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For Alice Binns, a childhood spent in Uphams Corner meant football and kickball games. Now a senior at Boston University, she’s headed to Winston-Salem in North Carolina where the Terriers will face off against the Wake Forest University women’s soccer... Read more
State lawmakers sought to shuttle a number of big ticket bills to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk this week before taking off for a seven-week recess. Approving the licensing of casinos was at the top of the list as Beacon Hill pols engaged the now-familiar... Read more
The Pine Street Inn did its part to honor America’s veterans on Saturday by revamping and reopening a home for service members who have fallen on hard times. The Hartford Street property, formerly operated by the Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse, closed... Read more
City officials yesterday announced that Boston will be receiving nearly $10 million in grant funding for violence prevention efforts. Mayor Thomas Menino was on hand at the Holland Community Center to tout the mixture of state and federal funds, which... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 15, 2011…..Legislative leaders huddled late Tuesday night discussing last-minute questions surrounding casino gambling legislation that appeared poised to head to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk but will have to wait for final action... Read more
Boston Police report their bodies were found inside 50 Harlem St. Monday morning. No further details were available. They are Dorchester's 24th and 25th murder victims this year (Dorchester and Mattapan murder map).
The end came quickly and abruptly: Maureen Feeney finished her tenure as the District 3 city councilor last Thursday, tendering her resignation some 48 hours after voters had chosen her successor, Frank Baker. While the seat is vacant, the office will... Read more
A Morrissey Boulevard car dealership that has been struggling to stay alive after losing its affiliation with Chrysler in 2009 is closing its doors for good. Westminster Motors— formerly known as Westminster Dodge— will shut down its sales and service... Read more
UMass Boston officials last week took another step closer to figuring out what to do with the former Bayside Expo Center, which the university purchased in 2010. Student housing, affordable housing, and a “beacon,” after the Columbia Point campus’s... Read more
State lawmakers today plan to advance a proposal redrawing the state’s Congressional districts, pulling Quincy into U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch’s district, and handing over more of Dorchester to U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano. The state House and Senate expect to... Read more
The Hunt family of Dorchester was honored last month by the Boston Irish Reporter, which tendered its Boston Irish Honors award to the Hunts and two other families, the Corcorans and the Mulvoys. Following is an excerpted version of the Honors program... Read more
Salvation Army Kroc Center Fitness and Recreation Attendant Kenneth Heyward overseeing 10-year-old Jordan Edge of Dorchester as he participates in the Dribble, Dish & Swish basketball skills competition. Eight months after opening its doors, the... Read more
Anonymous Boston: Says Jerome Tevares, in silhouette, who lost his younger brother, Jermaine Perry, in December of 2008 in a shooting in Mattapan: “This exhibit is good for getting the word out. … but the problems we face are above this. It’s bigger than... Read more
Dorchester has a past steeped in history, one that is made more tangible through the efforts of the Dorchester Historical Society. This week, the Society’s Veterans Day program will feature a photo album filled with pictures of World War I soldiers from... Read more
“Now, by great marshes wrapt in mist, Or past some river’s mouth, Throughout some long, still autumn day, Wild birds are flying south.” By Wilfred Campbell Hubby and I have noticed birds, in chevron formation, flying south as we look skyward... Read more
Councillor-elect: Frank Baker and his wife Today Baker posed for a photo with supporters outside Florian Hall shortly after the polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Pat Tarantino Frank Baker, the 43-year-old former city employee from Savin Hill,... Read more
Pressley finishes first: The councillor addressed a cheering crowd outside her Dorchester Ave. headquarters on Tuesday night. Photo by Mike DeehanBy 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, the city’s political conventional wisdom had been upended: Ayanna S. Pressley, widely... Read more
Frank BakerFrank Baker, the 43-year-old former city employee from Savin Hill, triumphed on Tuesday night, winning a closely fought slugfest for Dorchester’s open City Council seat. Baker won the match up with 5,262 votes to John O’Toole’s 4,120 votes, or... Read more
Frank Baker has won the District three city council election held today, according to sources in both the Baker and O'Toole campaigns. Developing story.
The Dorchester Speakers Forum will presents a panel discussion this Friday evening entitled "50 Years Later: Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities", a look back at the seminal work of one of the country’s most influential urban planning... Read more

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