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Just 50 feet beyond Milton Avenue is the stark white building of the Prayer Tower Apostolic Church, which sits so close to the street that it touches the sidewalk at 141 Norfolk St. Although the church has a barren front, its side door welcomes those who... Read more
Eglise Evangelique Bethel Le Rocher and Christ Tabernacle Church are the first houses of worship churches a traveler comes to along Norfolk east of Morton Street. Located at the corner of Middleton Street, they share a building next to the Pauline... Read more
Norfolk Street is a busy thoroughfare that winds its way from Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan to Codman Square. As the neighborhoods it traverses have changed to dramatic effect over the last century, numerous churches of diverse congregations have sprung up... Read more
Sunday’s big snowstorm prompted the MBTA to take its Mattapan High Speed trolleys out of service for two days this week. The vintage, orange Presidential Conference Cars (PCCs) were the only rolling stock in the T’s inventory that stopped rolling during... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne WilkersonThe judge who will sentence former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson on Jan. 6 said testimony given on Dec. 22 by a local contractor is “relevant” to her case and will have an impact on his decision. The contractor, Azid... Read more
The day after Thanksgiving, the Cristo Rey Boston High School boys basketball team were hard at work, preparing for a fresh season with brand new coach Jim Ebersole. Training alongside some members of the Marr Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, the... Read more
More potential candidates appeared to express interest this in filling out the rest of former City Councillor Chuck Turner’s term, including an aide to U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Somerville).Candace Sealey: Applies for papers Candace Sealey, a district... Read more
Patrick's re-electionWho had a worse year – politically and locally – than former City Councillor Chuck Turner? District Seven’s City Council representative was convicted of accepting a $1,000 bribe and then booted from the 13-member council after 10... Read more
After its president resigned earlier this year to take a job consulting on a development in the area, the Fields Corner Civic Association has become inactive, leaving many questions about how to fill the vacuum when it comes to community action and... Read more
Sunday’s snowstorm— which dumped more than one foot of snow in Boston— did not deter some from venturing onto the Neponset Greenway. Tom Mulvoy on the storm’s proper name, page 7. Photo by Chris Lovett
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a West Newbury man who allegedly tried to kick his way into a Pleasant Street house last night. Police say that when officers arrived at 18 Pleasant St. around 11 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a call about a... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino will undergo surgery on his right knee Tuesday afternoon to repair a partially torn tendon. A year ago, Menino had surgery to address a total tear in a tendon in his left knee. At a City Hall press conference with his doctor, Thomas... Read more
Eric McPhailBoston Police have issued an urgent appeal for the public's help in finding a 23 year-old suspect who allegedly chased down an ex-girlfriend and fired gunshots at her car during a brazen attack and car chase this morning in Dorchester and... Read more
J-Mart braved the storm Sunday night to take a photo of the Clap Pear in Edward Everett Square.
The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov.... Read more
Firefighter at work on Everett Ave. Photo by Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm blaze that erupted around 10:40 p.m. Christmas eve did about $400,000 to 9-11 Everett Ave. One firefighter suffered minor burns. No... Read more
Sleeping Moon: Someone had the holiday notion recently to affix a Santa’s helper’s cap on The Sleeping Moon public art exhibit at Ashmont Station. No doubt it’s a pose that many human helpers of old St. Nick are hoping to strike once this week’s push to... Read more
Dot 2 Dot Café employees Danielle Oaks and Jason Andre show off some of the restaurant’s signature breakfast offerings on Tuesday. Photo by Bill Forry In the wake of the economic crash of 2008, small-business owners like Karen Henry-Garrett found... Read more
While only 55 percent of all Dorchester and Mattapan residents participated in the 2010 United States Census, a fresh snapshot of the neighborhood’s current demographics is emerging this week through the American Community Survey (ACS), a four-year study... Read more
The field of candidates aiming to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner started to take shape this week, with the heavy favorite announcing his entrance and another candidate following shortly afterwards. As expected, on Monday, Tito Jackson, a top... Read more


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