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Mattapan Square has finally been designated for a branch of Boston’s Main Streets program, which has helped revitalize several other neighborhood business districts over the last 15 years. As the twentieth  Main Streets district, Mattapan Square’s... Read more
Grove Hall’s Freedom House will get $1 million in state funds to help build a new headquarters on the site of its present Crawford Street home. The challenge grant was announced by Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday. Freedom House will need to raise $1... Read more
The Boston Police Department held the first session of a new Citizens Police Academy for Area B-3 residents on Monday evening at the BPD’s training facility in Hyde Park. For the next three weeks, the “cadets” will be bussed around the police academy and... Read more
City Councillor Maureen FeeneyDorchester City Councillor Maureen Feeney will make a decision on whether to run for another term after the holidays, she said this week. First elected to the District Three seat in 1993, Feeney said she is leaning towards... Read more
The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has begun work on an expansion project fueled in large part by a $7 million federal stimulus grant that green-lighted the project last year. The new wing of the center will include a walk-in/urgent care clinic... Read more
Any first encounter between two residents of Dorchester is as likely to begin with, “What’s your parish?” as it is with “What street do you live on.” While the neighborhood’s much-celebrated patchwork of Catholic parishes has yielded prominence to include... Read more
In 1994, the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation bought an abandoned five-acre site in Savin Hill, the former home of Boston Insulated Wire and Cable, then secured $14.5 million in funding to clean up the property. In 2002, local elected... Read more
ATF Chief: Isaura Mendes, mother of two murdered sons, reaches out to Guy Thomas, head of Boston’s ATF office, at Sunday afternoon’s meeting at St. Peter’s Teen Center. Photo by Stephen Kurkjian The accounts of loss and grief that violent death has... Read more
The “flu” refers to illnesses caused by a number of different influenza viruses. Flu can cause a range of symptoms and effects, from mild to lethal. Most people recover from flu but some are at high risk for serious complications. In the United States,... Read more
In 1994, the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation bought an abandoned five-acre site in Savin Hill, the former home of Boston Insulated Wire and Cable, then secured $14.5 million in funding to clean up the property. In 2002, local elected... Read more
Isaura Mendes, mother of two murdered sons, reaches out to Guy Thomas, head of Boston’s ATF office, at Sunday afternoon’s meeting at St. Peter’s teen Center. Photo by Stephen Kurkjian The accounts of loss and grief that violent death has brought in... Read more
Mayor Menino tosses a jump ball at the re-opening celebration of the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Nov. 6. Photo courtesy BCYF Any first encounter between two residents of Dorchester is as likely to begin with, “What’s your parish?” as it is with “... Read more
The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has begun work on an expansion project fueled in large part by a $7 million federal stimulus grant that green-lighted the project last year. The new wing of the center will include a walk-in/urgent care clinic... Read more
Dorchester City Councillor Maureen Feeney will make a decision on whether to run for another term after the holidays, she said this week. First elected to the District Three seat in 1993, Feeney said she leaning towards another run. “As of right now, I... Read more
A South Boston man is being held on $10,000 cash bail this week after he allegedly ransacked the sacristy at St. Brendan’s Church and was caught trying to break into the parish rectory on Sunday morning. Boston Police are investigating whether the suspect... Read more
The Boston Police Department held the first session of a new Citizens Police Academy for Area B-3 residents on Monday evening at the BPD’s training facility in Hyde Park. For the next three weeks, the “cadets” will be bussed around the police academy and... Read more
(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.)Mary Casey... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a woman exiting the Dunkin' Donuts in Edward Everett Square around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday was attacked by the companion of a woman who had just asked her for money. Police say the woman refused to give the panhandler $2... Read more
An event on Wednesday afternoon at Mattapan's Mildred Avenue Community Center will help prospective college students connect with financial aid opportunities. The event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (... Read more
Ongoing construction work at Ashmont station will require a shut down of the Mattapan High-Speed trolley service this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 20-21), according to the MBTA. Shuttle buses will replace trolleys beginning at the start of service on... Read more

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