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Barry Lawton, who lost a Fifth Suffolk state representative primary to fellow Democrat Carlos Henriquez by 41 votes, continued to mull next steps this week. “I haven’t decided what I’m going to do,” Lawton told the Reporter. He added later, “I’m... Read more
Russell Holmes: The candidate, center, prayed with supporters on election night. Emerging last week as the winner in a five-way Democratic primary for the Sixth Suffolk District House nomination, Russell Holmes is set to take the seat of retiring state... Read more
Marina Bay from Savin Hill: Nightclub there prompted noise complaintsThe Savin Hill neighborhood learned a harsh lesson in how sound travels over water earlier this month when noise from a nightclub located in Quincy’s Marina Bay carried loudly into the... Read more
Boston students generally did better than their statewide public school counterparts on MCAS, city officials said last week, citing the performance of the “turnaround” Dever Elementary School as one example. Students citywide in grades 3 through 8 made... Read more
Former Haitian Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, who is a candidate for president in the upcoming November 28th election in Haiti, is scheduled to appear at a forum on Saturday, September 25 from 5-9p.m. at the Mattapan Center for Life, 555 River... Read more
CNN anchor John King will be broadcasting live from his old neighborhood this week. King, who will moderate tonight's gubernatorial debate, will be a celebrity chef at Thursday night's big Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health. The native of King Street—... Read more
Despite governing through one of the worst recessions in Massachusetts history and taking campaign hits for allegedly exacerbating a tough business climate, Gov. Deval Patrick wins higher marks from voters when asked which candidate for governor is more... Read more
The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has begun resurfacing a section of the Neponset River Greenway this morning that will leave the section of pathway between Butler Street and Granite Avenue be closed for the next three days.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 1:45 a.m. at 385 Columbia Rd. quickly went to two alarms and did an estimated $200,000 in damage. The Red Cross was called in to help find new housing for seven adults and five children in the... Read more
Sept. 10, 2010 parade celebrates new health center plans Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Tom Menino and city and state lawmakers joined scores of Mattapan residents in the groundbreaking of the Mattapan Community Health Center’s (MCHC) state-of-the-art... Read more
Lawton HQ on election night: A recount "not likely" While he says he is still in an “evaluation phase”, Barry Lawton tells the Reporter that he is not likely to seek a recount in the Fifth Suffolk state representative’s district. Lawton lost Tuesday’s... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports one of two men shot around 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, at 27 Cameron St. was pronounced dead not long after his arrival at Boston Medical Center. The other victim is expected to survive, police said. Both men were 21,... Read more
Chris Lovett, anchor of Neighborhood Network News, led an on-air conversation about the results of Tuesday's primary election with the Reporter's own Gin Dumcius and Steve Poftak of the Pioneer Institute. Primary Election Analysis from Chris Lovett on... Read more
Without competitors on primary night, the three leading candidates for governor sparred during an hour-long radio debate Tuesday night, highlighting many areas of agreement as well as differences over policies governing undocumented immigrants, expanded... Read more
Police pulling drivers over for alleged text messaging violations starting at the end of the month will find the new law tough to enforce, according to local police groups. Wayne Sampson, executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs’ of Police... Read more
Fall Music Program The Music Clubhouse is planning to offer a variety of drop-in and registered activities to members ages 10 and older this Fall. Registration for programs such as Music Lessons, Music Production & Songwriting and Music Theory will... Read more
Science labs are being installed on the second floor. On the first floor, repairmen are working in a hallway lined with paintings by Jackson Pollock and Winslow Homer to install a “smart board” for teachers to use in the classrooms. And in the recently... Read more
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


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