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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation plans to chase federal stimulus dollars to finish off the Neponset Greenway trail as the agency appears to have finalized a proposal extending the riverside path by one mile. Department officials plan to... Read more
The general manager of the MBTA will decide how to deal with the Radford Lane entrance to Ashmont Station, agency officials said on Monday. Rich Davey, the head of the agency, will make the call by late next week, they said. The entrance has stayed closed... Read more
A man with three OUI convictions created a swath of destruction starting in his girlfriend's apartment and ending in a car crash on I-93 early Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Prosecutors say Charles Rampino, 47, of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men for firing guns outside 95 Auckland St. around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Responding officers found one of the suspects, Ashawda Nelson, 19, of Quincy, inside the Savin Hill Red Line stop, police say: "... Read more
A 54 year-old Port Norfolk man is facing a slew of serious charges — including armed robbery and kidnapping— after he allegedly held-up the Tedeschi’s convenience store in Neponset at gunpoint last Thursday morning. The suspect made good his escape just... Read more
Friday suspectOn Thursday, the Bank of America branch at 100 River St. was robbed. The next day, the Sovereign Bank branch at 1617 Blue Hill Ave. was held up. The Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the man they say held up the Sovereign branch... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports four men were shot around 12:20 a.m., Sunday, and that one died Sunday night. Police say the victim, 20, was the only one of the four who did not flee the scene after being shot at 40 Ames St. Two victims, 18 and 21... Read more
A Mattapan man was arraigned today on charges he shot somebody outside the Dublin House on Stoughton Street early Friday morning. Leonard Young, 33, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court on chages of... Read more
A UMass Boston shuttle bus was hit by a car, causing a brief traffic jam on Morrissey Blvd. mid-afternoon Thursday on the south-bound side of the road. The car hit the bumper of the shuttle bus at 2:25 pm and the scene was cleared at about 3:19 p.m.,... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire called in around 4:45 a.m. at 487 Quincy St. did an estimated $200,000 in damage. Eight adults and two children were displaced, but no residents were injured. The cause is still under investigation.
On July 1, the Dorchester Reporter sent a questionnaire to all seven candidates who will appear on the Sept. 27 ballot for District 3 Boston City Council. The survey asked the candidates for a range of biographical information and to explain their... Read more
The Hendry Street Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a block party on Hendry Street on Saturday, July 30, from 12-5 p.m. The festivities will include awards, food, games, and music. The block party is also sponsored by the Dorchester Bay EDC, the Boston... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick was a Harvard University junior in 1976. The Cambridge campus was a “relatively safe and comfortable,” he recalled. “But you never knew then what you were going to get when you went off campus,” Patrick added. “The city … was totally... Read more
Ask the average Bay State voter – or, at the very least, one who paid attention to last year’s gubernatorial contest – about a controversial wind farm located out in the ocean, and their thoughts are likely to turn to Cape Wind. Gov. Deval Patrick came... Read more
Low-wage workers in so-called quick service restaurants like coffee and sandwich shops would be further strapped financially under a House-approved bill that would allow certain managers to share in pooled tips, according to a Bay State union leader who... Read more
Above, a report on the Neponset Greenway from the non-profit Press Pass TV, which works with Boston-area students to produce video reports. This one was produced in collaboration with the Dorchester Reporter. Braving one of the worst heat waves of the... Read more
MITCHELL Like many graduates of prestigious preparatory schools, Eric Mitchell wears his class ring with pride. But 25 years after his graduation from The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, Mitchell regards the band not as a mere memento of youth but as a... Read more
The rehabilitation and replacement of a major water pipeline in Lower Mills enters its toughest phase on Monday, Aug. 1. That phase includes shutting down a portion of Washington Street where Jersey barriers will go up at the intersection of Dorchester... Read more
District 3 council hopefuls: From left: Marydith Tuitt, John O'Toole, Craig Galvin, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, Frank Baker and Stephanie Everett. The group assembled before a June forum in St. Mark's church. Six of the seven contenders campaigning to... Read more
The Uphams Corner and Grove Hall post offices are among six in Boston and 3,700 across the country on list of outlets the US Postal Service is considering closing. The Uphams Corner branch is located on Columbia Road, while the Grove Hall branch is on... Read more


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