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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
The corner of Colman and Henry Streets in September of 2007 Melanie Jansky wasn’t planning to buy a foreclosed property, but she wanted a condo that was affordable. “I was looking around the city,” she said. “Dorchester made sense for work, and... Read more
Boston Police report that one of two men shot while sitting in a car at Bowdoin and Norton streets on Monday has died. Police say they were called around 5:40 p.m. Monday evening about shots fired at a red motor vehicle. Both victims were taken to Boston... Read more
Boston Police say a 22-year-old man shot inside the John Marshall Elementary School gym last night "is well known to law enforcement" and that he attempted to flee the scene rather than wait for help. Police say the man, shot shortly before 7 p.m. at a... Read more
Boston Police are looking for two men for a series of robberies in the area of Welles, Talbot and Dorchester avenues. In a community alert, District C-11 describes both suspects as black, in their 20s, about 5'9" with slim builds. One is further... Read more
A one-alarm fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. today at 19 Bullard St., the Boston Fire Department says. An electrical short circuit sparked the fire in a rear bedroom on the second floor. No occupants were injured, but one firefighter went to the... Read more
A fire reported around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday 83 Evans St. quickly went to two alarms. A babysitter and one teen escaped, but firefighters had to rush into the building to find the teen's twin sister. The Boston Globe The Globe reports Lt. Michael Sameski... Read more
C.F. Donovan's: Shuttered today C.F. Donovan's, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave. across from the T station, was shuttered this morning and appears closed. At lunchtime, all the doors are locked, and all the... Read more
Through this Sunday, Boston lovers of “Tradition”-al musicals are getting the chance to see the great elegiac “Fiddler on the Roof,” starring the man who has become synonymous with central role of the long-suffering milkman Teyve. Many elements... Read more
As winter approaches, applications are already on the rise for federal fuel assistance. The doors opened just last week for this year’s allotment. Officials at Action for Boston Community Development, which distributes resources from the federal Low... Read more
Boston Bowl on Morrissey Blvd. marked its 50th anniversary of operation in Dorchester last week, its longevity a direct result of maintaining value and the ability to adapt to changes in the business model, its owners say. “Bowling is still a good value... Read more
The parish that owns the site of the former St. William’s School is looking for realtors to lease or sell the property even as the Boston archdiocese insists that the door remains open to moving a private Roman Catholic high school into the vacant... Read more
Claude Leonidas continues to make his weekday trek from Mattapan to South Station on the MBTA, undeterred by a critical report last week highlighting a huge backlog -- $500 million worth -- of maintenance projects needed to keep the system safe. Other... Read more
Local lawmakers are calling on state transportation officials to pull back on the proposal for an express busway along Blue Hill Ave. for which the state is seeking a $140 million federal stimulus grant. The request from lawmakers comes after months of... Read more
An aging infrastructure. A massive debt load. And 51 unfunded projects classified as a “danger to life and limb of passengers and/or employees.” Those are just a few of the problems facing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the agency... Read more
Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) received the Coming Up Taller Award for its Art a la Carte program at a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House last week. FDNH CEO Mark Culliton and Art a la Carte student Liana Rae... Read more
Suspect.The FBI has released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for holding up the Sovereign Bank branch at 780 Gallivan Blvd. around 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 5. The FBI describes him as a black male, medium build, about 5'7" and in his mid-30s. He carried a... Read more
Prince Hall Grand Lodge says it's tightened its policies on hall rentals after a post-dance incident in September that left one woman attacked and a police officer fearing for his safety. Prince Hall board member Leslie Lewis told the Boston Licensing... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a one-alarm fire at 10 Winter St. this afternoon did roughly $30,000 in damage and displaced seven adults and two children. The department says the blaze, on the second floor of a three-decker, started as a stove fire... Read more

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