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(Copyright 2007 Dorchester Reporter)- The Archdiocese of Boston is considering a plan to consolidate the eight remaining parochial schools in Dorchester and Mattapan into four regional K-8 schools that would be located at the sites of existing Catholic... Read more
Almost $20 million in improvements to the John P. Holland Elementary School has transformed an old drab concrete building into an educators dream. "I feel like I won the lottery," said Michelle O'Connell, principal of the Holland School. The Olney Street... Read more
What is the value of a prom dress for a high school girl? The expensive dress might only get worn once, but the memories of that celebrated evening will last a lifetime. But for some high school girls, spending hundreds of dollars on a new dress is not... Read more
Catholic Schools Week, the annual observance that will be launched this weekend at parishes around the neighborhood, promotes more than just open enrollment for prospective students. This year's agenda includes furthering the parents' involvement in their... Read more
In a November 16 report to the Boston School Committee, Superintendent Thomas Payzant announced that the Grover Cleveland Middle School would be closed by 2008. The Cleveland is one of six local schools affected by the superintendent's "reuse and... Read more
Thabiti Brown walks through the halls in the Codman Academy Charter School with confidence. An air of assuredness might be expected from someone recently named one of America's best teachers, but it's clear that Brown draws his inspiration from a... Read more
Students and faculty at the Codman Academy hope that this weekend will mark the end of their struggles with the MBTA. After three years of lobbying for six-day student T passes by the Codman Academy, the MBTA created the pass last December and Codman... Read more
He was twice struck by lightning during the filming of "The Passion of the Christ" and survived. Now, unless a bolt from the blue gets him on a third try, actor Jim Caviezel will be in Dorchester telling an expected audience of well over 1,000 guys about... Read more
This article originally appeared on page 2 of the June 24, 2004 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. Boston’s bogeyman made a return trip to town this past week. Not to worry, though; the tabloid press and political establishment successfully bludgeoned it... Read more
UMass Boston's emerging plans to build its first-ever student dormitories have sparked intense debate in adjacent neighborhoods. The reaction has been similar on campus, where student and faculty opinions are mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism... Read more

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