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To her supporters and defense attorneys, former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson was a voice for some of the state’s neediest and least powerful people, as well as a “flawed being, who made terrible mistakes.” According to federal prosecutors, the Roxbury... Read more
The Codman Square Neighborhood Council held its annual Hidden Heroes Celebration last Friday in collaboration with the Four Corners Action Coalition. As its name suggests, the event — now in it’s 15th year— is meant to honor unsung heroes around the... Read more
An Uphams Corner restaurant plagued by a violent past could reopen soon via a compromise reached between residents and the building’s new owner. Local civic associations representing both the Hancock St. and Jones Hill areas voted to approve a plan that... Read more
The Toy Drive & Holiday Help Fund of Action for Boston Community Development needs your assistance to put smiles on the faces of children across the city this year and help families survive and thrive during the holiday season and beyond! ABCD... Read more
Gathering steam by the day and promising to be the Hot Stove Season’s most heart-rending melodrama is the Derek Jeter sob story, which is all about a sweet but luckless baseball waif abandoned to the mercies of a heartless, corporate ogre. It’s the tender... Read more
Some parents of special education students at the Harbor Middle School in Fields Corner are raising concerns about the principal with Boston schools chief Carol Johnson, accusing him of creating a “hostile” environment for their children. Dr. Robert... Read more
What began as a simple robbery of a drug-dealing ex-roommate ended with three adults and one child dead on a Mattapan street and a fifth person clinging to live in the hospital, a Suffolk County prosecutor said today. Dwayne Moore, 33, was formally... Read more
Dwayne Moore, 33, was arrested today for the Sept. 28 murders of three adults and one child on Woolson Street in Mattapan, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. Moore was charged with killing Levaughn Washum-Garrison,... Read more
J. Daniel Lindley, 64, today became the latest person to get prison time for pocketing money on "flipped" properties in Dorchester and surrounding areas. A federal jury in Boston earlier this year found Lindley guilty on 40 of 61 counts of wire fraud,... Read more
Boston police officers trying to stop a deranged man with a pellet gun who'd stolen a police cruiser should have called in a mental-health professional rather than shooting him dead, his widow argues in a lawsuit filed last week. Marquis Barker, 37, was... Read more
A barber shop quartet performs along Dot Ave at Aedan's Barber Shop during the annual Holiday Stroll sponsored by the Lower Mills Merchants Association on Thursday, Nov. 18. LMMA president Tony Paciulli said, "Another wonderful event, the committee once... Read more
Greater Neponset Flag Football: The Patriots were one of the winning teams in the Greater Neponset Flag Football League championships held last Saturday. Top row: League commissioner Phil Carver, coach Desmond Tyler and coach Charlie Conners. Late this... Read more
More than 60 Boston officials, victims advocates and family members touched by street crime met at Boston City Hall to discuss resources available for families struggling in the wake of violent crime. City councillor Charles Yancey and Councillor At-... Read more
Mattapan Square has finally been designated for a branch of Boston’s Main Streets program, which has helped revitalize several other neighborhood business districts over the last 15 years. As the twentieth  Main Streets district, Mattapan Square’s... Read more
Grove Hall’s Freedom House will get $1 million in state funds to help build a new headquarters on the site of its present Crawford Street home. The challenge grant was announced by Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday. Freedom House will need to raise $1... Read more
The Boston Police Department held the first session of a new Citizens Police Academy for Area B-3 residents on Monday evening at the BPD’s training facility in Hyde Park. For the next three weeks, the “cadets” will be bussed around the police academy and... Read more
City Councillor Maureen FeeneyDorchester City Councillor Maureen Feeney will make a decision on whether to run for another term after the holidays, she said this week. First elected to the District Three seat in 1993, Feeney said she is leaning towards... Read more
The Dorchester House Multi-Service Center has begun work on an expansion project fueled in large part by a $7 million federal stimulus grant that green-lighted the project last year. The new wing of the center will include a walk-in/urgent care clinic... Read more
Any first encounter between two residents of Dorchester is as likely to begin with, “What’s your parish?” as it is with “What street do you live on.” While the neighborhood’s much-celebrated patchwork of Catholic parishes has yielded prominence to include... Read more
In 1994, the Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation bought an abandoned five-acre site in Savin Hill, the former home of Boston Insulated Wire and Cable, then secured $14.5 million in funding to clean up the property. In 2002, local elected... Read more


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