Thirteen years ago, a group of Boston Public School employees decided that they wanted to make quality baseball instruction available to all kids, regardless of where they live or their family's income. Mike McCarthy, John McDermott, and Mary Grady... Read more
The 1978 community reinvestment act (CRA), which set up a grading system to monitor the performance of banks in city neighborhoods, has played a pivotal role in stabilizing some of Dorchester's most vulnerable sections. But, neighborhood housing advocates... Read more
Talk about the race for state treasurer hasn't quite squeezed its way onto most of our summer schedules just yet. Like most of the political playoffs, it probably won't until after Labor Day. But, when it does, there's a candidate who hails from Beverly... Read more
One of the neighborhood's great historians and civic pioneers died last week after a life spent in celebration of his adopted home. Donald Brown, 79, whose battle against cancer did not deter him from celebrating one final Dorchester Day in style this... Read more
UniverSoul Circus arrives at Bayside Expo Center to Boston on Monday, July 22 with a newly launched second unit of its highly acclaimed touring Circus. Roots, Rags & Rhythms, a 30-day tour, is an outgrowth of nine years of success by America's only... Read more
What happened that night underscored the importance of what had happened that morning. Hours before Trina Persad was fatally wounded with a blast from a shotgun while she walked outside Jermaine Goffigan Park, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino stood a few... Read more
The St. Mark's Area Civic Association will vote next week on whether or not to support a suburban college's proposal to use a three-decker as a dorm for undergraduate students enrolled in an urban immersion program. The idea has drawn criticism from some... Read more
Massachusetts Cooperative Bank, a longtime Fields Corner financial institution with total assets of $121 million and deposits of $101 million, will be acquired by the Abington Savings Bank, a state chartered savings bank with 13 bank offices in the South... Read more
According to the unscientific online poll at, Morrissey Boulevard/Beades Bridge is the fifth-worst "traffic nightmare" in Dorchester. Don't expect traffic to clear up this spring, either. The MDC has announced that bridge repairs will take... Read more
The MBTA will lease a large portion of its land around Ashmont Station to a private developer, who plans to build mixed-income housing for families and graduate students, with some retail space along the street. The rights to lease the 30,000 square foot... Read more
On Friday, February 15th Saint Ann School in Neponset said goodbye to an old friend. Gerry (Shine) Canavan has been safely navigating school children across the busy intersection of Neponset Avenue and Ashmont Streets for the last twenty years. But, do... Read more
After 42 years in business in Dorchester, a favorite neighborhood destination has closed its doors for good. Brigham's, the restaurant and ice cream parlor that has been a mainstay next to Star Market at 90 River Street, shut down on Saturday, Jan. 26th.... Read more
It is time for Bay State lawmakers to get moving and pass legislation that has been before them for two years - The Water Conservation and Efficiency Act. This bill would help cities and towns with financial and technical assistance necessary to better... Read more
Mayor's Supporters, Marty Walsh Square Off for Delegates An unprecedented turnout at last night's Ward 13 Democratic Caucus on Jones Hill forced party officials to send more than 200 people home without voting. The overflow crowd resulted from a bitter... Read more
Police arrested a 20-year-old East Boston man last Friday for allegedly forcing three women into his car at knifepoint and raping them. Meanwhile, a second individual who has been charged in a fourth attack, was released on his own recognizance due to "... Read more
A committee of Dorchester activists that has spent countless hours over the last five years scrutinizing the neighborhood's zoning codes will present the fruits of its labor at two community meetings next week. Identical meetings will be held on two... Read more
With a January special election fast-approaching to fill a vacant State Senate seat, Dorchester political activists remain unsure about whether or not the neighborhood can- or should- field a candidate in the race. State Rep. John A. Hart of South Boston... Read more
On Thursday, September 20, residents gathered at the Unity Sports Club on Dunbar Avenue to discuss the reaction of the media to last month's Caribbean Carnival. Representatives of cultural and religious organizations, law enforcement, and several elected... Read more
A Clam Point man, who was due to board a doomed United Airlines flight to Los Angeles Tuesday morning, overslept and missed the flight by just minutes. Within an hour, the passenger jet became the second of two hijacked jets steered into the World Trade... Read more
Gandhi. JFK. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, of course, Father Dan Finn at St. Mark's on Dot Ave. These are the men who've inspired Paul Brophy to run for city council this summer, challenging popular incumbent Maureen Feeney, who even Brophy says... Read more


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