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Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, of Fifield street in Dorchester, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in... Read more
You’ll have made a serious mistake if you didn’t catch “The Comedy of Errors,” now in its final week on Boston Common. For the 14th summer, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler... Read more
With its six stories of brick between Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station, The Carruth makes no attempt to rival the spacious tranquility of suburbia. From the businesses at street level – including a bank and an Italian restaurant – to the views... Read more
The Executive Office of Transportation held another meeting last Thursday concerning the controversial 28X line, this time with a newly organized advisory group of concerned community leaders and activists from neighborhoods along the 28 bus route. The... Read more
Last Saturday marked the official opening of Dudley Village, the Dorchester Bay EDC’s new mixed use development with 50 affordable housing units and four commercial spaces at 580 Dudley Street. Mayor Menino led a group of neighborhood residents, elected... Read more
The recent endorsement of former state Sen. Bill Owens appears to have been just an appetizer for mayoral hopeful Sam Yoon’s campaign, which this week served up the backing of community activist Mel King, the first African-American to win Boston’s... Read more
With renewal and new development stretching across all corners of Dorchester, two architects committed to the neighborhood they call home are excited about prospects for themselves and the public. RODE Architects, consisting of Eric James Robinson (the... Read more
A day after lawmakers and commuters blasted planned public transit fare increases as unfair and unaffordable, Gov. Deval Patrick suspended scheduled public hearings on the proposal – including ones in Grove Hall and at Roxbury Community College. The... Read more
A report from State Auditor Joseph DeNucci’s office has admonished Dorchester District Court for incorrectly processing bail money, a result of the small staff at the busy court. Bail money is used by defendants to obtain release; the court uses it to... Read more
Last weekend's second annual Dorchester Beach Festival drew a great crowd for an afternoon of fun in the sun at two of Dorchester's three beaches: Savin Hill and Malibu.
Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in the restaurant, 33 Hancock St.,... Read more
In the 60’s and beyond, The Four Seasons ruled the charts, singing the praises of girls like Sherry, Dawn Ronnie, and Marianne. But, as the smash bio-musical “Jersey Boys,” which just opened at the Shubert, reveals, in real life Frankie, Bob,... Read more
Members of the Boston Police Department and Mayor Menino joined local residents at National Night Out at the Franklin Park Zoo on Tuesday. At the event, sponsored by Target, Tedeschi, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, guests were treated... Read more
Dorchester will be bustling with outdoor activities this weekend. Residents from the neighborhood and other parts of Greater Boston will gather at Savin Hill and Malibu beaches Saturday from 11 to 4 for the second annual Dorchester Beach Festival. Last... Read more
Suffolk County prosecutors said this week there is no physical evidence to support a Savin Hill defendant's claim that a third man was involved in the January 2008 stabbing of a 20-year-old hair stylist at the defendant's Tuttle St. apartment. "Suggesting... Read more
Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressley’s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top local aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. According to one source close to the campaign, Pressley just wasn’t clicking with her now-former campaign manager,... Read more
A citizen task force working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on a master plan for Columbia Point is recommending upping the number of affordable housing units that would be available on the peninsula under the plan. The 15-member task force,... Read more
One of the flower planters installed by the Lower Mills Merchants Association sits at the corner of Washington Street and Dorchester Avenue. Merchants and business owners in Lower Mills are combining their efforts to bring improvements and renewal to one... Read more
Hiep Q. Nguyen was eight years old when his family came over from Vietnam in 1991. There were twelve of them: His parents, Hiep, and nine other siblings. “We came in with nothing,” he recalls. Eighteen years later, Nguyen, an accountant based in... Read more
The chief executive of the Corcoran Jennison Companies (CJ) says his company remains committed to advancing its development plans on Columbia Point, despite the loss of control over the 20-acre Bayside Expo Center. In an interview last week in his fifth-... Read more

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