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Obituary: Juliette James

JAMES, Julietta, 73 of Dorchester, passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends July 21, 2014. Beloved mother of Eddie Solomon (Lisa) of Boston. Devoted grandmother of Edward and William J. both of Boston. Dear sister of Kermit James (Ruth) of Grand Cayman Island, Rosa Clarke of Honduras and Delcie Lewis of Randolph, MA. Funeral service Saturday at 11 AM at Hope Baptist Church, 1916 River St., Hyde Park, MA. Visitation with the family at 10 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Boston, MA. To post a sympathy message visit
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Tsarnaev Friend in Gun Charge Had Past Arrest for Dealing Marijuana

Stephen Silva, a close friend of the surviving Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, had been arrested for drugs before his Monday arrest for heroin trafficking and gun charges.

Dorchester to get eponymous restaurant

The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu. At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367 Neponset Ave. Conway said Adamson and co-owner Mark Cummings are making an investment in a neighborhood on the cusp of revitalization, one that is ripe for a good restaurant to anchor it.
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Obituary: George W. Macmaster

MacMASTER, George W. Of Dorchester passed away suddenly in Nova Scotia July 11. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Moran). Devoted father of George MacMasters & his wife Lucine of Watertown, Thomas & his wife Georgine of Bridgewater, David & his wife Mary of FL, Lt. Kenneth (B.P.D.) & his wife Maureen of Hanover, Timothy of Dorchester & the late Robert MacMaster. Also survived by 11 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Brother of Evelyn Pirrello & Eleanor McKiernan both of Roslindale, Joan Cady of Middleboro & the late Mildred Feinberg, Thelma Armour, Bernice Duffy. A Marine veteran of the Korean era. Past employee of the U.S. Postal Service. Life-long member of the Canadian American Club. A lover of Celtic music and ...

Man found stabbed in Dorchester

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:35Shortly after 12:30 p.m. at 57 Armandine St., although he may have been stabbed, in the chest and stomach, outside a convenience store across from Dorchester District Court on Washington Street. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
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Marty Walsh is Boston's Mayor, Right? Maybe It's Time to Update Some Signs

It's been more than six months since Martin J. Walsh was inaugurated as Boston's mayor, but some signs around Boston still bear the name of Walsh's predecessor, Thomas M. Menino.
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Obituary: Adeline A. Kolbiski

KOLBISKI, Adeline A. Of Dorchester, July 17. Beloved sister of Helen J. Bakaur of East Dennis. Devoted aunt of Patricia (Sheehan) Bakaur of Mashpee & her late husband Walter V. Jr. and the late Joseph C. Bakaur. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 655 Dorchester Ave., South Boston, Tues. morning at 11. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave, MILTON, Mon. 4-7 PM. Retired 50 year employee of the MA Highway Dept. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Joseph C. Bakaur Scholarship Fund, c/o Development Office, Florida State College, Lakeland, FL 33801. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral HomeMilton (617) 696-4200

Man stabbed in Dorchester

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 00:30Around 12:40 a.m., a man walked into the Boston Medical Center stabbed to the face and arm. Stanley Staco reports police eventually established he was stabbed at 19 Cunningham St. in Dorchester. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
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Obituary: George Henry Kenneally

KENNEALLY, George Henry Of Dorchester, formerly of Charlestown on July 18, 2014. Loving son of the late Daniel and Margret (McDonough) Kenneally. Brother of the late Joseph Keane, Francis Keane, Robert Kenneally, Richard Kenneally, John Kenneally, Walter Kenneally, James Kenneally, Margret Wojdakowski and Mary Haggerty. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and many friends and relatives in America & Ireland. Veteran US Navy WWII, member of Knights of Columbus and Old Charlestown School Boys Association. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Brendan's Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester, on Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Tuesday, 2-4 ...
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Obituary: Patricia M. Leary

LEARY, Patricia M. In Dorchester, suddenly July 16th. Beloved daughter of the late Edward J. and Laura J. (Walsh). Loving sister of Janet F. Zeigler of ME, Joanne M. Frechette of Braintree, Susan C. Ferguson and James B. Leary both of Rockland, John M. Leary of Williamsburg, VA, Laurie E. Pienton of Dorchester, Scott W. Leary of Brockton and the late Edward J. Leary Jr. Survived by many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces. Dear friend of Tim Stevenson of Dorchester. Visiting hours in The Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave, DORCHESTER Sunday 4-7 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Margaret's Church of Blessed Mother Teresa Parish, Monday morning July 21 at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Interment private. For directions ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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