Days before voters head to the polls to narrow the field of mayoral candidates, incumbent Thomas Menino has been thrown into damage control mode as city officials attempt to get out from under the controversy over employees regularly deleting their e-... Read more
All is quiet on a late summerâ€™s eve in a view from the Neponset Riverwalk.
With legislative leaders confident a bill authorizing an interim U.S. Senate appointee will garner enough votes to pass, the Election Laws Committee collected enough panel votes Wednesday to send the bill to the floor with a positive recommendation. At... Read more
Third time wonâ€™t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didnâ€™t think he could win. Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name... Read more
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Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on a long list of charges after subduing him on Browning Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police say two officers on routine patrol on Talbot Avenue started chasing a car that drove through a red light at... Read more
â€œUncanceled,â€ an adjective a reserved for stamps, happily may be used to describe the 12th annual Boston Folk Festival (BFF), an event happening this Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at UMass-Boston. Though substantially smaller than previous... Read more
An employee of AJ Wright, 500 Geneva Ave., faces numerous charges after her arrest yesterday for allegedly selling a customer some heroin in a store fitting room. Boston Police say AJ Wright cooperated with an investigation by the drug unit, in which... Read more
Oscar-winner Ben Affleck seems to like filming in Dorchester. The Cambridge native is in town for his sophomore writing and directing project â€œThe Town,â€ based on Boston author Chuck Hoganâ€™s award-winning bestseller â€œThe Prince of Thieves.â€ The... Read more
This yearâ€™s edition of the annual Dorchester Park benefit gala will continue the tradition established last year of trading the sylvan for the swanky, as organizers bring the event to the UMass-Bostonâ€™s Grand Ballroom. Dot Park 3 will be held at the... Read more
Mayor Thomas Meninoâ€™s desk gets around. At least, thatâ€™s according to a spot his re-election campaign has put on YouTube.com and plans to have up on television through the September 22 preliminary election. â€œThis is the desk of Mayor Thomas M.... Read more
Alcohol industry officials are seeking to scuttle a bill that would prohibit them from advertising on state-owned property, calling it an unconstitutional infringement on speech and ineffective at combating underage drinking. â€œAdvertising restrictions... Read more
A corner of Dorchesterâ€™s Ronan Park is going to the dogs. A groundbreaking will be held a week from Saturday for the Ronan Park Dog Run, the neighborhoodâ€™s first official venue for canine recreation. Organizers hope that the new pooch park will... Read more
Two congressmen are readying to face off over the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat, and Dorchester could be caught in the middle. Congressmen Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have pulled nominations papers for the... Read more
The month of September has brought some significant changes at the Ashmont T Station. While construction continues, the temporary bus stops on Dorchester Ave. were discontinued after workers completed paving a multi-lane busway adjacent to the station.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting three men following an attempted home invasion at 9 Carson St. Monday afternoon. Police say a woman opening her apartment door was rushed by two men, one of whom stuck his foot in the door to keep her from closing it.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he stabbed another man repeatedly on Inwood Street in Dorchester early this morning. The victim, 25, found nearby at 57 Davidson St., was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.... Read more
Recap and analysis of the week in state government STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 4, 2009â€¦..One good reason to pick up nomination papers at Bill Galvinâ€™s office this week was that, over baking lobsters and grilling burgers and powdered eggs, Labor Day... Read more
The state Executive Office of Transportation held a community meeting concerning the controversial 28X Blue Hill Ave. enhancement at the Mildred Ave. Community Center on Monday followed by a second meeting at the Dudley Branch Library on Wednesday. These... Read more