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U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009) - Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated Press Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s body will be brought by motorcade from the Cape to the JFK Library today and will lie in repose for public viewing later in... Read more
Boston Police report two people were shot in a car at 105 Norwell Street Tuesday evening. A woman was pronounced dead, a male companion was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say. On Monday night, a teenager was gunned down a... Read more
Boston police report the victim, in his late teens, was found shot at 25 Glenarm St. around 10:45 p.m. on Monday. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The nasty little alchemy of seemingly endless transportation bureaucracy back-biting and a public and media hyper-tuned to whiffs of government waste and mismanagement culminated last week in the outing of a years-long practice at the MBTA of giving an... Read more
August Wilson’s decade-by-decade ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the last century has been widely acclaimed as one of the towering achievements of modern American theater. Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company (HTC) played an... Read more
With the scarcity of disposable income these days, organic and fair trade food shoppers may be wondering if social justice is worth the often higher prices at farmers’ markets. Nevertheless, markets in Dorchester and Mattapan are working to strike a... Read more
"It'll help the neighborhood. It fits." So pronounced one patron at the long-awaited opening last Friday of a new Lower Mills restaurant and bar - Ledge Kitchen and Drinks - on the former site of Donovan's Village restaurant at 2261 Dorchester Avenue.... Read more
At any given time in Dorchester, traffic hassles can add a snag to your day. Street improvements, neighborhood cleanups, detours, repaving, water and sewer renovations – they all cause unexpected delays and disruption to the neighborhood. With an eye... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino faces off next week in a television debate against the three candidates attempting to unseat him. It will be the first of three such match-ups. So what can viewers expect from the Aug. 26 debate? Political observers say the four-term... Read more
Early last Monday evening, the Hemenway Playground was abuzz with activity. On a day when the afternoon temps had reached the low 90s, and the year’s first heat wave was in its first day, the Hemey was teeming with locals out for an evening’s workout... Read more
With Boston expecting another hit of the swine flu virus this fall, local health centers are working to set up flu clinics to vaccinate residents for both the novel virus and the seasonal flu. “Everybody is prepared in case things go badly in the... Read more
Weeds growing out of the cracks in the sidewalk? Parking or street signs too faded? Pothole repair needed? Put it all on the list to send to City Hall. City officials say they’ll be hitting Mattapan with a “Street Improvement Team” on Aug. 29,... Read more
The Harvard Street Health Center, a comprehensive health delivery organization serving the demographically diverse and underserved Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan has expanded the operating hours of its clinic to make it easier... Read more
The Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy has appointed two seasoned principals to leadership positions. Lou Ann Melino, a veteran principal of Catholic schools for seven years, has been named principal at the Mattapan Square Campus. She previously served... Read more
Anis Cazeau, 87, of Mattapan, was sentenced today to three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to motor-vehicle homicide for the death of Marie Conley on Oct. 21, 2008 - and after Conley's family asked that he not be sent to jail, the Suffolk County... Read more
Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, of Fifield street in Dorchester, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in... Read more
You’ll have made a serious mistake if you didn’t catch “The Comedy of Errors,” now in its final week on Boston Common. For the 14th summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler... Read more
With its six stories of brick between Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station, The Carruth makes no attempt to rival the spacious tranquility of suburbia. From the businesses at street level – including a bank and an Italian restaurant – to the views... Read more
The Executive Office of Transportation held another meeting last Thursday concerning the controversial 28X line, this time with a newly organized advisory group of concerned community leaders and activists from neighborhoods along the 28 bus route. The... Read more
Last Saturday marked the official opening of Dudley Village, the Dorchester Bay EDC’s new mixed use development with 50 affordable housing units and four commercial spaces at 580 Dudley Street. Mayor Menino led a group of neighborhood residents, elected... Read more


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