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Elizabeth Reed, a real-estate broker in Norwood, was indicted this week on 40 counts of wire fraud and 15 counts of money laundering for her role in allegedly flipping an apartment building converted to condos at 135 Neponset Ave. According to a federal "... Read more
Officials from the MBTA, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the State House met yesterday in an attempt to move forward with a planned expansion of the Neponset Greenway. The project, which has been vetted over the last two years, appeared... Read more
The one-time Industrial School for Girls at 232 Centre St. Citing a need for further information and review, the Boston Landmark Commission has temporarily denied historic landmark status for a 19th century building in the St. Mark’s neighborhood recently... Read more
Sparks are expected to fly tonight as Mattapan residents meet with MBTA officials about the siting of a Blue Hill Avenue rail station and abutters who remain opposed weigh their next steps. The Fairmount Line station, one of four additions to the commuter... Read more
Endorsements can be tricky things. Closely watched by insiders, they are often considered to have little impact on voters. But endorsements bring more hands to the endorsee’s organization from the endorser, along with an influx of money, and a signal that... Read more
When the young Jack Marr was working at his family’s scaffolding company in post-WWII South Boston, his specialty was climbing flagpoles, using nothing more than two thin ropes and his own prowess to reach the top. Now, 58 years after his death on a... Read more
Editor’s Note:A scholarship fund in memory of Saint William’s Band of Dorchester and Dominic J. Bianculli has recently been established. This scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors who live in Dorchester and will be entering college... Read more
In an attempt to highlight and protect some of Uphams Corner’s lesser-known historical landmarks, the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) is calling on residents to identify important pieces of the neighborhood’s history. During an open workshop titled “... Read more
Local historians are planning a weekend of events to ring in the 350th anniversary of the James Blake House, the oldest home in the City of Boston. The Dorchester Historical Society (DHS) chose Dorchester Descendants week to commemorate the Blake House,... Read more
A lifelong Dorchester resident who danced as child in “The Nutcracker” at the Strand is making her debut there this Saturday as a choreographer as part of a one-night-only special “Out of the Box.” This showcase of fresh new dance is organized by... Read more
A man apparently intent on killing his girlfriend initiated a gun battle that left him, the woman and a Boston Police officer with gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s says it has launched two investigations into... Read more
John O'Toole: Petition signature at issueAnonymous fliers posted along this year’s gay pride parade route prompted District 3 candidate John O’Toole to publicly explain his signature on an anti-gay marriage petition in circulation in 2005. The... Read more
The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting at the Foley Senior Residences on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. to present plans for a new water feature, as well as spray elements and site improvements, at the Ryan... Read more
Above, the latest report on today's incident from BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News. A man apparently intent on killing his girlfriend initiated a gun battle that left him, the woman and a Boston Police officer with gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning.... Read more
Soggy sluggers The rain of the last week interrupted play for many of the scheduled games in the Cedar Grove Baseball league. Above, members of the Red Sox waited out a passing shower on Saturday at McMorrow Playground as they played for control of first... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man leaving the Polish American Club, 82 Boston St., around 5 p.m. on Wednesday was robbed of $300. Police described the attacker as a white male, 25, about 5'10" with a medium build and wearing a white T-shirt and... Read more
A police dog aided officers early Thursday morning in collaring Dason Alves, a 21 year-old Dorchester accused of breaking and entering into a car. After receiving a report around 1 a.m. of a male attempting to steal somebody’s car, police came upon a... Read more
Thirty-one Dorchester programs and five Mattapan programs stand to receive grants of up to $10,000 from the Department of Early Education and Care. The agency announced $2.8 million in grants to improve the state’s early education programs this week.... Read more
Anyone who has spent time in Boston is familiar with the concept of political theater, but maybe not the precise variety that Dorchester’s Catherine O’Neill describes in “Murph,” a new play-in-the-making based on the sometimes-seedy world of Beacon Hill.... Read more
The Boston Natural Areas Network, which boasts a 10,000-gardener membership, is currently working on expanding its operations in Dorchester with new programming and community gardens. Upcoming programs include a gardening workshop on June 18 at City... Read more

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