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Governor Deval Patrick will sign legislation on Friday that proponents say will overhaul a criminal records system and reduce crime by easing access to jobs for former criminals. The governor is scheduled to sign the bill on Friday at 10 a.m. at the... Read more
A new pharmacy has opened for business on the ground floor of the Codman Square Health Center, which is following the lead of several other community health centers that have already captured an important market by carving out space for an in-house drug... Read more
Cornelius Thomas and his wife NancyWhen Raymond Reddick began going through his grandmother’s attic after she passed away in 1985, he stopped to look through a box of pictures. Inside were photographs of his family members going back several generations... Read more
A clarification has been attached to this article. This casino bill is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its legislative maker. It’s a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. This… is an ex-bill. At least that’s what... Read more
The Board of Directors for the ODWIN Learning Center, located in Peabody Square, voted in June to indefinitely suspend the school’s programming due to a drastic funding shortfall that threatens to shutter the adult education outpost permanently. Board... Read more
Born in Dublin and raised in Kilkenny, Ronan Tynan has sung for thousands around the world, will be performing at the Cape Cod Melody this Friday night and at the South Shore Music Circus on Saturday evening. A long-time New York City resident who was... Read more
The auction of the former home of C. F. Donovan’s, the once-popular Savin Hill restaurant, was delayed until August 12. An auction was originally set to take place on July 29 at the 112 Savin Hill Ave. site. A $20,000 deposit is necessary to enter the... Read more
The Joshua Tree, a U2 tribute band, drew a large crowd to the Dorchester Park “bowl” last Thursday (July 29). The band performed many of the Irish super-group’s hits in an evening show that last one-and-a-half hours. The concert was sponsored by the... Read more
The façade of Neponset’s Devine Ice Rink has a brand new look this summer that harkens back to the neighborhood’s not-too-distant past. A team of 10 young painters from the Mayor’s Mural Crew last month completed a colorful panoramic on the side of the... Read more
A group of Savin Hill residents fed up with the prostitution and drug dealing in the area took to the streets Tuesday night in an effort to show that crime will not be tolerated in the beachside neighborhood. The effort apparently dissuaded at least one... Read more
Air Quality StudyStarting next month, local environmental activists will be joining up with Tufts University researchers for a study on the effect of air pollution floating into communities situated next to and near the I-93 expressway. The year-long... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 3, 2010….....Speaker Robert DeLeo declared the critical-condition gambling bill still breathing Tuesday morning, as Plainridge Racecourse laid off 157 workers and blamed Gov. Deval Patrick’s refusal to support racetrack slot... Read more
Boston and state police report they are looking for this woman in connection with robberies of the City of Boston Credit Union, 1010 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester on July 28 and the First Trade Credit Union, 753 E. Broadway in South Boston on July 31.... Read more
BOSTON, AUG. 2, 2010……As expanded gambling legislation formally arrived on his desk Monday, Gov. Deval Patrick reversed course on his approval of a single racetrack slot facility and said he would immediately return the bill with an amendment to approve... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 1, 2010…...The gambling bill lawmakers sent Gov. Deval Patrick late Saturday contains language that appears to empower the governor to bypass legislative intent on the chief point of disagreement by granting a panel he would... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick withheld support Friday for a three-casino, two-racino compromise reached by legislative leaders in time for a vote Saturday, calling the restriction of the racino license bidding to racetracks unacceptable. "Unfortunately, they have... Read more
House and Senate negotiators reached a deal late Thursday on legislation restricting the public life of criminal offense records and striking most of the Senate’s efforts to provide reduced sentences for non-violent offenders, according to sources... Read more
A Presidential Boost Without Incumbency from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Chris Lovett of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report on Thursday's South Boston rally for incumbent Congressman Stephen Lynch, which featured an appearance by former... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding the body of a man shot repeatedly around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday at Dayton Street and Clementine Park. Police did not immediately identify the man, but said he was 30 and black. He is Dorchester's 17th murder... Read more
The auction of the former home of C. F. Donovan’s, the once-popular Savin Hill restaurant, was delayed until August 12. An auction was originally set to take place on July 29 at the 112 Savin Hill Ave. site. A $20,000 deposit is necessary to enter the... Read more

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