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When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last year’s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects. This year, not so much. If anything, this year’s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge and... Read more
Bill Milligan: Marshall Community Center council chairman speaks at a meeting last week. Photo by Pete StidmanOf the three community centers set to lose city funding for some of their preschool or after school teachers come January, the Marshall may have... Read more
St. Peter's: Needs your vote to win grant money. Reporter file photoSt. Peter's on Bowdoin Street could get an infusion of much-needed grant money to help repair the historic church — if it wins enough votes in an online competition. According to... Read more
The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association has created a one-stop web page for parents looking for resources for their children for April vacation, the summer months and beyond. NeponsetThe site, created by the Carver family, includes applications for the... Read more
What will I do without The Globe? Am I supposed to carry my computer to the kitchen table each morning to get the news “on-line” before going to work? What about my lifetime ritual of going to the door and picking up the paper before I put on the... Read more
The ink-on-paper broadsheet newspaper titled The Boston Globe, owned by the New York Times Co. since 1993, has been delivering information, analysis, and opinion to its readers for 137 years of wars and shaky peacetimes, of the Depression, recessions, and... Read more
Fr. James Fratus: The well-loved pastor at St. Brendan's parish passed away after a battle with cancer on April 8, 2009.After a battle with cancer, Father James Fratus of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church passed away on Wednesday morning, April 8. Fr.... Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer. The council's Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will... Read more
Interim director Bruce Blaisdell of the Lena Park CDC said this week that the CDC could potentially renovate its property at 150 American Legion Highway in Dorchester, a community center once known as the Hecht House. The CDC is facing a deficit of around... Read more
Richard Finnigan: Richard Finnigan of Savin Hill served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1972-1979. He died on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the age of 72.Richard Finnigan, a former three term Dorchester state Representative who was well... Read more

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