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The mortgage troubles plaguing multi-family housing in parts of Boston are putting new strain on belief in the benefits of greater access to home ownership. In a policy discussion paper on subprime lending and multi-family housing released on the last day... Read more
Tenant activists took to the streets Saturday in front of the Bank of America's Fields Corner branch: The group was protesting the bank's evictions of tenants in foreclosed properties. Photo by Chris Lovett. Federally-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and... Read more
Developer Steven Turner has not returned phone calls from the Reporter and at least one local civic association this week, but he has begun minimal work on a local landmark, the NE Brake building at Mass Ave. and East Cottage Street in Edward Everett... Read more
Dorchester real estate agent Kenneth Osherow is already back at work in a limited capacity and recovering well after his partner of five years, Ceslo Cruz, inexplicably attacked him at his second home in Bartlett, N.H. Jan. 17. Cruz allegedly broke both... Read more
The money gap that has held up the construction of a new community center on Dudley Street is gradually closing - and could soon be filled entirely. That's the word from Soveriegn Bank chairman John Hamill, who is heading up the capital drive for the... Read more
A 29-year-old Dorchester man is being held without bail this week after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death in a Ridgewood Street apartment on Sunday morning. Luz Forty, 38, was found by police when they were called to the scene. Police say the... Read more
By April some 70 residents and 82 employees of the Hancock Manor Nursing Home will need to find new situations for themselves as it was announced this week the 16-year-old facility would close. The Vinfen Corporation, which owns and operates the 72-bed... Read more
Students protest school cuts: By Nate LescovicPassing through a tunnel of chanting students and parents at BPS's Court Street headquarters, the School Committee met last Wednesday to receive the preliminary budget. While demonstrators stayed positive with... Read more
Weeks into the job, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is already playing defense. The freshman lawmaker, like others who are facing their first year on Beacon Hill, is up against a billion-dollar budget crisis that is causing prized programs to get pared down... Read more
The Young Achiever's K-8 Pilot School is on a quest to make a summer time move from its current location in Jamaica Plain into the Solomon Lewenberg Middle School in Mattapan a smooth transition. "We had a big kickoff breakfast for community partners last... Read more
An effort to start up a new civic association along the border of Mattapan and Hyde Park got off to a slow start Tuesday night when only around 15 interested residents showed for a meeting representing a neighborhood of over 1,200 homes. Inspired by a... Read more
An uptick in daytime burglaries has Boston Police stepping up patrols and calling this week for increased vigilance from residents. Captain Richard Sexton, who commands the Area C-11 district, told the Reporter that breaking-and-entering reports have been... Read more
During an hour-long interview in his Parkman House retreat on Beacon Street last week, Mayor Thomas Menino challenged state government to conceive of an "outside-the-box" solution to the state's fiscal problems, committed to spend political capital in... Read more
The cards are on the table. The challengers to Mayor Thomas Menino, namely Councillors Sam Yoon, Michael Flaherty, and activist Kevin McCrea, have played their first hands. And almost overnight, the talk around the proverbial City Hall water cooler has... Read more
A committee of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is mulling over how the state will spend part of the expected stimulus funding, and the immediate future of the construction of Four Corners Station on the Fairmount Line and phase two of... Read more
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new set of ethics changes, including allowing the removal of any member of the House leadership team who is indicted. The package of reforms also includes mandatory ethics training for lawmakers, a stronger ethics... Read more
LynchCongressman Stephen F. Lynch, who represents parts of Dorchester in the Ninth district, has been named to chair the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The... Read more
The Gleason Pewter and Silver Plating Company on Washington Street: Photo courtesy Dorchester Historical Society. During the month of February the Special Collections Department of the Healey Library at UMass Boston hosts an exhibition of examples of... Read more
Historic banner: Olive Knight, Pastor Victor Price and Ayana Price display a campaign banner from the 1864 presidential election that was discovered among the artifacts in a vault at the Second Church of Dorchester in Codman Square. The banner will be... Read more
The first year of real bike planning in the city of Boston has come to a close, and the city's bike coordinator, Nicole Freedman presented the results to a crowd of around 175 people at the Boston Public Library last Thursday. But despite 250 new bike... Read more

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