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The city’s Main Streets Foundation heralded its top volunteers last week during an awards ceremony at the Strand Theatre— an event that raised $200,000 for the program aimed at boosting neighborhood business districts. At the award ceremony, Department... Read more
Could this be the future of public transit in parts of Boston— perhaps even Dorchester's own Columbia Point? How about Blue Hill Avenue? Moving around town in a solar-powered “pod” that cuts down on congestion, helps the environment and gives you your... Read more
The city agency tasked with planning and economic development is setting up an advisory group for improving the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway area, which is plagued by blighted properties, that will work with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and... Read more
Senator Elizabeth WarrenAs our nation struggles to emerge from the worst recession in decades, the last thing a government agency should do is make it more difficult for Americans to stay in their homes. Unfortunately, that is exactly what the Federal... Read more
Patrick G. ‘Pat’ McDonagh, a lifelong Dorchester resident who became one of the neighborhood’s favorite purveyors of pizzas, calzones and sub sandwiches, died suddenly last Saturday at his Lower Mills home. McDonagh, 60, leaves behind his wife Maureen,... Read more
Boston is not a two-newspaper town. And it hasn't been for quite a while. The last open mayoral race happened 30 years ago. Before widespread access to the Internet. Before Facebook. Before Twitter. When big city newspapers had a monopoly on the news... Read more
From Columbia Rd. to Major League Baseball: Juan DeJesus cultivated skills at Bird Street Community Center.Juan De Jesus doesn’t get home much these days. The Uphams Corner native is on the road most of the year in Latin America, where he works for Major... Read more
A former hospital CEO and a city councillor at-large are the latest contenders hoping to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino. Savin Hill’s Bill Walczak, who founded the Codman Square Health Center and briefly ran Carney Hospital, confirmed on Monday he is a... Read more
Adding a major new dimension to what's turning into a full-fledged tax fight with the Legislature, Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday he would veto a $500 million tax plan unveiled earlier this week by legislative leaders. Patrick is seeking new taxes to... Read more
Rep. Ed Markey’s U.S. Senate campaign has started to air ads on Channel 5, a station fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch has declined advertise with due to an apparent union contract dispute. The Markey campaign’s ads started this weekend. Sixty camera... Read more

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