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With candidates vying for an open City Council seat in District 3 for the first time in nearly 18 years, sharp elbows are to be expected, and that includes electronic pokes. A blast e-mail from a supporter of candidate John O’Toole this week drew the ire... Read more
Marine Lance Corporal Robert E. Flynn was born and raised in Dorchester. He was wounded in action in Afghanistan last week. U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rob Flynn, a 22-year-old from Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood, and four other Marines were wounded in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports three men were shot around 7 a.m. Tuesday inside Hicks Auto Body, 10 Talbot Ave. Police say only one of the men was the intended target; the other two were unintended victims. All were taken to local hospitals and are... Read more
210 Harvard St. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced today by a fire that went to three alarms at 210 Harvard St. The fire, which began around 5:30 p.m. in the rear of the building, did an estimated $200,000 in... Read more
Ed Geary, Jr. spent weeks – and recruited several people – planning to propose to his girlfriend, which he did at Sunday’s Dorchester Day Parade as the final floats of the afternoon were pulling into Peabody Square. View it Now: Dot Day Parade Photos! As... Read more
(Updated, June 8, 4:45 p.m.) — The expansion of the popular Neponset Greenway trail hit a potentially fatal roadblock this week as two state agencies stood at odds over the creation of a grade crossing at the Mattapan Square T station that is essential to... Read more
LCPL Robert E. FlynnLance Corporal Rob Flynn, a 22 year-old Marine from Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood, was wounded along with four other US Marines when their vehicle was struck by a improvised explosive device (IED) late last week. Flynn had... Read more
The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester is auctioning off two pairs of Bruins tickets to tonight’s Stanley Cup match against the Canucks. Bidding will start at $1,000 per seat. Bidders can call Heather Brigham at (617) 288-7120 or e-mail hbrigham@... Read more
Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City... Read more
Rehabilitation and replacement work of a major water pipeline focused on Adams St. on Monday, opposite the entrance and exit of the Baker Chocolate Factory condominiums. According to an update from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, two-way... Read more
Myrtlebank Avenue neighbors hosted a pre-parade breakfast for their very own John Connor yesterday morning. Connor served as Chief Marshal of the Dorchester Day Parade. Photo courtesy Mary O'Brien. If you have photos from Dot Day that you'd like to share... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 22-year-old Mattapan man on a variety of gun and drug charges yesterday, only a few months after he got out of a federal prison on a crack-trafficking conviction. Police officers and federal marshals... Read more
Chris Lovett of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News interviews Dorchester Youth Collaborative's Emmett Folgert about the controversy surrounding the weekend's disturbances at Carson Beach and Savin Hill, which were initially attributed to gang activity.
Dot Day Parade: Hits the avenue at 1 p.m. on SundayAs many as 100,000 people are expected to line the sidewalks of Dorchester Avenue on Sunday as the annual celebration of Boston's biggest and best neighborhood culminates in a traditional parade that... Read more
In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” ruled the box office, Senate President William Bulger dominated Beacon Hill’s upper chamber and his brother Whitey still controlled the streets of South Boston and beyond. That year was also the last time... Read more
UMass Boston will break ground next week on its first academic building in 40 years, a $152 million integrated sciences complex that is part of a 10-year, $700 million effort to remake the Columbia Point campus. University officials will be trading... Read more
At least four local law enforcement agencies responded to a series of rowdy student gatherings held at Carson Beach over the Memorial Day weekend. Police estimate that as many as one thousand high school students, from Boston and Somerville, flocked to... Read more
Twenty-nine staffers at Caritas Carney’s adolescent psychiatry unit were terminated last week and hospital administration officials, spurred by an independent report that raised concerns about quality of care and patient safety, are spending $1.5 million... Read more
Please note: This roster is subject to change. The parade committee welcomes volunteers to help set up the parade. If interested in helping to organize the parade in Lower Mills, please call the parade committee at (857) 756-3675. Advance Unit Boston Fire... Read more
Little Miss Dorchester, Marie McCarthy Young Miss Dorchester Vivian Bui Take a pageant for young girls, but replace the swimsuit competition with an essay contest – and instead of the contestants resembling living dolls, they compete as themselves: normal... Read more

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