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The CVS store in Lower Mills will expand its footprint in the Dorchester Avenue building it currently shares with a Tedeschi's convenience store, the Reporter learned this week. The Tedeschi's store will close its doors this weekend, according to sources... Read more
Despite a crippling economy, the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is in good standing according to its staff, and the CDC plans to push through 2009 by taking advantage of a number of unique opportunities. "We're entering a very tough... Read more
Amidst news of Councillor Sam Yoon's growing bank account - at $158,158 as of Tuesday - at least one new potential candidate is rubbing his chin in contemplation - and the guy's OFD. And over in District 4, Councillor Charles Yancey also picked up a... Read more
Councillor Michael Ross's election to the Council president's chair on Monday signals yet another yearly council ritual - the backroom battles over committee assignments. The early winner of this traditionally underground skirmish seems to be at-Large... Read more
Brothers Stavros and Ted Retzos, in their new Metamorphosis Lower Mills store: Photo by Ed Forry. Lefeeris Retzos' story is a true American tale. Retzos - whose American nickname is Ted - is the owner of Spuckies 'n Pizza, a Washington Street restaurant... Read more
Beatrice Burton works to organize products at the Codman Square Food Pantry: Photo courtesy DotWell. In the first of a two-part series, Chris Harding looks at the challenges facing Dorchester's increasingly patronized food pantries. No one knows... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick is considering fundamental changes to the health care system in Massachusetts, eyeing adjustments to the current fee-for-service payment system and planning cost reduction legislation by summer. Health and Human Services Secretary... Read more
A number of Dorchester and Mattapan health centers, unions and advocacy groups have joined a citywide coalition called Put Patients First to urge the governor to halt funding cuts to the Boston Medical Center and the Cambridge Health Alliance. The group's... Read more
Teacher Jessica Viola, director Kathleen Sullivan, and dean of students Danielle Tata trade ideas: for renovating an old Sydney Street organ factory that will become an extension of the Boston Collegiate Charter School. Photo by Pete Stidman.Fulfilling a... Read more
Responding to a series of allegations he said had "rocked the State House," Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled a package of tougher ethics and lobbying rules that he pushed the Legislature to pass within 30 days. In statements, legislative leaders said only... Read more
The Boston Globe delivered a handsome gift for at-Large Councillor Sam Yoon on Christmas Eve, even if unintended. On that day the paper ran a story that led with details about a fundraising appeal sent by Yoon's wife Christina that made mention of a "... Read more
There was much ado in Dorchester in 2008: New schools, the housing crisis, political scandal. Above is a sampling of images of stories making the news in 2008: Clockwise from top left Pupils lined up for the first day of school at the Pope John Paul II... Read more
A bingo software firm is suing Treasurer Timothy Cahill and the state's Lottery chief for more than $20 million over the awarding of gaming contracts, claiming they engaged in a conspiracy to favor a Georgia company in exchange for money for Cahill's... Read more
A veteran House member who earned a committee chairmanship under Speaker Salvatore DiMasi plans to vote against the House chieftain's bid for a third full term as speaker, and Monday became the first member of the chamber to discuss his decision publicly... Read more
A 21 year-old man from Tiverton Street in Dorchester has been identified as the young man found shot to death next to Wainwright Park last week. Terrence Hadily was discovered suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside of 101 Brent Street on Monday,... Read more
Brian De Lorenzo: Photo by Mark Hunt.Brian De Lorenzo is one of the few cabaret artists who can lay claim to having performed at Eighty-Eight's, Don't Tell Mama, and Birdland in New York; Piaf's in San Francisco; cruise ships in Alaska and the... Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury last week indicted a 23 year-old man for the murder of a 19 year-old Dorchester woman last year. Daniel Harris faces first-degree murder charges and a variety of weapons charges in the shooting death of Alexandra "Xanda" Gomes... Read more
Lou BradyDorchester's Geiger Gibson Community Health Center has a new executive director. Lou Brady, who has 16 years of experience in community health and ambulatory settings, has been hired by Harbor Health Services, Inc., which owns the Columbia Point... Read more
Andrew Kenneally: "Decision next month."Andrew Kenneally, a former staffer for City Councillor Michael Flaherty, said he hasn't decided whether he will run for the Council at-Large seat his old boss is likely to vacate just yet, but he's fundraising... Read more
Fields Corner shopping mall Some call it a retail area. Others a strip mall. To Tom Cifrino, it is the "Fields Station Shopping Center," and for him, it's a family legacy, a Dorchester business begun by his father and uncle almost a century ago. When the... Read more

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