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Next Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will elect a candidate to replace John Kerry. The two nominees – Democrat Edward Markey of Malden and Republican Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset – are competing to become the new senator to complete Kerry’s term.... Read more
The Dorchester Day Parade is a major undertaking. It takes months of preparation and coordination — and fundraising— to put the parade on the streets for all of us to enjoy. The committee that does this work is made up entirely of volunteers who meet... Read more
The Obama Administration has stumbled badly with its Justice Department’s overzealous and heavy-handed seizure of telephone records of Associated Press (AP) reporters and editors. The president should step in to personally apologize for his attorney... Read more
Three weeks after the Marathon bombing — with our grief still raw from the highly-personal assault on our community— the debate now rages over what to do with the remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suspected “Bomber #1.” In our view, the United States... Read more
For well over a century, generations of Dorchester kids and teens have come through the doors at the old municipal building on Columbia Road. Since 1978, the top three floors — including the classic, penthouse basketball gymnasium— have been occupied... Read more
The question has been posed dozens of times in the last week from media who descended on our neighborhood from all over the world: What is it about the Richard family —and their Ashmont-Adams community —that is so special?
The truth is that the... Read more
Mayor Menino’s FY14 budget plan— unveiled this week— includes important line items that impact Uphams Corner’s Strand Theatre. The mayor proposes an additional $1.2 million to complete renovations to the city-owned facility on Columbia Road. The Strand... Read more
“The flowers of the earth have risen;
They are singing their Easter song.
Up the valleys and over the hillsides,
They come as unnumbered throng.”
“Nature’s Easter Music” by Lucy Larcom... Read more
The city of Boston this week announced that street sweeping— and the related no-parking regulations that go with the cleaning— will go back into effect beginning this Sunday, April 1. Importantly, the city has changed the schedule of sweeping days to... Read more