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Air Quality StudyStarting next month, local environmental activists will be joining up with Tufts University researchers for a study on the effect of air pollution floating into communities situated next to and near the I-93 expressway. The year-long... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 3, 2010….....Speaker Robert DeLeo declared the critical-condition gambling bill still breathing Tuesday morning, as Plainridge Racecourse laid off 157 workers and blamed Gov. Deval Patrick’s refusal to support racetrack slot... Read more
Boston and state police report they are looking for this woman in connection with robberies of the City of Boston Credit Union, 1010 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester on July 28 and the First Trade Credit Union, 753 E. Broadway in South Boston on July 31.... Read more
BOSTON, AUG. 2, 2010……As expanded gambling legislation formally arrived on his desk Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick reversed course on his approval of a single racetrack slot facility and said he would immediately return the bill with an amendment to approve... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 1, 2010…...The gambling bill lawmakers sent Gov. Deval Patrick late Saturday contains language that appears to empower the governor to bypass legislative intent on the chief point of disagreement by granting a panel he would... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick withheld support Friday for a three-casino, two-racino compromise reached by legislative leaders in time for a vote Saturday, calling the restriction of the racino license bidding to racetracks unacceptable. "Unfortunately, they have... Read more
House and Senate negotiators reached a deal late Thursday on legislation restricting the public life of criminal offense records and striking most of the Senate’s efforts to provide reduced sentences for non-violent offenders, according to sources... Read more
A Presidential Boost Without Incumbency from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Chris Lovett of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report on Thursday's South Boston rally for incumbent Congressman Stephen Lynch, which featured an appearance by former... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding the body of a man shot repeatedly around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday at Dayton Street and Clementine Park. Police did not immediately identify the man, but said he was 30 and black. He is Dorchester's 17th murder... Read more
The auction of the former home of C. F. Donovan’s, the once-popular Savin Hill restaurant, was delayed until August 12. An auction was originally set to take place on July 29 at the 112 Savin Hill Ave. site. A $20,000 deposit is necessary to enter the... Read more
Weeks after his administration signaled support for a proposal giving the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees more members and the ability to raise funds, Mayor Thomas Menino is raising concerns about the idea. While saying he was reviewing the... Read more
It was a site to behold: A group of close to 50 people, many swatting at mosquitoes, brushing off leaves and twigs, and picking prickly seeds from their clothes stumbled out of the brush and back into civilization along River Street in Mattapan. This was... Read more
Sue CostelloDorchester born and raised, Sue Costello always could turn any situation, no matter the circumstances, into a hilarious story later on. “We used to go out on the weekends to the Dance Factory,” says Jennifer Gordon, who attended Mount Saint... Read more
Neighbors continue to butt heads when it comes to the city’s plans to foster retail and residential construction along the northern end of Morrissey Blvd. and re-connect Columbia Point to Dorchester. Reaction to the most recent proposal from the Boston... Read more
At this time two years ago, Gov. Deval Patrick stood in front of several schoolchildren and gave them a little civics lesson about Beacon Hill: “In this building, we make laws, and the laws are made by the Senate and the House. It’s insane down there... Read more
The Menino administration is sounding notes of support for a City Council proposal to rank the diversity of the workforces of contractors and developers. The city encourages developers and contractors to hire Boston residents for 50 percent of jobs. The... Read more
The state’s largest regional provider of rental housing voucher assistance is receiving a $500,000 grant from the Boston Foundation to expand an economic self-sufficiency program into three neighborhoods along the Fairmount commuter line, including... Read more
Viet-Aid, a community development organization based in Fields Corner, officially launched several new youth programs at a neighborhood meeting last Saturday. The programs are aimed at engaging at-risk youth to respond to a series of violent crimes,... Read more
Next Wednesday and Thursday, two dozen students from the Codman Academy Charter School—the majority Dorchester and Mattapan  residents—will perform Shakespeare’s rollicking battle-of-the-sexes comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Calderwood Pavilion... Read more
A gambling bill accord this week appeared unlikely, as Senate Democrats ratcheted up criticism of their House counterparts and the Senate demanded a Wednesday night deadline for a deal they could send to full votes in both chambers. Senate President... Read more

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