Library closures, Take Two: City officials plan to re-start a community process designed to gather input on the proposed closures of four libraries, including the branch in Lower Mills. The process was halted earlier this year after drawing fire from... Read more
The Clapp family barn. Peggy Mullen photo Editor's Note: The Dorchester Historical Society invites you to invest in the future of Dorchester by supporting its past tonight by attending the “Save Our Barn” Gala, 6 p.m. Tickets are still available. For more... Read more
Carlos Henriquez addressing supporters at his campaign launch. Eric Esteves photo (Updated 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16)— When we last looked at the Fifth Suffolk state representative race, community activist Carlos Henriquez had won the unofficial... Read more
Mirroring results showing incumbents fending off challenges across the Bay State, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz easily beat back their Democratic primary contenders on Tuesday. Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, snapped up 65... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 17-year-old they say was toting a gun he'd just fired near Dorchester High School Tuesday night. Police say that around 7 p.m., officers watching the Pop Warner practices at Dorchester Education Complex... Read more
Mattapan community activist Russell Holmes yesterday won a five-way Democratic primary for state representative in the Sixth Suffolk District, besting a City Hall aide and the head of the local chapter of the NAACP, among others, in the race to replace... Read more
Russell Holmes: Topped the ticket in the Sixth Suffolk race. Photo by Alex OwensUpdated: Carlos Henriquez has won a majority of votes in the race to replace Marie St. Fleur in the Fifth Suffolk district. Unofficial results from the city of Boston's... Read more
Just over 9,000 voters cast primary ballots in Boston by 9 a.m. Tuesday, down 60 percent from the same timeframe four years ago, when a contested gubernatorial primary topped the Democratic ballot. DEVELOPING: St. Fleur makes last minute endorsement in... Read more
It’s long been the fast food equivalent of the Holy Grail for those in the burger-and-fry business on Gallivan Boulevard: a drive-thru. Tonight, the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard will gallantly attempt to persuade neighbors in... Read more
A long-time Codman Square pharmacist was convicted on Monday of Medicaid fraud, federal officials said. Amadiegwu “Joe” Onujiogu, 63, pleaded guilty before a U.S. District judge on Monday to a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. He is scheduled to... Read more
It can be hard for us plebes – we, the mediocre unwashed, the plebes, the groundlings – to grasp the fantastic mental perambulations and intellectual high-wire acts executed by the likes of those who attended that ivy-wreathed citadel of higher learning... Read more
Boston law-enforcement agencies, courts and clergy are planning a four-day "safe surrender" program next month that will let people with outstanding warrants turn themselves in at a "safe" church on Blue Hill Avenue that will double as an impromptu... Read more
The US Attorney's office in Boston today named Michael R. Anderson, 41, of Framingham, as a player in a scheme to profit through bogus financing deals on 27 Dorchester and Roxbury condos by forging mortgage applications from people who had no plans to... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Calvin Carnes's four consecutive life terms for killing the four men in a basement recording studio in 2005. "We discern no reason to order a new trial or reduce the convictions of murder in the first degree to a... Read more
By a 10-point margin, Massachusetts voters favor slicing the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent, according to a State House News Service poll - a ballot referendum that would chop roughly $2.4 billion from Beacon Hill coffers and has drawn... Read more
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the North End’s waterfront Christopher Columbus Park will provide the picturesque backdrop for a leisurely afternoon exploration of a wide variety of art forms at the 9th annual Boston Ähts Festival. During the original... Read more
The number of Boston-bred mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus continues to mount this summer. Last week, bugs trapped and tested in Lower Mills were found to be infected with the disease, which can cause illness in humans and can, in certain... Read more
A Codman Square-based youth group has been recognized by a federal agency for their pioneering anti-smoking campaigns. On Tuesday, August 17, staff from the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), an offshoot of the Food and Drug Administration, visited... Read more
A clarification has been attached to this article. In the four-way Democratic race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Fifth Suffolk District candidate Carlos Henriquez has poured over $5,700 of his own money into his campaign this year, state... Read more
The Boston Housing Authority is pouring $7 million in capital improvements into Lower Mills Apartments, leading to an on-site case manager and upgrades to common areas, the lobby, and kitchen and baths, city officials say. There are 177 units in the... Read more


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