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Planning to campaign on weekends and after he gets out of school on weekdays, high school teacher Barry Lawton said Tuesday he plans to mount a write-in campaign for Fifth Suffolk state representative. Lawton, a member of the Democratic State Committee... Read more
More than 8,000 people came out for last October’s inaugural Adams Corner Irish Heritage Festival. The second annual event — slated for Sunday, October 10 — is likely to be an even bigger draw, with more performers, vendors and volunteers ramping up for a... Read more
Local elected officials, who have frequently sought to save Carney Hospital from being shuttered, greeted the headline in Friday’s Boston Globe – “Caritas warns of 2 hospital closures” – with caution, saying the hospital chain has frequently mentioned... Read more
Medicare officials last week announced changes to one of their subsidies for low-income seniors, a program known as “Extra Help” that is aimed at helping low-income seniors who are struggling to pay their medical bills. Newly allotted funding can be used... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the weapons-possession convictions of alleged Dorchester gang members Ferndy Elysee and Richard Davis after their vehicle was pulled over following a disturbance at Dorchester District Court in 2006. The court... Read more
District 11 police alerted residents this week to take precautions after a rash of car break-ins that seem to be the work of one individual or group. There were 11 break-ins overnight between last Wednesday and Thursday, according to C-11 police Capt.... Read more
A shooting rampage at a home at 40 Woolson Street in Mattapan on Tuesday morning left four persons dead, including a toddler. A fifth victim is hospitalized and not expected to survive, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Elected officials,... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 27, 2010…..A pair of prisons would close, services for homeless families would be curtailed, Medicaid benefits for low income residents would sharply cut and state troopers would lose their jobs if lawmakers fail to approve a $... Read more
Timothy Walsh, the state trooper charged with pointing a loaded gun at an off-duty Boston cop after crashing his car while drunk, was released from custody today on condition he surrender any guns and his gun license and that he stay away from alcohol.... Read more
A State Police trooper on military leave for the past five years was arrested last night on charges he drove home drunk and then pointed a loaded gun at an off-duty Boston officer who tried to get him out of his car to await arrest. The incident occurred... Read more
John King, OFDCNN's John King, broadcasting live alongside Gov. Deval Patrick during last night's Men Cook for Women's Health gala, shows off a souvenir: an Originally from Dorchester bumper sticker. King, who grew up on King Street, told viewers of his "... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man getting out of his car in the fenced-in Sovereign Bank parking lot at 2 Morrissey Blvd. Monday night was robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a Glock handgun. Immediately after taking his briefcase,... Read more
Heartened by the warm reception of  its production of the rarely staged “Timon of Athens” in South Boston last May, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) returns this month to the Midway Studios off A Street with what was Shakespeare’s most popular work... Read more
The Dorchester Arts Collaborative will present Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, from noon to 5 p.m., at locations throughout Dorchester. Exhibit locations include First Parish Church, The Great Hall in Codman Square, Pearl Street... Read more
The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (Mass Bay RRE) is entering the final weeks of their Granite Railway tours for the season.Guests of the will be driven by van through the remains Quincy’s historic Granite Railway, a line which is thought to be... Read more
Port Norfolk residents, many of whom have been waiting for the state to clean up a 14-acre lot for 30 years, say Department of Conservation and Recreation officials have finally given them a timeline: The project should be completed by 2014. “I think we’... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino last week appointed state Rep. Byron Rushing to the Boston Public Library system’s board of trustees. Rushing, a Roxbury Democrat, has been a member of the state’s House of Representatives since 1983. Rushing has been an outspoken... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz was late. Supporters of her re-election campaign at Jamaica Plain’s Milky Way restaurant were undeterred in their partying that Tuesday night, as aides confirmed she was cruising to another term over challenger Hassan Williams... Read more
Barry Lawton, who lost a Fifth Suffolk state representative primary to fellow Democrat Carlos Henriquez by 41 votes, continued to mull next steps this week. “I haven’t decided what I’m going to do,” Lawton told the Reporter. He added later, “I’m... Read more
Russell Holmes: The candidate, center, prayed with supporters on election night. Emerging last week as the winner in a five-way Democratic primary for the Sixth Suffolk District House nomination, Russell Holmes is set to take the seat of retiring state... Read more


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