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State Police say Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, sustained serious injuries yesterday when he climbed a fence and then fell 30 feet into a gorilla pen that had been refashioned to look like a lion's den for a movie. State Police report: "A member of... Read more
Members of the Green Team from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester one of many activities offered at Camp Northbound in Bridgton, Maine. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation sponsored the program again this year. More news about the club’s activities... Read more
As state-subsidized health care for 31,000 legal immigrants lapsed Tuesday, the result of budget cuts imposed by the Legislature, advocates for a single-payer health care system blasted the cuts as “discriminatory” and said a backup plan endorsed... Read more
The Vietnamese-American Initiative for Development has hired a new director to oversee the Fields Corner-based economic development organization as it prepares to enhance its mission and further develop its place in the Dorchester community. Bruce... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino failed to get an endorsement from DotOUT, a Dorchester civic group representing gays and lesbians, despite receiving support from a majority of its members gathered at the Ledge restaurant for a Monday night forum. Both Menino and City... Read more
In a hunt for a newer and larger facility, officials with a Cambridge Catholic high school are looking closely at the former St. William’s School in Savin Hill. The president of the private North Cambridge Catholic High School, part of a national... Read more
A budget shortfall for the Boston Medical Center could cause drastic problems for the hospital and its affiliated health centers, including two in Dorchester, unless solutions, and hard-to-find funding, are found before the Oct. 1 start of the hospital’... Read more
Boston police say a 19-year-old was shot inside the Dorchester Y at 776 Washington St. late Saturday night. Aaron Brown was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. He is Dorchester's 16th murder victim this year (see map). Anybody... Read more
Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, who opened a board meeting quoting Thomas Jefferson a few weeks ago, went overseas and into a little more-recent history in his feud with then-MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas, telling aides last month in e-... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Jose Torres, 26, for the strangulation and slashing death of Melissa Santiago in her 689 Washington St. apartment in March, 2008. The sentence carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole... Read more
Here are five thoughts looking for a place to land. So, Billy Sullivan and Jim Nance have been selected for the Patriots’ own cozy Hall of Fame. Leading only to the question, how in the name of common sense could it have taken so long? They’ve had the... Read more
Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile route form Hyannisport to Boston. The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's... Read more
Back-to-school fever is hardly just for the young. Scores of Dot seniors who still love to learn are anticipating going to UMass for special classes this fall. Wichian Rojanawon, PhD, Director of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or... Read more
Polling locations in Dorchester – and South Boston - will stay the same for the 2009 municipal elections, the city’s election chief said this week. City-wide, there will be only one move: from the BPL’s Academy Hill branch, which is undergoing... Read more
ear that Senator Kennedy had died during the night on Tuesday, though his death was not unexpected. Following are reactions to the news in Dorchester as gathered by the Reporter staff Wednesday morning. Bret Lipow, originally from New York:
 “I think... Read more
“I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the past several years, I’ve had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this... Read more
A longtime Codman Square pharmacist defended himself this week against an indictment by a federal grand jury accusing him of Medicaid fraud. Amadiegwu "Joe" Onujiogu, who lives in Randolph and owns a pharmacy on 624 Washington St., was charged with... Read more
Long-awaited and longer-needed improvements to Dorchester Avenue will begin as early as this fall, thanks to the federal government’s plan to stimulate infrastructure projects across the nation. The $16.47 million road project will be funded in total by... Read more
Most members of the Dorchester delegation are adopting the same stance as their legislative leaders, staying mum on whether Beacon Hill should acquiesce to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy’s request to give Gov. Deval Patrick the power to temporarily replace... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino used the occasion of a Tuesday visit to Codman Square to discuss the controversial federal economic stimulus act that he said has directly led to 1,349 new jobs in the city and the preservation of another 317, according to new city... Read more

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