St. Mark's Area

HazMat crew on Semont Rd.: Boston Firefighters spent the morning investigating an "irritant" found in the air inside 14 Semont Rd. Photo by Ed Forry (Updated— Friday, July 8, 1:30 p.m.) — Hazardous material teams from the Boston fire and police... Read more
The one-time Industrial School for Girls at 232 Centre St. Citing a need for further information and review, the Boston Landmark Commission has temporarily denied historic landmark status for a 19th century building in the St. Mark’s neighborhood recently... Read more
Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City... Read more
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week... Read more
To the Editor: Contrary to the Reporter’s story about how well residents and city officials have received the City’s new LED lighting retrofitted into “cobrahead”-style street lights, this reception is not a shared one. Some residents on St. Mark’s Rd.... Read more
Big changes are in store for Wainwright Park in the St. Mark’s Parish area of Dorchester as a group of neighborhood and city leaders have begun to draft plans for a redesign of the 2.24-acre site. The project has received $415,000 from the city capital... Read more
The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov.... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2010…. As widely predicted, Massachusetts will lose at least one of its 10 seats in Congress during the 2012 election cycle based on population counts collected during the 2010 Census, according to data released from the U.S... Read more
Tina Chery: A pioneer in citywide efforts to curb violence, Chery's son Louis was killed in a December 1993 shooting, not far from her current office in Fields Corner.. The numbers are deeply disturbing: Nearly eighty percent of the shootings in Boston in... Read more
Fourteen would-be charter schools have applied to the State Department of Education to be granted charters to start up new schools in Boston out of 23 across the state. Representatives from several of the applicant schools appeared before a panel of state... Read more

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