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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
The Boston Police Department says it is looking for several suspects charged with firing repeated rounds at the Harbor Point development on June 25 and 27. Nobody was injured in the three incidents, but at least one bullet wound up inside somebody's... Read more
Rapidly advancing legislation to encourage safer driving will likely lead to more racial profiling, according to the chief proponent of a bill calling for collection of more data on traffic stops. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said her data collection bill is... Read more
Silver Line busThe MBTA will be replacing 25 buses on a key route through Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury this weekend. The new buses will be 60 ft. articulated buses, similar to the ones found on the Silver Line. Some bus stops will have to be... Read more
CLASSICAL TOUCH – Cello students Kevin Joseph, left, and Omar Nova improvise with resident musician Ashleigh Gordon as guest musician Adam Eccleston looks on during a performance party held at the Chittick School on June 10. The concert featured students... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino this week granted four libraries slated for closure at the end of the summer a nine-month stay of execution as the head of the Boston Public Library’s board of library trustees acknowledged that if $1.6 million could be found, no... Read more
A massive nationwide federal crackdown on mortgage fraud that involved dozens of properties in and around Dorchester has led to hundreds of arrests and several convictions, law enforcement officials say. The initiative, dubbed “Operation Stolen Dreams,”... Read more
Think globally, act locally. This is the message that Dorchester resident Mirjola Adhami will be bringing to the Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan next month. Adhami, 21, will be representing New England at the gathering, an honor bestowed on her by... Read more
The owner of the site that once housed an Adams St. bowling alley says he’s making another run at building a mix of residential units and commercial space. Saying he had been absent because of a heart attack a year and a half ago, owner Tam Tran told the... Read more
It usually goes like this: An angry mob, largely clueless and fearful of government taking away their guns and religion, faces off against an elected or appointed official who attempts to explain how government actually works. But there was somewhat of a... Read more
Third grade students from Pope John Paul II Academy helped members of the Dorchester Park Association (DPA) plant a tree in Dorchester Park last Friday. The DPA planted three northern red oak trees in Dorchester Park in an effort to maintain the urban... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Public Schools superintendent Carol R. Johnson hosted an event on Tuesday at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road to unveil the Boston Opportunity Agenda, a collaborative effort by the city and several... Read more
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley will kick off the next phase of its community funding program next month —a three-year plan investing in youth and childhood development programs that includes funneling $5.19 million towards... Read more
A hum of Kreyol rose softly from the tiny room at the Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center on River Street as local residents filed in early on a rainy Wednesday morning. Soon, we were standing nearly shoulder to shoulder with more than 100 people... Read more
Transportation officials appear to have found a temporary way to stop the screeching of trolley wheels at Ashmont Station. Neighbors of the station have complained to MBTA officials of high-pitched squealing caused by 70-year-old Mattapan Line trolleys... Read more
The Menino administration and Boston Public Library trustees on Monday said the proposed closure of libraries would be delayed as more public input is gathered, and finally acknowledged that if they’re given additional money they will keep them open. But... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a stove fire erupted around noon in a duplex at 120 Southern Ave. All the occupants of the building got outside safely, but two firefighters were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with burns. The fire went to three... Read more
Speedwell Street Fire: A firefighter rescues a victim using a ladder at 22 Speedwell Street. Photo by Mike Deehan A three-alarm house fire on Speedwell Street prompted a ladder rescue, damaged two neighboring homes and displaced more than a dozen people... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a young teen arrested Thursday night on charges he threatened another kid with a gun during a bicycle robbery at Dix and Lafield streets was already wanted for other criminal violations. Police did not identify the 13-... Read more


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