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Photo by Boston Fire Department. A fire that began at 15 Woolson St. sometime before 6 a.m. Friday jumped to the neighboring 19 Woolson St. and went to three alarms before it was put out, the Boston Fire Department reports. Working smoke detectors... Read more
$70 million to boost industry, housing is goal of local-based coalition. A coalition of local development organizations and community groups is seeking to pour up to $70 million into Grove Hall’s Quincy Street neighborhood as part of an effort over the... Read more
The faculty of Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School celebrate their Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) award. Dorchester’s Boston Collegiate Charter School also won the award. Photo courtesy Dominic Slowey Two Dorchester charter... Read more
Milton High’s crew team eyes use, raises $18k The current canoe launch at Neponset park. Reporter file photo Department of Conservation and Recreation officials may be heading back to the drawing board on improvements to a Neponset dock after facing... Read more
He believed his former running mate, Sam Yoon, is trapped in a Hyde Park basement. He thought about keying the car of a top adviser to Mayor Thomas Menino. And he was apparently a big fan of “The Hunger Games,” a series of young adult books. Those were... Read more
The Little Miss Dorchester and Young Miss Dorchester contests for 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Columbia Rd. campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy. All girls entering the Little Miss Dorchester contest must be residents of... Read more
For small business owners in the Mattapan community, knowing how to do things like sign a lease, hire employees or become a corporation might not come as a second nature. With this in mind, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Economic Justice Project... Read more
Volunteers from Rebuilding Boston Together take a picture break from work at First Parish Church. Tom Burke photo On Saturday, April 30th, First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill was one of nine neighborhood sites that were targeted as part of... Read more
The Boston Public Library’s nonprofit foundation has tapped a Berklee College of Music vice president to add some fund-raising muscle as the city’s cash-strapped library system struggles with budget cuts and faces the prospect of closing the Copley Square... Read more
This week Dot residents are sharing their talents in music, theater and graphics with the whole city.  Young String Players About 60 violin students from the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will join the Boston Classical Orchestra for the BCO’s 6th... Read more
The New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) will be held next Thursday evening at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. The 19th annual awards dinner benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and has become the signature event of the year for... Read more
Intramural & All-Star Soccer Program Week number two of the 4-team co-ed Intramural Soccer program was held with two games played this past Friday. In the opener Celtic F.C. needed two late goals to defeat F.C. Barcelona 4-2. Andelino Cardoso (3 goals... Read more
One of the great springtime festivals in the history of Boston sport as well as a personal favorite unfolded in the merry month of May of 1974 when both the Bruins and Celtics were marching toward championships in their respective disciplines, stride for... Read more
Common Ground: Common Ground’s location at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Richmond Street. Ed Forry photoWhen Common Ground, the unique café and restaurant in Lower Mills, closed its doors two months ago, customers and fellow merchants were not too... Read more
Suspects, captured before stabbing on MBTA camera. Three Dorchester teens were scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges they beat and stabbed a teen on Tremont Street near Boston Common on Friday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Neighbors in Adams Corner teamed up to help clean the village yesterday as part of the citywide Boston Shines project, which enlisted them help of hundreds of residents and merchants over a two-day effort. Above, volunteers joined State Rep. Linda Dorcena... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports officers recovered three guns in socks that had been hidden in bushes at 57 Ocean View Dr. Tuesday afternoon. An officer responded to the location around 5 p.m. after somebody reported seeing three black males, all in... Read more
Now the focus of heavy lobbying, state senators have largely remained silent about collective bargaining and municipal health care since the House passed a plan this week to curb the negotiating power of local unions over their health care benefits.... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino took time to inspect city work crews as they repaired and re-painted crosswalks and lane markers along Norfolk Street in Mattapan on Tuesday afternoon. City workers have begun an aggressive program to fix street signs and lines that have... Read more
The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday night to limit some collective bargaining rights for unions negotiating health care plans with municipal governments, defeating an alternative proposal backed by labor officials and spearheaded by Rep.... Read more

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