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Derrick RogersKevin ClementTwo men have been arrested and charged in connection with a Wednesday morning bank robbery at the Tremont Credit Union office on Columbia Point. Kevin Clement, 23, and Derrick Rogers, 25, have both been charged with Armed... Read more
After a drop-off in February, residential housebreaks are on the increase again in Area C-11, the police district that covers most of eastern Dorchester. Captain Richard Sexton, the commander of C-11, says that the district recorded 34 breaking and... Read more
Brighter days are clearly in sight for dozens of urban gardeners who toil on a handful of plots in Dorchester and Jamaica Plain owned by a gardening non-profit that has been largely defunct since 2000. Marrey Embers, president of the board of Boston... Read more
City Councillor Maureen Feeney has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday evening (April 7) to scrutinize a plan that would temporarily close the Murphy Community Center for renovations this summer. The council's Committee on City and Neighborhood Services will... Read more
Just days before he submits his budget to the City Council, Mayor Thomas Menino gave some insights into his priorities and challenges in his annual address to the Dorchester Board of Trade on Tuesday afternoon. Menino — who is widely expected to run for... Read more
Interim director Bruce Blaisdell of the Lena Park CDC said this week that the CDC could potentially renovate its property at 150 American Legion Highway in Dorchester, a community center once known as the Hecht House. The CDC is facing a deficit of around... Read more
One silver lining of the stormy budget crisis that has loomed over the Boston Public Schools for the past few months— a crisis that still threatens 212 teaching positions and 324 other jobs unless new revenues or budget cuts are found—is that hundreds... Read more
Codman Square Health Campus: An architect's rendering of the proposed new building. Courtesy HKT ArchitectsAn ambitious $15 million plan to build a new health center and school in the heart of Codman Square could begin as soon as September if federal... Read more
Jozeph Zaremba, a longtime Dorchester art teacher will at last get in touch with his artist roots – by studying in Florence. “Wow! I am so excited to receive a Teachers as Artists grant!  It allows me to become a student again and validates the... Read more
Judge Sydney Hanlon: Judge Sydney Hanlon. AP PhotoDorchester 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... Read more
The trial of two men accused of killing a Dorchester woman in a horrific crime on Monsignor Lydon Way back in 2004 ended in a hung jury on Wednesday, marking the third time the case has stalled in a Boston courtroom. Judge Patrick Brady declared a... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino reiterated a promise by his staff that preschool programs would continue at the Murphy Community Center and eight other community centers this week, saying there were state slots available for the children if funding for the teachers,... Read more
Richard Finnigan: Richard Finnigan of Savin Hill served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1972-1979. He died on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the age of 72.Richard Finnigan, a former three term Dorchester state Representative who was well... Read more
Two men have been arrested in connection with a Wednesday morning bank robbery at the Tremont Credit Union office on Columbia Point. Kevin Clement, 23, and Derrick Rogers, 25, have both been charged with Armed Robbery (bank). Boston Police detectives from... Read more
Ruben Studdard, the American Idol champion who now headlines the touring musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" came to Dorchester on Monday to check out the Strand Theatre, where he and his fellow cast members will take the stage for four performances starting... Read more
Around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, police found a man with a gunshot wound inside 8 Ogden St. Okwudill Onujiogwie, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A curious septuagenarian caller, known to the Reporter but shy about putting her name in the paper, called in this week to question the previous existence of a dry cleaner on Mildred Avenue—where vapors from tetrachloroethylene, a.k.a: perc, were found... Read more
Residents of Nelson Street — a sidestreet off of Morton Street along the Dorchester and Mattapan border — are interviewed in this video about a shooting incident last Friday night that left them shaken, but unhurt. Bullets whizzed into two homes,... Read more
About 25 neighbors came out on Saturday morning, March 28, to assist in an ambitious clean-up project led by the Dorchester Park Association under the direction of Richard O'Mara, owner of Cedar Grove Gardens. The Reporter was there and brings you video... Read more
Boston Police recorded a total of four murders in two separate incidents Saturday and Sunday, including three in a single incident outside a house party on Meetinghouse Hill. Police reported finding two women and a man shot outside a party at 41 Mt. Ida... Read more

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