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The Lower Mills Civic Association on Tuesday voted to urge city councillors to reject the firefighters' arbitration award. The arbitration awards 19.2 percent salary increase over four years, including a 2.5 percent increase in exchange for random drug... Read more
By Reporter Staff The Reporter has learned that Boston Public Library officials are organizing a meeting for this Monday, May 24, to form a task force as they move forward with their plans to close the Lower Mills Library. The meeting is slated for 6:30 p... Read more
Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News filed this report on the continuing campaign to halt the planned closings of four branch libraries, including the one in Dorchester Lower Mills. Library Supporters Start Sign Campaign from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.
In these hard times, it’s up to us, Dorchester’s residents and to our city councillors to save the Lower Mills Library and services at all our branches. We need to count on our two Dorchester Councillors, Maureen Feeney and Charles Yancey, and our four at... Read more
The Boston Centers for Youth and Families will pull out of eight facilities, including the Marshall community center in Dorchester and the Mattahunt community center in Mattapan, the agency's executive director told city councillors on Wednesday. The... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees voted Friday to close four branches, including the one in Lower Mills. But City Councillors At-Large Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley, and West Roxbury's Councillor John Tobin vowed to fight to keep all the branches open... Read more
In this week's Reporter: -- Why did state Sen. Jack Hart walk out of a meeting with state transportation officials? Answer in link. -- Anger over potential library branch closures continues to mount. The Boston Public Library trustees will vote on closure... Read more
Days before the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees is expected to vote on whether to close branches or pare back hours, the head of the library system spoke today with a group of community reporters at the main branch in Copley Square. The library... Read more
At long last, relief is here; let us be glad $88,200. How many of you earn that amount in a year? Not I, says the teacher. Nor I, says the letter carrier. Nor I, says the clerk at the corner store. Certainly not I, says the senior citizen living on Social... Read more
Mayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house. City of Boston photo Don’t call him the “Urban Mechanic” anymore. Mayor Thomas Menino first gained the labelbecause of his near-... Read more

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