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The University of Massachusetts Police Department says it is looking for five people for a June 7 attack and robbery in the old Bayside Expo Center parking lot - which they say one of the five videotaped. WantedAccording to a police report: "Five suspects... Read more
BOSTON, JUNE 16, 2010……Republican Charles Baker took fire from both sides over his 10-year performance as a health insurance executive during Wednesday morning’s debate, as both Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and Independent Treasurer Timothy Cahill ripped... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a meeting this Monday to help choose the consultant team for a study of the transit needs of Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. The study, which will be conducted this summer and the... Read more
This YouTube video shows the Ashmont turn-around of the Mattapan High Speed Trolley. The noisy circuit is the cause of consternation for abutters. The MBTA will try to mask the high-pitched screeching caused by Mattapan Line trolleys turning around at the... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees, who voted to close four libraries in April, are willing to hold a public meeting later this month to discuss plans for the libraries and a potential influx of state aid to prevent their closures, according to City... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson pled guilty last week in federal court to eight counts of attempted extortion. Prosecutors recommended that she be sentenced to no more than four years in prison. Wilkerson, a Roxbury Democrat, was arrested Oct. 28, 2008... Read more
Next Thursday, June 17, the Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association will be honoring Dorchester resident, Roberto Avant-Mier, with a book-signing event for his recent publication, “Rock the Nation.” The signing will be held at the Neponset V.F.W. Post from 7... Read more
They put their signs on cars, bikes and their volunteers: Local and state politicians were out in force for the Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday. Another election year – this one on the state level – meant the candidates for governor and down-ballot races... Read more
The New Democracy Coalition, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, is pushing for the speaker of the House of Representatives to appoint an interim replacement for state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who is leaving to take a post within the Menino administration. The... Read more
The homicide rate is up in parts of Mattapan and Dorchester compared to last year and residents are taking notice. Within the course of three weeks, four grisly murders have rocked local neighborhoods. Shockingly, three of the victims were under the age... Read more
Under pressure from City Council members, the Dorchester-based firefighters union and the Menino administration appeared to end years of bitter deliberations this week, coming to an agreement on a much-debated contract. Under the compromise, the... Read more
Doris Bates and Jack Quinn, both residents at Standish Village in Lower Mills, will be married on Saturday. Photo by Tara Merrigan. Smiling and gazing into each other’s eyes, John “Jack” Quinn and Doris Bates described their feelings towards each other,... Read more
Thanh Van Truong, 55, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court today on charges he stabbed an acquaintance to death last night at 34 Lyon St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Tai Yee, 42,... Read more
Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News reports on an attempted King Street eviction that was blocked by neighbors and activists this morning. Supporters say that the lender seeking to evict Ursula Humes from her home erred by not following through on a... Read more
Tiny dancer: Parade participants came in all ages and sizes during the 2010 Dorchester Day Parade. Photo by Ed Forry Dot Day 2010: Governor Deval Patrick, center, stepped off at the front of Sunday's parade along with other political leaders. Scary... Read more
WHDH-TV reports the girl was shot in the leg tonight on Creston Street by a guy who just went down the street on a mini-bike, firing rounds. The girl is expected to survive, the station says, adding the suspect abandoned his scooter and fled on foot. On... Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Sherman Badgett, 19, for shooting Aaron Brown to death on Aug. 19 at the YMCA, 776 Washington St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Badgett is being held without bail and is scheduled for... Read more
Youthful opposition: Some of the BPL's key constituents- kids- took to the mic to protest library closings at a City Hall rally on Thursday, June 3. Photo by Dan CurrieUnder questioning from city councillors, the head of the Boston Public Library said... Read more
A lot of pot: Photo via Suffolk County DA's office. A Mattapan man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today after police found what appears to be a ton of marijuana in his Wilcock Street apartment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Cedar Grove and its cemetery were busy places on Memorial Day, a time each year when we remember those who fought and died for our nation. The Boston Police Gaelic Column, one of two pipe bands that marched in the Memorial Day Parade, makes its way to... Read more

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