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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
Tina Chery: A pioneer in citywide efforts to curb violence, Chery's son Louis was killed in a December 1993 shooting, not far from her current office in Fields Corner.. The numbers are deeply disturbing: Nearly eighty percent of the shootings in Boston in... Read more
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
Shooting scene: Dorchester resident Lloyd Payne's vehicle plowed through a fence on Bullard St. following the fatal midday shooting on Thursday. The Boston Police Department reports 18-year-old Lloyd Payne was found shot at 34 Mallon Rd. around 1:20 p.m.... Read more
Superintendent Carol Johnson is delaying a vote on plans to close schools, giving parents opposed to the closures a month to regroup. Dorchester schools on the chopping block include Roger Clap Elementary and the East Zone Early Learning Center. School... Read more
Dorchester’s spiritual community has borne firsthand witness to the community’s history, which stretches back nearly four centuries. It was members of a church community, the First Parish Church, that founded this city within a city. After decades of... Read more
Members of the Thee Slap Bracelets (pictured above performing at a May 2010 competition) include: (l-r) Dalin Celamy, Khamari Bendolph, Miguel Tejeda, Shaneese Smith, Alexis Feliz, Charae Hemingway, Stravinsky Bolivar, Catrina Tejeda, and Maurice... Read more
Boston's coffers ended fiscal year 2010 with a $9.1 million surplus, a fiscal watchdog group reports. The Boston Municipal Research Bureau said Monday that the $9.1 million represents represents 0.4 percent of that fiscal year's $2.3 billion in spending.... Read more
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

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