Judges would see increased options when sentencing drug offenders, who would be able to work in new release programs and community work crews when paroled, under an anti-crime package filed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week. The bills would also require... Read more
Some of the youngest students at the Dever School on Columbia Point will join two-way bilingual classrooms next year, according to Boston Public School officials, giving both Spanish- and English-speaking kids a chance to learn a second language. “Dual... Read more
BPS Five Zone Model: The latest draft of a five-zone assignment plan. The school committee will vote on the plan on June 25. Courtesy BPSIn the history of Boston, the public school assignment process is one of the longest running tug-of-wars, with parents... Read more
“IT WAS A SATURDAY MORNING in September 1944. The whole family was home except for my older brothers Jack and Leo. Jack was in the Army; Leo was in the Navy. I was an eight-year-old bouncing a pimpleball off Mr. Bradford’s stone steps at 12 Jerome St... Read more
Peninsula Apartments: UMass discussed converting these privately owned apartments on Mt. Vernon St. into university-run student housing - a first on Columbia Point.UMass-Boston officials have been quietly exploring plans to create university-run student... Read more
Bike lane advocates took a hit last week when a lawsuit meant to force the city to paint lanes on Mass Avenue was dismissed by Justice of the Superior Court Geraldine Hines. In the process, however, the bicyclists may have won a larger battle. Responding... Read more
Boston Police relay news of a weapons cache that was seized during a search of a Morton Street home by the B-3 Drug Control Unit on Tuesday (May 12). An 18 year-old man was arrested and faces a series of drugs and gun charges.
Updated: A 45 year-old man was struck by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road on Tuesday night at 11 p.m. The victim, who has not been identified, is in “serious” condition with head trauma at Boston Medical... Read more
2009 Walk for Peace: Participants in the 13th annual Mothers' Walk for Peace pass the Second Church of Dorchester on Sunday, May 10, 2009. Hundreds turned out to join the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute's 13th annual Mothers' Walk for Peace yesterday... Read more
Boston Police report Julius Scott, 74, was found with a stab wound inside an apartment at 538 Talbot Ave. shortly after 7 p.m. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died. On Saturday morning, Boston Police arrested Verna Sewell, 64, of... Read more
Person of interest: Boston Police think this man in red —shown at the Fields Corner T station on Tuesday — may be a suspect in a string of armed robberies. Police want to identify him and the woman holding an umbrella at right.Boston Police today... Read more
On Wednesday, March 4, Riche Zamor and two colleagues from Haiti’s University of Fondwa were in an automobile accident while traveling from Fondwa to the capital city of Port au Prince. Zamor was barely two months into his stint as university... Read more
A kindergarten student at the John Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester has become the first Boston Public School student diagnosed with the Swine Flu, the Reporter learned this afternoon. The K-1 student, who was sent home sick from the Westville... Read more
The thunder from the lanes at Dorchester’s Boston Bowl echoes through the walls every Sunday morning. Shouts and cheers can be heard from onlookers as almost 60 athletes spend two hours bowling each week from September to June. Joyce Reardon of... Read more
And you thought the House’s version of the fiscal 2010 budget was bad. House lawmakers signed off on their $28 billion budget on Friday and economic forecasters are already saying it could be a billion dollars out of balance, even after a vote to hike... Read more
Starting tonight, Dorchester and Roxbury performers and other theater artists will begin a three-show run of a community tribute to black culture, particularly as manifested in 1920s New York. The 11th annual “Harlem Renaissance Revisited” will be... Read more
Add another possible casualty to a growing list of programs suffering from a fiscal crisis and a state budget that looks grimmer and grimmer: dedicated State Police patrols of local parks and the Neponset Greenway trails. About $50,000 to $100,000 is... Read more
A question of 1940s terminology has become the focal point this month of a battle against an auto repair shop in Four Corners that some neighbors say is illegal. The ruckus began as neighbor Jamal Leek, head of the United Neighborhood Association, was... Read more
Flags along the Ave.Despite allegations to the contrary made on a local blog, last week’s display of some 400 Vietnamese and American flags which sprouted on scores of Vietnamese-owned businesses across the neighborhood was the work of a volunteer... Read more
The Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point is scheduled to be auctioned to the highest bidder next month—according to a legal ad published in the April 30 edition of the Boston Globe—but an attorney for the Bayside said it will not come to pass. He... Read more


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