Three seasoned Dorchester actors â€“ Mary Rutkowski, Fred Bernabe, and Jamie Alley â€“ are in the cast of a classic comedy that is opening the unprecedented 133rd season of Jamaica Plainâ€™s Footlight Club (FLC), Americaâ€™s Oldest Community Theater... Read more
Last Saturday was a warm, glorious, sun-splashed late summer day. The weather forecasters predicted it would be a gem â€“ one of those â€œtop tenâ€ days, a perfect day to be outdoors. It was the last Saturday before this weekâ€™s preliminary city... Read more
A draft plan to redevelop and transform the Columbia Point peninsula is drawing concern from a number of Savin Hill residents ahead of a community meeting this Saturday morning. The proposal would increase the areaâ€™s density and raise the height of... Read more
Boston voters â€“ and name recognition â€“ propelled two incumbents to first and second place, with six newcomers rounding out the rest of the pack of candidates seeking the four City Council At-Large seats. The top four vote-getters â€“ and the people... Read more
Michael Flaherty talked about the campaign after the results were in. Updated on Sept. 28: Mayoral hopeful Michael Flaherty told supporters tonight that third-place finisher Sam Yoon will not only endorse his campaign tomorrow, but will join Flaherty on... Read more
Boston Police report four people were shot in a single incident around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday and that one of the victims died. Police say the shooting occurred at 7 Edson St. after they received several calls about "a large group of people" congregating in... Read more
â€œWhat Is Hip?â€ How about a Dot music professor leading a big finish to the 9th annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival (BBJF), which starts tomorrow? Now in its ninth year, the BBJFâ€”Bostonâ€™s largest and most popular outdoor festivalâ€”has expanded... Read more
As politicians and policymakers continue to enter and exit the fluid field of U.S. Senate candidates, state lawmakers are gearing up to vote this week on the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedyâ€™s request for an interim appointment. One thing was for sure: U.... Read more
On Tuesday, state Sen. Jack Hart said that the lawmakers had extended their deadline for a commitment from EOT about continuing community input into any 28X planning to noon yesterday. The legislators will request the funding application be withdrawn if a... Read more
By 1874, four years after the 244-year-old Puritan town of Dorchester had been annexed to Boston, its educators had become alarmed at the outflow of neighborhood students from its high school to the cityâ€™s in-town secondary schools, most notably The... Read more
Dot Ave has another new restaurant, this one near Savin Hill. Well, itâ€™s not new, actually â€“ just renovated. Itâ€™s Galvinâ€™s Harp & Bard, a longtime landmark eatery on Dorchester Avenue at the corner of Savin Hill Ave., and after a whirlwind,... Read more
This yearâ€™s Dorchester Youth Soccer (DYS) league kicked off the new season on Sunday at Pope John Paul II Park with the usual suspects: kids in shinguards, coaches with mesh bags full of soccer balls, parents and eager little siblings on the sidelines... Read more
The future of Blue Hill Ave. and the fate of $140 million in federal funds remains unclear after a Monday meeting at which elected officials and community members once again voiced their disapproval of how the neighborhoods along the Blue Hill Ave.... Read more
This yearâ€™s massive overhaul of the laws governing how lobbyists operate in Massachusetts was intended to enhance oversight in the legislative system, but community advocates disagree on the effectiveness and intentions of the new rules and the burdens... Read more
Days before voters head to the polls to narrow the field of mayoral candidates, incumbent Thomas Menino has been thrown into damage control mode as city officials attempt to get out from under the controversy over employees regularly deleting their e-... Read more
All is quiet on a late summerâ€™s eve in a view from the Neponset Riverwalk.
With legislative leaders confident a bill authorizing an interim U.S. Senate appointee will garner enough votes to pass, the Election Laws Committee collected enough panel votes Wednesday to send the bill to the floor with a positive recommendation. At... Read more
Third time wonâ€™t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didnâ€™t think he could win. Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name... Read more
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