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Every April tens of thousands of runners converge on the city for the Boston Marathon. And all have their own stories of how they came to face this famed 26-plus mile challenge. For Paula Murphy, who grew up in Dorchester, running in the Boston Marathon... Read more
Rumors abound about what the future holds for retail development at the eastern end of Gallivan Blvd, at the site of a now-closed Bickford’s restaurant near Neponset Ave. One project that is confirmed to begin soon is the construction of a new Verizon... Read more
A Morton Street property that formerly served as a retirement and convalescent home for retired workers in the printing industry will soon become a full service elder care health facility. The facility, a familiar landmark at 1135 Morton Street at the... Read more
When the Fields Corner Branch library closed at 6 p.m. last Thursday night, Celeste Figueroa came out with four DVDs, a book, and her two daughters. “A library’s like a museum,” she said. “It’s a way to get out of the house, because being in the house is... Read more
Neighbors and former parishioners of St. Kevin’s – some still sorting out their views on the potential fate of the Uphams Corner property – plan to meet soon with the partnership attempting to acquire the site of the former parish. The Archdiocese of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man in his early 20s with gunshot wounds inside 71 Norwell St. shortly after 11 p.m. yesterday. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information can contact... Read more
Neponset River in Lower Mills around 5 p.m., Sunday With the nor'easter dumping several inches of rain on the region, the level of the normally placid Neponset rose dramatically along its course on Sunday. Meanwhile, firefighters across Dorchester and... Read more
The former St. Kevin parish campus on Columbia Rd.The former St. Kevin’s Parish property in Uphams Corner and two parcels of the St. Peter’s Parish campus on Meetinghouse Hill are going to be converted into affordable housing for Boston families, with... Read more
Long something of a wallflower, the Strand Theatre is finding its dance card filling up quickly in 2010 with a couple of noteworthy debuts.  On Valentine’s Day weekend, the former movie palace hosted the world premiere of a Tyler-Perry-like musical by a... Read more
Matthew ParkerMatthew Parker began turning his feelings and thoughts into poetry when he was a young teen growing up in the South End, with the rhythms and stories he created providing an outlet and an escape from the violent street life he saw around him... Read more
For some politicians, it can be more petrifying than Election Day: Getting up on a stage and trying to be funny. But that’s exactly what the Bay State’s top elected officials – and perhaps some of the folks running against them – will be attempting at the... Read more
With state education officials pressing for dramatic improvement at twelve schools citywide that have been deemed underperforming, staff members at four Dorchester area schools will be asked to reapply for their jobs, local school officials said this week... Read more
Residents are rallying in support of their branch libraries as city officials consider consolidations and the closing of an expected $3.6 million budget gap in the fiscal 2011 budget. In Lower Mills, the head of the local merchants’ association is... Read more
With Boston boasting one of the highest concentrations of residents with Irish heritage in the country, it’s not surprising that every March the city is a center for celebrations around St. Patrick’s Day. Locally, a growing number of people have been... Read more
Quoc Trinh, 30, was sentenced today to 27 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he help run the family marijuana and Ecstasy business out of its Bloomfield Street home. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston, which reported the... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 11:30 at 12 Stanton St. early Saturday morning went to two alarms. The fire, which spread from the second to the third floor, did an estimated $200,000 damage. Nobody was injured, but the Red... Read more
UPDATE: WCVB-TV reports the two were found in Everett and are OK. The Boston Police Department reports Maithe "Daniela" Ruiz, 10, and Angela Rivera, 12, were last seen leaving their home for school around 8:40 a.m. today. "It is believed that the two... Read more
Relatives of Ramone Daley gathered at Boston Police headquarters today to announce a $10,000 reward for information on whoever gunned down the young Floyd Street resident as he left for work early on the morning of Feb. 27. Jeannette Binton: Daley's... Read more
Boston Police report finding a man lying in front of 85 Draper St. with gunshot wounds around 7:25 p.m. yesterday. Benjamin Martins, 30, of Dorchester, was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information can... Read more
For 44-year-old Gregory Grene, of the popular band The Prodigals, nothing will ever be the same. His twin brother, Andrew, a well-known UN political affairs officer, perished in the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January. Gregory headed to another... Read more

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