It’s easy to forget just how bad Dorchester’s MBTA stations were back in the 1990s. And it’s easier still to forget that the governor who finally cleared the way for a massive influx of state dollars to fix our now-modern Red Line stations was a Republican. Paul Cellucci, who died on Saturday at age 65 after battling ALS for the last few years, was a key figure in the restoration of our transit system locally; it was one of his many notable achievements in a long career of public service. Read more
Jun. 10, 2013
With leaked revelations disclosing the scope of the federal government’s ability to peer into the public’s phone calls and email use, both U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressman John Tierney indicated the law that enabled the snooping will be up for scrutiny. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 16-year-old was shot around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday at Ashmont and Ocean streets. Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting the man they say had robbed five McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts outlets in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury over the past two weeks. Read more
A man's leg was grazed by a bullet around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday at the busway at Ashmont station. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports officers responding to a call about gunfire late Wednesday night found a man with gunshot wounds at 633 Cummins Highway.
He was taken to Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, where he was pronounced dead.
The Boston Police Department reports a woman who tied her pet Sparky to a railing while she went inside the Morrissey Boulevard CVS around 4 p.m. yesterday came out to find the small white dog missing. Read more
BOSTON- Dorchester’s Douglas Bennett for Sheriff of Suffolk County.
Bennett's statement is as follows:
"With the appointment of Andrea Cabral to the Public Safety Cabinet Position in the Governor’s administration, there will be a special election in September 2014 to elect a full-time Sheriff to serve out the remainder of a six year term which expires in 2016. Therefore, I ask for your support for Sheriff of Suffolk County. I am starting early in effort to run an aggressive and triumphant campaign. Read more
May. 29, 2013
The water quality at Dorchester beaches is improving, but is still bringing up the rear compared to other regional beaches, according to an environmental report card issued this week by a watchdog group. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s second annual Beaches Report Card is based of “thousands of samples” collected at 34 testing sites from Nahant to Nantasket by state authorities in 2012. Read more
May. 23, 2013
The House unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would move 17-year-old offenders into the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, ending the practice of routinely incarcerating 17-year-olds in adult corrections facilities. Read more