"Careless disposal of smoking materials" sparked a one-alarm fire late Saturday afternoon at 104 Robey St. that did an estimated $75,000 in damage and left six adults and two children without a place to sleep, Boston fire officials say. Fire officials... Read more
The Geneva Avenue Elderly Housing organization held an open house late last month for a new Haitian Adult Day Health Center, the first of its kind for Kit Clark Senior Services, which provides numerous health care options for seniors across Massachusetts... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick last week signed a bill postponing lobbying law reforms that were scheduled to take effect this week.  The Legislature earlier had sent Patrick a bill to delay implementation until Jan. 1, 2010. The slate of reforms was touted over the... Read more
"This gathering reminds me of one that took place some years ago at Uphams Corner," said Neil Jones, a man of arts and letters, looking out at the twenty or so friends, family, and fans who had gathered at Dot 2 Dot Cafe last Thursday to celebrate his... Read more
Folks looking for some outdoor activity over the coming holiday weekend need look no farther than the Adams Corner village of Dorchester on Sunday when Dorchester’s first “Irish Heritage Festival” will be held in the busy business district from 9 a.... Read more
Until last week, Beacon Hill had been for the past few months largely devoid of activity that could constitute the management of state government. Appointing a U.S. senator is great and all – some people make money on it, some do it in a manner that... Read more
Next Wednesday, fresh from a successful run out in Worcester, “Over the Top,” the 138th edition of “The Greatest Show on Earth” rolls into town for eight performances at Boston’s biggest venue. From October 14 to 18, Ringling Bros. and Barnum... Read more
Community and civic associations across Dorchester are finding that new or improved websites are changing the way citizens connect to one another in the neighborhood. Creating slick, content-packed websites, once the exclusive domain of corporate... Read more
Captain James Claiborne, who has led policing efforts in Dorchester and Mattapan since 2006, will leave his post as commander of the Area B-3 district later this month. Claiborne, 57, is retiring from the Boston Police Department to become a deputy chief... Read more
It was the first and last race she lost and it was here in Dorchester: State Attorney General Martha Coakley, now running for the U.S. Senate seat, finished fourth in a 1997 Democratic primary to replace state Rep. Jim Brett, who had retired. “It was... Read more
First-graders from the Fifield Elementary in Dorchester welcomed clowns Mike and Leo from Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Over the Top circus performance to their classroom recently. This class is competing with the rest of the school to win... Read more
UPDATE: She was found and is safe and sound. Nora Gorski was last seen walking down towards Ashmont Station at 10 a.m. She has dementia. Her health care aid reported her missing to the police and her sons at 11 a.m. when she arrived at the Gorski... Read more
On Monday, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Joseph Cousin, 25, of second-degree murder for gunning down 10-year-old Trina Persad in 2002, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. She was shot in a gang feud she had nothing to do with... Read more
A Waltham man with a long criminal record pleaded guilty to a series of crimes over the course of one night across Dorchester last fall. Ricard Feliciano was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery, robbery of... Read more
Boston Police report somebody opened fire on a car waiting at a red light at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 8:45 a.m. today - but that the only injury was to a passenger in a car rear-ended by the vehicle apparently being shot at. Police say that... Read more
The award-winning Up You Mighty Race Company will open its 9th season, a season of violence: Exploring the links towards peace, with the Boston premiere of The Mojo and The Sayso by Aishah Rahman, a Brown University associate professor. Inspired by a true... Read more
Mary Colbert said she has never paid much attention to her age and has little idea why she’s lived so long. But the longtime Dorchester resident – who was born when Theodore Roosevelt was president – belongs to an exclusive group whose members have... Read more
The Boston Archdiocese and the parish that controls the site of the former St. William’s School are back in negotiations over locating a private Roman Catholic high school to Savin Hill, the Reporter has been told. The archdiocese had been hoping to buy... Read more
A hearing on Saturday about a draft plan to redevelop and transform the Columbia Point peninsula drew some 65 residents, many of them from next-door Savin Hill, to the Harbor Point community center, where they expressed worries that the proposal would... Read more
Commuters will have to wait at least another year for a smooth ride up and down Morrissey Boulevard now that construction has begun on two bridge restoration projects just as work is coming to an end on a massive drainage overhaul project that has... Read more


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