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Boston firefighters quickly knocked down a small blaze in a Savin Hill apartment building next to the Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon. Smoke poured from a second story apartment in 1129 Dorchester Ave. at about 1 p.m., Boston Fire Department... Read more
Boston Police officers keeping an eye on Trevor Clarke, wanted for several armed holdups of Dorchester convenience stores, nabbed him last night when he forced somebody out of a car at gunpoint and tried to drive off. Clarke, 24, is charged with holding... Read more
Linda Dorcena Forry is sticking around, just not in a seat in the state Senate. The 44-year-old former senator has spent fully half of her life in public service, first as an aide to then-state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, then working in City Hall until... Read more
WBUR survey puts new challenger slightly ahead in Boston Incumbent Michael Capuano holds a district-wide double-digit lead over Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley in their race for the Seventh Congressional District seat, according to a new WBUR poll... Read more
Former Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry bid farewell – for now - to the State House in a festive ceremony on Wednesday that drew a Who's Who of city and state politics to say goodbye to a colleague who was both liked and respected on both sides of the aisle.... Read more
With the Super Bowl over (mercifully), the Bruins and the Celtics looking good for playoffs that are months away, and the opening of spring training this week, it seems like a good time to throw another log on the Hot Stove and talk about the home team... Read more
A rift over the proposed southern border wall emerged Tuesday between Congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. Neither Capuano nor Pressley supports a wall on the southern border... Read more
Dorchester resident Amy French, 24, will run the Boston Marathon in April as a member of the Playworks New England team. French works in the organization’s development department. “When kids have opportunities for healthy and inclusive play at school,... Read more
The parents of a Dorchester girl who was diagnosed shortly after her birth with a rare genetic disorder have organized a fund-raiser casino night at Florian Hall this Saturday to help spread awareness of the disease. The Mal’s Pals Foundation – named by... Read more
Details from the Boston Public Health Commission’s 2016-2017 Health of Boston Report that was released last week by Mayor Martin Walsh paint a familiar picture of the situation in Dorchester, where rates of unemployment, poverty, and chronic disease have... Read more
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) will re-open a child care center on Columbia Point that served UMass Boston and families in the Harbor Point Apartment community until it ended operations last year. The new early education and care center... Read more
A rash of commercial robberies in police district C-11 continues this week. According to the Boston Police public journal, an officer responded to a commercial robbery at 1732 Dorchester Ave. at 5:42 p.m. on Feb 9, and again on Tuesday morning. The... Read more
Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a group... Read more
The opening of a Popeyes restaurant in Codman Square has community members and elected officials alike frustrated over a permitting tweak that allowed the restaurant to begin construction in spite of sustained neighborhood pushback and an initial zoning... Read more
A row of mom-and-pop stores on Geneva Avenue was shut down for health code violations Friday, forcing business owners to contend with a crash in income and mounting bills. The city’s Inspectional Services Department gave the order after inspectors said... Read more
If the Boston Public Schools have their way, their Fiscal Year 2019 budget will total $1.09 billion, up 4.4 percent in overall funding from last year. Last week, in a memo to school officials announcing the budget, Superintendent Tommy Chang said the... Read more
Architect's rendering of new charter-school building
The Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. The new building will give the school a permanent building for its students in grades 3-8, who now go to class... Read more
Proposed building at 191 Bowdoin St.
The Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Apartments in the new... Read more
Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a group... Read more
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will operate the early education center formerly run by UMass Boston The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) will re-open a child care center on Columbia Point that served UMass Boston and families in the... Read more

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