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A first for Vietnamese-Americans in the city Hiep Q. Nguyen, a community activist and accountant who came to Boston in 1991, has confirmed that he will be running for City Council at-Large. At 26, he may be the youngest candidate in this year’s race.... Read more
Our community soon will be the beneficiary of a huge foundation grant that will help local families well into the future. The Salvation Army has received a commitment to construct a massive, 6.5 acre, $115 million community center on Dudley Street, just... Read more
The Boston Civic Summit Neighborhood Exchange Team, an outgrowth of last year's Civic Summit hosted by City Councillor Maureen Feeney and convention center head James Rooney, is gathering basic information on neighborhood civic associations with a new... Read more
Cassandra Cato Louis Marshall, youth coordinator for the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition discusses getting teens involved in conducting surveys on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in Mattapan and Dorchester.
Mattapan library dedication: Mayor Tom Menino, flanked by State Rep. Willie Mae Allen, left, and City Councillor Charles Yancey, cuts the ribbon at the new Mattapan Branch Library on Feb. 28, 2009.Last Saturday's official opening of the new Mattapan... Read more
Margaret BenefielThe lessons of the still-unraveling economic crash will likely take economists and social scientists years to deconstruct. Dorchester's Margaret Benefiel, however, thinks the root cause can be summed up rather simply: Short-sighted,... Read more
Two honored as Dorchester Neighborhood Fellows: Photo courtesy TPI Two neighborhood people were hailed as "social entrepreneurs" in an awards banquet held on Monday evening in the South End. Courtney Grey, a Dorchester resident who directs the city's... Read more
Tax help: Sheila McMillan of Dorchester (left) was among a group of residents who received free help Monday night in filing her federal and state taxes at the Dotwell site at 450 Washington Street in Codman Square. Pictured with her are (l-r): Doreen... Read more
Cardinal Sean O'Malley greeted young people in the newly renovated St. Peter's Teen Center: Photo courtesy Catholic Charities. Former Celtic legend M.L. Carr stood beneath one of the new baskets. Afternoon light shined through the new windows, glistening... Read more
Dr. Jerry Lowney, CEO of the Haitian Health Foundation and Ruth Adomunes last Sunday in Adams Corner: Photo by Harry Brett. Almost three years ago, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center nurse Ruth Adomunes decided to design and make some jewelry to satisfy... Read more

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