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A professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston has symptoms of the airborne disease, the Boston Public Health Commission reported Tuesday. The commission did not identify the professor but said he is in his 40s and has about 45 students. In a... Read more
Christopher Coombs: Photo by Kevin Day PhotographyIn a poll of the country's best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine, dbar’s head chef Chris Coombs is half a percentage behind to win the New England title, the prize being a spread in the magazine’s... Read more
Cherry Clinton, 29, was arraigned today on charges she stabbed Lancelot Reid, 23, to death after he had allegedly assaulted her earlier in the day in her Franklin Field apartment. Dorchester District Court Judge Kenneth Desmond ordered that Clinton be... Read more
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into complaints that the City of Boston's school closing plans discriminate against black and Latino students and parents. In a Feb. 15 letter, Donna Russell, an attorney in the department's... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed to death around 10 a.m. on Friday at 80 Ames Way in the Franklin Field project. Cherry Clinton, 28, was arrested for what police say was a "domestic" murder. The victim, not identified by police, was... Read more
Residents who got fed up with the sound of hammering at 2 in the morning at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan finally called police, who say officers and Nitro the K-9 dog found a Dorchester teen inside the walls of a vacant building on Blue... Read more
The owner of a Dorchester auto-body shop was indicted yesterday on charges he lied to a grand jury investigating a gang that authorities say was responsible for drug deals and a number of murders, the state Attorney General's office said Thursday. Rafael... Read more
Parade GuyThe Dorchester Day Parade Committee is seeking students to compete in an annual essay contest that will earn two winners a $500 US Savings Bond. A completed registration form and essay must be postmarked by March 12, 2011 to be considered for a... Read more
Daphne Griffin, the city’s chief of Human Services, listened during Tuesday’s hearing. Photo by Gal Tziperman Lotan City Councillor Charles Yancey tangled with Menino administration officials this week over the withdrawal of staffers from eight community... Read more
People's Market: America's Food Basket to take over Codman Sq. store.America’s Food Basket, which has locations in Fields Corner and Hyde Park, is expanding into Codman Square after taking over the People’s Tropical Food Supermarket on Washington Street,... Read more
Boston’s public parks and green areas would join the growing list of areas where smoking is not allowed under a proposal that some local residents are cheering. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo and East Boston Councillor Salvatore LaMattina, who... Read more
Trooper Paul Barry: State Trooper Paul BarryMaryellen Hayes Barry Massachusetts State Trooper Paul Barry, who cut a stern yet tender swath, was a man of decisiveness, an individual who always knew what he wanted and who had the resolve to attain it. As a... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick made a rare move last week: He relinquished control of a powerful entity. Known for mounting takeovers of various boards and agencies and personally signing off on press releases, the governor filed legislation that would transfer... Read more
It may be winter in New England but it’s never too cold for ice cream. The new Savin Scoop offers just that plus coffee, pastries, WiFi and friendly chatter in its 107 Savin Hill Ave. spot. The concept of “Local Ice Cream, Local Gossip” displays both the... Read more
A Dorchester minister is urging the federal judge who sentenced former City Councillor Chuck Turner to three years in prison to revoke or revise the sentence, saying the longtime community activist is suffering from a mental disability. Minister Don... Read more
The city’s planning agency is proposing to roll Dorchester Ave. – which is zoned separately from the rest of Dorchester – into the rest of the neighborhood. The effort is aimed at correcting inconsistencies in zoning districts, regulations, and usage... Read more
Javon "Yung Fresh" Martin, a member of the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club in Dorchester, was named Northeast region winner in the music tech category of the Club Tech Digital Arts Festival. He will advance to the national competition to vie for the title... Read more
Athletes are honored more than enough in our culture. The endless accolades are further adorned with mindless riches and a veritable free pass, smoothing the path to most anything one’s heart may desire. All of this goes with the territory. The truest of... Read more
Washington Street fire: Photo by Judy Tuttle The Boston Fire Department had to respond to two fires that broke out almost simultaneously at opposite ends of Dorchester early Wednesday afternoon. A total of 120 firefighters fought both blazes, the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men on charges they shot another pair of men in Codman Square Sunday night, then beat a woman who witnessed the crime. Police say two men were found with gunshot wounds around 8:05 p.m. at 530 Washington... Read more


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