of Life quilt as inspiration for its annual winter solstice celebration. In past years... Read more
A well-lit stage in a network affiliate television studio newly enriched by all the electoral activity over the past 365 and its lucrative accoutrements: advertising dollars. WCVB’s Janet Wu, the diminutive, imitation-Ugg-sporting shellback of a... Read more
Many holiday shoppers took advantage of a local event in recent weeks to buy gifts and donate to a worthy cause at the same time. Some 300 people attended the third annual fundraising jewelry sale sponsored by Designs By Ruth held late last month at the... Read more
The Dorchester-based Olmsted Green development on the site of the old Boston State Hospital has received approval from the Federal Housing Administration to offer its condominium properties with a government-funded program that allows buyers to put only 3... Read more
Community leaders and elected officials – many still absorbing last week’s unexpected news that UMass-Boston intends to purchase the Bayside Exposition Center on Columbia Point – offered a range of critiques this week. While Mayor Tom Menino... Read more
Catholic Charities officials have reversed course and re-hired the longtime director of the St. Peter’s Teen Center on Bowdoin Street. Paulo De Barros, who has been with the center for nine years, will be returning sometime in early January. He was... Read more
Ending months of negotiations, a deal is set for North Cambridge Catholic High School to move into the former St. William’s Grammar School on Savin Hill Ave. next September. Seeking a larger space amid high interest from parents of prospective students... Read more
District C-11 reports a man was mugged behind St. Mark's Church Monday evening by a trio of young robbers - two no more than 12. The man was walking in the parking lot behind the Dorchester Avenue church around 6 p.m. when he was surrounded by three kids... Read more
North Cambridge Catholic High School will move into the former St. William Grammar School on Savin Hill Avenue next year, the Reporter learned today. The high school has been engaged in on-again, off-again negotiations with the Archdiocese of Boston and... Read more
Snow plowing Take any snow photos? Tag them as dotnews on Flickr and we'll post here. Walking on Ashmont: By Rundel Park. Photo by Shan Robo. St. Anne's: Photo by Shan Robo. More snow photos by Shan Robo.
Mary Casey Forry, Jan 7 1944- Dec. 17, 2004 Daughter of Emigrants Gave Life to City Newspaper Group By Jim O'Sullivan Reporter Staff Mary Casey ForryMary Casey Forry, co-founder and president of the Boston Neighborhood News company, died on Friday, Dec.... Read more
When Chris Douglass opened the doors to Tavolo Ristorante in Dorchester in August 2008, he thought the business model was the perfect fit. Located on the ground floor of 1918 Dorchester Avenue, the restaurant would offer easy access to the growing number... Read more
The University of Massachusetts-Boston is moving to purchase the Bayside Exposition Center on Columbia Point. “We have signed a letter of intent to purchase the Bayside Property from L&R/CMAT,” UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley said... Read more
Wednesday, Dec 16- 5:00 p.m.- The University of Massachusetts-Boston is moving to purchase the Bayside Exposition Center on Columbia Point. "We have signed a letter of intent to purchase the Bayside Property from L&R/CMAT," UMass-Boston Chancellor J.... Read more
It looks as if an army of elves has been doing an “Extreme Makeover: Theater Edition” on the elegant mirrored-and-gilt lobby of certain former movie palace in Uphams Corner. The temporary peppermint red and white color scheme and twinkling trees are... Read more
The Mattapan Community Health Center is ready to go to work on its expansion plans now that it has $11.5 million in federal stimulus funds to make things happen. Dr. Azzie Young, president and CEO of the center was quick to react to the announcement of... Read more
Massachusetts community health centers, including ones in Dorchester and Mattapan, hit the stimulus jackpot recently in receiving the highest amounts in federal funding of any state in the country. Eight proposals from across the state received grants... Read more
When the No. 23 bus hits the intersection of Washington Street and Columbia Road, a transportation lifeline can become a clogged artery. During the early morning and late afternoon, traffic backs up on either side of Washington Street. Added to the mix of... Read more
A two-alarm fire broke out shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday in the basement of the Fiesta Bakery, 14 Hancock St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire, caused by an electrical short circuit, did $400,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the... Read more

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