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Updated 2/18 2:15 p.m.- UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced on Wednesday, A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority... Read more
The National Wholesale Liquidators (NWL) retail store at 735 Morrissey Blvd. will reopen for business, the Reporter was told this week. The discount retailer that specializes in a no-frills shopping experience closed its doors in early 2009 after the... Read more
UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced yesterday while withholding the price of the deal. Last December, UMass signed an offer to buy the site... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two people werre shot around 2:45 this morning at 21 Levant St. A man in his 20s was found there and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The second victim, a woman in her late... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a child playing with matches at 24-26 Hopkins St. started a fire around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday that did an estimated $75,000 damage. None of the occupants of the three apartments were injured, but the department says a... Read more
Boston Police report the teenager was murdered around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10) in front of 619 Cummins Highway. He was brought to Brigham and Women's Hospital with multiple gun shot wounds, and was pronounced dead. On Thursday, Boston Police... Read more
The weather prognosticators were agog this week with their predictions of the modest snowstorm that arrived here Wednesday afternoon. All week long, these highly trained meteorologists and their anchor-people partners in the media have been steadily... Read more
After 45 years of service to the community, Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses changed its name last week the better to reflect what the organization is all about. Now called College Bound Dorchester, the nonprofit organization announced the name... Read more
Facing a rocky re-election battle, Gov. Deval Patrick is beefing up his campaign staff, including some familiar faces from Boston’s political scene. Patrick, a Milton Democrat, has also hired a Dorchester resident as a deputy campaign manager with a... Read more
Dot2Dot: Karen Henry Garrett with some of her homemade bread at Dot2Dot Cafe. Photo by Sue Asci Whether it’s serving up fresh homemade meals and pastries from scratch or showcasing the creativity of local artists, Karen Henry Garrett wants to help... Read more
There will be lots to do in Dorchester for kids of all ages during next week’s school vacation. From swimming to snow-shoeing and storytelling and dance, the city, its libraries, community schools and other organizations have lined up a variety of free-... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a local man on carjacking charges Monday morning - after Quincy police picked him up following a failed carjacking. Police say Roger Gray, 23, entered a Sovereign Bank branch at 1617 Blue Hill Ave. two or... Read more
Rep. Willie Mae AllenRep. Willie Mae Allen, who represents parts of Dorchester and Mattapan in the state Legislature, will not seek re-election this year. The Mattapan resident, who has been elected twice to represent the Sixth Suffolk district, told the... Read more
Massachusetts State Police report capturing Darius Young, 16, wanted for stabbing three women and a girl on 21 Roseclair St. on Feb. 3. According to a State Police statement, Young, also wanted for a stabbing and a beating in Revere, was captured on... Read more
The Boston Police Department is looking for Darius D. Young, 15, whom they say has stabbed five people in two incidents. On the evening of Feb. 3, police say, Young stabbed a 6-year-old girl and three women in a domestic dispute at 21 Roseclair St.,... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire caused by a discarded cigarette forced 13 residents of 11 Althea St. into the cold around 7:30 this morning. Nobody was injured in the fire, sparked by a cigraette on the third-flooor porch, the... Read more
The Boston Police Department announced today it has terminated Justin Barrett, an Area B-3 officer who sent a mass e-mail last year with racially derogatory terms about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Police Commissioner Ed Davis said in a statement... Read more
Boston Police at Dorchester's Area C-11 issued a "citizen alert" today after a reported indecent assault and battery yesterday (Feb. 3) morning near Shawmut MBTA station. According to police, the incident took place at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday when a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for a man who exposed himself to a woman on Centre Street around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and then grabbed her buttocks. Police say the man fled after the woman smacked him with a cane and a passing motorist... Read more
Remembering Judgie: The family of Judgie Leary, who died in December, gathered at Florian Hall last Friday along with nearly 1,000 friends and neighbors who came out to remember the Dorchester native and union official. Pictured above is Judgie’s widow... Read more

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