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The Mayor of Dorchester campaign is in full fundraising swing with a number of events taking place across Dorchester in the last remaining weeks of the race. The three contenders vying for the title have a healthy dose of competition, but it's all for a... Read more
A proposal before the Boston City Council to provide bilingual ballots and translate candidates' names into Chinese characters appears poised to reignite debate over the practice as the state's chief elections officer says he remains opposed to the... Read more
A quadruple shooting near the Ka-Carlos restaurant on Hancock Street alarmed Bowdoin-Geneva activists enough to demand a visit from police brass and Department of Neighborhood Development director Evelyn Friedman last week. The concern was the possibility... Read more
Selling apartment buildings, as a rule, is easier when they are vacant, according to representatives of the real estate industry. But that bit of logic has opened a hefty subplot to the foreclosure crisis over the past year or so. Tenants have found... Read more
Three miles of bike path starting in Mattapan Square, a revamped Martini Shell for performances, and a new canoe and kayak launch in Hyde Park will be part of a new "Neponset River Esplanade," Gov. Deval Patrick announced last week, approving $5.18... Read more
It was so packed at St. Gregory's Sunday Mass last weekend thatthey had to simulcast the morning service on TVs in the basement church. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Council President Maureen Feeney and Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley took seats in the pews. And 12... Read more
In the dark is not where Dan Hardaway wants to run his Mattapan boutique, Final Touch with Class, one of fourteen businesses he said are cast in the shadows along Morton Street near the Morton Street MBTA station on the commuter rail. It has been a two-... Read more
City Council President Maureen Feeney wants to be clear: when it came to Boston magazine ranking the 50 most powerful people in the city, she had nothing to do with coming in at No. 32. "I did not nominate myself," she says with a laugh. She came in... Read more
A woman-owned legal practice in Fields Corner was among the 38 business and individuals honored Tuesday night for their contribution to an initiative between Boston and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HNN Law, run by Nina Nguyen, was honored... Read more
A woman-owned legal practice in Fields Corner was among the 38 business and individuals honored Tuesday night for their contribution to an initiative between Boston and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HNN Law, run by Nina Nguyen, was honored... Read more
In 1993, I was a shy little six-year-old with missing front teeth and a lisp. As my mother put rollers in my hair the morning of the Little Miss Dorchester contest, she reminded me to do my best, speak loudly, and keep smiling. I was nervous as I walked... Read more
State representatives scrambled to file amendments totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars last week after House leaders proposed a $28 billion budget, and Dorchester's delegation was no different, bringing a focus on youth violence prevention programs... Read more
Three franchise partners are working to bring the ancient Polynesian fruit, "Noni" to Dorchester and surrounding communities in 8.33-ounce cans. Called HIRO, these drinks are among the newest of the Utah- based, multi-billion dollar company Tahitian Noni... Read more
The Walsh Corporation, a Dorchester-based construction contractor with an office on Park Street, is being forced to move a storage site for their equipment yet again. Last year, the company was asked to leave a site on Columbia Point on land owned by St... Read more
It was once a crime-ridden, trashed out lot, but today a network of gravel paths is weaving through newly cleared brush and finding the occasional granite bench. Over $400,000 of work is nearing completion at the Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild, beautifying the... Read more
As a dizzying array of new developments hover on Dorchester's near horizon, the neighborhood's leading merchants group hopes to bring the myriad projects into sharper focus in a unique program planned for next Tuesday evening. The Dorchester Board of... Read more
"The city of Boston is not one color, but many shades of brown," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the 14th annual African-American Achievement Awards ceremony last week. "The movers and shakers are those in the black community." Over dinner and live musical... Read more
Mattapan seniors will see ice-cream socials, a Hawaiian luau, and a senior prom as facets of the fourth annual SeniorPalooza sponsored by Ethos and its community partners next month. More than 80 free and open to the public events will offer seniors and... Read more
One candidate who was challenging state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has stepped aside as others have jumped in for their shot to represent parts of Dorchester. Roxbury filmmaker Robert Patton-Spruill, who pulled nomination papers earlier this year, is now... Read more
A pair of off-duty police officers on line for a Saturday morning buzz cut in Lower Mills Village lept into service to protect an elderly woman from a street robbery earlier this month. Their swift action not only prevented a likely bag-snatching, but led... Read more

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