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Children of the Quake: Sherline Gustave, 18, survived Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake and joined family to live in Boston in February. She is one of many Haitian nationals now learning English through a special Boston Public School program. She is pictured... Read more
Proposed heights for development in Columbia Point have been reduced and open green space has been increased by a half-acre under a revised master plan that the city’s planning agency will eventually use as a blueprint for development in the area. The... Read more
Boston Police report a 23-year-old man found with a gunshot wound at Adams and Robinson streets shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
Boston Police are warning women to "remain vigilant" after a reported sexual assault took place yesterday morning (Thursday, July 15) in the Florida Corridor. The 2 a.m. assault happened "in the area of Florida and King Streets". The victim told police... Read more
Kroc CenterLess than a year after the ground-breaking, construction at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center – the largest social service facility in New England history – is nearing completion. The center, located on 6.5 acres of land in Uphams... Read more
St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center and two other groups are forging ahead with redevelopment plans for the former St. Kevin’s school property in Uphams Corner, seeking to turn the 2.7-acre site into a mix of affordable housing and retail space.... Read more
Jimmy Hayes: Stands out for BC's national champs (AP photo)Kevin Hayes: Drafted by the Blackhawks (AP photo)Dorchester has had quite its share of hockey success stories over the years. But few have been as remarkable as the tale of the Hayes brothers of... Read more
Facing a Democratic challenger, a liberal independent opponent, and a Republican in this fall’s election cycle, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch received a question on… the 2012 cycle? The South Boston Democrat, who represents parts of Dorchester in the Ninth... Read more
Two city agencies are teaming up to get city-owned vacant property back on the tax rolls in and around Codman Square, Four Corners, and the Bowdoin-Geneva area, including a possible trolley tour of the areas for potential investors. The three are grouped... Read more
A number of Dorchester-area locations made the list of about 1,000 great places to visit in Massachusetts released this week. The Great Places in Massachusetts Commission, created by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick in January... Read more
The annual farmers’ market is rapidly becoming a regular part of summer fare, joining cookouts, fireworks, and trips to the beach in the traditional lineup. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 12 new farmers’ markets are opening around the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives possibly stopped a shooting attempt Monday night when they drove by a Geneva Avenue market and noticed a man outside put on a mask, pull out a gun and walk in. Justin Tompkins, 25 of Dorchester was... Read more
A woman who allegedly got into a brutal fight with an acquaintance at a Neponset Avenue nail salon on April 10 has been indicted for the death of the acquaintance's six-month-old fetus. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges that after... Read more
The Boston Fire Department says a fire that broke out shortly before noon on Friday at 6 Westville Terrace was set - and that one man is under arrest for breaking and entering and arson. Nobody was injured in the fire, which did an estimated $75,000 in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on charges he used an ammo clip to help convince another kid to hand over $21 after both had left the Mattapan BPL branch shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Police say the victim... Read more
The Boston Police Department says a Dorchester man armed with a fake grenade tried and failed to steal a Mercedes from Expressway Toyota on Morrissey Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Carlos Guzman, 27 of Dorchester, walked into the... Read more
Gatumba Abu is one of the lucky few. A custodian at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, Abu had received a layoff notice three weeks earlier. “A lot of people overlook our jobs,” he said, standing near the entrance of the City Council’s chambers... Read more
The Boston Teachers Union is supporting state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s challenger. Hassan Williams, a Roxbury Democrat mounting a challenge to the first term senator, touted the endorsement in a release this week. Like Chang-Diaz, Williams, who has a law... Read more
The former Bayside Expo Center is in “fair to poor” condition, with repairs needed to its roofs and parking lot, according to a report commissioned by the University of Massachusetts, the site’s new owner. “We recommend complete replacement of the... Read more
Elected officials, Caritas Christi employees, community activists, and Dorchester residents are voicing both approval and apprehension over the proposed sale of the Caritas Christi Health Care network, which includes Carney Hospital, to Cerberus, a... Read more

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