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The fight against the controversial Biosafety Level 4 Lab, which is slated to be built in the South End starting later this month, is not yet over, according to activists opposed to the lab. Despite the recent announcement that the project had received... Read more
A week after State Representative Shirley Owens Hicks announced plans to retire after 20 years of service in the State Legislature, only one Sixth Suffolk constituent has definitively entered the November contest to replace her. By late Friday evening... Read more
Last month, at a hastily called press conference at the Alexander-Magnolia community room, elected officials and representatives from the Salvation Army proudly announced that Boston had been selected to receive $80 million in funding from the Salvation... Read more
There's restaurants and hardware stores, historic churches and schools, and a top-notch health center. The Bowdoin-Geneva business district has an impressive portfolio, but has long needed someone to manage those assets. Someone to encourage a diversity... Read more
Desperate from having lived through Boston's bloodiest year in a decade, residents of Bowdoin-Geneva repeatedly asked Eighth District Congressman Michael Capuano for his input on how the fight against gun violence on their streets could be won. The... Read more
Earlier this month BC High announced that it would add a seventh and eighth grade division to its existing high school on Morrissey Boulevard. The school will open its doors to those students in September of 2007, with each grade expected to enroll 100... Read more
Catholic Schools Week, the annual observance that will be launched this weekend at parishes around the neighborhood, promotes more than just open enrollment for prospective students. This year's agenda includes furthering the parents' involvement in their... Read more
Distraught at seeing their countrymen fall prey to drugs and violence, a group of young Cape Verdeans in Uphams Corner decided that they wanted to celebrate the positive aspects of their culture. "The violence that goes on has nothing to do with who we... Read more
An as-of-right proposal to construct a two-family duplex on Minot Street stirred long-standing passions about overcrowding in Dorchester at the Cedar Grove Civic Association's monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Stuart Schrier presented plans on behalf of... Read more
It was three nights before Christmas, but already on Bowdoin Street, the clip-clop of hooves could be heard above the din of the evening traffic. Come again? That's right: Hooves. But, instead of Dasher and Dancer, this Christmas brought Mumbo and... Read more
In a November 16 report to the Boston School Committee, Superintendent Thomas Payzant announced that the Grover Cleveland Middle School would be closed by 2008. The Cleveland is one of six local schools affected by the superintendent's "reuse and... Read more
The Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner has undergone a number of renovations and updates since the city of Boston took over management of the 87-year old property last July. This week representatives from the city's Department of Neighborhood Development led... Read more
The Columba/Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday evening voted to grant preliminary conditional approval to the latest proposal for the Crescent Court Project, a conversion of the R & R Sales building on Dorchester Ave. into residential properties... Read more
Thabiti Brown walks through the halls in the Codman Academy Charter School with confidence. An air of assuredness might be expected from someone recently named one of America's best teachers, but it's clear that Brown draws his inspiration from a... Read more
Three writers, three hours ... fifteen cups of coffee. On Friday, Oct. 14, the Reporter staff spent a rainy afternoon circumnavigating the neighborhood in search of a perfect cup of joe. We profiled the brew being served from one end of Dot Ave. to the... Read more
If you missed the fourth annual Dorchester Open Studios because of the lousy weather, "honeydew" chores, or sheer laziness, you're not off the hook yet! You can still view the works of local professional artists virtually anytime thanks to the vision and... Read more
A broken TV, tires, shards of glass, and a yellowing copy of the Boston Globe from Sept. 13 were a few of the items lining the sidewalk on Alexander Street last Friday afternoon. Trash and debris along the stretch of sidewalk that abuts the tracks of the... Read more
The global spread of concern over a deadly strain of influenza has local public health experts questioning how the area would respond if an outbreak happened here. Avian influenza, a virus that experts worry could mutate into a form transmittable between... Read more
A Boston Water and Sewer Commission lawsuit looking to recoup money lost in a legislative move to block the sale of a Columbia Point property was dismissed by the state Appeals Court last week. The decision effectively upholds efforts by Dorchester's... Read more
MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas on Monday criticized the Trinity Financial development company and ripped community perception that the transit agency has fumbled its commitments around the renovation of Ashmont Station and adjacent work.... Read more

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