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As plans for a highly-anticipated partnership between the Mattahunt Community Center and Wheelock College continue to take shape next door, administrators at the adjoining Mattahunt elementary school are trying out some new programs of their own. This... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh (D-Dorchester) has been promoted by House Speaker Robert DeLeo to the chairmanship of the House Ethics Committee. Walsh, a House member since 1997, once strongly backed a DeLeo rival for the speakership and served during last year’s... Read more
Boston Firehouse Chili Champions Dennis Carr, left, and Tom Quinn, right, joined emcees Lenny Clarke of FX’s Rescue Me and radio-TV personality Billy Costa in celebration of their win in the Boston Firehouse Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 25. Photo by Matt Stone... Read more
His signs are popping up on Dorchester street corners and in store windows. And his campaign literature – with the “At-Large” part blacked – is found on doorsteps. Doug Bennett, who ended up far outside the winner’s circle in the 2009 City Council At-... Read more
Local lawmakers are sounding notes of support for Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to reduce to 100 feet from 1,000 feet the drug-free zones around schools. The proposal, aimed at reducing the number of nonviolent offenders in a strained prison system, has... Read more
“This morn the world around us Is carpeted with snow; Not a single mark to mar it But ere too long I know There’ll be prints of every kind… How plainly they will show.” “Winter” by Ree Rohren Hubby, daughter Sue, and I laughed when we saw small... Read more
Above, a video by the New England Regional Council of Carpenters documents the work of volunteer carpenters helping to prepare a Dorchester home for weatherization improvements last month. New Englanders worth their rock salt know that as the... Read more
Big changes are in store for Wainwright Park in the St. Mark’s Parish area of Dorchester as a group of neighborhood and city leaders have begun to draft plans for a redesign of the 2.24-acre site. The project has received $415,000 from the city capital... Read more
Snow Emergency: The city of Boston was under a snow emergency order for the third time in the new year this week, as a pair of winter storms swept through the region. Above, mounds of snow awaited removal at the corner of Granville Street and Gallivan... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the Ashmont busway Friday morning after he allegedly pulled his pants down and started waving his genitals at startled people waiting for a bus. According to a police report, Joise Amparo, 24, at... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for three men on charges they robbed Rosely's Convenience Store, 120 Washington St., Tuesday night. SoughtAccording to police, "three black males entered and robbed the store. According to store employees, one of... Read more
Unplowed DanubeState Rep. Tony Henriquez said this morning the city DPW told him it will be sending a plow over to Danube Street, which runs alongside the Winthrop School and which went unplowed yesterday. Henriquez said the problem is that residents park... Read more
The Snow Emergency and parking ban for the City of Boston will end this evening at 6 p.m., according to Mayor Menino's office.
The effort to improve the quality of life in Savin Hill is taking a formalized step with the creation of a new committee focused on development along the neighborhood’s business district. The Savin Hill Village Business Development Committee, formed as a... Read more
Six of the seven candidates hoping to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner faced off at a Roxbury forum last week. From left to right: Cornell Mills, Natalie Carithers, Tito Jackson, and moderator Keith Chaney. Photo by Eric Esteves It was a vote... Read more
A Latin beat can be heard just outside the door to Lamberts Fitness Center (LFC), the music pumping louder in the stairwell. The aerobic studio upstairs is filled with women following owner April Nugent’s lead, dancing, jumping and whooping when the mood... Read more
The A.J. Wright store on Geneva Ave. will be converted into a HomeGoods in April. Photo by Ed Forry A.J. Wright, one of two anchor tenants in the Fields Corner shopping mall on Geneva Avenue, will close its doors next month as part of a national... Read more
Sentenced to three years in prison, he remains impenitent and maintains that he is a victim of selective prosecution. “I can’t be remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” said the politician, who is appealing the sentence. Those words were spoken to... Read more
On a recent afternoon— before this week’s recent cold snap— eight elementary school students scoured the yard behind the Little House on East Cottage Street to collect leaves, seeds, dirt and insects. They brought their findings back to the College Bound... Read more
“Graduation coaches” would be placed in every public middle school and high school with a dropout rate of five percent or more and employers would be required to allow employees to take up to 24 hours per academic year in paid leave to attend school... Read more

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