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Archictect's rendering of proposed school expansion
Neighborhood House Charter School has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to add 12 classrooms and a gym in a three-story extension to its Queen Street school. The school, one of the oldest charter schools in the state, says its... Read more
Repair work on a pedestrian bridge near Pope’s Hill will result in a lane closure on the southbound side of Morrissey Boulevard this week. The lane closure started Monday at 9 .m. and ends each day at 5 a.m., according to the state’s Department of... Read more
Graduate students, residents, and experienced urban planners will join forces this fall to enact a development plan for Dorchester’s Pope’s Hill neighborhood. The plan will be developed by faculty and students from the University of Massachusetts Boston’s... Read more
Barbara McDonough with her husband Vinnie. Harry Brett photo Barbara McDonough’s column, “View From Pope’s Hill,” made its debut in September 1983, in the first issue of The Reporter, and like the author herself, the column was conversational, informative... Read more
A proposed Neponset Avenue housing project won approval from Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals last week despite strong opposition from abutters, a neighboring civic group, and an array of politicians. The controversial project – the planned demolition of... Read more
Ask Michael Crowley— the Community Field Coordinator at the Richard J. Murphy Elementary School in Neponset— about this Friday’s second annual First Responder’s Appreciation Day and he’ll be happy to tell you all about it. First, though, he’ll have to... Read more
Thomas M. Menino: He'll be remembered long after the signs come down. Thomas Menino, a self-described "lunch bucket guy" who rose from his roots in Hyde Park to dominate Boston and Massachusetts politics as the capital city's mayor for 20 years, has... Read more
The teenagers and kids who use the street hockey court at Adams/King Playground in Dorchester had a simple request this summer: They hoped to score two new hockey nets. Neighbor Tom Leahy, of King Street, decided to do something about it two weeks ago... Read more
The owners of a proposed adult daycare center at the corner of Neponset Avenue and Victory Road pledge to push on with their business plan after the Clam Point Civic Association unanimously voted to oppose the project at their June meeting. Partners Hung... Read more
Boston's Race to City Hall 12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse field of... Read more

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