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Mayor Thomas Menino faces off next week in a television debate against the three candidates attempting to unseat him. It will be the first of three such match-ups. So what can viewers expect from the Aug. 26 debate? Political observers say the four-term... Read more
Early last Monday evening, the Hemenway Playground was abuzz with activity. On a day when the afternoon temps had reached the low 90s, and the year’s first heat wave was in its first day, the Hemey was teeming with locals out for an evening’s workout... Read more
With Boston expecting another hit of the swine flu virus this fall, local health centers are working to set up flu clinics to vaccinate residents for both the novel virus and the seasonal flu. “Everybody is prepared in case things go badly in the... Read more
Weeds growing out of the cracks in the sidewalk? Parking or street signs too faded? Pothole repair needed? Put it all on the list to send to City Hall. City officials say they’ll be hitting Mattapan with a “Street Improvement Team” on Aug. 29,... Read more
The Harvard Street Health Center, a comprehensive health delivery organization serving the demographically diverse and underserved Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan has expanded the operating hours of its clinic to make it easier... Read more
The Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy has appointed two seasoned principals to leadership positions. Lou Ann Melino, a veteran principal of Catholic schools for seven years, has been named principal at the Mattapan Square Campus. She previously served... Read more
Anis Cazeau, 87, of Mattapan, was sentenced today to three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to motor-vehicle homicide for the death of Marie Conley on Oct. 21, 2008 - and after Conley's family asked that he not be sent to jail, the Suffolk County... Read more
Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, of Fifield street in Dorchester, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in... Read more
You’ll have made a serious mistake if you didn’t catch “The Comedy of Errors,” now in its final week on Boston Common. For the 14th summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler... Read more
With its six stories of brick between Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station, The Carruth makes no attempt to rival the spacious tranquility of suburbia. From the businesses at street level – including a bank and an Italian restaurant – to the views... Read more
The Executive Office of Transportation held another meeting last Thursday concerning the controversial 28X line, this time with a newly organized advisory group of concerned community leaders and activists from neighborhoods along the 28 bus route. The... Read more
Last Saturday marked the official opening of Dudley Village, the Dorchester Bay EDC’s new mixed use development with 50 affordable housing units and four commercial spaces at 580 Dudley Street. Mayor Menino led a group of neighborhood residents, elected... Read more
The recent endorsement of former state Sen. Bill Owens appears to have been just an appetizer for mayoral hopeful Sam Yoon’s campaign, which this week served up the backing of community activist Mel King, the first African-American to win Boston’s... Read more
With renewal and new development stretching across all corners of Dorchester, two architects committed to the neighborhood they call home are excited about prospects for themselves and the public. RODE Architects, consisting of Eric James Robinson (the... Read more
A day after lawmakers and commuters blasted planned public transit fare increases as unfair and unaffordable, Gov. Deval Patrick suspended scheduled public hearings on the proposal – including ones in Grove Hall and at Roxbury Community College. The... Read more
A report from State Auditor Joseph DeNucci’s office has admonished Dorchester District Court for incorrectly processing bail money, a result of the small staff at the busy court. Bail money is used by defendants to obtain release; the court uses it to... Read more
Last weekend's second annual Dorchester Beach Festival drew a great crowd for an afternoon of fun in the sun at two of Dorchester's three beaches: Savin Hill and Malibu.
Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in the restaurant, 33 Hancock St.,... Read more
In the 60’s and beyond, The Four Seasons ruled the charts, singing the praises of girls like Sherry, Dawn Ronnie, and Marianne. But, as the smash bio-musical “Jersey Boys,” which just opened at the Shubert, reveals, in real life Frankie, Bob,... Read more
Members of the Boston Police Department and Mayor Menino joined local residents at National Night Out at the Franklin Park Zoo on Tuesday. At the event, sponsored by Target, Tedeschi, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, guests were treated... Read more

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