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It was a scathing editorial: In a 624-word April harangue titled “Change is coming,” the Bay State Banner, a local paper chiefly focused on the region’s African-American community, ripped into Mayor Thomas Menino. The author, Melvin Miller, took the... Read more
“Hey, you want some art with those artichokes?” Last Friday, a 9 foot-tall papier-mâché giraffe made by kids in the Dot Art greeted customers who flocked to the opening of the brand new farmers market in Peabody Square/ Ashmont Station. The copper-... Read more
Cycle crashes after police chaseA suspect in a bank robbery in East Milton this morning was apprehended after a chase through the neighborhood ended in a crash on Gallivan Boulevard. A passing motorist shot a photo (left) of the suspect's Vespa scooter,... Read more
Jammin' at Byrne Playground: Photo by Alex Owens Mayor Menino and City Councillor Maureen Feeney were on hand to mark the rededication of Byrne Playground in Dorchester’s Clam Point village on Tuesday afternoon. A renovation project started a year ago,... Read more
Peter MeadeDorchester native Peter Meade will be the founding president and CEO of a newly created institute named for Senator Edward M. Kennedy that will be housed on Columbia Point. Meade, a close friend and ally of the state's senior senator, is... Read more
If the Legislature decides to override his veto of funds for the Franklin Park Zoo, Gov. Deval Patrick said his plan to keep health insurance coverage for 30,000 legal immigrants will be endangered. “If the veto is overridden, the Legislature is making... Read more
Boston Police say a cook at Flames, 663 Morton St. in Mattapan, ended an argument in the kitchen Saturday afternoon by plunging a knife into another cook's stomach. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover. Wellesley Clarke, 55... Read more
A 20 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the broad-daylight murder of a 16 year-old last January, Boston Police announced this afternoon. In a statement, the BPD says that Marques Kersey has been identified as the "person responsible" for the... Read more
Sunshine, fresh air, socialization and custom refrigerator magnets? Sounds like the answer to the prayers of parents or caretakers with little ones on their hands this summer, but no money for camp and too crazy a schedule for regular commitments. Now... Read more
A 17 year-old from Dorchester has been arrested for the May 13th murder of a 49 year-old man who was found dead hours after a drive-by shooting on a Blue Hill Ave. sidestreet. Damante Burrell was indicted for first-degree murder by a Suffolk County Grand... Read more
A sudden scourge of deadly accidents and critical media coverage has brought a harsh new light upon the difficult topic of elderly drivers recently, causing many to question when the proper age may be for seniors to hang up the keys for good. Dorchester... Read more
The Mattapan Board of Trade held a community meeting on Tuesday night at the Mattapan Library regarding emerging plans to seek admission into the city’s Main Streets program. The meeting — which began as a simple overview and call-to-arms for winning... Read more
A new city policy aimed at reining in overtime spending on fire protection in the new fiscal year sparked a ten-alarm escalation in tensions between the Menino administration and rank-and-file firefighters last week. The Dorchester-based union... Read more
One proclaims he'll be a "Dot Rat" for life. Another notes he purchased the house he grew up in near Grove Hall. And another just moved in from the Back Bay part of Boston. Almost lost among the number and diversity of candidates running for City Council... Read more
Clarissa Hatchel and her son Jaheim think the plan "just might work" “I pressed the ‘stop,’ don’t cha know, driver!” called a woman from the back of the bus. Everyone along the MBTA’s Route 28 bus route seems to have a story about the almost... Read more
Emma: Help her get homeA 3.5 year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named "Emma" who went missing after escaping from its dog sitters on Wednesday (July 8) from Victory Rd. park was found near Franklin Park on Saturday morning. The pooch had last been seen... Read more
Colorful kites take to the sky this year as the Boston Natural Areas Network hosts the 15th annual Neponset River Greenway Festival. The main event of this year’s free riverfest is the “Kites on the River” event, held at Pope John Paul II Park on... Read more
Boston Police report the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was held up around noon today. The robber did not show a weapon, police say.
“All the cameras were probably the toughest part,” said Dorchester native Erin Lyder about her experience on national television. Lyder is a finalist on the Gospel Channel’s Gospel Dream talent search. The 24-year old vocalist and Berklee graduate... Read more
“Do I have memories of Franklin Park? One day my mother, Mary Callahan, who worked at the golf pro shop, met my father, John Burke, where he worked at The Refectory, which our family owned. The result was me! I owe my existence to Franklin Park.” Last... Read more

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