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A sudden scourge of deadly accidents and critical media coverage has brought a harsh new light upon the difficult topic of elderly drivers recently, causing many to question when the proper age may be for seniors to hang up the keys for good. Dorchester... Read more
The Mattapan Board of Trade held a community meeting on Tuesday night at the Mattapan Library regarding emerging plans to seek admission into the city’s Main Streets program. The meeting — which began as a simple overview and call-to-arms for winning... Read more
A new city policy aimed at reining in overtime spending on fire protection in the new fiscal year sparked a ten-alarm escalation in tensions between the Menino administration and rank-and-file firefighters last week. The Dorchester-based union... Read more
One proclaims he'll be a "Dot Rat" for life. Another notes he purchased the house he grew up in near Grove Hall. And another just moved in from the Back Bay part of Boston. Almost lost among the number and diversity of candidates running for City Council... Read more
Clarissa Hatchel and her son Jaheim think the plan "just might work" “I pressed the ‘stop,’ don’t cha know, driver!” called a woman from the back of the bus. Everyone along the MBTA’s Route 28 bus route seems to have a story about the almost... Read more
Emma: Help her get homeA 3.5 year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named "Emma" who went missing after escaping from its dog sitters on Wednesday (July 8) from Victory Rd. park was found near Franklin Park on Saturday morning. The pooch had last been seen... Read more
Colorful kites take to the sky this year as the Boston Natural Areas Network hosts the 15th annual Neponset River Greenway Festival. The main event of this year’s free riverfest is the “Kites on the River” event, held at Pope John Paul II Park on... Read more
Boston Police report the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was held up around noon today. The robber did not show a weapon, police say.
“All the cameras were probably the toughest part,” said Dorchester native Erin Lyder about her experience on national television. Lyder is a finalist on the Gospel Channel’s Gospel Dream talent search. The 24-year old vocalist and Berklee graduate... Read more
“Do I have memories of Franklin Park? One day my mother, Mary Callahan, who worked at the golf pro shop, met my father, John Burke, where he worked at The Refectory, which our family owned. The result was me! I owe my existence to Franklin Park.” Last... Read more
Close to 200 residents of Roxbury and Dorchester came to St. Patrick’s Church last Wednesday evening to elect representatives for the board of directors of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI). One by one, the 42 candidates, spanning three... Read more
UMass SoccerUMass-Boston will host an afternoon of international soccer today, July 9. The event, set from 12-3 p.m. will start with a noontime tournament featuring Tall Ships crew members and naval cadets from Uruguay, Brazil, Romania and Portugal. The... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino had to squeeze his way through a small crowd to reach the gates of the new Elmhurst Street playground on Saturday morning. Standing between him and the inaugural ribbon were dozens of children, many ready with scissors, who had waited... Read more
The Adams Village Merchants Association joined with two civic groups last Friday to honor the Drug Control Unit from the Area C-11 Boston Police and a local businessman who they say have effectively teamed up to crack down on drug dealing in the... Read more
Salary checks to an employee who had left the school nine months earlier, undue overtime payments for information technology workers, and missing computers are among the problems state Auditor Joseph DeNucci identified at the University of Massachusetts... Read more
Dorchester projects on the capital side of the city budget will remain largely untouched, with $200,000 for the Murphy Community Center, $400,000 for the Martin tot lot and $947,000 for renovations to the Adams St. Library, according to city officials.... Read more
The state’s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) held a meeting at the Mildred Ave. Community Center in Mattapan on Tuesday regarding the MBTA service developments in Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester, most notably the proposed 28X express bus line.... Read more
Images from Dorchester’s past, present and possible future lined the walls of The Codman Square Health Center Monday evening, as the medical clinic and community center unveiled a new photo exhibit showcasing before-and-after portraits of sites around... Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney is raising questions on a draft plan released this week by city development officials to redevelop the Columbia Point peninsula. Feeney said the proposed density and proposed height of the buildings – four stories when... Read more
Mixed Market: Newly renovated homes for sale on Hendry Street. Photo by Chris LovettCrosscurrents in Dorchester’s real estate market are pulling in different directions—extending the fall-off in prices of the past two years, but also showing signs of... Read more

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