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Morton Village: Michelle Crawford-Cranmore is leading the charge for a tidied-up Morton Street Village. Bill Forry photo Broken glass, empty beer bottles and used sanitary products: These are just a few of the items that Michelle Crawford-Cranmore said... Read more
Spring has sprung and Boston is getting primped for its close-up, with neighborhood beautifications taking place citywide throughout April. The eighth annual Boston Shines event, hosted by the citywide volunteer clean-up group Boston Shines 365, hopes to... Read more
Hyde Park resident William Dorcena, the owner of a marketing business named CenaMaven and the brother of Dorchester state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, told the Reporter on Monday that he has formed a campaign committee and is jumping into this year’s City... Read more
McMorrow playground, the state-owned park along Victory Road in Neponset, currently has the feel of a prison yard, according to some of its harshest critics. Its run-down, worn out structures — with sand and woodchips on the ground— are wrapped entirely... Read more
Donnie Palmer: On the 'Turf War' card this weekend. File photo/Pete Stidman It’s billed as the “Turf War” — and is fully loaded with six amateur and five professional fights. Boxing returns to the National Guard Armory on Dorchester’s Victory Rd. this... Read more
Amid cups of coffee, yarn, muffins and knitting needles, volunteers gathered at the Stitch House on April 10 to help the Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts’s Welcome Baby program. Participants knitted pairs of baby mittens that will be included in... Read more
Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Approaching On Thursday, May 12th the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester will host over 500 club members and guests at the 19th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the World Trade Center. We... Read more
Have several random thoughts to offer while waiting for Daisuke Matsuzaka, aka ‘Dice K, to unveil his allegedly unhittable “gyroball.” If the stylish import from Japan has somehow disappointed you it may have less to do with his failings than with the... Read more
With spring finally here, it’s time to applaud some of our neighborhood student athletes, coaches and Greater Neponset’s sports organizers for their superlative efforts during their Winter seasons. Let’s start with our own Senior class, which is... Read more
Step It Up, a pilot program currently in motion at the Emily A. Fifield and Oliver Wendell Holmes elementary schools in Dorchester, is encouraging grade schoolers to get moving and get healthy. Students and teachers wear a sneaker chip that continually... Read more
With the city battling perpetually increasing health care costs and getting less aid from the state, Mayor Thomas Menino yesterday unveiled a $2.4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2012 that pulls 30 staffers out of 5 community centers and cuts 169 full-... Read more
Cities and towns would receive the unilateral authority to raise health care co-payments and deductibles for their workers, and Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature life science tax credit program would be capped under a $30.45 billion annual spending plan... Read more
A massive public works project that will impact Lower Mills for the rest of the year will start on Monday, according to officials with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Crews will begin by digging a ventilation shaft near the... Read more
An alleged gunman briefly managed to evade police Monday afternoon by removing all his clothes, but officers caught up with him after witnesses told them they'd just seen a naked guy running down the street. JosephAccording to a Boston Police report,... Read more
Click for larger.The Boston Police Department says a man arrested Friday is responsible for a series of armed holdups of gas stations and convenience stores in Dorchester, Mattapan and Medford - with a replica firearm. Michael Gomes, 35, was arrested... Read more
A Revere man admitted yesterday he helped kill a man who was outside talking with some friends one May night two years ago, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Abiona Sharpe, 21, was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder... Read more
A memorial statue in Cedar Grove Cemetery recalls the leadership and sacrifice of Captain Benjamin Stone, one of more than 1,300 Dorchester men who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War. Stone was killed in action during the Second Battle of Bull... Read more
A rash of armed robberies of convenience stores — including three in Dorchester’s C-11 police district in recent days—prompted Boston Police to issue a public alert this week. Based on surveillance images, investigators believe that the same man is... Read more
Claire Hughes, right, and friend at last year’s Cookoff won by Lower Mills Civic. The competition will be hot, spicy and wide open for this weekend’s fifth annual Dorchester Chili Cookoff— a fundraiser for the Dorchester Day Parade. The event will be... Read more
He’s been spotted at local events, shaking hands and saying hello, sparking rumors that he intends to run against an incumbent. Craig Galvin, a local real estate agent, has been working rooms, including Mayor Thomas Menino’s breakfast at the IBEW Hall on... Read more


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