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Obituary: Joseph M. O'toole

O'TOOLE, Joseph M. Of Dorchester, July 12, 2014. Beloved son of the late Coleman and Catherine (McKeon) O'Toole. Loving brother of Robert E. and his wife Frances O'Toole of Milton and Eileen Bassett of Ft. Collins, CO. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan's Church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the M.S. Society. Interment New Calvary Cemetery. For directions and expressions of sympathy, www.oconnorandson.com
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Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle in Dorchester

A 32-year-old woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle at the corner of River and Washington streets Saturday morning.
Dorchester

Crash kills pedestrian in Dorchester Lower Mills

Kevin Wiles and Boston EMS Incidents report a woman was hit by a white pickup around 5 a.m. at River and Washington streets. Wiles reports she was pronounced dead at Carney Hospital. Boston Police report she was 32.
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Obituary: John Marden

Marden, John Passed peacefully in his South Park home in Seattle, WA on July 7. Born in Boston, MA in 1937, 'Big Jack' Marden is survived by his brother, Robert; his children, Jessica and Erin; and grandsons, Cedar, Kindred, Cypress, and Obsidian. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local public radio or TV station. Services will be held in celebration of his life in Seattle.
Dorchester

No, Boston Gas hasn't risen from the dead

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Dorchester gas tank now sports a giant Boston Gas logo again only because National Grid stripped off the Keyspan and National Grid logos atop it as part of an overall repainting of the tank.
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Dorchester Man Arrested For Allegedly Taking Upskirt Photos

Anwar Jaffar allegedly took photos up a woman's skirt at the Downtown Crossing T station.
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Dorchester Man Arrested For Upskirt Photos

Anwar Jaffar allegedly took photos up a woman's skirt at the Downtown Crossing T station.
Dorchester

FBI counterterrorism agents tracked down elderly photographer who tried to take picture of the Dorchester gas tank

Apparently, [WhateverTheyCallThemselvesToday] gas company really doesn't like people taking photos of the world's largest copyrighted artwork. Via ForStudentPower.
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Dorchester Man Charged in Hit-and-Run that Critically Injured Teen

A man accused of fleeing the scene after hitting a teen on a motorized scooter was arraigned on Thursday and held on $10,000 bail.
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Boston Police Searching for Missing 18-year-old Woman

Timara Reynolds was last seen on July 3.
Upham's Corner

Pilgrim Church Flea Market - an Open Air Market that Works in Uphams Corner

The Pilgrim Flea Market, in operation for decades, is an open air market institution in the Uphams Corner community. Not for everyone, the market sports vendors whose primary language is other than English as is also true for the customers. Vendors with a no-nonsense attitude have put up with customers wanting "something for nothing" for too long but are still willing to haggle and "offer deals." Well worth even the atmosphere, this mini-shopping mall is a great way to spend a Saturday morning - 540 Columbia Rd in Dorchester.
Upham's Corner

Boston Main Streets Gala 2014 Awards at the Strand Theatre 6/26/14

On June 26, 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, together with Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon and emcee Susan Wornick, attended the 18th annual Boston Main Streets Awards. At the event, he presented awards to the Boston Main Streets volunteers and businesses of the year, and highlighted significant new funds from the Boston Main Streets Foundation. The ceremony, which took place at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester, featured entertainment by the Fiddle Head Theatre's cast of Aida.
Upham's Corner

Community-Minded Proposals Sought for Dudley Greenhouse

The Dudley Greenhouse Advisory Committee is actively seeking proposals for use of the greenhouse that promotes food production and sharing cultures and resources. These can include proposals for workshops, sharing events and fun times as well, especially as it engages everyone in the community. Examples included of projects from prior years.
Upham's Corner

Garrison-Trotter Urban Farm Groundbreaking Friday, July 11, 1pm

The Garrison-Trotter Farm is the first urban farm opening following the passage of Boston's Right to Farm Statute (Article 89). A moment of proud celebration, especially for the UFI - Urban Farming Institute, Mayor Walsh will lead the groundbreaking ceremonies on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1pm. Don't miss this important event.
Upham's Corner

UP Market Challenge - Manage a Business Startup that's Right for Uphams Corner

The UP Market Planning Committee has targeted upscale arts-oriented and handcrafted products in a neighborhood (Uphams Corner) where the "regulars" are used to bargains. Review of the poor UP Market results from 6/21 raises concerns for the market's viability in the current format. With no market research, the Planning Committee seems to be operating this new complex business startup more on "hope" and the good will of the (very few) vendors. Does the current branding make sense for anyone - vendors and customers alike?
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