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The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire caused by a discarded cigarette forced 13 residents of 11 Althea St. into the cold around 7:30 this morning. Nobody was injured in the fire, sparked by a cigraette on the third-flooor porch, the... Read more
The Boston Police Department announced today it has terminated Justin Barrett, an Area B-3 officer who sent a mass e-mail last year with racially derogatory terms about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement... Read more
Boston Police at Dorchester's Area C-11 issued a "citizen alert" today after a reported indecent assault and battery yesterday (Feb. 3) morning near Shawmut MBTA station. According to police, the incident took place at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday when a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman on Centre Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and then grabbed her buttocks. Police say the man fled after the woman smacked him with a cane and a passing motorist... Read more
Remembering Judgie: The family of Judgie Leary, who died in December, gathered at Florian Hall last Friday along with nearly 1,000 friends and neighbors who came out to remember the Dorchester native and union official. Pictured above is Judgie’s widow... Read more
The head of a top Latino political organization is stepping down in September. “It’s just time,” said, Giovanna Negretti, who has helmed Oiste since it started a decade ago. “You just feel it in your gut.” Oiste – which translated from Spanish... Read more
For social services lobbyist Judy Meredith, lawmakers reviewing Gov. Deval Patrick’s state budget as they craft their own versions have two choices: “More cuts, or more revenues.” Patrick has unveiled a $28.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 that... Read more
With open houses being held throughout the area as part of Catholic Schools Week, families of students who have been attending the Pope John Paul II Academy’s Central school are busy selecting other academy campuses in Dorchester for opening day next... Read more
Several complaints were made to the city’s Inspectional Services Department in recent weeks about parking beyond the allowed capacity at the Eglise Baptise H. Bon-Berger de Boston Church at 487-498 Ashmont Street. And elected officials are now... Read more
After two weeks spent treating Haitian earthquake victims aboard a U.S. Navy-owned hospital ship, Dr. Laurence Ronan returned to Boston last Friday. A physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ronan is the director of the Thomas S. Durant, MD,... Read more
Matt Casey finds it hard to describe his one-week experience treating earthquake victims in Haiti. Matt Casey: Caritas Carney physician assistant and Dorchester resident Matt Casey, right, is shown alongside Caritas Christi Health Care’s Dr. Mark... Read more
U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown wants to be sworn Thursday afternoon, and asked Gov. Deval Patrick Wednesday to certify the Jan. 19 election results immediately. In a letter sent by Brown campaign counsel Daniel Winslow, Brown's camp asked that Brown's... Read more
Liquefied natural gas shipments from Yemen, scheduled to pass through Boston Harbor on the way to Everett, have unnerved elected officials, who acknowledged Tuesday they are largely powerless to stop federal ratification of the deliveries. U.S. Coast... Read more
I have lived in Boston since 1983. Campaigns and election days are my favorite sport. I can’t help myself. It’s fun to pay attention to the banter, debates, and the way voters in this great city get engaged in elections. To me, it’s better than... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a third-floor short-circuit caused a two-alarm fire at 55 Monsignor Lydon Way shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday that injured one firefighter. The firefighter was injured when ceiling debris fell on him, the department... Read more
The owners of Cataloni's, 10 Hancock St., have asked the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to overrule the Boston Licensing Board's decision to shut it because of alleged cocaine sales and purchases by customers. The ABCC, which has ultimate... Read more
Fans of classic Motown and pop musicals are singing “And I Am Telling You That I AM Going” all the way to box office of the Colonial Theatre to get seats for the February 2- 14 run of the touring revival of “Dreamgirls.” The smash musical that is... Read more
U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown said this week he was frustrated with the pace of the state’s economic stimulus spending, charging that Gov. Deval Patrick had not been funneling the funds fast enough. “The governor has a lot of stimulus money and he... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur speaking at a Tuesday morning forum at the Boston Foundation. St. Fleur, who was born in Haiti, spoke about the need for Haitian-Americans to have a greater voice in the relief and rebuilding efforts there. An emergency... Read more
The City Council’s two newest members were placed atop two new panels focusing on girls and women and the nationwide headcount known as the 2010 Census. City Council President Michael Ross this week appointed City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo to... Read more

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