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Extra police surveillance along Talbot east of Blue Hill Avenue may have prevented a murder on Thursday, but didn't stop two men from getting shot Sunday afternoon. The Police Department says officers have stepped up surveillance there because of "a few... Read more
A Quincy District Court judge ruled today that even if he accepted Norman Barnes's version of how a Dorchester 15-year-old came to spend two weeks with him, having nightly sex with strange men, he's an immediate threat to the girl and society, and denied... Read more
Nhu Nguyen, 19, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court on charges he pumped a single fatal bullet into Derek Matulina's chest on the platform of the Savin Hill T stop the day before Mother's Day. Assistant... Read more
Staff Sgt. Terrence Shane Burke at Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, 2011: Sgt. Burke (USMC) spoke to more than 700 people who gathered for the annual observation of Memorial Day in Dorchester. Burke survived a life-threatening wound sustained during a... Read more
A bitter split has erupted among past and current members of the citywide board that oversees the network of neighborhood community centers set up to provide a range of after-school programs for youths and families across the city. Several of the five... Read more
Ingrid Houlder Baptiste, a Fields Corner personal care attendant, was nervous as she took the podium. The 47-year-old referred to U.S. Sen. John Kerry, standing a few feet away, as his Republican colleague, “Sen. Scott Brown,” and started to sob halfway... Read more
Another top-tier contender bailed this week as the field of candidates vying to replace retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney appeared to solidify. Deirdre McDermott Habershaw, a former Feeney aide and ex-chief of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic... Read more
The commander of Dorchester’s C-11 police district told a group of concerned residents Monday that members of the neighborhood’s Vietnamese-American community were not the specific targets of a pair of violent robberies from earlier this year. The... Read more
Dorchester native Kirven James Boyd is now a principle dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company. More than a decade after first joining Boston Youth Moves, Alvin Ailey American Dance Company member Kirven James Boyd will dance in his hometown... Read more
City Councillor Charles Yancey and several disgruntled residents faced off against Menino administration officials this week, claiming they were not informed about the city’s attempt to temporarily turn four city-owned vacant lots in Dorchester into urban... Read more
The following are quick looks at three of Dorchester’s veterans posts that were gathered and written Katie Zigelman, an undergraduate student in the Northeastern University School of Journalism. John P. McKeon AMVETS Post 146 – This well-known post is... Read more
It would be a tragic mistake to miss “The Comedy of Errors,” now running at Boston University’s Huntington Theatre through June 19. Propeller, Britain’s high-energy, all-male Shakespeare company, is currently visiting Boston for the first time, presenting... Read more
I’m begging anyone in these parts with green bloodlines to please put down the “tea.” Every time anyone in or around Boston, or the rest of Massachusetts, imbibes the Tea Party brew, a historical fog envelops him or her. The lessons of the past... Read more
Walter Apperwhite: Activist and coach, has been named the new coordinator for Dorchester and Mattapan (District 4) by the Mayor’s Office. The Mayor’s office has appointed a new coordinator for Mattapan and parts of Dorchester: Walter Apperwhite, 41, is a... Read more
Nzeribe McKenzie, 33, of Cambridge, was ordered held in lieu of $7,500 bail today at his arraignment on charges he embezzled $750,000 from the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, which serves some of the city's poorest residents, the Suffolk County... Read more
A memorial stone to Naval Corpsman Joseph F. Keenan sits in a corner of his boyhood playground, Wainwright/Cronin Park. Just outside the park to the right of the photograph, yards from his home, is Marine Pfc. Allen H. MacQuarrie Square. Photo... Read more
Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade is expected to tie up traffic as it heads to a Wednesday morning event at the JFK Library. According to UMass Boston, the campus’s University Drive will be shut down around 11:30 a.m. at Morrissey Blvd until the... Read more
Ayanna Woodhouse, 26, of Wellesley admitted beating the other woman, then six months pregnant, on April 10, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Prosecutors say the two - who knew each other through the child's father - got into an... Read more
Care Package Drive for TroopsThe RBI players volunteered at the Leahy~Holloran Commuinity Center during the care pack drive last Saturday — which was Armed Forces Day. The kids sent 16 packages to eight young men for a total of 128 boxes. At the end of... Read more
Eugene Sutton, 46, will be arraigned today in Suffolk Superior Court on charges he stabbed Richard Gleason to death in a crack den on School Street on May 16, 1989. Boston Police cold-case investigators took up Gleason's case in 2009 and spent two years... Read more


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