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Assistant coach John Evans walks the sidelines as head coach Rich Moran, behind him, yells encouragements to his team, the Dorchester Bears, in a game against Madison Park High School at White Stadium on Friday. The Bears beat the Cards, 31-14, marking... Read more
There's been a King Tom. Right now there's a King Sal. Could there be a King Marty on the way? As ethics investigations and a fight over who will be the next House speaker roil Beacon Hill, Rep. Martin Walsh's name has cropped up in news reports and... Read more
Mattapan's Dianne Walker goes by many names. Some call her Lady Di. Her students refer to her affectionately as Aunt Dianne. Admirers sometimes call her the "Ella Fitzgerald of Tap." Thirty years as one of the greatest tap dancers of our time has earned... Read more
Police are investigating an arson attack on this Shepton Street home last Thursday. Photo by Pete Stidman. Paulo DeBarros was mum on Friday as he helped teens move furniture around in the newly remodeled St. Peter's Teen Center, where he is director. "... Read more
Pictured at ceremonies on Saturday at The Carruth are (from left:) Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, Renie Smith of City Council President Feeney's office, Liliana Sanchez, Wainwright senior vice president, Chris Douglass of Tavolo, Patrick Lee EVP Trinity... Read more
He's been here 33 years. But Dorchester's Binh Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese American Community of Massachusetts and a Vietnamese immigrant, still remembers how difficult it was to learn English, which slowed access to the opportunities that drew... Read more
Access to substance abuse treatment for all regardless of income, mandatory K-12 bullying and violence prevention programs, and aggressive steps to reduce access to illegal firearms are among the anti-urban violence recommendations released last Thursday... Read more
In Dorchester District Court Tuesday, Judge David Poole ordered a 20-day mental evaluation for 32-year-old Steven Phillips, who allegedly flashed two teenage girls on the Route 23 MBTA bus just before 3 p.m. on Monday, and then stabbed them both. Phillips... Read more
A long simmering disagreement over an odor control facility planned for Columbia Point - next to the future site of Corcoran Jennison Companies' gigantic "Bayside on the Point" developmen - became a slugfest this week when a state board voted not to alter... Read more
Sen. Dianne Wilkerson resigned Wednesday, after her indictment Tuesday on federal charges that she took $23,500 in bribes to take legislative action. Wilkerson had come under heavy pressure from colleagues, who voted to ask for her resignation within... Read more
Statistics released this week by the Boston Police Department show a slow-down in serious crime across the city, with significant reductions in our neighborhood's two main police districts, C-11 and B-3, compared to last year's figures. The good news is... Read more
House Majority Leader John Rogers, whose bid to succeed Speaker Salvatore DiMasi suffered a setback last week when rival House Ways and Mean chair Robert DeLeo gathered scores of supporters in a show of strength, has begun calling members and asking them... Read more
Conversations on the prospects for next year's city council race rarely fail to come to the question of gender equity. Only one female - Dorchester's own district three councillor Maureen Feeney - currently holds elected office in City Hall, though women... Read more
The first annual Holiday Stroll of Lower Mills - held last Thursday night, Nov.13 - drew more than 300 persons into the village business district to meet with neighbors and merchants. With mild temperatures and mixed showers, the event - hosted by the... Read more
Jimmy Hayes circles around and around on the ice. The game slows down for him as he watches. Nick Petrecki slides the puck to Carl Sneep, and then, suddenly, Hayes has it. He spins around, and it's just him and the goal. The rink goes silent; this is his... Read more
The last farmers market of the year was held on Oct. 23 at the Codman Square Health Center. Photo courtesy of Family, Inc. It's all smiles for neighborhood farmers' market managers, even as the economy is nose-diving. A handful of new markets were... Read more
There were only two people standing on the traffic island in middle of Blue Hill Avenue with an Obama-Biden sign, but horns could be heard for several blocks around. It was election day in Grove Hall. Propping up the blue sign were the founder of the... Read more
Maureen and Larry Feeney Larry and Maureen Feeney will be among the honorees at this Friday's 24th annual Caritas Carney Hospital Awards Dinner on at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The Dorchester couple will be the recipients of the Andrew Carney... Read more
Future visions of Columbia Point crystallized further last Thursday when Synergy, the owner of a large swath of property that includes the Shaw's on Morrissey Boulevard, unveiled its vision for creating a new "main street" on the site. Much like developer... Read more
Three of five adults involved in a brutal youth gang beating that took place in Fields Corner in August, 2007 have been sentenced. Two others have court dates in early December. A video of the beating, which involved participants in their pre-teens on up... Read more

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