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The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Calvin Carnes's four consecutive life terms for killing the four men in a basement recording studio in 2005. "We discern no reason to order a new trial or reduce the convictions of murder in the first degree to a... Read more
By a 10-point margin, Massachusetts voters favor slicing the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent, according to a State House News Service poll - a ballot referendum that would chop roughly $2.4 billion from Beacon Hill coffers and has drawn... Read more
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the North End’s waterfront Christopher Columbus Park will provide the picturesque backdrop for a leisurely afternoon exploration of a wide variety of art forms at the 9th annual Boston Ähts Festival. During the original... Read more
The number of Boston-bred mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus continues to mount this summer. Last week, bugs trapped and tested in Lower Mills were found to be infected with the disease, which can cause illness in humans and can, in certain... Read more
A Codman Square-based youth group has been recognized by a federal agency for their pioneering anti-smoking campaigns. On Tuesday, August 17, staff from the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), an offshoot of the Food and Drug Administration, visited... Read more
A clarification has been attached to this article. In the four-way Democratic race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Fifth Suffolk District candidate Carlos Henriquez has poured over $5,700 of his own money into his campaign this year, state... Read more
The Boston Housing Authority is pouring $7 million in capital improvements into Lower Mills Apartments, leading to an on-site case manager and upgrades to common areas, the lobby, and kitchen and baths, city officials say. There are 177 units in the... Read more
Mac D’Alessandro on the stump in Franklin ParkStanding the doorway of her Romsey St. home, Mariama White-Hammond concedes she’s had some “ups and downs” with her U.S. Congressman, Stephen Lynch. He voted against the original health care reform bill... Read more
It’s noontime on a recent Saturday and Steve Grossman is eating ice cream. “This is really good ice cream,” he says, digging into a small bowl full of the maple walnut flavor, courtesy of the Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills. His father had ice cream at home... Read more
Conor Boyle: A standout for Catholic Memorial, Dot native to join collegiate ranks.The Dorchester Youth Lacrosse program is in its twelfth year and is going stronger than ever thanks to founder Mike Devlin. After graduating from Salem State College, the... Read more
Sample Ballot- Sept. 14, 2010 electionVoters in Dorchester and Mattapan will go the polls on Tuesday to decide Democratic and Republican nominees for a variety of seats, from Congress to their local state representative. A small wave of retirements and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old who was shot in the head on Tonawanda Street late Monday has died. The teen was found at 9 Tonawanda St. with a gunshot wound around 11:15 p.m. and was rushed to Boston Medical Center - about 2 1/2 hours... Read more
In a substantive and at times raucous debate, Gov. Deval Patrick's opponents sought to chip away at his administration's accomplishments Tuesday, shrugging off efforts aimed at consolidating state agencies, overhauling state ethics and pension laws, and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old was fatally shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday at Astoria and Elizabeth streets. The teen was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information can contact homicide... Read more
Roger Paron strangled his wife Victoria on Saturday, then hung around their Dorchester neighborhood until police found him - and her body - the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. At his arraignment Tuesday, Dorchester... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for a teenager for shooting an 8-year-old girl in the leg on Oakwood Street Saturday evening. He's described as a black male, 5'7", 18-20 and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. Police say the girl is expected to... Read more
The Boston Police Department today charged Yamiley Mathurin, 17, with the murder of a delivery man found stabbed to death at a Roslindale house she and two accomplices allegedly broke into late Wednesday. Mathurin, Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, of Hyde Park... Read more
Photo by MightyFineDot. Even without Earl, a tree fell on Train Street Thursday evening, taking out an electric line that supplied residents and nearby traffic signals.
The Boston Police Department reports that two 18-year-olds were shot shortly after midnight, Thursday, at Blue Hill and Geneva avenues. One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. In a... Read more
They’ve been pressing voters in South Boston, Uphams Corner, the Polish Triangle, and Harbor Point to pull the lever for them in the September primary. But not all of the candidates to replace state Rep. Brian Wallace have beaten a path to the voting... Read more

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