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UPDATED (12:37 p.m.)— Secretary of State William Galvin issued a statement this afternoon indicating that census figures released today that showed Boston losing more than 14,000 people over the last decade were "erroneous." Galvin says the correct... Read more
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch: On a trip to Afghanistan in FebruaryCongressman Stephen Lynch is speaking out forcefully against the US intervention in Libya this week. Lynch, who represents parts of Dorchester as the Ninth district US representative, was... Read more
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch: On a trip to Afghanistan in FebruaryCongressman Stephen Lynch is speaking out forcefully against the US intervention in Libya this week. Lynch, who represents parts of Dorchester as the Ninth district, was the featured guest... Read more
This article was reported by Stephen Kurkjian, Rachel Zarrell, and Gal Tziperman Lotan, and written by Kurkjian. Moments after the buzzer sounded ending classes for the day, a dozen Harbor Middle School students burst through the doors connecting the... Read more
The Leahy-Holloran Community Center is a beehive of activity on nearly every day of the week — from a popular pre-school to yoga classes for adults. Photo by Gal Tziperman LotanThe squeals of delight from the roomful of children during school hours echoed... Read more
Tito Jackson, a former aide to Gov. Deval Patrick, won ousted City Councillor Chuck Turner’s seat in a landslide Tuesday, as 8.4 percent of registered voters in District 7 turned out to choose him over the former civilian homicide investigator Cornell... Read more
Lower Mills residents pelted Massachusetts Water Resources Authority officials on Tuesday night with questions after learning additional details about an upcoming water main rehabilitation project that is expected to make for a difficult spring and summer... Read more
Boston has seen some legendary rivalries: The Red Sox and Yankees. The Bruins and Les Canadiens. Latin School and English High. Harvard and Yale.Cross-town partners; Ed Merritt and Dick Gavegnano. Photo by Ed Forry Then there’s South Boston and East... Read more
The Boston School Department is still trying to figure out what to do with two of its elementary schools in Dorchester, one that is slated for closure this year and another that has been closed for years. Dorchester’s Emily Fifield Elementary School is... Read more
Senator Jack HartFreshman U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is on a nationwide book tour and Gov. Deval Patrick, fresh off a trip to Israel and the United Kingdom, is about to embark on one. But both will be heading to South Boston this weekend for the neighborhood’s... Read more
Officers from the area B-3 police station held a monthly community meeting at the Mattapan Public Library on Tuesday evening. The event marked the station’s first public meeting since November 2010. Meetings in January and February were cancelled due to... Read more
Fine Arts Program The Arts program has concluded the Spring Registration and will begin a 6-week series of classes this week. On Monday afternoons at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. there will be Beginner Photography classes (pre-registration required). This will be... Read more
Tito Jackson: Now councillor-elect after a big victory tonight.Dorchester's Tito Jackson, who was the heavy favorite to win the vacant district 7 seat since the day he stepped into the race, is now Councillor-elect Tito Jackson. Jackson, who most recently... Read more
An 18 year-old man died last night after he was gunned down on the porch of his mother's house near Uphams Corner. Neighbors say that the victim is Luis Tavares, who grew up in Cape Verde and joined his family here as a teenager. Isaura Mendes, an anti-... Read more
Chris Harding of Neighborhood Network News on BNN-TV reported on Friday's free Boston Ballet performances at the Strand Theatre: Students Treated to Boston Ballet at Strand Theatre from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.
The Boston Police Department reports a woman crossing the street at Dorchester Avenue and Dix Street around 9 p.m. yesterday was hit by a vehicle that then kept going. In a statement, police said, "On arrival, officers located the victim, a pedestrian,... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a woman who held up the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot St. around 3:20 p.m. on Friday. She's described as white, 5'2", 18-21, wearing a tan jacket and a gray hoodie and carrying two backpacks.
Several Boston Democrats were named this week to the special commission tasked with redrawing the state’s district lines for Congress and the local House and Senate districts. State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat, and Rep. Byron Rushing,... Read more
Pres. Obama: President Obama spoke at TechBoston Academy on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Photo courtesy BPS For Archana Ailawadhi, a college counselor at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, it was all about the numbers when President Barack Obama stopped by the... Read more
On the night of March 4, 1776, the Patriot officers gave the order to 2,000 or so men: no one was to speak above a whisper. As American batteries opened up on British positions in and around Boston to cloak the long file of Continental troops in “blue and... Read more


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