News

Dancing with the Stars of Boston: Mary Truong of Carney Hospital twirled her way to a win last year. Photo by Mike Ritter/ritterbin.comABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” gets more and more popular each season. Ditto the Dorchester-based “Dancing with... Read more
Richard Franklin, formerly of Brockton, goes on trial tomorrow for the May 13, 1979 shooting death of a man on Greenbrier Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Franklin is charged with manslaughter for Gregory McDavid's death.... Read more
Rev. Monsignor Thomas J. McDonnellRev. Monsignor Thomas J. McDonnell, a Mattapan native who served for 21 years as a pastor in South Boston and ministered to the city's most vulnerable residents, died on Sunday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 73... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury has convicted Michael "Goody" Collins of killing retired Cambridge police officer Myles Lawton in Lawton's 91 Florida St. home in 2006, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. Collins was charged with first-... Read more
Kites at PJPII Park: The skies above Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset were ablaze with colorful kites and oversized balloons on Saturday, June 13, drawing hundreds of people who picnicked and strolled the walks through river-front oasis. Photo by Bill... Read more
The cost of care, access to specialists and inadequate medical equipment are among the numerous barriers to health care for minorities and people with disabilities, advocates for vulnerable communities said Tuesday. “Injustice and disparities are alive... Read more
For the fourth year the Dorchester Community Center for the Arts (better known as Dot Art) will host its annual fund-raiser, the Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party. Next Saturday, June 20, the reunion/ charity celebration will be held in an elegant private home... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan man who allegedly boarded a bus armed with a semi-automatic weapon at Ashmont station this afternoon. Dereck Gray, 28, was arrested on a bus on Talbot Avenue after they received a tip a guy in a blue hoodie and a... Read more
Boston Police say they broke up a crack distribution operation at 107 Alban St. on Wednesday. Dexter Andrews, 35, was charged with illegal possession of a class-B substance (crack cocaine) with intent to distribute and illegal possession of ammunition.... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a pair of South Shore residents Wednesday night on charges one was providing oral sex for a fee to the other. Police say officers patrolling Dorchester Avenue spotted a woman they knew to engage in prostitution talking to a... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Quincy Butler and William Wood of murder for the 2004 death of a Dorchester woman whose Monsignor Lydon Way apartment they broke into in a drug-fueled home invasion, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day are here to stay – for now. In a 78 to 78 vote, state House lawmakers – including the entire Dorchester and Mattapan delegation – voted to keep the two Suffolk County holidays in place, with proponents arguing they... Read more
A coalition of activists who have been working to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the neighborhood are taking direct aim at adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers this season. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) rolled out a “sticker... Read more
For state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, it was a “sad day.” Rep. Brian Wallace described it to a reporter as “heart-wrenching.” And Rep. Willie Mae Allen declined comment altogether. Lawmakers’ reactions to the indictment of former House Speaker... Read more
“The Dorchester Day Parade is not about the politicians,” said Kevin McCrea, a mayoral candidate, as he walked along Dorchester Ave. on Sunday, waving and shaking hands. Behind him a woman carrying a banner for Dorchester’s First Baptist Church... Read more
Dominique Powell, a Dorchester born and raised University of Massachusetts Boston senior who became passionate about veteran affairs after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, was the first veteran in UMass history honored with the 2009 John F. Kennedy award... Read more
City Councillor Charles Yancey offered a strong condemnation of the lack of public process involved in the placement of cell phone antennas around the neighborhoods on Tuesday. At a City Council hearing exploring the approval process two companies took... Read more
Will there be enough room on the route for the proposed Silver Line bus? Will the trees and flowers on the route be torn up and disappear? And what about parking? Those were some of the questions on the minds of Mattapan residents who attended a Tuesday... Read more
Train service Dorchester leg of the Red Line will be replaced by shuttle buses along Dorchester Avenue this weekend (June 13 and 14) as work continues to build a new Ashmont station. Questions or concerns can be directed to the MBTA construction hotline... Read more
Boston Police report arresting the pair on charges related to gunfire that put the Edward Everett Elementary School, 71 Pleasant St., into "safe mode" this afternoon. Police say they received reports of gunfire the school around 1:20 p.m. today. Michael... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to News