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Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man who allegedly boarded a bus armed with a semi-automatic weapon at Ashmont station this afternoon. Dereck Gray, 28, was arrested on a bus on Talbot Avenue after they received a tip a guy in a blue hoodie and a... Read more
Boston Police say they broke up a crack distribution operation at 107 Alban St. on Wednesday. Dexter Andrews, 35, was charged with illegal possession of a class-B substance (crack cocaine) with intent to distribute and illegal possession of ammunition.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of South Shore residents Wednesday night on charges one was providing oral sex for a fee to the other. Police say officers patrolling Dorchester Avenue spotted a woman they knew to engage in prostitution talking to a... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Quincy Butler and William Wood of murder for the 2004 death of a Dorchester woman whose Monsignor Lydon Way apartment they broke into in a drug-fueled home invasion, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day are here to stay – for now. In a 78 to 78 vote, state House lawmakers – including the entire Dorchester and Mattapan delegation – voted to keep the two Suffolk County holidays in place, with proponents arguing they... Read more
A coalition of activists who have been working to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the neighborhood are taking direct aim at adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers this season. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) rolled out a “sticker... Read more
For state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, it was a “sad day.” Rep. Brian Wallace described it to a reporter as “heart-wrenching.” And Rep. Willie Mae Allen declined comment altogether. Lawmakers’ reactions to the indictment of former House Speaker... Read more
“The Dorchester Day Parade is not about the politicians,” said Kevin McCrea, a mayoral candidate, as he walked along Dorchester Ave. on Sunday, waving and shaking hands. Behind him a woman carrying a banner for Dorchester’s First Baptist Church... Read more
Dominique Powell, a Dorchester born and raised University of Massachusetts Boston senior who became passionate about veteran affairs after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, was the first veteran in UMass history honored with the 2009 John F. Kennedy award... Read more
City Councillor Charles Yancey offered a strong condemnation of the lack of public process involved in the placement of cell phone antennas around the neighborhoods on Tuesday. At a City Council hearing exploring the approval process two companies took... Read more
Will there be enough room on the route for the proposed Silver Line bus? Will the trees and flowers on the route be torn up and disappear? And what about parking? Those were some of the questions on the minds of Mattapan residents who attended a Tuesday... Read more
Train service Dorchester leg of the Red Line will be replaced by shuttle buses along Dorchester Avenue this weekend (June 13 and 14) as work continues to build a new Ashmont station. Questions or concerns can be directed to the MBTA construction hotline... Read more
Boston Police report arresting the pair on charges related to gunfire that put the Edward Everett Elementary School, 71 Pleasant St., into "safe mode" this afternoon. Police say they received reports of gunfire the school around 1:20 p.m. today. Michael... Read more
The 2009 Dorchester Day parade was one to remember. Perfect weather, inspired floats and a great turnout along Dorchester Avenue made this a day many in the community won't soon forget. The Reporter was there with video camera in hand to capture some the... Read more
Another Dorchester school has been sidelined for the next week as the H1N1 flu virus continues its march through the region's classrooms. The William E. Russell School is one of three BPS schools that will be closed until next Thursday after a high rate... Read more
The Columbia campus of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will close for the next week, beginning Tuesday, after seven students at the school contracted the H1N1 virus in recent days. According to a statement issued by the Archdiocese of Boston... Read more
Dot Day 2009The 2009 Dot Day Parade drew tens of thousands to a sun-drenched Dorchester Ave. yesterday for the annual celebration of all things, well, Dorchester. Above, Chris Lovett captured the scene near Lower Mills. Adam Gaffin has more photos from... Read more
A reader called our newsroom to say there’s a wild turkey in her backyard. Others have seen came deer in the neighborhood. Along the Neponset River, red-tailed hawks wind currents over the cityscape. Critters of all sorts have been sighted: skunks,... Read more
This week as we celebrate all things Dorchester, it’s appropriate to consider enterprising local artists who are displaying and selling their works in non-traditional venues at this time of year. For example, this past weekend residents of the Boston... Read more
A. Study to determine if winds are strong, steady enoughSonic Wind Profiler: James Hunt III, the city's chief of Environmental and Energy Services, inspects the mechanism of a Triton Sonic Wind Profiler. Photo by Mike Deehan The wind turbine outside IBEW... Read more

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