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A Massachusetts state police trooper was suspended without pay indefinitely last week after the Boston Globe reported he had a history of racist online posts. Sheehan was already out on leave after he fired his rifle while police were rounding up a group... Read more
Boston Police said this week that they conducted a “thorough investigation” into reports of alleged threats made by a student at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester in recent week— and have “found no evidence that the threat was credible.”... Read more
The field of candidates hoping to succeed Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley continues to expand. Gregory Henning, a 38-year-old Dorchester resident who has worked as a prosecutor in Conley’s office for more than a decade, hopped on the campaign... Read more
Free lessons available at Talbot center If a guitarist from Dorchester makes it big as a rock star years from now, it’ll be likely that Perkins Community Center in Codman Square is where he or she took the early steps on the road to success. Begun over a... Read more
The lane reduction remains key concern Feedback from about 30 respondents to the latest public comment period – it ended last December – on the Morrissey Boulevard redesign project largely echoed those in the first comment period last July. There were... Read more
School is cancelled in Boston on Thursday, according to the mayor's office. The National Weather Service forecast has been changed in recent hours, with 4-8 inches of snow now expected to fall in the city. City Hall, libraries and community centers will... Read more
Rehab work at and around the former Boston Globe site – now envisioned as an urban innovation campus to be called The BEAT – will include significant contributions by the developer for the care of the adjacent state-owned Patten’s Cove, attendees at a... Read more
There has been some social media chatter recently about another news organization’s analysis of Boston Police Department crime data that drew its conclusions from a misapplication of demographic information and an overgeneralization of neighborhood... Read more
No matter which part of Massachusetts you are in, the governor and transportation officials want you to know that your commute home Wednesday will likely be slow and difficult. "Everyone should expect a long and challenging commute home this evening due... Read more
A new collection of paintings by local artist Jodie Baehre entitled Dorchester will be on display at the Ashmont Grill from March 15 through May 15. The exhibit, which will showcase the architecture and culture of the neighborhood through a series of... Read more
A Dorchester man who fled the state 25 years ago after he was indicted for sexually assaulting two boys left in his care has finally been brought to justice. John Hartin, 48, was convicted by a Suffolk Superior jury last Wednesday of five counts of child... Read more
Keri Hogan was nearing her dream of becoming a Boston police officer when a drug test using a sample of her hair came back positive for cocaine. Hogan and a group of black officers who lost their jobs or were disciplined sued the city in 2005, claiming... Read more
The Mattapan campus of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy will close its doors at the end of the school year, according to academy officials, who told parents in a letter on Thursday. All students and most faculty will be absorbed into the other three... Read more
(Updated- 11:30 a.m.) Morrissey Boulevard is closed at this hour and portions of Neponset Circle, Savin Hill and Granite Avenue are flooding and hazardous for travel as a winter storm with heavy wind and rain slams the coast of Massachusetts today. A... Read more
An impending storm threatens to destroy homes up and down the coast and flood parts of downtown Boston, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who activated National Guard troops on Thursday and warned people to be ready to evacuate if ordered to do so.... Read more
This week’s Kids Menu is brought to you by the good folks at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center. If you and your family are looking for some terrific new — and often free—activities, we can vouch for STEC. Not only do they offer free drop-in tennis... Read more
Raising the price of parking at a meter in Boston is an effective way to ease congestion and make finding a parking spot easier, but a city-run pilot program found that the results varied based on the pricing structure put into place. In 2017, the city... Read more
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho has decided not to seek re-election as he pursues the Suffolk County District Attorney post, leaving his Fifth Suffolk seat open and already the subject of early interest. Three Democrats have already pulled papers for the... Read more
Leonid Dabuzhsky, MD will join Carney Hospital’s emerging Center for Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, the Dorchester Avenue hospital announced this week. His addition will give Carney’s patients exclusive access to OMNIBotics, an advanced robotic-... Read more
Affordable housing projects in Dorchester and Mattapan will receive more than $15 million in funding from the city of Boston. The city’s Department of Neighborhood Development and the Neighborhood Housing Trust Fund will help subsidize seven new rental... Read more

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