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
Mac D’Alessandro on the stump in Franklin ParkStanding the doorway of her Romsey St. home, Mariama White-Hammond concedes she’s had some “ups and downs” with her U.S. Congressman, Stephen Lynch. He voted against the original health care reform bill... Read more
It’s noontime on a recent Saturday and Steve Grossman is eating ice cream. “This is really good ice cream,” he says, digging into a small bowl full of the maple walnut flavor, courtesy of the Ice Creamsmith in Lower Mills. His father had ice cream at home... Read more
Conor Boyle: A standout for Catholic Memorial, Dot native to join collegiate ranks.The Dorchester Youth Lacrosse program is in its twelfth year and is going stronger than ever thanks to founder Mike Devlin. After graduating from Salem State College, the... Read more
Sample Ballot- Sept. 14, 2010 electionVoters in Dorchester and Mattapan will go the polls on Tuesday to decide Democratic and Republican nominees for a variety of seats, from Congress to their local state representative. A small wave of retirements and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old who was shot in the head on Tonawanda Street late Monday has died. The teen was found at 9 Tonawanda St. with a gunshot wound around 11:15 p.m. and was rushed to Boston Medical Center - about 2 1/2 hours... Read more
In a substantive and at times raucous debate, Gov. Deval Patrick's opponents sought to chip away at his administration's accomplishments Tuesday, shrugging off efforts aimed at consolidating state agencies, overhauling state ethics and pension laws, and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports an 18-year-old was fatally shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday at Astoria and Elizabeth streets. The teen was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information can contact homicide... Read more
Roger Paron strangled his wife Victoria on Saturday, then hung around their Dorchester neighborhood until police found him - and her body - the next day, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. At his arraignment Tuesday, Dorchester... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for a teenager for shooting an 8-year-old girl in the leg on Oakwood Street Saturday evening. He's described as a black male, 5'7", 18-20 and wearing jeans and a white T-shirt. Police say the girl is expected to... Read more
The Boston Police Department today charged Yamiley Mathurin, 17, with the murder of a delivery man found stabbed to death at a Roslindale house she and two accomplices allegedly broke into late Wednesday. Mathurin, Michel Andre St. Jean, 20, of Hyde Park... Read more
Photo by MightyFineDot. Even without Earl, a tree fell on Train Street Thursday evening, taking out an electric line that supplied residents and nearby traffic signals.
The Boston Police Department reports that two 18-year-olds were shot shortly after midnight, Thursday, at Blue Hill and Geneva avenues. One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment. In a... Read more
They’ve been pressing voters in South Boston, Uphams Corner, the Polish Triangle, and Harbor Point to pull the lever for them in the September primary. But not all of the candidates to replace state Rep. Brian Wallace have beaten a path to the voting... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick, who lives in Milton near the multi-use path along the Neponset River, has declined to weigh in on how the state should make the trail connect Pope John Paul II Park to the Hyde Park neighborhood and Mattapan Square to Milton’s Central... Read more
Four of the five candidates running to succeed retiring state Rep. Willie Mae Allen made their pitch to voters last week at a Grove Hall forum, discussing local jobs policies and education, and why Sixth Suffolk District residents should vote for them.... Read more
WUMB, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s official radio station ,known for its folk and singer-songwriter music, kicked off its “Preserving the Past, Building the Future” Capital Campaign earlier this month with a fundraising gala. Since its... Read more
In the lobby on the third floor of the new Carpenters Center at 750 Dorchester Avenue are sleek black chairs and hardwood floors and the receptionist behind her desk hums along to the radio on this quiet August afternoon. Beside the long counter of the... Read more
Barry Lawton, one of the four candidates running to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, is accusing a fellow Democratic candidate of trashing one of his campaign signs. Lawton said that while driving with his children last Thursday he saw Carlos... Read more


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