Marshall Cooper, 75, lives in an off-white house with dark green trim on Hartford Street. The house is decorated colorful trinkets: A snowman, a football, a pumpkin, and American flags. It’s also covered with protest signs, which Cooper said people often... Read more
Freshman state Rep. Carlos Henriquez is filing a bill that would limit check-cashing fees. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz is proposing a bill she says will shine a light on whether state agencies and contractors are hiring women and minorities. And Mayor... Read more
The Droser family paid tribute to their late father Vince with this chef’s hat on the day of his funeral, Jan. 8. Someone stole the hat in the hours after this photo was taken. Photo by Ed Forry Vince Droser had an idea. Every month the Ashmont... Read more
As the 112th Congress returned to Washington this month, the New England region has seen significant changes in the level of clout its Congressional delegation holds. Several of New England’s most senior and respected senators — Connecticut’s Chris Dodd... Read more
Joanne Massaro: photoIt’s Tuesday afternoon and for Boston Public Works Commissioner Joanne Massaro, New England’s winter season is in full swing. The city has just faced down a massive storm, is in the midst of dealing with a messy... Read more
More than a year after a public outcry forced state transportation officials to abandon their plan to install a new bus line down the Blue Hill Avenue corridor, the state transportation department is going back to the drawing board and asking Roxbury,... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of Lavonrence Perkins, 20, for the shooting death of Cordell McAfee on May 10. Police say Perkins had been hiding out in Providence, and was arrested with the help of Rhode Island State Police and the US... Read more
Andre Junior Lamerique, 26, was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Tuesday for his part in an effort to wring more than $10 million out of lenders in bogus transactions on properties across Boston, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday pressed for an increase in the state's retirement age and a change to the way state pensions are calculated on Tuesday as he rolled out the next phase of pension reform he called necessary to ensure that the state's pension... Read more
A Dorchester man started screaming at two gay women coming out of a market and was attempting to beat them with his cane when police arrived on the scene Wednesday evening, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Henry L. Alexander, 41, was... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission voted today to require annual licensing and regular inspections of the city's nail salons - many of them in Dorchester. The new regulation is meant to reduce the odds of customers catching bacterial and fungal... Read more
After a 20-day delay, low-income families who recently ran out of fuel assistance benefits will receive sorely-needed energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF)... Read more
Late civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. would be turning 82 years old this month and celebrations will take place around the city on Jan. 15 to 17 to commemorate the reverend’s life, with events ranging from spoken word performances to... Read more
According to data recently released by the United States Census Bureau, Boston’s Haitian community has not grown in the past decade and immigration from the Caribbean is in decline. However, local experts question whether these numbers should be taken at... Read more
In an interview with the Boston Haitian Reporter a day before he was sworn into his second term, Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated his campaign pledge to help come up with a comprehensive dwelling strategy for Haitians displaced by last January’s earthquake.... Read more
Margaret ‘Mae’ Lewis isn’t phased by much – not even the fact that she’s more than a century old. The former Dorchester resident said celebrating 103 birthdays is not as hard as it sounds. “It’s easy,” she said. “Just live.”Margaret ‘Mae’ Lewis: “She’s... Read more
This was the account from the Boston Globe, of the words of the gentleman from Hyde Park to the reelected speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo, and his team of lawmakers: “Shield them, as much as possible, from the outside world. … This institution is being... Read more
A recent police chase of four gang members through residential streets and yards off Freeport Street and Morrissey Boulevard could soon be factored into a challenge of a ballot law that has reduced penalties for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana.... Read more
An initiative launched last summer by Boston Police, in cooperation with other city and state agencies, was meant to reduce levels of gun violence in the new year by concentrating intense enforcement and social service outreach on a list of 240 of the... Read more
The globe-trotting foodie Anthony Bourdain filmed a segment of his popular “No Reservations” series at Dorchester’s own Greenhills Bakery last Friday morning. Bourdain and a companion settled in for more than two hours at one of the eatery’s cozy tables... Read more


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