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Boston Public Library officials and supporters of keeping the Lower Mills branch open this week attempted to brainstorm ways to help money flow into the cash-strapped library system. Library officials say the state is expected to face a “significant”... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, a Roxbury Democrat who pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal extortion charges, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 22. Prosecutors have asked for Judge Douglas Woodlock to sentence her to four years in jail,... Read more
Lee Academy parents: Give us a year to develop new model (Editor’s note: The following letter from a team of Lee Academy parents was sent to Superintendent Carol Johnson, Members of the BPS Redesign Team, and Boston School Committee on Monday. The... Read more
Clap Elementary parents press case for staying open (Editor’s Note: The following “open letter” was distributed by the Roger Clap Elementary School’s Parent Council on Nov. 23.) We are the parents of K1-5 students at the Roger Clap Elementary School in... Read more
Marr-lin Swim Team Hosts Waltham The Marr-lin Swim Team hosted the Waltham Club in a meet that showcased some of the top talent in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. league. Thanks to some great races, the team managed to capture four of the five age groups. Throughout... Read more
Under guidelines lately altered for about the tenth time in the last dozen years. With a spanking new panel beefed up to 16 members, all of them hopeful. Under circumstances that cynics among us believe are rigged to ratify a foreordained conclusion.... Read more
Councillor Chuck Turner: Ousted by colleagues in 11-1 vote.It was not an easy decision for any of the city councillors. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo had wrestled with expelling a mentor and a friend since the day he knew it could occur. But by an... Read more
The neighborhood’s Christmas celebrations will get the marquee treatment on Monday as the Boston Classical Orchestra and local partners stage a special holiday concert at the landmark Strand Theatre. The family-friendly show is billed as a neighborhood-... Read more
State Rep. Marty WalshStarting in January, state Rep. Marty Walsh will be taking on a new job as high-profile official at a regional union umbrella group. He was elected to the post – secretary-treasurer and general agent of the Boston Building Trades... Read more
Some cities and towns burdened by diminished state aid may want to look toward agreements with non-profits, universities and other charitable organizations currently exempt from paying property taxes for an additional source of revenue, according to a new... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 5:30 p.m. at 21 Crowell St. on the Dorchester/Mattapan line. The 36-year-old man was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police say. He is Dorchester's 30th murder victim... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a livery driver who picked up two guys at 113 Greenbrier St. yesterday afternoon for a trip to Mattapan had just turned onto Hazleton Street when "one of the suspects put what he thought was a gun to the back of his... Read more
A homeless man was arraigned Friday on charges he helped steal a Dorchester pizza guy's car Wednesday night, then promptly flipped it onto its side two blocks away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Edward Corbett, 19, was ordered... Read more
The release of an independent report ordered up by the Supreme Judicial Court alleging corruption and widespread mismanagement within the state Probation Department has evoked cautious expressions of concern among local lawmakers and incoming state... Read more
A correction has been attached to this article. The Melville Park Neighborhood Association is petitioning the city’s elections department to change their present polling location at Oliver Wendell Holmes School, citing little available parking and low... Read more
Mattapan Patriots Cheerleaders: Bound for national competition— hopefully. Pop Warner's Mattapan Patriots Cheerleading team has qualified for the Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships held at the Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt... Read more
The plaque-less stone monument in Savin Hill’s McConnell Park. Ed Forry photo Savin Hill resident Heidi Moesinger has probably walked by the mysterious stone in McConnell Park hundreds of times, never knowing why it was there. The stone, which sits... Read more
On Fri., Feb. 19, 1983, the Rev. Henry Bouchie, a 68-year-old Dorchester native with 50 years in the Josephite Order who was serving as pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Roman Catholic parish in the small Liberty County town of Ames in east-central Texas, was... Read more
To her supporters and defense attorneys, former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson was a voice for some of the state’s neediest and least powerful people, as well as a “flawed being, who made terrible mistakes.” According to federal prosecutors, the Roxbury... Read more
The Codman Square Neighborhood Council held its annual Hidden Heroes Celebration last Friday in collaboration with the Four Corners Action Coalition. As its name suggests, the event — now in it’s 15th year— is meant to honor unsung heroes around the... Read more

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