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Mattapan community activist Russell Holmes yesterday won a five-way Democratic primary for state representative in the Sixth Suffolk District, besting a City Hall aide and the head of the local chapter of the NAACP, among others, in the race to replace... Read more
Russell Holmes: Topped the ticket in the Sixth Suffolk race. Photo by Alex OwensUpdated: Carlos Henriquez has won a majority of votes in the race to replace Marie St. Fleur in the Fifth Suffolk district. Unofficial results from the city of Boston's... Read more
Just over 9,000 voters cast primary ballots in Boston by 9 a.m. Tuesday, down 60 percent from the same timeframe four years ago, when a contested gubernatorial primary topped the Democratic ballot. DEVELOPING: St. Fleur makes last minute endorsement in... Read more
It’s long been the fast food equivalent of the Holy Grail for those in the burger-and-fry business on Gallivan Boulevard: a drive-thru. Tonight, the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard will gallantly attempt to persuade neighbors in... Read more
A long-time Codman Square pharmacist was convicted on Monday of Medicaid fraud, federal officials said. Amadiegwu “Joe” Onujiogu, 63, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge on Monday to a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. He is scheduled to... Read more
It can be hard for us plebes – we, the mediocre unwashed, the plebes, the groundlings – to grasp the fantastic mental perambulations and intellectual high-wire acts executed by the likes of those who attended that ivy-wreathed citadel of higher learning... Read more
Boston law-enforcement agencies, courts and clergy are planning a four-day "safe surrender" program next month that will let people with outstanding warrants turn themselves in at a "safe" church on Blue Hill Avenue that will double as an impromptu... Read more
The US Attorney's office in Boston today named Michael R. Anderson, 41, of Framingham, as a player in a scheme to profit through bogus financing deals on 27 Dorchester and Roxbury condos by forging mortgage applications from people who had no plans to... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Calvin Carnes's four consecutive life terms for killing the four men in a basement recording studio in 2005. "We discern no reason to order a new trial or reduce the convictions of murder in the first degree to a... Read more
By a 10-point margin, Massachusetts voters favor slicing the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent, according to a State House News Service poll - a ballot referendum that would chop roughly $2.4 billion from Beacon Hill coffers and has drawn... Read more
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the North End’s waterfront Christopher Columbus Park will provide the picturesque backdrop for a leisurely afternoon exploration of a wide variety of art forms at the 9th annual Boston Ähts Festival. During the original... Read more
The number of Boston-bred mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus continues to mount this summer. Last week, bugs trapped and tested in Lower Mills were found to be infected with the disease, which can cause illness in humans and can, in certain... Read more
A Codman Square-based youth group has been recognized by a federal agency for their pioneering anti-smoking campaigns. On Tuesday, August 17, staff from the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), an offshoot of the Food and Drug Administration, visited... Read more
A clarification has been attached to this article. In the four-way Democratic race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Fifth Suffolk District candidate Carlos Henriquez has poured over $5,700 of his own money into his campaign this year, state... Read more
The Boston Housing Authority is pouring $7 million in capital improvements into Lower Mills Apartments, leading to an on-site case manager and upgrades to common areas, the lobby, and kitchen and baths, city officials say. There are 177 units in the... Read more
Mac D’Alessandro on the stump in Franklin ParkStanding the doorway of her Romsey St. home, Mariama White-Hammond concedes she’s had some “ups and downs” with her U.S. Congressman, Stephen Lynch. He voted against the original health care reform bill... Read more
It’s noontime on a recent Saturday and Steve Grossman is eating ice cream. “This is really good ice cream,” he says, digging into a small bowl full of the maple walnut flavor, courtesy of the Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills. His father had ice cream at home... Read more
Conor Boyle: A standout for Catholic Memorial, Dot native to join collegiate ranks.The Dorchester Youth Lacrosse program is in its twelfth year and is going stronger than ever thanks to founder Mike Devlin. After graduating from Salem State College, the... Read more
Sample Ballot- Sept. 14, 2010 electionVoters in Dorchester and Mattapan will go the polls on Tuesday to decide Democratic and Republican nominees for a variety of seats, from Congress to their local state representative. A small wave of retirements and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old who was shot in the head on Tonawanda Street late Monday has died. The teen was found at 9 Tonawanda St. with a gunshot wound around 11:15 p.m. and was rushed to Boston Medical Center - about 2 1/2 hours... Read more


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