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After 42 years in business in Dorchester, a favorite neighborhood destination has closed its doors for good. Brigham's, the restaurant and ice cream parlor that has been a mainstay next to Star Market at 90 River Street, shut down on Saturday, Jan. 26th.... Read more
It is time for Bay State lawmakers to get moving and pass legislation that has been before them for two years - The Water Conservation and Efficiency Act. This bill would help cities and towns with financial and technical assistance necessary to better... Read more
Mayor's Supporters, Marty Walsh Square Off for Delegates An unprecedented turnout at last night's Ward 13 Democratic Caucus on Jones Hill forced party officials to send more than 200 people home without voting. The overflow crowd resulted from a bitter... Read more
Police arrested a 20-year-old East Boston man last Friday for allegedly forcing three women into his car at knifepoint and raping them. Meanwhile, a second individual who has been charged in a fourth attack, was released on his own recognizance due to "... Read more
A committee of Dorchester activists that has spent countless hours over the last five years scrutinizing the neighborhood's zoning codes will present the fruits of its labor at two community meetings next week. Identical meetings will be held on two... Read more
With a January special election fast-approaching to fill a vacant State Senate seat, Dorchester political activists remain unsure about whether or not the neighborhood can- or should- field a candidate in the race. State Rep. John A. Hart of South Boston... Read more
On Thursday, September 20, residents gathered at the Unity Sports Club on Dunbar Avenue to discuss the reaction of the media to last month's Caribbean Carnival. Representatives of cultural and religious organizations, law enforcement, and several elected... Read more
A Clam Point man, who was due to board a doomed United Airlines flight to Los Angeles Tuesday morning, overslept and missed the flight by just minutes. Within an hour, the passenger jet became the second of two hijacked jets steered into the World Trade... Read more
Gandhi. JFK. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, of course, Father Dan Finn at St. Mark's on Dot Ave. These are the men who've inspired Paul Brophy to run for city council this summer, challenging popular incumbent Maureen Feeney, who even Brophy says... Read more
He's an long-shot candidate for district three city council who is virtually unknown outside his Codman Square neighborhood. Nathan Cooper seems to relish his role as a city hall outsider, though, and isn't shy when it comes to taking his message to... Read more
The terrific PBS series Frontline is back this week with the second installment of its two-part series on "Real Justice," a behind-the-scenes look at the court system here in Boston. Unfortunately, the series' companion book "Boston D.A."- penned by Sean... Read more
Dorchester Days: Published by Phaidon in 2000When Eugene Richards first published a collection of black and white photographs of this neighborhood in 1978, he found himself in some hot water. Richards called his book "Dorchester Days"- a title that... Read more
In April 1865, Dorchester's Town Meeting gathered to consider an important civic measure - "to procure…a Corporate Seal of the town." Many modern residents of Dorchester are familiar with that seal, emblazoned with the words "Dorchester 1630" and the... Read more
Nine months on the Boston City Council have done little to change the anti-establishment persona that Chuck Turner groomed over the last 30 years as an activist in Boston's African-American communities. The Roxbury resident first swooped across the city's... Read more
It was, in some respects, your typical "dog and pony" show Tuesday morning on the bus ramp inside the lovely Fields Corner Red Line station. Just about every politician in the 617 area code braved the chilly rain to seek a piece of the credit for bringing... Read more
Is it just our imagination, or is there a wiff of revolution in the air these days in the old neighborhood? From Codman Square to Columbia Road, Morrissey Boulevard to Washington Street, there's been a whole lot of "picket lines and picket signs" of late... Read more
Dorchester Streets. The name itself is somewhat deceiving. In reality, this new 278 page memoir, written by neighborhood native Robert Louis Sheehan, is more of a tribute to the people of depression era Dorchester than the streets and homes they inhabited... Read more
The political heavies of the Commonwealth, including the governor, the mayor and the tough-on-crime district attorneys, have pounced on a pair of TV spots featuring retired Boston police officers promoting Question 2 last week - a ballot initiative that... Read more

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