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Lawton HQ on election night: A recount "not likely" While he says he is still in an “evaluation phase”, Barry Lawton tells the Reporter that he is not likely to seek a recount in the Fifth Suffolk state representative’s district.Lawton lost Tuesday’s... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports one of two men shot around 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at 27 Cameron St. was pronounced dead not long after his arrival at Boston Medical Center. The other victim is expected to survive, police said. Both men were 21,... Read more
Chris Lovett, anchor of Neighborhood Network News, led an on-air conversation about the results of Tuesday's primary election with the Reporter's own Gin Dumcius and Steve Poftak of the Pioneer Institute. Primary Election Analysis from Chris Lovett on... Read more
Without competitors on primary night, the three leading candidates for governor sparred during an hour-long radio debate Tuesday night, highlighting many areas of agreement as well as differences over policies governing undocumented immigrants, expanded... Read more
Police pulling drivers over for alleged text messaging violations starting at the end of the month will find the new law tough to enforce, according to local police groups. Wayne Sampson, executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs’ of Police... Read more
Fall Music Program The Music Clubhouse is planning to offer a variety of drop-in and registered activities to members ages 10 and older this Fall. Registration for programs such as Music Lessons, Music Production & Songwriting and Music Theory will... Read more
Science labs are being installed on the second floor. On the first floor, repairmen are working in a hallway lined with paintings by Jackson Pollock and Winslow Homer to install a “smart board” for teachers to use in the classrooms. And in the recently... Read more
Library closures, Take Two: City officials plan to re-start a community process designed to gather input on the proposed closures of four libraries, including the branch in Lower Mills. The process was halted earlier this year after drawing fire from... Read more
The Clapp family barn. Peggy Mullen photo Editor's Note: The Dorchester Historical Society invites you to invest in the future of Dorchester by supporting its past tonight by attending the “Save Our Barn” Gala, 6 p.m. Tickets are still available. For more... Read more
Carlos Henriquez addressing supporters at his campaign launch. Eric Esteves photo (Updated 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16)— When we last looked at the Fifth Suffolk state representative race, community activist Carlos Henriquez had won the unofficial... Read more
Mirroring results showing incumbents fending off challenges across the Bay State, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz easily beat back their Democratic primary contenders on Tuesday. Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, snapped up 65... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 17-year-old they say was toting a gun he'd just fired near Dorchester High School Tuesday night. Police say that around 7 p.m., officers watching the Pop Warner practices at Dorchester Education Complex... Read more
Mattapan community activist Russell Holmes yesterday won a five-way Democratic primary for state representative in the Sixth Suffolk District, besting a City Hall aide and the head of the local chapter of the NAACP, among others, in the race to replace... Read more
Russell Holmes: Topped the ticket in the Sixth Suffolk race. Photo by Alex OwensUpdated: Carlos Henriquez has won a majority of votes in the race to replace Marie St. Fleur in the Fifth Suffolk district. Unofficial results from the city of Boston's... Read more
Just over 9,000 voters cast primary ballots in Boston by 9 a.m. Tuesday, down 60 percent from the same timeframe four years ago, when a contested gubernatorial primary topped the Democratic ballot. DEVELOPING: St. Fleur makes last minute endorsement in... Read more
It’s long been the fast food equivalent of the Holy Grail for those in the burger-and-fry business on Gallivan Boulevard: a drive-thru. Tonight, the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard will gallantly attempt to persuade neighbors in... Read more
A long-time Codman Square pharmacist was convicted on Monday of Medicaid fraud, federal officials said. Amadiegwu “Joe” Onujiogu, 63, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge on Monday to a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. He is scheduled to... Read more
It can be hard for us plebes – we, the mediocre unwashed, the plebes, the groundlings – to grasp the fantastic mental perambulations and intellectual high-wire acts executed by the likes of those who attended that ivy-wreathed citadel of higher learning... Read more
Boston law-enforcement agencies, courts and clergy are planning a four-day "safe surrender" program next month that will let people with outstanding warrants turn themselves in at a "safe" church on Blue Hill Avenue that will double as an impromptu... Read more
The US Attorney's office in Boston today named Michael R. Anderson, 41, of Framingham, as a player in a scheme to profit through bogus financing deals on 27 Dorchester and Roxbury condos by forging mortgage applications from people who had no plans to... Read more

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