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Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills is among the community banks signing onto a state Treasury initiative aimed at boosting loans to small businesses by shifting state cash deposits into the banks that are focused on expanding their small business lending.... Read more
With winter weather fast approaching, the City of Boston is looking to bring residents in from the cold with a no-cost weatherization program. Now in its second year of operation, members of the Renew Boston program are urging renters and homeowners alike... Read more
Two years ago, outgoing City Councillor Michael Flaherty stood in the ballroom of the Venezia restaurant with a darkened Dorchester Bay behind him. The election returns were in, and he had just gotten off the phone with Thomas Menino after congratulating... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 24, 2011….Happy Hour, when bars temporarily discount alcoholic drinks or give them out for free, has been banned in Massachusetts since December 1984, but House and Senate leaders will soon determine whether to reinstitute the... Read more
Anderson Cooper at Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester on Monday: The news anchor will feature the Dorchester club in a special segment this Friday.CNN’s Anderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester headquarters in Savin Hill on Monday to... Read more
A Dorchester woman and a Quincy man were arrested on prostitution charges early Monday morning after police spotted them engaged in risque behavior in a car parked outside 200 Savin Hill Ave. The Boston Police Department says it has started patrolling the... Read more
A Providence man stopped Thursday evening for a minor traffic violation on Columbia Road near the Southeast Expressway turned out to have 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of cocaine and 13 kilograms (29 pounds) of heroin in his rented SUV, the Suffolk County... Read more
After four years in the making, the dedication ceremony of the Honorable Leo J. Lydon Memorial Clock on Saturday morning was a celebration that Savin Hill residents, elected officials, and friends and family of the late judge shared in gratefully.... Read more
Dorchester is already home to some of Boston’s most prestigious public schools. Now one of the neighborhood’s lesser-known institutions is tapping new talent and partnerships to move from a “turnaround school” to a school poised to start turning heads.... Read more
House DistrictsState Rep. Marty Walsh’s district would reach into Quincy and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would pick up Dorchester precincts while losing whole neighborhoods elsewhere in Boston, according to a draft of redrawn political boundaries released... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week allowed for the lawsuit against District 3 candidate John O’Toole to move forward. While the judge, Mitchell Kaplan, rejected O’Toole’s request for the case to be dismissed, he also called the case weak. The suit... Read more
District 2 City Council candidate Suzanne Lee faced off against incumbent Councillor Bill Linehan Monday night in a debate staged in front of an audience of about 100 in the heart of Linehan’s South Boston base, the Boys and Girls Club on West Sixth St.... Read more
The first annual Nightingale Community Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday afternoon featured a potluck of dishes picked fresh from the ground, a pickling demonstration by Bowdoin Street Health Center’s Healthy Champions, music and a few impromptu group... Read more
Among many residential homes and business’ on Boston Street is nestled the Clapp Family Barn. If you ride by too fast, you may miss it; a historic treasure trove that truly represents Dorchester’s oldest beginnings. As one of The Dorchester Historical... Read more
More than 400 people flocked to St. Mark the Evangelist Church on Dorchester Ave. last Thursday morning for a funeral Mass for Ciaran Conneely, a 36-year-old emigrant from Galway’s Aran Islands who was found shot to death on Columbus Day on a typically... Read more
Boston Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Tuesday evening in which a male victim was held up at gunpoint near the corner of Mayfield Street and Dorchester Ave. The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that two... Read more
Two recent high-profile cases of alleged racial discrimination were the impetus for a City Council hearing Monday to examine the state’s public accommodation laws, which guarantee access to public venues regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or... Read more
A man awaiting trial on charges he drove the shooter away from 2009 triple murder in Dorchester was charged Monday evening with possession of a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Mattahunt Center: Cheerleaders from Mattapan Pop Warner helped celebrate the center's re-opening last week. Photo by Alex OwensThe grand re-opening of the Mattahunt Community Center was celebrated last Thursday, capping off an unprecedented transition... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh's district would reach into Quincy and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would pick up Dorchester precincts while losing whole neighborhoods elsewhere in Boston, according to a draft of redrawn political boundaries a legislative committee... Read more

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