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Four candidates for governor. Three candidates for Congress in one district. And a post-primary rematch of sorts occurring in a state representative district. Dorchester and Mattapan voters will hit the polls next Tuesday to pull the lever for candidates... Read more
Some people consider themselves OFD (Originally From Dorchester), others DBC (Dorchester By Choice) and still others DBM (Dorchester By Marriage). The truth is, you may be connected to Dorchester more than you think. The Dorchester Descendants Project is... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s schools chief tweaked her plans to close several schools this week as parents opposed to the proposals took their case to the School Committee. Instead of completely merging the Lee Academy Pilot School and Lee Elementary School,... Read more
Standing by the courthouse elevators and minutes after wrapping up his testimony, Roxbury businessman Ron Wilburn, the star witness in City Councillor Chuck Turner’s corruption trial, predicted that the jury would “crucify” Turner. In taking the stand a... Read more
Almont Park in Mattapan will see significant renovations, possibly beginning next year, according to Boston’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Residents discussed park improvements in a meeting with city officials and lawmakers at a public meeting held... Read more
Mayor Tom Menino visited a group of teenagers working at 40 Mountain Ave. in Dorchester on Tuesday to kick off the Clean Team, a program which employs the youths in maintenance capacities in foreclosed homes across the city. The City of Boston has... Read more
Hon. Paul MurphyDorchester buried one of its favorite sons this week when Judge Paul Murphy was laid to rest. A graduate of St. Mark’s School, BC High, Boston College, and Harvard Law School and a Korean war veteran, Judge Murphy had a long and... Read more
A company pushing to construct a billboard along the southeast expressway dropped its plans on Tuesday night after encountering fierce opposition from a neighborhood group. Another topic of the meeting at the Savin Hill Yacht Club was an electronic sign... Read more
The gods themselves in their most mischievous of whims could not have devised a more fittingly humiliating parting utterance. There was the bloated A-Rod standing transfixed at the plate watching a 98-mile-per-hour cookie from the Texan man-child of a... Read more
Scouts honor: C-11 police host Dot packs: Pictured are on top row: Mike Simmons, Pack 28 Committee Chairman, John Anderson Assistant Cub Scout leader, Chris Gross Assistant Boy Scout leader, Scout David Pelczar, Scout Brendan Brock, Scout Cameron Gross,... Read more
Joe Wheelwright at Sleeping Moon unveilingA crowd of more than 200 people turned out at the north plaza of Ashmont Station on Tuesday afternoon for the official unveiling of Sleeping Moon, a sculpture by artist Joseph Wheelwright. The piece was... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 30-year-old man was found shot around 8 p.m. on Monday at 481 Geneva Ave. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anybody with information can contact the homicide unit at (617)... Read more
Boston Police report on the arrest of a 45 year-old man who was allegedly trying to grind his way into an ATM at the Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills earlier this morning. The suspect — Chris Doyle— had a ski mask and a bag full of "burglarious tools"... Read more
In the final televised debate of the campaign, Gov. Deval Patrick and Republican Charles Baker went toe-to-toe last night over the economy, immigration and Baker's role in the Big Dig financing plan as the four candidates for governor polished their pitch... Read more
BPL president Amy Ryan speaks at Lower Mills meetingThe city's library chief said Monday night she would "strongly support" keeping all of Boston's library branches open if funding was found. Amy Ryan, the head of the Boston Public Library system, said... Read more
Boston Public Library president Amy Ryan has just told an overflow crowd at Lower Mills library that she will "strongly support" keeping BPL branches open if sufficient funding is supplied to do so. More than 100 people are packed into the Lower Mills... Read more
Boston Police tweet a woman was stabbed at 364 Centre St. The homicide unit was called to the scene, as is done whenever there's a chance a crime victim could die.
JFK-UMass rescue: An MBTA police officer and commuters tend to a woman moments after she was pulled from the tracks at JFK-UMass. Photo by Ed ForryThere are many heroes among us, and today I saw two of them save a life on the MBTA. At about 4:40 this... Read more
The Boston Public Health Commission reports a cat in the Mascot Street area has tested positive for the potentially fatal disease. In addition to six people now receiving shots, the commission urges anybody who came into contact with a roughly 10-year-... Read more
Former Dorchester state representative and judge Paul J. Murphy died on Thursday, according to his alma mater, Boston College High School. Murphy, a native and longtime resident of St. Mark's parish, was a five-term state representative for Dorchester's... Read more

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