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Eighteen-month old Virginia White is pictured on a sled ouitside Shawmut Station in 1924. This image is one of 12 historic panels that now adorn the renovated station. When the Shawmut T station was first built in 1927, Virginia White's father watched... Read more
Sen. Hillary Clinton beat out her opponent by almost 15 percentage points in a high turnout Massachusetts primary Tuesday, but four of Dorchester's five main wards voted for Sen. Barack Obama as did the city of Boston as a whole.Click here for a PDF of... Read more
After her first 100 days in office, the woman in charge of Boston Public Schools - who says she "hit the ground listening" - outlined a plan last week for change in Boston Public Schools. Superintendent Carol Johnson aims to increase accountability,... Read more
Editor's Note: The Keystone Club, a youth group based at the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club, has begun a new project in coordination with the Reporter to profile outstanding neighborhood youth throughout the upcoming year. This is the second in... Read more
An Intervale Street man and his girlfriend were in Dorchester District Court this week adding to the list of police reports on the two of them. Both were arraigned on charges of assault and battery and one for biting a police officer. Tyrone Silcott, 37,... Read more
A joint law enforcement and community initiative to target gun violence and quality of life problems in one of the city's most crime-challenged corridors is ratcheting up its efforts this year. The Washington Street/Talbot Avenue Safe Neighborhood... Read more
A joint law enforcement and community initiative to target gun violence and quality of life problems in one of the city's most crime-challenged corridors is ratcheting up its efforts this year. The Washington Street/Talbot Avenue Safe Neighborhood... Read more
Ten thousand people are expected to gather at Dorchester's Bayside Exposition Center Feb. 2 to welcome the year of the rat and to celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese lunar new year that officially begins Feb. 7. The 11 a.m. kickoff ceremony of the Tet in Boston... Read more
For many of Dorchester Avenue's publicans, it's been a rocky decade. Due to a strong economy in Ireland, an increasingly restrictive immigration policy, and the falling value of the American dollar, many of the Irish that once bar-hopped establishments... Read more
Last year, hopeful developers painted dramatic pictures of the future over the abandoned Cote Ford dealership on Cummins Highway, but the neighborhood opposed those plans on density concerns, shrinking them from 165 units to 65 and then asking for less.... Read more
A former Catholic school building, dormant since its closure in 2006, will soon bustle with the sounds of small feet again. The Wesley Child Care Center will celebrate its new location at 29 Stanton St. on Feb. 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The... Read more
Neighbors on a quiet Savin Hill sidestreet awoke to a crime scene last Thursday morning, after police discovered a young man stabbed to death in a third floor apartment at 56 Tuttle St. Boston Police say the victim is Daniel Yakovleff, 20, of Roxbury. He... Read more
Thanks in part to a police roundup of 80 individuals over the weekend, Dorchester District Court's cells were packed with over 100 people on Tuesday, some of whom spent the three-day weekend in lock-up. Precisely how many people the sweep brought to the... Read more
Clouds were in the sky, but love was in the air last Friday, when Carmen Caban, 51, of Dorchester said, "I do" and married her longtime boyfriend, Luis Gonzalez. The wedding took place at Upham's Corner Health Center on Dorchester Avenue, where the... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told a roomful of merchants and civic leaders last week that he remains confident that the new year will see a continued drop in violent crime in Dorchester, despite a bloody January that has seen five homicides in... Read more
When the Jeremiah Burke High School reopens in Grove Hall, students will come back to more than renovated classrooms. In addition to a new gym, there will be a new branch library and a new community center all in one setting. The executive director of... Read more
When the Jeremiah Burke High School reopens in Grove Hall, students will come back to more than renovated classrooms. In addition to a new gym, there will be a new branch library and a new community center all in one setting. The executive director of... Read more
Some of the rancor displayed in Monday's presidential debate at the congressional Black Caucus began to spill into Boston this week. And the race has come alive in the city's neighborhoods in just a week's time. Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi, gathered... Read more
Some of the rancor displayed in Monday's presidential debate at the congressional Black Caucus began to spill into Boston this week. And the race has come alive in the city's neighborhoods in just a week's time. Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi, gathered... Read more
A Blue Hill Avenue dry cleaner may be held responsible for the release of a toxic chemical called perchloroethylene into the groundwater underneath the construction site of the new Mattapan Library. The chemical is a suspected carcinogen and worse in... Read more

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