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Winning smile Candido Oliveira, an out-of-work Dorchester man, made his way down to Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree Tuesday morning with his whole entourage – his girlfriend, Edite Monteiro ­— to claim his MegaMillions jackpot game prize.... Read more
A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail Wednesday at his arraignment on charges fatally stabbed a friend early Tuesday. Lester James, 24, and Francis Kargbo, 23, had been on James's third-floor porch at 92 Sumner St. for several hours when they got... Read more
Boston Police report a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death around 12:10 a.m. at 92 Sumner St. Lester James, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested this afternoon on a charge of murder, police say. He is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District... Read more
With 40 days left until the Sept. 27 preliminary, the seven candidates hoping to fill the District 3 seat on the City Council were back before a crowd of voters on Thursday night, laying out their positions on a city employee residency requirement, crime... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man on charges he was driving around with a loaded gun after officers stopped him for doing 50 in a 30-m.p.h. zone. Police say officers stopped the car around 1:20 a.m. Friday after clocking it doing 50 on... Read more
Pre-forum standout at First Parish ChurchMeet the candidates, again. With 40 days left until the Sept. 27 preliminary, the seven candidates hoping to fill the District 3 seat on the City Council were back before a crowd of voters on Thursday night,... Read more
They line up inside the dugout of the softball field on Boston Common usually reserved for Little League games – a dozen or so knickerbocker-ed men from the vintage Boston Red Stockings club, splitting sunflower seeds in between sips of Gatorade. The... Read more
A month after the City Council approved an ordinance that straps inattentive landlords with the costs of policing their “problem properties,” Boston Police are compiling a list of residences that are the most frequent sites of illegal activity.... Read more
A group of Boston Latin Academy teachers and some community members are protesting a proposal that would relocate the Dorchester school on Townsend St. to the Hyde Park High School building. Paul Eaton of Dorchester, who has taught advanced placement... Read more
Area B-3 police officers joined local teenagers on August 10 at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center to celebrate the completion of a series of dialogues between Mattapan’s youth and local police. The weekly forums have been going on since July.... Read more
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester has expanded its youth programs to include more activities for children between the ages of three and five. This move comes as a response to local concern about the lack of local, affordable programming for pre-k and... Read more
New Mattapan Health Center Topping-OffMattapan Community Health Center celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new facility with a topping-off ceremony this afternoon. Patients, staff, neighbors and supporters signed a steel beam that was placed... Read more
She posted to a left-leaning blog on Thursday, highlighting her biography and hitting Washington “special interests.” On Friday, she placed a call to Joyce Linehan, a key player in local Democratic politics who has volunteered for Gov. Deval Patrick and... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation announced today that will sponsor a public meeting on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Foley Residences in Mattapan to unveil the proposed alignment of an extension to the Neponset River trail. The... Read more
A Dorchester man with a criminal record stretching across eight pages was arraigned Monday on charges he held up a man inside a Blue Hill Avenue apartment, then shot the victim before fleeing - right into the arms of police, who had arrived to investigate... Read more
Four Boston-based House districts with predominant minority populations will need their boundaries redrawn to capture additional residents and meet new population requirements, the House’s redistricting chief said on Monday. Rep. Michael Moran, chair of... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley this week announced a discrimination lawsuit against Peggy O’Neil’s, a Dorchester Avenue bar, accusing the establishment of a “pattern of not allowing customers of color to enter and use the bar.” The pub’s co-owner and... Read more
A man in the back seat of a car on Dorchester Avenue near Fuller Street was shot shortly after 11 p.m., Saturday. Witnesses said the car then speed off inbound on Dorchester Avenue The victim was dropped off at Boston Medical Center about 15 minutes later...
Candidates Night at First Parish ChurchThe Ward 15 and 13 Democratic ward committees will sponsor a candidates night on Thursday, Aug. 18 for the candidates for Boston City Council in Districts 3 and 4. The event will begin with District 3 candidates at 6... Read more
With less than two months until the preliminary city election, Craig Galvin continued to lead the District 3 pack in fund-raising for July, raking in $16,435 for his campaign to replace retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney. Seven candidates will appear... Read more

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