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The Boston Police Department reports workers opening up La Belle Capoise restaurant at 884 Morton St. this morning were surprised to hear somebody yelling for help. Police say Frandy Jean, 17, broke into the restaurant sometime overnight and had somehow... Read more
John Doogan, a Savin Hill resident and a fixture in local Democratic politics since the 1960s, died on Friday. Doogan served as the parliamentarian for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and was a longtime member of the party’s state committee. Doogan, 64... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney saying she won’t seek a ninth term in office, a crowded field of potential candidates hoping to take her place is already taking shape. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole,... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith City Councillor Maureen Feeney’s announcement of her decision to not seek another two year term after 17 years in office, a crowded field of candidates is expected to emerge. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole, past... Read more
The Dorchester Speaker’s Forum will present a lecture and discussion with UMass Boston Professor and noted Labor Historian James Green on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The free program comes as unions are dominating... Read more
At the Neponset Health Center, 14 percent of hypertensive patients between 2008 and 2010 saw improved blood pressure readings. Emergency room visits for 60,000 Boston residents enrolled in Neighborhood Health Plan decreased by 20 percent in the same... Read more
A pilot retrofitting program aimed at shedding more light on Dorchester’s neighborhood streets is expanding city-wide, Menino administration officials say. Over the course of the winter, the city installed 2,500 new “cobrahead”-style street lights on... Read more
Morton Village: Michelle Crawford-Cranmore is leading the charge for a tidied-up Morton Street Village. Bill Forry photo Broken glass, empty beer bottles and used sanitary products: These are just a few of the items that Michelle Crawford-Cranmore said... Read more
Spring has sprung and Boston is getting primped for its close-up, with neighborhood beautifications taking place citywide throughout April. The eighth annual Boston Shines event, hosted by the citywide volunteer clean-up group Boston Shines 365, hopes to... Read more
Hyde Park resident William Dorcena, the owner of a marketing business named CenaMaven and the brother of Dorchester state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, told the Reporter on Monday that he has formed a campaign committee and is jumping into this year’s City... Read more
McMorrow playground, the state-owned park along Victory Road in Neponset, currently has the feel of a prison yard, according to some of its harshest critics. Its run-down, worn out structures — with sand and woodchips on the ground— are wrapped entirely... Read more
Donnie Palmer: On the 'Turf War' card this weekend. File photo/Pete Stidman It’s billed as the “Turf War” — and is fully loaded with six amateur and five professional fights. Boxing returns to the National Guard Armory on Dorchester’s Victory Rd. this... Read more
Amid cups of coffee, yarn, muffins and knitting needles, volunteers gathered at the Stitch House on April 10 to help the Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts’s Welcome Baby program. Participants knitted pairs of baby mittens that will be included in... Read more
Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Approaching On Thursday, May 12th the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester will host over 500 club members and guests at the 19th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the World Trade Center. We... Read more
Have several random thoughts to offer while waiting for Daisuke Matsuzaka, aka ‘Dice K, to unveil his allegedly unhittable “gyroball.” If the stylish import from Japan has somehow disappointed you it may have less to do with his failings than with the... Read more
With spring finally here, it’s time to applaud some of our neighborhood student athletes, coaches and Greater Neponset’s sports organizers for their superlative efforts during their Winter seasons. Let’s start with our own Senior class, which is... Read more
Step It Up, a pilot program currently in motion at the Emily A. Fifield and Oliver Wendell Holmes elementary schools in Dorchester, is encouraging grade schoolers to get moving and get healthy. Students and teachers wear a sneaker chip that continually... Read more
With the city battling perpetually increasing health care costs and getting less aid from the state, Mayor Thomas Menino yesterday unveiled a $2.4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2012 that pulls 30 staffers out of 5 community centers and cuts 169 full-... Read more
Cities and towns would receive the unilateral authority to raise health care co-payments and deductibles for their workers, and Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature life science tax credit program would be capped under a $30.45 billion annual spending plan... Read more
A massive public works project that will impact Lower Mills for the rest of the year will start on Monday, according to officials with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). Crews will begin by digging a ventilation shaft near the... Read more

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