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The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 3:30 p.m. at 68 American Legion Highway, between Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue. The man was taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds to the back, stomach and leg. Homicide detectives... Read more
Mattapan heroes honored: Councillor Charles Yancey, center, with Shaniqua Johnson and Saquawna AndersonBoston Police from District B-3 held a monthly community meeting on Tuesday at the Mattapan Library with a packed crowd of more than 70 people on hand.... Read more
Teary-eyed parents of children whose schools are slated to close confronted Mayor Thomas Menino’s schools chief last week, pleading with her to give them time to up sagging test scores. Boston Public School officials are weighing plans to close six... Read more
The MBTA is working with a German company to finalize a possible solution to the screeching wheels of the Mattapan Line trolleys. Residents of the area around Ashmont Station have long complained of the loud squealing caused by trolleys rounding the turn... Read more
Instances of domestic violence have been increasing in Massachusetts over the last few years. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our staff at Mattapan Community Health Center would like to give you some information regarding assaults and some... Read more
Keystone Club News The Keystone Club is our leadership development program for teens and meets every other week to plan community service projects, fundraisers and social activities. Recently, the teen members of the group elected their officers for the... Read more
Benito Maleveje and Juan Omi Velazquez were among 10 men charged in federal court today with running guns, heroin and cocaine in Boston and Chelsea. For Velazquez, a.k.a., Cyclops, it's his second arrest this week. On Sunday, Lynn police say he was among... Read more
“Friendly scarecrows greet the way On the cool October day, Surprising visitors with their painted smile, Welcome, autumn. Please stay a while.” By Lillian Garant It certainly feels like autumn. We have been trying to keep from turning on the furnace... Read more
Residents of Fields Corner will get their first look at a revamped proposal to develop the former site of the Lucky Strike bowling alley at Park and Adams streets on Mon., Nov. 1, when the project developers host a meeting for community members and... Read more
The Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association is hosting a debate next week on three ballot questions voters will decide when they head to the polls in less than two weeks. If approved by voters, Question 1 would eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, restoring... Read more
Members of the Thee Slap Bracelets (pictured above performing at a May 2010 competition) include: (l-r) Dalin Celamy, Khamari Bendolph, Miguel Tejeda, Shaneese Smith, Alexis Feliz, Charae Hemingway, Stravinsky Bolivar, Catrina Tejeda, and Maurice... Read more
Supporters of the Lower Mills library are urging fellow activists to show up in force at a meeting at the branch tonight [at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Street branch] with Boston Public Library President Amy Ryan as a local lawmaker said there has been a “... Read more
Trick-or-treaters of all ages don’t have to wait until Halloween to start going door-to-door. This weekend’s ninth annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) affords locals the scary, but safe thrills of exploring neighborhood places they’ve never been to... Read more
Mattahunt School and Community Center: City closed center last summer and a proposed partnership with Wheelock College has yet to begin. (Editor's note: This article was updated online on Friday, Oct. 23 to reflect comments from Boys and Girls Club of... Read more
A Dorchester man convicted in a federal court for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail this week. Daniel Appolon, 23, was part of a ring that prosecutors say conducted 21 bogus real estate deals in... Read more
Republican Jim McKenna refused to back off his claim Tuesday that Attorney General Martha Coakley granted disgraced former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson "immunity" in her campaign finance violations case as Coakley aides and her predecessor disputed McKenna's... Read more
Wahlberg: Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester alumnus, Mark Wahlberg, recently stopped by the Club as part of an upcoming profile to be aired on 60 Minutes. The actor, who spent time visiting with Club members, was presented a sweatshirt by Jeffrey Herron... Read more
Fire on Boston Street: Photo by Boston Fire Department The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 96 Boston St. that broke out around 12:45 p.m. on Monday sent one firefighter to the hospital and did an estimated $300,000 in damage. Residents of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives driving down Dorchester Ave. around 7 p.m on Thursday broke up an attempt mugging in front of the Wainwright Bank. According to police, the victim was waiting for a ride in front of the bank when two... Read more
Despite the fact that they are the wealthiest university in the country, Harvard claims that they cannot provide good jobs for their workers. Currently, Harvard pays their custodians a mere $1 for every $180 paid to the execs of the Harvard Management... Read more

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