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A Dorchester man this week admitted that he gunned down a rival outside a Norton Street baby shower in January 2008. Ryan Gillespie, 24, was set to go on trial on Monday for the slaying of Joseph Clarke, 23. Instead, Gillespie pled guilty to voluntary... Read more
Before Mayor Thomas Menino has even announced his intentions to run for mayor or not, challenger Michael Flaherty, a City Councillor, has received the endorsement from the top echelons of the Boston Police Department. The Boston Police Superior Officers... Read more
Boston Housing Authority chief Sandra Henriquez is President Barack Obama’s pick for a top housing post.  Obama on Friday afternoon announced he intends to nominate Henriquez to the position of assistant secretary for public and Indian housing. ... Read more
Copeland Surgical Center launch: Dr. Martin Williams, Carney Hospital's chief of surgery, speaks at the official launch.Officials and staff of  Dorchester’s Carney Hospital gathered last week for the official dedication of the hospital’s new Copeland... Read more
When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last year’s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects. This year, not so much. If anything, this year’s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge and... Read more
Bill Milligan: Marshall Community Center council chairman speaks at a meeting last week. Photo by Pete StidmanOf the three community centers set to lose city funding for some of their preschool or after school teachers come January, the Marshall may have... Read more
Battleground: Fields Corner: Photo by Pete StidmanJust because Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t officially running for reelection yet doesn’t mean his competitor’s signs are safe. The first skirmish in this election’s “sign wars” has already taken... Read more
Lady Chiefs: The DYH 12 and under squad celebrate their victory over Canton. Photo courtesy Matt Sweeney/DYHThe Dorchester Youth Hockey girls 12 & under team defeated Canton today for the South Shore Championship. The Lady Chiefs took home the title... Read more
Nearly a month after an evening shootout sent bullets buzzing through a typically peaceful Columbia-Savin Hill sidestreet, Boston Police returned to the scene last night and arrested two men while executing a search warrant. View Larger Map Christopher... Read more
St. Peter's: Needs your vote to win grant money. Reporter file photoSt. Peter's on Bowdoin Street could get an infusion of much-needed grant money to help repair the historic church — if it wins enough votes in an online competition. According to... Read more
A Dorchester man today admitted that he gunned down a rival outside a Norton St. baby shower in January 2008. Ryan Gillespie, 24, was set to go on trial today for the slaying of Joseph Clarke, 23. Instead, Gillespie pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter,... Read more
Boston Police relay news of an early morning arrest of a South Boston man, who apparently thought neighbors on Neponset Ave. would snooze through his glass-shattering antics. Police caught up to the 23 year-old suspect on Train Street and returned to the... Read more
Boston Police report the discovery of a basement at 29 Raven St. outfitted as a dog-fighting arena. Police say responding officers, alerted by a plumber doing work at the address, found "a plywood-constructed dog fighting pit, several dog cages and blood... Read more
Fires on Clarkson Street and Blue Hill Ave. sent three residents and two firefighters to the hospital overnight. Three people suffered smoke inhalation and burns in a fire that broke out on Clarkson Street around 6 p.m., according to fire photographer... Read more
The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association has created a one-stop web page for parents looking for resources for their children for April vacation, the summer months and beyond. NeponsetThe site, created by the Carver family, includes applications for the... Read more
Reps visit Haiti: Rep. Marie St. Fleur, third from left, led a delegation on a visit to Haiti last. Among those who went was her Dorchester colleague, Rep. Marty Walsh, second from right. The group is pictured atop the Citadel fortress in northern Haiti.... Read more
>Through a maze of warehouse hallways and a shadowy set of stairs lies one of Dorchester's best kept secrets: its very own orchestra hall. Though perhaps not traditional by most musical standards, Grealish Boxing Club's orchestral qualities cannot be... Read more
Update: Police have identified the victim of a Thursday night shooting as 17 year-old Jamayl E. Wilson, 17, of Dorchester. He was shot to death outside 101 Pleasant Street. Wilson was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. Police were called to the... Read more
Engine 18: The vacant firehouse on Harvard Street dates to 1869. Photo by Pete StidmanIn an annual ritual, the Dorchester Historical Society is again collecting nominations for its annual list of the top 10 endangered properties in the neighborhood. And... Read more
Dorchester District Court Judge Sydney Hanlon appears on her way to have the necessary votes for confirmation to the state Appeals Court. Several members of the Governor’s Council, which screens the governor’s judicial nominees, expressed support last... Read more

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