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It was “batter up” at Toohig Park in Neponset on Saturday for girls between the ages of 5 and 16 as the All Dorchester Sports League hosted the first girls softball games of the season. ADSL has the only girls softball league in Dorchester, where there... Read more

As we attempt now and again, it’s time for a “Nobody Asked Me, But …” sort of column with a deferential nod as well as apologies to the late, great Jimmy Cannon, the legendary New York sporting scribe and stylist who not only devised but also perfected... Read more

John Fitzgerald hasn’t stepped into a boxing ring since he was a 12 year-old training at the McKeon Post. But he’ll give it a go again on May 19 when he tries to knock out cancer— and his opponent—at the Haymakers for Hope sixth annual Rock n’ Rumble... Read more

So, we don’t have the Celtics to kick around anymore this spring. But they’ll be back on the firing line in a half dozen weeks with a gaggle of draft picks, one of which, with any luck, should be among the vaunted top-three, plus lots of pad in their... Read more

One has long disdained here the rush to judgment that obsesses that American sub-species lovingly known as “the baseball fan.” The indictment covers the idiotic pre-season predictions of the not-so-very-learned jock media, an annual exercise in pure... Read more

Dorchester and Mattapan residents are seeing a surge of investment in their green spaces from the state and the city, with numerous park and playground projects earmarked in Mayor Martin Walsh’s proposed budget and advanced by Dorchester’s state... Read more

Have here an odd mixture of gripes and kudos, beefs and bouquets, to dispense while waiting for these feisty young Celtics to reveal their true selves after having advanced Danny Ainge’s quirky master plan a full leap so far this season. Can they make... Read more

The Dorchester Youth Hockey Pee Wee Blue team coached by Joe Hobbs and Kevin Mayo recently captured the Valley League Championship, capping off a season for the ages. The team started the season with a pre season tournament win and captured both the... Read more

Mayor Walsh’s proposed FY ’17 budget includes a five-year capital plan that outlines some much-needed infrastructure improvements in Dorchester and Mattapan. The plan lays out intentions, not hard and fast promises to deliver funding. But it... Read more

The Martin Richard Foundation is organizing a community clean-up, a memorial ceremony in Peabody Square and a three-mile run to commemorate the third anniversary of the attack on the Boston Marathon... Read more

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