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The Boston Police Department reports a 45-year-old man was shot to death around 4 a.m. at 396 Seaver St. He is Dorchester's 21st murder victim this year. Murders over the past year.
A federal grand jury has indicted Michael David Scott, who bought and sold condos in Dorchester and Roxbury, on charges he defrauded mortgage lenders by arranging the sale of condos to "straw buyers" who had no intentions of living in the units. The... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s primary opponent this week ramped up criticism of the first-term incumbent, accusing her of not giving enough credit to her predecessor on legislation. Chang-Diaz Attorney Hassan Williams, a Roxbury Democrat running for the... Read more
Boston’s community centers and libraries will get upgraded Internet service in the coming months thanks to an influx of federal dollars. The expansion of the Boston Broadband program was announced on Tuesday during a press event at the Mildred Avenue... Read more
Just across Dorchester Bay 34 islands beckon, promising the perfect inexpensive late summer getaway. Every season thousands from Boston and around the world take the ferry to parts of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park to explore historic sites,... Read more
Serrano ceremony: Family of Geraldo Serrano gather around a plaque in his honor last Saturday.The area outside of an Upham’s Corner bodega became a place of remembrance Saturday as neighbors and friends of the late Geraldo Serrano gathered for the... Read more
Two of the four Democrats vying to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur tackled a slew of issues at a Tuesday night forum, including illegal immigration, casino gambling, and federal stimulus funds. Few differences emerged between high school teacher... Read more
Strand Theatre: Columbia Rd. landmark goes unused most days.After $8 million in renovations, Strand site unused 10 months a year; bustling '90s now a memory Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says the proudest moment of his political career took place last... Read more
Greenway Council proposal: A proposal by the Neponset Greenway Council would include trail extensions on both sides on the river. A multi-use path along the Neponset River will not go through Milton’s Capen Street neighborhood under an agreement a state... Read more
Akiba AbakaAt 14 years old, Vanessa Lindo took the stage for the first time in her life at the Strand Theatre. As the newest member of the Strand Teen Players, Lindo, a Jamaican immigrant living in Dorchester, saw a new world open before her eyes. “We got... Read more
The police department has issued a Burglary Awareness Community Alert in area District 3, due to an increase in breaking and entering. Please follow the tips below, and contact the Community Service Office at (617)-343-4717 to contact an officer for a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of a pair of men for an afternoon shooting on West Cottage Street that sent one man to the hospital - after police found the victim, who had walked away from the scene. Police say about 20 minutes after the... Read more
Voters going to the polls September 14 to fill the vacant Fifth Suffolk District House seat - and given the high stakes let’s hope there’s a big turnout - will cast one of their most important ballots ever. The levels of crime, poverty, and joblessness in... Read more
The Menino administration’s outgoing arts chief strongly denies that her decision to resign earlier this month had anything to do with the city’s settlement of discrimination suit against her in April. Julie A. Burns, who has served as a top deputy to... Read more
Bruce Landers: Sets a trap in Lower MillsCity and state officials are stepping up monitoring efforts this week after a sample of mosquitoes captured in Dorchester last week tested positive for West Nile Virus, a bug and bird-borne disease that can be... Read more
The brick building that sits at 18 Samoset Street is unique. Tucked in behind St. Mark’s, the building houses the offices of College Bound Dorchester and many of the programs that it runs. It is also the location of the Dot Community Center for the... Read more
Despite relatively stable crime rates in Neponset, a series of high-profile violent crimes and burglaries have residents calling for extra security measures. An Aug. 12 shooting on Adams Street at Lonsdale Street not far from Neponset, which left one man... Read more
When the state’s labor department announced employment numbers in May, Gov. Deval Patrick’s press office acted quickly, sending out a press release exactly 23 minutes after the department detailed the numbers. “With 19,000 new jobs in April, Massachusetts... Read more
DotWell, a Dorchester-based community advocacy group, is holding several adult education programs this fall at its tech center in Codman Square. Among DotWell’s education programs are the Clemente course in the Humanities and the Boston-area  Advanced... Read more
As climate change threatens to alter more than just the planet’s coastline and ocean life, scientists and policy experts at UMass-Boston are studying how environmental problems intersect with national security risks. The new Collaborative Institute for... Read more


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