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Little Miss Dorchester, Marie McCarthy Young Miss Dorchester Vivian Bui Take a pageant for young girls, but replace the swimsuit competition with an essay contest – and instead of the contestants resembling living dolls, they compete as themselves: normal... Read more
Although she ran for Mayor of Dorchester uncontested, Mary McCarthy is thrilled at the opportunity to represent her hometown in the annual Dorchester Day Parade. McCarthy, who said she never dreamed of becoming mayor, raised over $6,000 (and counting)... Read more
USS Carr: Will fire guns to mark anniversary of WWII battle of Midway as it enters harbor on Friday morning.Be sure to pack earplugs on your Friday morning commute, as the US Navy is bringing out the big guns to celebrate Dorchester’s nautical roots. The... Read more
Settled by passengers from the Mary and John about June 1, 1630, Dorchester originally was one of the largest towns in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and included South Boston, Hyde Park, Milton, Wrentham, Stoughton, Dedham, Sharon, Foxboro, and Canton.... Read more
Dorchester’s own Jack Flanagan will be inducted into Boston College’s Hall of Fame this September, 52 years after he last put on a football uniform for the university. Now, at age 73, the award-winning offensive end recalls his time living in Dorchester... Read more
Joyce Linehan: A Dot native, Linehan has become a go-to organizer for political figures, from Congressman Mike Capuano to Rep. Marty Walsh, above left.In the thick of his reelection battle last year, Gov. Deval Patrick dropped by Somerville’s Q Division... Read more
College Bound Dorchester will host its seventh annual We Are College Bound event on June 9 at UMass Boston to honor State Representative Marty Walsh for his support of the organization and Dorchester. The event will also celebrate College Bound’s... Read more
June Program Highlights The school-year program will end with a bang as the month of June will be peppered with special events in all core program areas In our Athletics program we will host the Annual Triple Play Olympics on June 4. The day will include... Read more
The axiom has been an article of faith in this remote outpost for the last 36 years, but it nonetheless bears repeating at this rather special moment. At its best — when the level of intensity reaches a certain zenith and the finest in the world at the... Read more
A holiday weekend that saw two men shot to death in Dorchester and Mattapan was followed Tuesday by two more shootings - one fatal - and a stabbing, the Boston Police Department reports. The Boston Police Department reports a man was murdered around 8 p.m... Read more
The view from inside the building. Photo by BFD. A fire reported around 2:30 a.m. did an estimated $350,000 in damage to a two-family house at 47 Codman Hill Ave., the Boston Fire Department says. One firefighter went to the hospital with chest pains,... Read more
Boston Police report finding a man with a gunshot wound outside 29 Selden St. around 9:40 p.m., Sunday. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man, 22, was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at Itasca and Messinger streets. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact... Read more
Extra police surveillance along Talbot east of Blue Hill Avenue may have prevented a murder on Thursday, but didn't stop two men from getting shot Sunday afternoon. The Police Department says officers have stepped up surveillance there because of "a few... Read more
A Quincy District Court judge ruled today that even if he accepted Norman Barnes's version of how a Dorchester 15-year-old came to spend two weeks with him, having nightly sex with strange men, he's an immediate threat to the girl and society, and denied... Read more
Nhu Nguyen, 19, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court on charges he pumped a single fatal bullet into Derek Matulina's chest on the platform of the Savin Hill T stop the day before Mother's Day. Assistant... Read more
Staff Sgt. Terrence Shane Burke at Memorial Day ceremony on May 30, 2011: Sgt. Burke (USMC) spoke to more than 700 people who gathered for the annual observation of Memorial Day in Dorchester. Burke survived a life-threatening wound sustained during a... Read more
A bitter split has erupted among past and current members of the citywide board that oversees the network of neighborhood community centers set up to provide a range of after-school programs for youths and families across the city. Several of the five... Read more
Ingrid Houlder Baptiste, a Fields Corner personal care attendant, was nervous as she took the podium. The 47-year-old referred to U.S. Sen. John Kerry, standing a few feet away, as his Republican colleague, “Sen. Scott Brown,” and started to sob halfway... Read more
Another top-tier contender bailed this week as the field of candidates vying to replace retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney appeared to solidify. Deirdre McDermott Habershaw, a former Feeney aide and ex-chief of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic... Read more

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