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Gov. Deval Patrick, on the homestretch of his re-election bid, said Wednesday he’s not worried that President Barack Obama’s visit to the Hub this weekend could backfire for the incumbent Democrat by drawing attention to voter anxiety over the pace of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. was held up at lunchtime on Wednesday. The suspect was described as a light-skinned Cape Verdean man who fled on foot. The branch was also held up on April 3 and Feb. 8... Read more
The state Public Health Council on Wednesday unanimously backed the sale of the non-profit Caritas Christi hospital chain to Steward Health Care System, a subsidiary of the major private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management. The proposed transfer of... Read more
The attorney representing the owner of 1188 Dorchester Ave. said this week the property is closer to becoming an “international” supermarket and could open by the end of the year. He defended the owner of the property, Khiet Tran, and said the cost of... Read more
A fire that broke out shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday at 116 Hazelton St. quickly went to two alarms, the Boston Fire Department reports. The department described the cause of the fire: "Second floor resident was burning old mail in stairway. Fire got... Read more
Ashmont Grill Anniversary Governor Deval Patrick ended a long day on the campaign trail on Saturday night by joining Ashmont Grill owner Chris Douglass for a toast to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the popular Peabody Square eatery. The restaurant — a... Read more
Irish Heritage Fest 2010: Photo by Chris Lovett An estimated 10,000 people— and perhaps many more than that— attended yesterday's Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Corner. The second annual event featured two stages of music and dancing, vendors, outdoor... Read more
Officials at Codman Square Health Center received a welcome phone call this morning from Washington D.C. The center is the recipient of a $7.95 million federal grant that will help fund a new wing of the health center, including an expanded home for the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two local men on charges they used a gun to hold up somebody about to enter the Tedeschi store at 1580 Dorchester Ave. on Tuesday night. According to police, the two showed a gun and demanded money - and then... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that broke out at 114 Saxton St. around 3 a.m. on Friday displaced nine people. The fire started on a rear porch and did an estimated $325,000 in damage, the department says, adding one of the... Read more
This weekend radical and activist marching bands from all over North America will converge on Somerville and Cambridge for the increasingly popular (and populist) HONK! Festival. Now in its fifth year HONK! offers opportunities galore for festival-goers... Read more
An initiative aimed at getting people with outstanding arrest warrants to turn themselves in has begun in Mattapan this week. The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program program, which started on October 6 and will run to October 9, is based out of the Jubilee... Read more
To the Editor: The Boston Globe endorsement of state representative candidate Carlos Henriquez and last minute support from former state rep Marie St. Fleur during the September primary signal the continuation of a “tradition” the people of Dorchester and... Read more
The Codman Square Health Center is eyeing the ODWIN Learning Center’s Dorchester Ave. headquarters, officials with the health center said this week. The health center’s board of directors last week gave the go-ahead for the center, located in Peabody... Read more
Councillor Chuck TurnerAfter two years of warring in the court of public opinion and a flurry of legal filings, District Councillor Chuck Turner and federal prosecutors head to U.S. District Court next week. In November 2008, Turner was hit with charges... Read more
Councillor Charles Yancey: Presses BPL to keep branches openFour libraries, including the Boston Public Library system’s Lower Mills branch, remain slated for closure next spring and both proponents and opponents are digging in for a battle over the... Read more
Earlier this year, Althea Garrison did not have too many nice things to say about her Democratic primary opponents when she was running for Fifth Suffolk state representative. A frequent candidate for office, she labeled them “opportunists” and said they... Read more
The Mattapan Community Development Corporation will host a ribbon cutting for one of its rehabilitated homes at 327 Wood Ave in Mattapan on Wednesday, October 13 at noon. The renovation project is the first step in a strategy dubbed the Mattapan Housing... Read more
Parkman St. properties: These three six-families were among many that are the focus of questionable real-estate maneuverings in late 2007. Chris Lovett photo There was a time when Peter Power knew some of the people who lived in the six-family houses... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley has signed off on the proposal that will transfer six Catholic hospitals, including Dorchester’s Carney Hospital, to a for-profit New York firm. The deal, which still needs the approval of the state’s highest court and the... Read more

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