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Fourteen would-be charter schools have applied to the State Department of Education to be granted charters to start up new schools in Boston out of 23 across the state. Representatives from several of the applicant schools appeared before a panel of state... Read more
Down Home Delivery: Gary Webster, Daren Payne, Cynthia Webster and Willie Webster Southern cuisine. Soul food. Down home goodness. Call it what you will. When it’s time for a hearty plate of chicken and ribs with all the fixins, there’s a new homegrown... Read more
Committee Votes for School Consolidation from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Above: Joe Rowland of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News reports. As a frequently raucous crowd of parents and teachers jeered them, the Boston School Committee late Wednesday voted 7-0... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in a wall started a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a daycare center and home at 18 Boyden St. Tuesday morning. The department reports ten children and two adults were safely evacuated after the fire... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 14, 2010….Gov. Deval Patrick will a host a “scaled down” inaugural celebration next month, planning a far less lavish celebration than four years ago when he takes the oath of office in January for a second term in the midst of a... Read more
The Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts is eyeing a new direction and a change in leadership. The local arts education program, also known as Dot Art, largely suspended operations and the longtime executive director stepped down earlier this... Read more
TJX Companies, the Framingham-based national retail giant, announced Friday morning plans to cut 4,400 jobs as the company slashes its A.J. Wright division, closing 71 stores, two distribution centers – including one in Fall River – and A.J. Wright’s home... Read more
A man attempted to rob Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills Thursday afternoon, passing a note to tellers demanding money and falsely saying he had a bomb. Police, who were nearby, responded quickly and the incident, which occurred around 1p.m., was over in... Read more
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy they say has grabbed two women from behind and robbed a third. Police say the most recent incident was yesterday afternoon when a woman had her buttocks touched by the guy twice, first at F and W. 8 streets... Read more
Edward "Eddie" Washington supplied the guns and the getaway car, then helped corral the four people who would wind up dead on Woolson Street, a prosecutor charged at his arraignment this morning. Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Edmond Zabin did... Read more
A new neighborhood group that says it wants to serve the “Over the Bridge” (OTB) portion of Savin Hill is making waves on both sides of the Expressway. But a local state representative and others say the group is unnecessary if it’s aiming to be a civic... Read more
Fifield Parents Object to Closing: BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson's plan to close the school prompted these signs of protest at a Wednesday meeting in Jamaica Plain. Photo by Chris LovettThe scene on Tuesday night in Fifield Elementary’s Room 204 was... Read more
Marion Fahey: Marion Fahey at her desk in the 1970s WGBH photo. The news that the Emily A. Fifield Elementary Schools is slated to be closed brought back vivid memories as well as a sense of sadness about the loss of what once was a wonderful place in my... Read more
Wheelock College has taken its first steps in a community process that residents hope will bring extensive programming options to Mattapan’s Mattahunt Community Center, one of eight city-owned facilities targeted by city officials — who pulled their... Read more
Councillor Felix Arroyo: Once worked for TurnerCouncillor Ayanna Pressley: Council's first African-American woman"City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo had wrestled with expelling a mentor and a friend since the day he knew it could occur. It was the... Read more
City agencies are holidng public meetings as they launch a new pilot project that could bring genuine agriculture and certain farm animals to four city-owned vacant lots in Mattapan and Dorchester. A meeting was held with residents on Dec 1. with... Read more
This weekend debuts of a major new choral arrangement and of a bigger and better organ will be made during the 11 am “Messiah Sunday” Mass at Blessed Mother Teresa (BMT) Parish, marking 16 years that Music Director Sheldon Lee has been recreating a grand... Read more
Five months after he was installed as principal of Harbor Middle School, Dr. Robert Martin was removed by the city’s school department, parents learned in a letter from Superintendent Carol Johnson. Johnson’s letter, which parents received last week on... Read more
A new neighborhood group that says it wants to serve the “Over the Bridge” (OTB) portion of Savin Hill is making waves on both sides of the Expressway. But a local state representative and others say the group is unnecessary if it’s aiming to be a civic... Read more
City nutrition experts unveiled a new program at Mattapan’s Hassan Apartment building on Dec. 7 aimed at bringing fresh produce to local seniors. Funded by Senior Whole Health, the program will provide farm shares to residents public senior housing... Read more

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