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Two of the four Democrats vying to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur tackled a slew of issues at a Tuesday night forum, including illegal immigration, casino gambling, and federal stimulus funds. Few differences emerged between high school teacher... Read more
Strand Theatre: Columbia Rd. landmark goes unused most days.After $8 million in renovations, Strand site unused 10 months a year; bustling '90s now a memory Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says the proudest moment of his political career took place last... Read more
Greenway Council proposal: A proposal by the Neponset Greenway Council would include trail extensions on both sides on the river. A multi-use path along the Neponset River will not go through Milton’s Capen Street neighborhood under an agreement a state... Read more
Akiba AbakaAt 14 years old, Vanessa Lindo took the stage for the first time in her life at the Strand Theatre. As the newest member of the Strand Teen Players, Lindo, a Jamaican immigrant living in Dorchester, saw a new world open before her eyes. “We got... Read more
The police department has issued a Burglary Awareness Community Alert in area District 3, due to an increase in breaking and entering. Please follow the tips below, and contact the Community Service Office at (617)-343-4717 to contact an officer for a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of a pair of men for an afternoon shooting on West Cottage Street that sent one man to the hospital - after police found the victim, who had walked away from the scene. Police say about 20 minutes after the... Read more
Voters going to the polls September 14 to fill the vacant Fifth Suffolk District House seat - and given the high stakes let’s hope there’s a big turnout - will cast one of their most important ballots ever. The levels of crime, poverty, and joblessness in... Read more
The Menino administration’s outgoing arts chief strongly denies that her decision to resign earlier this month had anything to do with the city’s settlement of discrimination suit against her in April. Julie A. Burns, who has served as a top deputy to... Read more
Bruce Landers: Sets a trap in Lower MillsCity and state officials are stepping up monitoring efforts this week after a sample of mosquitoes captured in Dorchester last week tested positive for West Nile Virus, a bug and bird-borne disease that can be... Read more
The brick building that sits at 18 Samoset Street is unique. Tucked in behind St. Mark’s, the building houses the offices of College Bound Dorchester and many of the programs that it runs. It is also the location of the Dot Community Center for the... Read more
Despite relatively stable crime rates in Neponset, a series of high-profile violent crimes and burglaries have residents calling for extra security measures. An Aug. 12 shooting on Adams Street at Lonsdale Street not far from Neponset, which left one man... Read more
When the state’s labor department announced employment numbers in May, Gov. Deval Patrick’s press office acted quickly, sending out a press release exactly 23 minutes after the department detailed the numbers. “With 19,000 new jobs in April, Massachusetts... Read more
DotWell, a Dorchester-based community advocacy group, is holding several adult education programs this fall at its tech center in Codman Square. Among DotWell’s education programs are the Clemente course in the Humanities and the Boston-area  Advanced... Read more
As climate change threatens to alter more than just the planet’s coastline and ocean life, scientists and policy experts at UMass-Boston are studying how environmental problems intersect with national security risks. The new Collaborative Institute for... Read more
The site of the former C. F. Donovan’s restaurant was sold last week at a sidewalk auction to the owner of McKenna’s, the café across the street, and a local financial planner. The winning bid for the former restaurant, which longtime owner Arthur Donovan... Read more
It has been just a year since it was announced that the century-old Mt. Washington Bank would be merged with the East Boston Savings Bank. At the time, Mt. Washington had established itself as a significant community-based financial institution, one that... Read more
For the second day in a row, somebody was murdered in broad daylight on a Dorchester street. The Boston Police Department reports a man, 26, was found with a stab wound around 12:30 p.m. today at 600 Blue Hill Ave., across from Franklin Park near Seaver... Read more
Two people were shot, one fatally, last Thursday (Aug. 12) in front of an Adams Street home across the street from Hemenway Park. Police responded to the scene at 531 Adams Street — at the corner of Lonsdale Street— just before 9:30 p.m. Two male victims... Read more
A Saturday ceremony is planned to install a plaque memorializing a 71 year-old store clerk who was gunned down inside an Uphams Corner convenience store last Feburary. Geraldo Serrano was shot to death on Feb. 24 when he confronted two young men who were... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports Terrance Small, 39, was murdered outside 2 Shafter St. this afternoon. Police say arriving officers found the man lying in the street, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was... Read more

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