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The parish that owns the site of the former St. William’s School is looking for realtors to lease or sell the property even as the Boston archdiocese insists that the door remains open to moving a private Roman Catholic high school into the vacant... Read more
Claude Leonidas continues to make his weekday trek from Mattapan to South Station on the MBTA, undeterred by a critical report last week highlighting a huge backlog -- $500 million worth -- of maintenance projects needed to keep the system safe. Other... Read more
Local lawmakers are calling on state transportation officials to pull back on the proposal for an express busway along Blue Hill Ave. for which the state is seeking a $140 million federal stimulus grant. The request from lawmakers comes after months of... Read more
An aging infrastructure. A massive debt load. And 51 unfunded projects classified as a “danger to life and limb of passengers and/or employees.” Those are just a few of the problems facing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the agency... Read more
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) received the Coming Up Taller Award for its Art a la Carte program at a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House last week. FDNH CEO Mark Culliton and Art a la Carte student Liana Rae... Read more
Suspect.The FBI has released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for holding up the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 5. The FBI describes him as a black male, medium build, about 5'7" and in his mid-30s. He carried a... Read more
Prince Hall Grand Lodge says it's tightened its policies on hall rentals after a post-dance incident in September that left one woman attacked and a police officer fearing for his safety. Prince Hall board member Leslie Lewis told the Boston Licensing... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire at 10 Winter St. this afternoon did roughly $30,000 in damage and displaced seven adults and two children. The department says the blaze, on the second floor of a three-decker, started as a stove fire... Read more
A two-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 7 p.m. did an estimated $400,000 damage to a single-family home at 83 Blake St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The department says a fireplace fire escaped the chimney and set the house's walls on fire... Read more
Somebody apparently tried to set Dorchester District Court on fire around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Boston Police. Police report that when officers arrived to investigate a call from the courthouse security manager, they found an incendiary... Read more
Boston Police report the Sovereign Bank at 780 Gallivan Blvd. was held up yesterday afternoon. The robber passed a note, but didn't show a weapon.
Citing “inflammatory” media coverage of her arrest on corruption charges, “outrageous” behavior of federal prosecutors, and a potential under-representation of minorities on a jury, the attorney for former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson on Monday called... Read more
Hoisting signs, handing out emery boards, and calling candidates’ names, volunteers at several local polling places made a strong but civil final push for their candidates in the hopes that a last-minute recommendation from a friend or neighbor would... Read more
When Work Inc. opened its doors this week at its new home at 25 Beach Street in Dorchester it was the culmination of eight years of fundraising, planning, and nine months of rehab work. It also marks a turning point for the 44-year-old nonprofit... Read more
By 8 a.m., 232 people had voted at the Holy Name Parish Hall in West Roxbury and Dorchester resident Ayanna Pressley had greeted most of them in her bid for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. And that total nearly doubled to 439 voters by 9 a.m... Read more
With an unabated fiscal crisis expected to again tear apart the city’s budget, voters sent City Hall incumbents back to their seats this week and elected the City Council’s first African-American woman and second Latino. First-term incumbent John... Read more
It was Mayor Thomas Menino's toughest test in sixteen years and he passed with the highest grade: The onetime Hyde Park city councillor bested challenger Michael Flaherty of South Boston by 16,355 votes, thereby rolling to his fifth term and into the city... Read more
Joel "Ninety" Clay, 25, got a 15-to-17-year prison term for running a crack-distribution operation out of a vacant Sturbridge Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Clay was convicted and sentenced last week on charges of... Read more
A rash of street robberies around Ashmont station prompted the MBTA Transit Police to issue an advisory to their officers on Tuesday. The warning details a string of four armed and unarmed robberies targeting black teenagers over the last week. The... Read more
Boston Police report a man shot at Bowdoin and Westville streets shortly before noon has died. The victim, identified only as a 23-year-old black male, died at Boston Medical Center. Police briefly locked down the John Marshall Elementary School as... Read more

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