Boston Police say officers responding to calls from neighbors found the body of a woman with "head trauma" in an apartment at 7 Vassar St. shorly after 7 p.m., Saturday. Police say she was black and about 40; they declined to provide her identification.... Read more
Two Dorchester men were arraigned today on charges they tried to murder a member of a rival Cape Verdean faction on Albion Street in Roxbury last night. Vincent Davis and Jesse DeBurgo, both 18, were arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on charges... Read more
Law enforcement officials have identified the man pulled from the Dorchester side of Neponset River as 32-year-old William Macrae. He was discovered lying in shallow water, off Ventura Street in Lower Mills, five feet from the shoreline on Sunday morning... Read more
This weekend the 11 a.m. "Messiah Sunday" Mass at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish will mark 15 years that Music Director Sheldon Lee has been re-creating a grand European Advent tradition in Dorchester parishes. The old St. Margaret Church, at 800 Columbia... Read more
Health disparities along racial lines is a persistent theme in the Boston Public Health Commission’s Health of Boston 2009 report, which neighbors began discussing at community meetings this fall. The findings in the report were the subject of a... Read more
Boston English High School is experiencing wide, structural changes under the direction of its new headmaster Dr. Sito Narcisse, a 33-year-old Haitian-American educator who hopes to transform the struggling Jamaica Plain institution into one of the cityâ... Read more
Some asked for more street lights. Others asked for speed bumps along the roads to slow down cars. And many requested an increased police presence. That’s what residents living in the area of the John Marshall Elementary School, which experienced two... Read more
The end could be in sight for a two-year effort to lay out a master redevelopment plan for Columbia Point. A mayorally-appointed task force that has been working for two years on a master plan with the city’s planning and development agency is scheduled... Read more
A man who only recently got out of jail for robbing banks was charged with holding up a Dorchester credit union last week after police matched fingerprints found on the demand note with his, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Perry... Read more
Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA). Jose Rodrigues, 25, last week became the first person in Massachusetts to be convicted by a jury on an illegal gun-possession charge based on technology that proved a gun he'd been holding on a cold... Read more
Think you’re cooking for a crowd this Thanksgiving? Frank Kelley of South Boston, who is 75, roasted 50 turkeys last Tuesday as part of his annual labor of love  as head chef at St. Monica’s Parish near Andrew  Square. He has been running the... Read more
Carson Beach beckons on a cool, crisp fall afternoon.
Officials at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate are expected to announce in a couple of weeks the selection of an architect for the program’s building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. “We hope to... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is telling supporters that should Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) win his bid for the open U.S. Senate slot, she's "very interested" in mounting a campaign for his Eighth Congressional District seat, senior Democratic... Read more
The biggest challenge facing Thrifty Car Sales at Westminster Motors on Morrissey Boulevard is letting people know they are still in business. After operating on the site for 45 years, Westminster lost its Dodge franchise when Chrysler was forced to... Read more
The city of Boston and the Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee has announced its schedule of holiday tree lightings for Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They will take place at Lower Mills at 3:10 p.m., Port Norfolk at the Redfield St.-Oâ... Read more
C.F. Donovan'sC.F. Donovan's, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave. across from the T station, was shuttered this week and appears closed. The doors remain locked and the windows are covered with brown paper. Earlier in... Read more
School Superintendent Carol Johnson said last night the Paul Dever, John P. Holland, William Monroe Trotter elementary schools and Harbor Middle School must either dramatically improve their scholastic results or face "serious consequences," possibly... Read more
Despite the drizzly weather, it was last year around this time that the first Lower Mills Holiday Stroll surprised organizers by attracting over 300 people, many of whom later returned to patronize shops they had peeked in on. Tonight’s more elaborate... Read more
Come next spring, Edward Everett Square will blossom with new sculpture, vibrant flowers, and words that help tell the area’s story – a culmination of nearly 15 years of work to transform a drab and hectic intersection into a community asset.... Read more


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