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BarrosTomé Barros, a young Cape Verdean man who grew up in three-decker on Sumner Street in Dorchester, loves the game of basketball. “Even though Tomé is a great player, he seems to always be a student of the game,” says Aderito Andrade, Barros’s cousin... Read more
In the wake of a shooting just outside its doors last year, the Dorchester YMCA says it’s stepping up its commitment to providing teens with activities and programs this summer. The Y, along with the Boston Foundation and the My Summer in the City program... Read more
Community Center Closing: View from Four Corners from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Above: Ralph Ortiz and Pamela Bush of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, discussed their opposition to the shut-down of the Marshall Community Center with Chris Lovett,... Read more
A meeting on the trolley screeching at the Ashmont MBTA station has been scheduled for July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall. The MBTA’s general manager, Rich Davey, is expected to attend. The meeting comes after a June 20 gathering at the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that four people were shot around 9:15 p.m. on July 4th outside 18 Hendry St. All four victims were taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. They're descrbied as a Hispanic male,... Read more
Happy Independence Day! In the spirit of the holiday, please enjoy this article by Peter F. Stevens, who recalls how the town of Dorchester celebrated the Fourth way back in 1855.
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man's body at Woodrow and Milton avenues around 6 a.m. Friday, July 2. The Boston Herald reports the man was in his 40s and apparently died from a gunshot wound. Recent months have seen a number of violent... Read more
Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang, literally. Fireworks are a staple at summer barbeques and celebrations throughout America. With the upcoming holiday, the Mattapan Community Health Center would like to reiterate the importance of... Read more
Thirteen Boston public school teachers, one of whom teaches in Mattapan and four in Dorchester, received the Boston Educator of the Year Award last Monday night. The honorees, who were nominated by their colleagues for the award, were recognized for... Read more
Looking to fight back against a poor census response and what some local activists called bad publicity for the neighborhood, city and U.S. Census officials launched an enumeration offensive earlier this month in the Bowdoin Geneva area, a neighborhood... Read more
While the boys are still playing for the World Cup in South Africa, the girls will be playing a different kind of football on the other side of the planet. The International Federation of American Football kicked off their first ever Women’s World... Read more
Wainwright Park is the place to be this summer for free fun for kids ages 6 to 18. St. Mark’s Parish and Dorchester Over the Summer (DOTS) have combined forces to offer more than six weeks of programming at the park, including a series of Saturday cook-... Read more
Several city councillors are pushing this week for the expansion of the Boston Public Library board of trustees and giving them the ability to fundraise for the cash-strapped system. City Councillors Michael Ross, Ayanna Pressley, Felix Arroyo have filed... Read more
Work Inc., a non-profit organization that provides vocational training and employment for approximately 800 individuals with mental and developmental disabilities, celebrated its move to its new Beach Street facility with an open house and dedication... Read more
The MBTA’s route 28 bus line is notorious for crowded, slow, and inefficient service. T officials this weekend responded to the complaints with the deployment of 25 new, 60-ft long articulated buses. The new buses, which hit the streets on Saturday, have... Read more
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 791 members, Michael McKeon (left) and Al Ortenzi (right), protest at the entrance of the Harborpoint Marketplace on Morrissey Boulevard on Tuesday, June 29. Photo by Tara W. Merrigan The parking lot of... Read more
This (really) old house gets a facelift While tourists are drawn to Massachusetts’s rich history in places like Beacon Hill, Plymouth, and Salem, Dorchester has its own share of notable landmarks, including the oldest surving structure in the city: the... Read more
A decision is expected later this summer on what UMass-Boston plans to do with the former site of the Bayside Expo Center, which the university bought earlier this year. Several options remain on the table for the property, which has 275,000 square feet... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has extended by more than a month the public comment period for the Neponset River Trail extension. Comments will now be accepted, by email or phone, through August 14. DCR also has scheduled two site... Read more

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