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A City Council committee will scrutinize the emergency response to a Fairlawn Avenue shooting that seriously injured a baby last month. Councillor Charles Yancey is calling for next Tuesday's hearing as part of his continued look into the city's 911... Read more
A lack of community interest or the impact of summer holidays could have been what limited the number of attendees at the first community meeting for the proposed Bayside development on Columbia Point. Less than 50 people showed up on Monday evening at... Read more
Hundreds of spectators are expected to visit Dorchester Park this Sunday evening for a free, outdoor classical concert that will feature the music of George Gershwin and Gospel favorites, a contest for most creative picnic and an official ceremony marking... Read more
After months of deliberation, the board of the Vietnamese-American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) terminated its director Hiep Chu last week, sending shockwaves through the Vietnamese and Fields Corner communities where he is respected as a civic... Read more
The gem of Frederick Law Olmstead's Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park, is getting a shine this summer. A 32 youth with Franklin Park Coalition and six from Youth Build Boston are working to spruce up areas inside the 527-acre refuge that connects the... Read more
An intense thunderstorm burst open over the city at around 3 p.m. on Sunday, dumping one to two inches of rain on Dorchester in less than an hour and firing hundreds of lightning bolts, including one that laid down ten men taking shelter after a soccer... Read more
Eight years ago, the sprawling campus of the old Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital was largely dormant and - in places -crumbling. The shuttered Foley building - the old hospital's battleship building - was a foreboding presence along River... Read more
The skirmish between federal and state highway authorities over the condition of the Longfellow Bridge- which has led to a 10 mile-per-hour speed restriction as crews check and rehabilitate the span over the Charles River - is not the only factor causing... Read more
The intersection at Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street could undergo a study and an overhaul, with members of the State House delegation pushing for the area to get re-done. "Car accidents happen there almost every day," said Danny Hardaway, president... Read more
The city's Foreclosure Intervention Team is taking the neighborhood-saving techniques it honed on Hendry Street to new areas in Dorchester and Roxbury, and brainstorming new ones as they go along. On the drawing board for a new "hot spot" of foreclosed... Read more
An unidentified man pulled over by Boston Police last Friday morning took a bullet through the hat - and lived to tell about it. According to a Boston Police report, officers observed the driver racing the wrong way down Homes Avenue at 2:28 a.m. After he... Read more
"Johnny Lee and me: Two black people from Dorchester who love Shakespeare." That's how recent Harvard College grad Faith Imafidon describes herself and well-known actor and teacher Johnny Lee Davenport. Both are currently appearing in the Commonwealth... Read more
For those that haven't been to the hidden strand of sand called Tenean, this Saturday's the time to go. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Tenean Beach Association will be holding water races, face painting and giving out free refreshments all the sounds of a... Read more
Banton Street is a one-block cul-de-sac off Dot Ave between Fields Corner and Ashmont. No flashing marquee or sign of any kind graces #9, former home of Ashmont Welding. But behind the nondescript façade craftsmen at Cyco-Scenic have been using the 5,000... Read more
Three teenagers were injured Saturday night during a violent brawl outside a Papa Gino's restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard that witnesses said began with a racially-charged dispute between a restaurant employee and customers. Boston Police confirm that... Read more
Dorchester and Mattapan appear to have emerged relatively unscathed from an encounter between the state's $28.2 billion budget and Gov. Deval Patrick's veto pen. Patrick on Sunday vetoed $122.5 million out of the budget lawmakers sent to his desk earlier... Read more
It was a Saturday, not a Sunday, when the former St. William's church had people back in its pews and songs that could be heard out on Dorchester Avenue. Over 300 people, worshippers from Dorchester, Roxbury, Rhode Island, New York and Cape Verde, came... Read more
Boston Diaspora Ventures is a Dorchester-based company with a keen eye for investing in Jamaica. On June 16, the investment group signed an agreement with the All Island Bee Farmers Association of Jamaica, creating a partnership that aims to expand the... Read more
In his biggest haul yet, Councillor at-Large Michael Flaherty has pulled in over $224,800 in campaign contributions in the last six months, state campaign finance records show. Flaherty, widely expected to run against Mayor Thomas Menino as he makes a... Read more
National teen employment has fallen to pre-World War II levels, according to a study of census data released from Northeastern University this month, and although the overall picture in Massachusetts may be rosier, Mayor Thomas Menino's summer job program... Read more

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