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UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced last week. A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority said the purchase price is... Read more
Small business owners this week urged local lawmakers to help erase the “stigma” attached to their neighborhoods as they asked for cleaner streets outside their locations. “There’s still a stigma that leans over that part of the city,” said Sarnia Etienne... Read more
The field of candidates running to replace state Rep. Willie Mae Allen keeps expanding. Russell Holmes, a Mattapan Democrat, has pulled nomination papers. He and three others were at the Ward 14 Democratic caucus over the weekend, asking members to sign... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur isn’t running for re-election, a move that opens up the Fifth Suffolk District seat for the first time in a decade. St. Fleur’s retirement is the second in the last month within the Dorchester and Mattapan community, with state... Read more
State and city transportation officials on Tuesday night asked neighborhood residents to prepare themselves for the upcoming construction along Dorchester Avenue as they discussed with the community the plans for the major overhaul of fifteen... Read more
Dorchester native Bishop Mauro Muldoon poses in South Boston, far from his episcopal seat in Honduras. Photo by Ed Forry “Neponset Boy Scores First Basket on the Parquet Floor at Boston Garden.” That’s the headline requested by Maurice “Tucker” Muldoon,... Read more
Jose Zambano of REMAX/Trinity worked an open-house showing on this Train Street property last Sunday. Photo by Chris Lovett. On a Sunday afternoon in Dorchester’s Pope’s Hill neighborhood, it’s hard to turn a corner without seeing a sign for an open... Read more
UPDATE: The two were ordered held without bail this morning. Onyx White, 16, and Martin Freeles, 17, were arrested today and charged with the murder of Geraldo Serrano at the Hermanos Unidos store on Dudley Street Sunday morning. Both will be tried as... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 71-year-old clerk at Hermanos Unidos, 728 Dudley St. was shot to death around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The police say witnesses saw two men go into the shop and that "once inside, weapons were displayed and... Read more
Recap and analysis of the week in state government By Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service WASHINGTON D.C., FEB. 19, 2010…..Think you can do better, Mr. Mayor? How’s about we try our hand at your game? Boston Mayor Thomas Menino challenged the local... Read more
Rep. Marie St Fleur: Will not seek re-election in 2010Feb 20-10:55 a.m.- Rep. Marie St. Fleur will not seek re-election this year. She made the announcement to party activists at a Ward 15 Democratic caucus meeting on Saturday morning. The meeting was... Read more
Outside interests on both sides of the expanded gambling question worked to put rhetorical and statistical stakes down last week as Beacon Hill prepares for its next high-profile fight on the issue, with changed political and economic dynamics coloring... Read more
With a “perfect storm” of harsh conditions hitting low-income, working families, children, and seniors this year – the coldest winter in 25 years, fuel prices 50 percent higher than last year, and a severe recession with massive job losses – ABCD and... Read more
Kids may not be familiar with the aria title “Largo al factotum,” but they’ll certainly recognize that its catchy “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro” melody hook from a host of pop culture airings from cartoons (ranging from Sponge Bob Squarepants to “The Simpsons... Read more
Next week Dorchester will be the seventh stop of a legislative committee’s “listening tour” focused on small businesses. The Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, co-chaired by state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Lower Mills), will... Read more
A pair of Beacon Hill lawmakers representing the Dorchester and Mattapan areas could face challengers this year, as Democrats and at least one Republican have shown interest in their seats. State Rep. Brian Wallace (D-South Boston) may see four opponents... Read more
Tackling the work of William Shakespeare can be a challenge for students on too many levels to mention. But for one Codman Academy Charter Public School tenth-grader, her ability to both understand and perform Shakespeare has brought recognition to her... Read more
MWRA water and sewer retail rates – the amount communities charge homeowners and businesses -- increased an average of 5.3 percent last year even though actual water usage continued to decline, dropping by 3.7 percent for the year, according to a rate... Read more
Updated 2/18 2:15 p.m.- UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced on Wednesday, A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority... Read more
The National Wholesale Liquidators (NWL) retail store at 735 Morrissey Blvd. will reopen for business, the Reporter was told this week. The discount retailer that specializes in a no-frills shopping experience closed its doors in early 2009 after the... Read more

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