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Kevin Williams, held for more than a month for the murder of a Codman Square gas-station attendant, was released on personal recognizance today at the request of Suffolk County prosecutors, who say they have uncovered new evidence in the case, now before... Read more
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, fresh off her re-election win Tuesday night, said Thursday she had no timeline to decide whether to run for president, instead focusing on what she thinks Congress needs to do to keep the Russian election meddling investigation... Read more
More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in a 5k walk, run, and roll organized to honor the nation’s veterans and raise awareness for veterans issues and programs this Saturday, November 10, at Castle Island in South Boston. The Run to Honor... Read more
Fresh off her general election win, Suffolk County’s next district attorney, Rachael Rollins, said she was geared up and prepared to push local law enforcement to do more. Rollins spoke frankly about her plans for the office and the current criminal... Read more
Alan Price will serve as the Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum starting next week. Price has most recently served as the president of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Before that, he was appointed by President Barack... Read more
The Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Center (IPAC) is currently enrolling students in its inaugural young dancers program, which is currently hosted by the Epiphany School near Dorchester’s Shawmut T stop. The center will soon be housed in a brand new... Read more
Massachusetts regulators want to keep a close eye on the types of marijuana products that will be for sale to adults once marijuana retailers open and whether those products might appeal to children, a concern prompted last Thursday by an applicant... Read more
As US Sen. Ed Markey prepares to work with what he expects to be a Democrat-controlled Congress to push a Massachusetts model of gun legislation, policymakers within the state will also be looking for what more can be done to prevent shooting deaths and... Read more
Dorchester native Amanda Seider has been appointed chair of the KIPP Massachusetts board of directors. Seider replaces Michael Kendall, who served as chair since 2011 and will remain on the board of the organization, which educates 2150 students in grades... Read more
Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) recently marked its 20th anniversary at the school’s annual dinner at the JFK Library with approximately 350 people coming together to celebrate the work the school is doing to provide a college-bound program for... Read more
Red Sox manager Alex Cora will be among the honorees at the city’s annual “We Are Boston” gala on Tues., Nov. 27. The event is hosted by the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement at the Park Plaza Hotel and raises funds for nonprofits that help... Read more
City Councillors Ed Flynn and Frank Baker will hold a hearing on their proposal to lower the speed limit in Boston to 20 mph. The speed limit was lowered from 30 to 25 last January. Flynn and Baker say that the drop to 20 on most streets will “... Read more
Grants aimed at preventing gun violence and targeted at youth and young adults in areas with the state’s highest crime rates will be awarded to community organizations through a pilot program created in a law Gov. Charlie Baker signed last week. The House... Read more
A back-and-forth over the designation of a cultural district in Fields Corner that would directly recognize the large Vietnamese community that has settled in the neighborhood remains a contentious debate, with the public divided between advocates and... Read more
Third man admits guilt in gambling, kidnapping plot; victim worked with officials A Dorchester man who was indicted for his role in the kidnapping and beating of another man over a gambling debt in 2016 pled guilty last week in federal court. Kim Nguyen... Read more
Boston Police arrested a man and a 14-year-old for a knifepoint holdup at a convenience store in Edward Everett Square around midnight on Saturday. Police say Johenmie Garcia, 23, of Jamaica Plain, and his accomplice, too young to be named, entered the 7-... Read more
Two neighboring civic associations are continuing to assess proposals for two different types of marijuana businesses in their villages. Reactions after meetings during the fall have been decidedly mixed. A plan for a recreational and medical pot shop met... Read more
Builder’s dream evokes the 1840s In the midst of a building boom, plans to develop new housing in Dorchester often prompt a slew of concerns from wary neighbors. In recent years, certain questions have become a familiar refrain: How will it preserve the... Read more
With Veterans Day fast approaching, UMass Boston has set a goal to finish makeshift repairs to the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial in time for the holiday, along with a pledge to contribute $15,000 toward the eventual full restoration of the monument... Read more
Neponset Cafe, one of Dorchester’s newest eateries, is quickly making a name for itself in the area’s crowded Vietnamese restaurant scene. The family-owned business, which opened its doors in September in what was for many years a pizzeria, is operated by... Read more

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