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Parkman St. properties: These three six-families were among many that are the focus of questionable real-estate maneuverings in late 2007. Chris Lovett photo There was a time when Peter Power knew some of the people who lived in the six-family houses... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley has signed off on the proposal that will transfer six Catholic hospitals, including Dorchester’s Carney Hospital, to a for-profit New York firm. The deal, which still needs the approval of the state’s highest court and the... Read more
When the Chez Vous rink on Rhodes Street closed at 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 20, more than 300 teens began running towards Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street - where many then began fighting and blocking traffic. City officials and police don't want to shut the... Read more
Farmers Market CelebrationThe Mattapan Farmers’ Market celebrated its Fall Harvest Day on Saturday morning. The farmers' market is held each Saturday in the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Pictured above are volunteers from the Mattapan Food... Read more
WashingtonA man already facing at least two assault and battery charges in Boston was arrested in Manchester NH on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property related to Tuesday's quadruple murders. The Manchester Police... Read more
Boston Fire Department crews evacuated the four-story apartment building at 16 Algonquin St. around 8 a.m. Friday after workers set off carbon-monoxide alarms by running a gas-powered saw in the basement. No residents required medical treatment, and the... Read more
Former GOP Rep. Paul Loscocco, who had been running as an Independent for lieutenant governor as the running mate of Treasurer Tim Cahill, announced suddenly Friday that he is leaving the ticket and endorsing Republican Charles Baker for governor. The... Read more
A Menino administration official on Thursday night pleaded for patience from residents pushing to keep open libraries slated for closure. Justin Holmes, who handles constituent engagement for the mayor, said the administration had spent the summer in... Read more
Chris Byner, who heads the city's Streetworker program, comforts grieving woman
Outraged residents and leaders called out for swift justice this week after someone murdered four people on a Mattapan sidestreet Tuesday morning — including a 2 year old-boy shot to death in his mother’s arms. The early morning incident on Woolson Street... Read more
Boxer: The team behind Olympian hopeful Gabriel DeLuc: Jose Machado, assistant trainer Gerry Grealish, trainer Martin Grealish, and their protege. Photo by Grealish Boxing Gym. It’s a long way from a gym in Dorchester to the 2012 Summer Olympics in... Read more
Karen Cahill: “unique blend” The word used most to describe Karen Cahill, as of July the new principal at the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester, is “no-nonsense.” The second-most used word is “fun.” Staffers and teachers at the Worrell Street school... Read more
Carlos HenriquezWeeks before the Sept. 14 primary, the influential Ward 15 Democratic Committee met and declined to endorse either one of the top two candidates in the race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur. Neither Barry Lawton nor Carlos... Read more
Within the concrete walls of City Hall, low-level jockeying for the City Council presidency is ongoing. Term limits, instituted by Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney, prevent the head of the 13- member body from serving more than two consecutive... Read more
Representatives from the state’s Department of Transportation and the MBTA held a meeting at Central Boston Elder Services in Dudley Square last Thursday to discuss the consolidation of bus stops along route 28, which funnels thousands of commuters per... Read more
Planning to campaign on weekends and after he gets out of school on weekdays, high school teacher Barry Lawton said Tuesday he plans to mount a write-in campaign for Fifth Suffolk state representative. Lawton, a member of the Democratic State Committee... Read more
More than 8,000 people came out for last October’s inaugural Adams Corner Irish Heritage Festival. The second annual event — slated for Sunday, October 10 — is likely to be an even bigger draw, with more performers, vendors and volunteers ramping up for a... Read more
Local elected officials, who have frequently sought to save Carney Hospital from being shuttered, greeted the headline in Friday’s Boston Globe – “Caritas warns of 2 hospital closures” – with caution, saying the hospital chain has frequently mentioned... Read more
Medicare officials last week announced changes to one of their subsidies for low-income seniors, a program known as “Extra Help” that is aimed at helping low-income seniors who are struggling to pay their medical bills. Newly allotted funding can be used... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the weapons-possession convictions of alleged Dorchester gang members Ferndy Elysee and Richard Davis after their vehicle was pulled over following a disturbance at Dorchester District Court in 2006. The court... Read more
District 11 police alerted residents this week to take precautions after a rash of car break-ins that seem to be the work of one individual or group. There were 11 break-ins overnight between last Wednesday and Thursday, according to C-11 police Capt.... Read more


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