“In spite of winter’s skies of gray, There’s color round about today, With lovely snowbirds winging by Mid bush and tree to catch the eye.” “Snowbirds” by Mildred Jarrell A few hours before the Super Bowl, Hubby made sure that our indoor... Read more
A year after rejoining UMass Boston, a former top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick is on the move again. Effective Feb. 10, Arthur Bernard, vice chancellor for government relations and public affairs, is headed to the private sector. He'll be joining up with a... Read more
While several new developments are poised to make their debut in Mattapan Square in the new year, one veteran merchant has decided to make a move to a new part of the neighborhood. Roberts Photo Studio recently relocated to Morton Street after nearly four... Read more
One New Year down, one to go. One of the best things about living overseas has to be the holidays. As an ex-pat, I observe all of my native holidays, like the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. But in addition to these I get to enjoy several... Read more
The Radio Shack store at 1524 Dorchester Ave. was robbed on Tuesday evening by two masked men, one of whom brandished a silver handgun. The incident took place at 8:40 p.m. As one suspect stood guard at the door, the other man dumped the store's cash... Read more
The HomeGoods store in Fields Corner is closing its doors in January 2012, less than a year after it was converted from an A.J. Wright store. The move will leave a gaping hole in the Geneva Ave. shopping mall, where the store is an anchor tenant. TJX, the... Read more
Four years after a feeble economy put transit-oriented development at the Mattapan Square trolley and bus station on hold, MBTA officials are heading back to the community in a renewed effort to develop the station’s parking lot. The meeting is set for... Read more
Gerry Scoppettuolo, right, making a point during last Thursday’s meeting to discuss the possible closure of the post office in Uphams Corner. More than 70 Uphams Corner residents crowded a meeting with United States Postal Service (USPS) officials last... Read more
A Morrissey Boulevard car dealership that has been struggling to stay alive after losing its affiliation with Chrysler in 2009 is closing its doors for good. Westminster Motors— formerly known as Westminster Dodge— will shut down its sales and service... Read more
Frank Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Brothers Corp. on Centre Street. : The family-run auto body shop is one of several Dorchester businesses that is at least 100 years old. They will be honored at next week's Dorchester Board of Trade dinner.The Dorchester... Read more


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