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Firefighters were called twice in less than 24 hours to 49 Maxwell St. to put out fires on the third floor. Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said investigators consider the fires, which occurred Monday and Tuesday nights, suspicious, but... Read more
Door-knocking for Deval Patrick : Volunteers hit the streets in pairs to drive out votes in Ward 16Gov. Deval Patrick won a whopping 80 percent of the vote in Dorchester — and 95 percent of the vote in Mattapan— on Tuesday, as predominantly African-... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 3, 2010…..Coming of a decisive victory in a campaign in which he offered few substantive policy proposals, Gov. Deval Patrick identified job creation, access to quality education for all Massachusetts children and lower health... Read more
Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.A Boston Licensing Board hearing turned heated this morning when City Councilor Maureen Feeney accused the new owner of the Ka-Carlos building at 33 Hancock St. of lying to... Read more
Former City Hall aide Carlos Henriquez Tuesday night won the Fifth Suffolk seat held by Marie St. Fleur. Barry Lawton, who came in 41 votes behind Henriquez in September's Democratic primary and waged a write-in campaign in the general election, conceded... Read more
LATEST STORY: Grassroot Dems pulled out all the stops for Deval Incumbent Governor Deval Patrick and his running mate Timothy Murray — who have won re-election according to multiple news sources tonight— are well on their way to a decisive victory tonight... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Verna Sewell, 65, guilty of manslaughter for the stabbing death of the man whose apartment she had shared for several months, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Prosecutors had sought a second-... Read more
An argument on a 44 bus on Humboldt Avenue this morning ended in a bloody knife fight that left one person dead, according to the MBTA and the Boston Police Department. The fight erupted around 9 a.m. as the bus neared the Trotter School, 135 Humboldt Ave... Read more
Deval Patrick and family made last 2010 campaign stop at the Hoosic Club in Milton: The governor ended a long day of election-eve campaigning in his hometown.BOSTON, NOV. 1, 2010….As candidates prepared to the hand the reins of their campaigns over to the... Read more
A Canton real-estate broker was indicted last week on eight counts of wire fraud for alleged fraudulent sales of condos in two buildings he owned in Dorchester, the US Attorney's office reports. Prince Charles Eweka allegedly converted multi-family... Read more
Councillor Chuck TurnerA federal jury on Friday convicted City Councillor Chuck Turner of accepting a $1,000 bribe and lying to FBI agents about it. The unanimous verdict came after days of testimony and a day and a half of jury deliberation. The... Read more
The race for governor remains very close heading into the final weekend of the campaign, the latest State House News Poll shows. Gov. Deval Patrick earned 40 percent, Republican Charlie Baker 37 percent, independent Tim Cahill 9 percent and Green/... Read more
A Roxbury man was arrested Tuesday on charges he exposed himself to students at the John Winthrop Elementary School, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Tyrone Curry, 31, was arrested after he allegedly unzipped outside a gymnasium... Read more
Aaron Larget-Caplan: Group home next door was source of frustration in Uphams Corner.First of two parts. Charles Hollins is accustomed to dealing with skeptics as he goes about his business of persuading residents that there will be no problems when his... Read more
In a marked change in tone, the head of Boston’s public library system said this week that she would “strongly support” keeping all of Boston’s library branches open if funding is made available. Amy Ryan, who oversees the 26 branches of the Boston Public... Read more
Four candidates for governor. Three candidates for Congress in one district. And a post-primary rematch of sorts occurring in a state representative district. Dorchester and Mattapan voters will hit the polls next Tuesday to pull the lever for candidates... Read more
Some people consider themselves OFD (Originally From Dorchester), others DBC (Dorchester By Choice) and still others DBM (Dorchester By Marriage). The truth is, you may be connected to Dorchester more than you think. The Dorchester Descendants Project is... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s schools chief tweaked her plans to close several schools this week as parents opposed to the proposals took their case to the School Committee. Instead of completely merging the Lee Academy Pilot School and Lee Elementary School,... Read more
Standing by the courthouse elevators and minutes after wrapping up his testimony, Roxbury businessman Ron Wilburn, the star witness in City Councillor Chuck Turner’s corruption trial, predicted that the jury would “crucify” Turner. In taking the stand a... Read more
Almont Park in Mattapan will see significant renovations, possibly beginning next year, according to Boston’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents discussed park improvements in a meeting with city officials and lawmakers at a public meeting held... Read more

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