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A hearing held Tuesday at Boston City Hall shined a light on a problem that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about, let alone take concrete steps to address it. Many of our teenagers are engaged in risky sexual behaviors and it has become a... Read more
BC wins 2011 Beanpot : Jimmy Hayes celebrates his OT goal with teammate Patch Alber. AP photoIt’s every Dorchester youth hockey player’s dream: Lacing up the skates, hitting the ice at the Garden, playing in the Beanpot. And, of course, scoring the game-... Read more
A correction has been appended to this article. Iraq-Afghanistan visit: Congressman Steve Lynch observes training of Afghan National Army recruits. Congressman Stephen Lynch said this week that he remains optimistic about the pace of the draw-down of U.S... Read more
Seven percent of District 7’s registered voters turned out on Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates vying to succeed former City Councillor Chuck Turner to two: Tito Jackson, former aide to Gov. Deval Patrick, and Cornell Mills, a onetime civilian... Read more
Dave McDonald, a Mattapan-based contractor, gets 75 percent of his business from the city of Boston and has worked on more than 60 housing projects with the help of a block grant program. But his business is now in danger, he says, with President Obama’s... Read more
Political activists of color are urging the next generation to get more involved in politics and the looming debate over redrawing Congressional districts. “You need to be in that room,” Mukiya Baker-Gomez advised several dozen members of the Young... Read more
Instead of dressing up in black and white, fundraisers for the inaugural Cupid Splash benefit for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be wearing bows and wings – and maybe even a bathing suit. Nine beaches across the state will host the costumed dip-and-... Read more
The Get Fresh Crew, a group of twelve high school students from the UMass-Boston Upward Bound program, will travel to Comalapa, Guatemala, and help to build the Tecnico Maya Vocational School, a building constructed from recyclable material, mainly tires... Read more
This weekend Mad River Theater Works of Ohio comes to the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall with a pair of one-afternoon-only shows about African-American cultural heritage. The troupe performs “John Henry” on Saturday, 2/19 at 2:00 p.m. and “... Read more
On September 16, 1848, a tall, angular Congressman with dense, slightly unkempt dark hair strode behind the podium of Richmond Hall, in Dorchester. He had come to campaign for the Whig Party’s presidential candidate, General Zachary Taylor, hero of the... Read more
A man who allegedly tried to use a hammer to rob Essential Body Herbs, 1282 Blue Hill Ave., Tuesday night wound up getting carted away in an ambulance after the store's owner shot him. WHDH-TV reports the owner has a license to carry the weapon. The... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say threatened to shoot up a bus on Cummins Highway Tuesday morning because the bus wasn't moving. Police say the driver opened the bus's doors to let panicked passengers out - and they began running toward... Read more
Tito Jackson: Big winner tonight in District 7 race.Tito Jackson, the heavy favorite to replace Chuck Turner as the city councillor in Boston's district 7, can celebrate a landslide victory with his supporters tonight, according to preliminary figures... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot shortly after 9 a.m. today at 60 Goodale Rd. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say. On Jan. 24, 2010, Courteney Thomas, 22, of Jamaica Plain, was found shot to death... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit sparked a fire that spread to the first floor of 116 Adams St. around 3:30 Friday afternoon. Local 718 reports the initial call came from children in their bedroom. Firefighters got them out OK,... Read more
Kim Gross, Jr., 18, was arrested today on charges he stabbed two men, one fatally, on a 44 bus on Nov. 2. AllanBoston and MBTA police say Gross stabbed Richard Allan, 21, as the bus approached Humboldt Avenue and Wyoming Street around 9 a.m. A nurse at... Read more
China Sky fire: Photo courtesy Judy Tuttle Firefighters on Friday knocked down a two-alarm grease fire at the China Sky restaurant in Adams Corner. The fire erupted around 12:45 p.m. at the 520 Gallivan Blvd. restaurant. District 8 Fire Chief Doug Smith... Read more
Snow removal regulations and procedures have become even more significant in Boston this winter due to the unusually heavy snowfall. The city’s Inspectional Services Department is getting the word out to residents about how and when to clear sidewalks and... Read more
For 11-year-old Donovan LaMonica, shoveling driveways for his elderly neighbors started out as a community service requirement, in exchange for being tutored at Project D.E.E.P. in Dorchester. Usually, students are assigned a house to visit, but LaMonica... Read more
Expecting a budget gap of $126 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, MBTA officials are planning to test the market for transportation merchandise, from T-shirts to coffee mugs, General Manager Rich Davey told reporters Monday morning. “I’ve... Read more

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