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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
Despite the drizzly weather, it was last year around this time that the first Lower Mills Holiday Stroll surprised organizers by attracting over 300 people, many of whom later returned to patronize shops they had peeked in on. Tonight’s more elaborate... Read more
To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee for Upham’s Corner Main Street, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual Urban Safari a success. To the volunteers who planned it, to the community... Read more
To the Editor: The Friends of Savin Hill Shores and the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association invite you to The Dorchester Beach Festival on August 8th at Savin Hill and Malibu Beaches from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The one-day outdoor event features games,... Read more
Plans for a new housing development on Adams Street were presented by the Boston Redevelopment Authority at a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday evening at the Kit Clark Senior Services Center in Fields Corner. The proposed building would be built at the... Read more

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