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United States Postal Service (USPS) officials this week revealed a plan to close thousands of post offices nationwide, including two local offices, in Uphams Corner and Grove Hall. The plan comes as the USPS develops conditional plans to scale back... Read more
The long process of mapping out a “missing link” on the Neponset Greenway between Mattapan Square and Lower Mills has been frustrating at times. There are still some serious hurdles to clear before actual work can begin on the riverside trail that is... Read more
The non-profit Caritas Communities Inc, has proposed the complete renovation of the currently vacant St. Peter’s Convent into 32 self-contained rental studio units.
“As many of us know it is nearly impossible for people working in the service... Read more
Monday’s shooting of a four-year-old boy at Franklin Field’s Harambee Park was an assault on all of our children, no matter where we live or what park we frequent with our families. If this sort of atrocity can take place anywhere in our city, we are... Read more
The episodic unraveling of the full story about John J. O’Brien’s 12-year stewardship of the state’s Probation Department continues to leave citizens in the dark as to the extent of any one individual’s culpability in the mismanagement of the agency... Read more
The news this week that the MBTA has come out against a plan to route the next phase of the Neponset Greenway though its property in Mattapan Square is a deep disappointment for proponents of the Greenway and a potentially huge setback in the decades-... Read more
“The town is populous, tho’ not large, the streets broad, but the buildings old, and low; however, there is good company and a good deal of it; and a man that coveted a retreat in this world might as agreeably spend his time, and as well in Dorchester... Read more
Aside from Dorchester Day— the day-long celebration of our settlement town-turned-neighborhood that falls on June 5 this year — there is no local event that rivals Memorial Day in our community.
The day itself is, of course, a national holiday... Read more
It’s a good thing that May is Bike Month and this isn’t Bike Week here in Boston. The middle of this month has been a soggy affair and may not be the ideal time for novice two-wheelers to take to the streets.
But, fortunately, there are many... Read more
When first we heard the word that some brave American military personnel, Navy Seals all, had risked their lives to take out Osama bin Laden, there was a feeling of exhilaration. Here, in early May 2011, almost ten full years since OBL engineered the... Read more