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A flurry of neighborhood clean-ups are planned for Saturday, April 25 — dubbed Boston Shines day in the city. The event — coordinated by Mayor Menino’s office — will target parks, sidewalks and other public spaces. Anyone can turn out for the... Read more
As parents all over the city fret over the future of 10 preschool and after-school programs that are set to lose city funding for their staff, City Councillors Sam Yoon and John Tobin are holding a last-minute hearing to determine once and for all if they... Read more
Three juveniles were arrested Monday evening after they allegedly beat a man near the JFK-UMass MBTA station. The Boston Police bicycle unit, returning from duty at the Boston Marathon, made the arrests- with a major assist from a helpful witness who... Read more
Boston Police detectives probing the death of a 46 year-old man, who was found outside a home on Hilltop Street on Tuesday morning, do not believe that foul play was involved. Elaine Driscoll, a spokesperson for the BPD, tells the Reporter that police... Read more
Lynch meets with Syrian President: Congressman Steve Lynch met with President Bashar al-Assad during a visit to Syria last week. Photo courtesy Congressman Lynch's officeCongressman Steve Lynch journeyed to the Middle East last week and toured the bombed-... Read more
The MBTA Board, facing fare hikes and possible service cuts, postponed a vote Monday that would have authorized the agency’s five-year, $3.68 billion plan for capital improvements, after members voiced concern about borrowing an additional $1 billion to... Read more
After years of resting on their laurels, or more particularly—maintaining the raspberry bushes, cherry trees and grape vines that they planted in nooks and crannies all over the city prior to 2000—Earthworks Boston is again in the business of planting... Read more
Spurred on by recent corruption scandals here and in states across the country, City Councillor at-Large Sam Yoon pressed a little-discussed issue in Boston city politics in a city council hearing last Thursday: campaign finance reform. It’s not... Read more
City Councillor Michael Flaherty has picked up the official endorsement of the city's firefighters union, Local 718. The campaign made the announcement on Friday afternoon, a day after Flaherty rolled out four other union endorsements. A public... Read more
St. Peter’s on Bowdoin Street could get an infusion of much-needed grant money to help repair the historic church — if it wins enough votes in an online competition. According to neighbor Jeff Gonyeau, the church is “one of 25 sites” and the only... Read more
A historic firehouse in Four Corners, which has been a focus of the surrounding neighborhood after a daycare there went out of business and the building became vacant, is again listed for sale, this time by a broker in the South End. “So far I’ve... Read more
A Dorchester man this week admitted that he gunned down a rival outside a Norton Street baby shower in January 2008. Ryan Gillespie, 24, was set to go on trial on Monday for the slaying of Joseph Clarke, 23. Instead, Gillespie pled guilty to voluntary... Read more
Before Mayor Thomas Menino has even announced his intentions to run for mayor or not, challenger Michael Flaherty, a City Councillor, has received the endorsement from the top echelons of the Boston Police Department. The Boston Police Superior Officers... Read more
Boston Housing Authority chief Sandra Henriquez is President Barack Obama’s pick for a top housing post.  Obama on Friday afternoon announced he intends to nominate Henriquez to the position of assistant secretary for public and Indian housing. ... Read more
Copeland Surgical Center launch: Dr. Martin Williams, Carney Hospital's chief of surgery, speaks at the official launch.Officials and staff of  Dorchester’s Carney Hospital gathered last week for the official dedication of the hospital’s new Copeland... Read more
When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last year’s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects. This year, not so much. If anything, this year’s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge and... Read more
Bill Milligan: Marshall Community Center council chairman speaks at a meeting last week. Photo by Pete StidmanOf the three community centers set to lose city funding for some of their preschool or after school teachers come January, the Marshall may have... Read more
Battleground: Fields Corner: Photo by Pete StidmanJust because Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t officially running for reelection yet doesn’t mean his competitor’s signs are safe. The first skirmish in this election’s “sign wars” has already taken... Read more
Lady Chiefs: The DYH 12 and under squad celebrate their victory over Canton. Photo courtesy Matt Sweeney/DYHThe Dorchester Youth Hockey girls 12 & under team defeated Canton today for the South Shore Championship. The Lady Chiefs took home the title... Read more
Nearly a month after an evening shootout sent bullets buzzing through a typically peaceful Columbia-Savin Hill sidestreet, Boston Police returned to the scene last night and arrested two men while executing a search warrant. View Larger Map Christopher... Read more

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