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The field of potential candidates in the District 3 derby continued to expand this week while one campaign drew 50 people to a VFW post in Neponset for an organizational get-together. Potential challengers also lined up for a run at several other district... Read more
City Hall officials are running out of time to redraw Boston’s City Council district precinct lines and could potentially miss out tens of thousands of dollars, if not millions, in cost savings, a top voting expert says. The number of residents in... Read more
Michael Creese Michael Creese, an 18-year-old senior at O’Bryant High School, is not quick to sing his own praises. Despite winning the Boston’s Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award and moving on to the state-wide competition May 6 at Westfield... Read more
Joe Rooney with his nephew Colin RooneyWhen the tenth annual 5k road race and walk to support the Brain Anuerysm Foundation steps off near Humarock beach next month, look for Dorchester’s Joe Rooney near the starting line. He’ll be the one running around... Read more
Adrianne Page, 11, posed for a photo with actor Kevin James at her aunt Stephanie Page’s home on Ashmont Hill last Thursday night. James was at the home to shoot a scene of the film “Here Comes the Boom.” Photo courtesy Stephanie Page Though it’s... Read more
Advocates for victims of sexual assault gathered Tuesday at City Hall to push for stronger anti-rape policies on college campuses, where, they say, one out of five undergraduate women experience an attempted or completed sexual assault during their time... Read more
Matt Sweeney, who has served as president of the Dorchester Youth Hockey program for the last three years, and his wife Jill accepted a grant from the Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Development program on March 10 at TD Garden. Also on hand to present the... Read more
Labor unions were in open revolt Tuesday against the Democratic leaders of the House, promising political consequences for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other state representatives who voted during a late night session to slash the collective bargaining... Read more
A fire sparked by a second-floor short circuit displaced eight people at 83 W. Selden St. Friday morning. None were injured, but one firefighter suffered a cut hand while helping put out the fire. A basement fire at 3 Mill St., meanwhile, broke out... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Donald Ray "Mann" Williams, 26, guilty of numerous charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, for a shooting that will require a former friend to use a wheelchair the rest of his life, the Suffolk... Read more
The Mattahunt-Wheelock Partnership held a community-wide planning session last Thursday at the Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan, the final piece of a community outreach strategy meant to determine new kinds of programming to be offered at the center... Read more
April showers bring May flowers but come June, fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers will crop up in community gardens throughout Dorchester. The Boston Natural Areas Network is teaming up with local organizations including the Dorchester Environmental... Read more
Michael Flaherty: Sounding increasingly like a candidate for public office, former City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty took to the airwaves this week, criticizing the mayor and the City Council as he weighs an attempt to reclaim his seat. “I don’t... Read more
The ultimate goal of youth sports is for kids to have fun, compete, and learn, not just about the game, but also about an important values in life like teamwork, responsibility, and commitment. With that in mind, Cedar Grove Baseball and Savin Hill... Read more
Southside Promotions “Turf War” boxing card lived up to the expectations of the sold-out crowd at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester on Saturday night. Billy Traft and Donnie Palmer, two amateur boxers from Dorchester, both fought their hearts out.... Read more
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week... Read more
A discussion about the expansion of the canoe launch dock at Neponset Park for Milton High School’s crew team and the surrounding community will take place at a public meeting at St. Brendan’s Church Hall on Tues., May 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The... Read more
From April 29 to May 8 greater Boston will be celebrating “ the music that defies definition and recognizes no boundaries.” Officially proclaimed by the Mayor Menino and coordinated by the nonprofit JazzBoston, “Jazz Week ‘11: This Is Jazz” spotlights for... Read more
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) will be holding two events at the Mattapan Library in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, April 23, the group will unveil a project titled “Healthy on the Block,” a partnership with the Boston Public Health... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found shot in the head around 1 a.m., Wednesday, on Trull Street has died. Police say the man was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. He is described as black and about 23. Anybody with information can... Read more

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