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Kids may not be familiar with the aria title “Largo al factotum,” but they’ll certainly recognize that its catchy “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro” melody hook from a host of pop culture airings from cartoons (ranging from Sponge Bob Squarepants to “The Simpsons... Read more
Next week Dorchester will be the seventh stop of a legislative committee’s “listening tour” focused on small businesses. The Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, co-chaired by state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Lower Mills), will... Read more
A pair of Beacon Hill lawmakers representing the Dorchester and Mattapan areas could face challengers this year, as Democrats and at least one Republican have shown interest in their seats. State Rep. Brian Wallace (D-South Boston) may see four opponents... Read more
Tackling the work of William Shakespeare can be a challenge for students on too many levels to mention. But for one Codman Academy Charter Public School tenth-grader, her ability to both understand and perform Shakespeare has brought recognition to her... Read more
MWRA water and sewer retail rates – the amount communities charge homeowners and businesses -- increased an average of 5.3 percent last year even though actual water usage continued to decline, dropping by 3.7 percent for the year, according to a rate... Read more
Updated 2/18 2:15 p.m.- UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced on Wednesday, A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority... Read more
The National Wholesale Liquidators (NWL) retail store at 735 Morrissey Blvd. will reopen for business, the Reporter was told this week. The discount retailer that specializes in a no-frills shopping experience closed its doors in early 2009 after the... Read more
UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced yesterday while withholding the price of the deal. Last December, UMass signed an offer to buy the site... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two people werre shot around 2:45 this morning at 21 Levant St. A man in his 20s was found there and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The second victim, a woman in her late... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a child playing with matches at 24-26 Hopkins St. started a fire around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday that did an estimated $75,000 damage. None of the occupants of the three apartments were injured, but the department says a... Read more
Boston Police report the teenager was murdered around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10) in front of 619 Cummins Highway. He was brought to Brigham and Women's Hospital with multiple gun shot wounds, and was pronounced dead. On Thursday, Boston Police... Read more
The weather prognosticators were agog this week with their predictions of the modest snowstorm that arrived here Wednesday afternoon. All week long, these highly trained meteorologists and their anchor-people partners in the media have been steadily... Read more
After 45 years of service to the community, Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses changed its name last week the better to reflect what the organization is all about. Now called College Bound Dorchester, the nonprofit organization announced the name... Read more
Facing a rocky re-election battle, Gov. Deval Patrick is beefing up his campaign staff, including some familiar faces from Boston’s political scene. Patrick, a Milton Democrat, has also hired a Dorchester resident as a deputy campaign manager with a... Read more
Dot2Dot: Karen Henry Garrett with some of her homemade bread at Dot2Dot Cafe. Photo by Sue Asci Whether it’s serving up fresh homemade meals and pastries from scratch or showcasing the creativity of local artists, Karen Henry Garrett wants to help... Read more
There will be lots to do in Dorchester for kids of all ages during next week’s school vacation. From swimming to snow-shoeing and storytelling and dance, the city, its libraries, community schools and other organizations have lined up a variety of free-... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a local man on carjacking charges Monday morning - after Quincy police picked him up following a failed carjacking. Police say Roger Gray, 23, entered a Sovereign Bank branch at 1617 Blue Hill Ave. two or... Read more
Rep. Willie Mae AllenRep. Willie Mae Allen, who represents parts of Dorchester and Mattapan in the state Legislature, will not seek re-election this year. The Mattapan resident, who has been elected twice to represent the Sixth Suffolk district, told the... Read more
Massachusetts State Police report capturing Darius Young, 16, wanted for stabbing three women and a girl on 21 Roseclair St. on Feb. 3. According to a State Police statement, Young, also wanted for a stabbing and a beating in Revere, was captured on... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for Darius D. Young, 15, whom they say has stabbed five people in two incidents. On the evening of Feb. 3, police say, Young stabbed a 6-year-old girl and three women in a domestic dispute at 21 Roseclair St.,... Read more

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