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Lower Mills Holiday Stroll 2010This evening – rain or moonshine –  the third annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll will continue to build on the success of the previous two years. In 2008 about 300 folks braved the drizzle, and last year participation jumped... Read more
Bill OwensMichael CurryBoston’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Branch will hold elections later this month— and the contest between two men seeking to lead the group is increasingly viewed as a referendum... Read more
Lower Mills Railroad BridgeThe state Department of Conservation and Recreation has scheduled a meeting for Nov. 17 to talk up plans to convert a former railroad bridge over the Neponset River in Lower Mills into a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1917, the... Read more
Mascot Street death investigationSunday: One shooting, one dead; Tuesday: 2d body across the street Boston Police are investigating whether the body of a 19 year-old man found dead in the driveway of a Mascot Street property on Tuesday morning was a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man arrested inside a South Boston woman's apartment for housebreaking last night also faces charges for a series of incidents on Saturday that ended with one homeowner chasing him for several blocks until he got... Read more
Frustrated with stalled efforts on Beacon Hill to empower city and town administrators to design health plans for their workers, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Wednesday morning that he intends to file legislation to establish a local version of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the discovery today of a body behind 63 Mascot St., directly across the street from where a teenager was shot to death on Sunday.
Ian Gold had just put his three-year-old daughter down for a nap when he smelled cigarette smoke. Odd, since nobody in his family smokes. Then he saw a guy racing down the stairs from the third floor of their home on Howes Street in Dorchester. That was... Read more
Mattapan Square has finally won a Main Street district from the city of Boston, according to an announcement by the Mayor's office today. The word comes after a two-year effort by Mattapan civic leaders to push for the designation. According to an... Read more
The sale of six hospitals in the Caritas Christi to an affiliate of a New York capital management firm is complete, officials said Monday. The finalization of the multi-million dollar deal, with Cerberus Capital Management, LP, comes after sign-offs from... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a male in his late teens with a gunshot wound at 64 Mascot St. around 12:55 a.m. today. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim, not yet identified by police, is the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a limo driver who'd just pulled up to Blessed Mother Teresa Church with members of a bridal party in back was punched and pushed out of the vehicle Saturday afternoon. According to a police account, the man had broken... Read more
A public meeting is set for Nov. 17 for Department of Conservation and Recreation officials to talk up plans to convert Lower Mills’ former railroad bridge over the Neponset River into a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1917, the bridge is between Dorchester... Read more
The Pop Warner Mattapan Patriots have entered the playoffs for the 2010 season. The Patriots D Team had their first matchup against the Billerica Warriors on November 4. The D Team was ousted by the Warriors in a 20-13 loss, which ended thier season. The... Read more
Shooting scene: Dorchester resident Lloyd Payne's vehicle plowed through a fence on Bullard St. following the fatal midday shooting on Thursday. The Boston Police Department reports 18-year-old Lloyd Payne was found shot at 34 Mallon Rd. around 1:20 p.m.... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Christopher A. Higgins on charges he robbed a bank on Centre Street in West Roxbury Wednesday morning with the unwitting help of a friend who drove him across town. Police said Higgins had thefriend drive him... Read more
Chuck Turner Rally, Oct. 30, 2010. Photo by Don WestCity councillors are weighing next steps after colleague Chuck Turner, who represents Roxbury and parts of Dorchester, was convicted of accepting a $1,000 bribe and lying to the FBI about it months later... Read more
Elizabeth Seton Academy will host its annual Autumn Auction and Reunion on Sun., Nov. 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Florian Hall in Dorchester. Some of the more popular items are the gift certificates for restaurants, theme parks, historic sites, museums, and... Read more
It’s extremely rare to hear a statue speak, unless that statue happens to be Cady Vishniac, Dorchester’s living statue, who occasionally breaks her silence to play her harmonica or to discourse about her unusual life’s work. The 24-year-old Ashmont... Read more
Superintendent Carol Johnson is delaying a vote on plans to close schools, giving parents opposed to the closures a month to regroup. Dorchester schools on the chopping block include Roger Clap Elementary and the East Zone Early Learning Center. School... Read more

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