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This year’s edition of the annual Dorchester Park benefit gala will continue the tradition established last year of trading the sylvan for the swanky, as organizers bring the event to the UMass-Boston’s Grand Ballroom. Dot Park 3 will be held at the... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s desk gets around. At least, that’s according to a spot his re-election campaign has put on YouTube.com and plans to have up on television through the September 22 preliminary election. “This is the desk of Mayor Thomas M.... Read more
Alcohol industry officials are seeking to scuttle a bill that would prohibit them from advertising on state-owned property, calling it an unconstitutional infringement on speech and ineffective at combating underage drinking. “Advertising restrictions... Read more
A corner of Dorchester’s Ronan Park is going to the dogs. A groundbreaking will be held a week from Saturday for the Ronan Park Dog Run, the neighborhood’s first official venue for canine recreation. Organizers hope that the new pooch park will... Read more
Two congressmen are readying to face off over the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat, and Dorchester could be caught in the middle. Congressmen Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have pulled nominations papers for the... Read more
The month of September has brought some significant changes at the Ashmont T Station. While construction continues, the temporary bus stops on Dorchester Ave. were discontinued after workers completed paving a multi-lane busway adjacent to the station.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting three men following an attempted home invasion at 9 Carson St. Monday afternoon. Police say a woman opening her apartment door was rushed by two men, one of whom stuck his foot in the door to keep her from closing it.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he stabbed another man repeatedly on Inwood Street in Dorchester early this morning. The victim, 25, found nearby at 57 Davidson St., was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.... Read more
Recap and analysis of the week in state government STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 4, 2009…..One good reason to pick up nomination papers at Bill Galvin’s office this week was that, over baking lobsters and grilling burgers and powdered eggs, Labor Day... Read more
The state Executive Office of Transportation held a community meeting concerning the controversial 28X Blue Hill Ave. enhancement at the Mildred Ave. Community Center on Monday followed by a second meeting at the Dudley Branch Library on Wednesday. These... Read more
The Faithful Church of Christ on Woodrow Ave. in Mattapan is approaching the completion of a two-year-long renovation project with hopes of re-opening this month. “If I tore my hair out every time there was a problem, I would be bald, but it turned out... Read more
Three Dorchester artisans are joining fellow artists from all over greater Boston in preparing for the bigger-than-ever 7th annual Boston Arts Festival, scheduled for next weekend, beginning on September 11. Affectionately dubbed “ähts,” The Boston... Read more
State Police say Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, sustained serious injuries yesterday when he climbed a fence and then fell 30 feet into a gorilla pen that had been refashioned to look like a lion's den for a movie. State Police report: "A member of... Read more
Members of the Green Team from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester one of many activities offered at Camp Northbound in Bridgton, Maine. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation sponsored the program again this year. More news about the club’s activities... Read more
As state-subsidized health care for 31,000 legal immigrants lapsed Tuesday, the result of budget cuts imposed by the Legislature, advocates for a single-payer health care system blasted the cuts as “discriminatory” and said a backup plan endorsed... Read more
The Vietnamese-American Initiative for Development has hired a new director to oversee the Fields Corner-based economic development organization as it prepares to enhance its mission and further develop its place in the Dorchester community. Bruce... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino failed to get an endorsement from DotOUT, a Dorchester civic group representing gays and lesbians, despite receiving support from a majority of its members gathered at the Ledge restaurant for a Monday night forum. Both Menino and City... Read more
In a hunt for a newer and larger facility, officials with a Cambridge Catholic high school are looking closely at the former St. William’s School in Savin Hill. The president of the private North Cambridge Catholic High School, part of a national... Read more
A budget shortfall for the Boston Medical Center could cause drastic problems for the hospital and its affiliated health centers, including two in Dorchester, unless solutions, and hard-to-find funding, are found before the Oct. 1 start of the hospital’... Read more
Boston police say a 19-year-old was shot inside the Dorchester Y at 776 Washington St. late Saturday night. Aaron Brown was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He is Dorchester's 16th murder victim this year (see map). Anybody... Read more

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