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Police report arresting a local teen after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a student waiting for a bus on Columbia Road around 7:15 a.m. and then fled when officers spotted him. Devante M. Phillips, 17, was arrested at Dudley and Alexander streets... Read more
Emmanuel Pina and Sandro Tavares were indicted today for the murder of an innocent chef and a man with whom they allegedly fought at the Ka-Carlos restaurant in Uphams Corner, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. A third man, Timothy... Read more
Boston Police reported today that shortly after Carlos Romero Franco, 31, was gunned down on Oct. 16 at 598 Harvard St., they discovered heroin there with an estimated street value of $1 million, as well as a gun and an unspecified amount of cash. Police... Read more
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Copley Square venues The inaugural one-day Boston Book Festival will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Old South Church, Trinity Church and outdoors in Copley Square. Festival events... Read more
Unscientifically extrapolated from this month’s state economic data, forecasts and a national performance review of child protection laws that may want to circle back with Colorado: We’re good at protecting abused and neglected kids, except for the... Read more
With the 8th annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) fast approaching this weekend, ultra-stressed organizers are wrestling with how to maximize the local celebration of the arts in the face of declining involvement of artists and visitors. Last year DOS... Read more
Respecting the spirit and wisdom of the elderly is not only part of the mission at Standish Village, but it is also a core value of the Lower Mills-based assisted living facility’s new executive director Jean Patel Bushnell. For Bushnell, the journey to... Read more
Citizens and community leaders— and one business owner — from the Mattapan neighborhood gathered for the fourth time on Monday night with one big purpose in mind: How best to write a proposal for a Mattapan Main Street District that will get City Hall's... Read more
History buffs and area residents strolled through the building where the nation’s first supermarket once thrived, threw balls down the lane of a shuttered candlepin alley, and even took a bow on the stage of the Strand Theatre on Saturday morning. And... Read more
The two mayoral candidates this week offered a preview of the closing weeks of the campaign as incumbent Thomas Menino defended a record of lower crime during his tenure and a history of fighting foreclosures, while City Councilor At-Large Michael... Read more
The former home of George Wright at 24 Grampian Way, Savin Hill. Photo by Ed Forry. What was once one of Dorchester’s grandest homes sits sadly today at 24 Grampian Way atop Savin Hill overlooking downtown Boston. The residence, deemed a “haunted... Read more
The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously on Tuesday to deny an appeal filed by the Eglise Baptise H. Bon-Berger de Boston Church to expand the maximum occupancy of its Ashmont Street site from 32 to 108 people. “This case before us has no... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Michael Hart, 53, for killing a woman who confronted him after he'd slashed his ex-girlfriend's throat and then stabbed her on her Millet Street front porch in 2005. Michael... Read more
Boston Police report the Sovereign Bank branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave., was held up today - somebody passed a note to the teller. The bank was also held up on Oct. 7.
A 38-year-old disabled Dorchester resident, who is not able to speak, lost a device Friday morning at Ashley’s Restaurant on Bowdoin Street that enables him to communicate. The hand-held device, which resembles a Blackberry or cell phone, was left on... Read more
Morrissey Blvd Flooding Friday's heavy morning rains and 11 a.m. high tides resulted in road flooding along Morrissey Blvd. Late morning traffic was down to one lane in both directions near Savin Hill. The road was flooded also near Freeport Street,... Read more
Boston Police report a girl waiting for her bus to school on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Wednesday morning was attacked by a pit bull but managed to avoid serious harm when a man driving by on a motorcycle stopped to free her from the dog. According to a... Read more
Fans of Boston’s highest-profile crime writer, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane, are awaiting the launch of his latest work, a celebration that will culminate the upcoming Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24. Lehane, whose best-sellers have been... Read more
By land and by sea, Dorchester residents are expected to be out in great numbers this year celebrating the scariest of holidays, Halloween. From a scarecrow contest to floating pumpkins and costume parties, local organizations have something planned for... Read more
Red Line commuters who have waited through years of Ashmont Station construction for a back entrance to the subway to reopen will have to trek around the station for another year and a half – at least. The Radford Lane entrance to the station, tucked on... Read more

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