When the No. 23 bus hits the intersection of Washington Street and Columbia Road, a transportation lifeline can become a clogged artery. During the early morning and late afternoon, traffic backs up on either side of Washington Street. Added to the mix of... Read more
A two-alarm fire broke out shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday in the basement of the Fiesta Bakery, 14 Hancock St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The fire, caused by an electrical short circuit, did $400,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the... Read more
UPDATE: He was found, safe, around 10 a.m. on Monday, police report. Boston Police report they are looking for John Fahey, 84, who has been missing since Dec. 9. Fahey, who has Alzheimer's is white, 5'9" with a slim build, gray hair and blue eyes - and... Read more
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is expected to award a bid for a water pipe replacement and rehabilitation project spanning from Milton to Lower Mills at its Dec. 16 board meeting.  The cost of the project, which will include the replacement... Read more
Federal prosecutors are striking back at former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson’s accusations that they acted improperly in arresting her on corruption charges and hyped her arrest with photos of her allegedly stuffing cash into her bra. Wilkerson’s... Read more
The state could lose millions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade if the upcoming 2010 U.S. census results in an undercounting of residents. Census data is also important because it is used to determine how many seats a state will have in... Read more
UPDATE- December 17- 5:00 p.m. The longtime director of the St. Peter's Teen Center on Bowdoin Street will return to his post, the Reporter has learned. Father Jack Ahern, pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and St Peter's parishes, today told... Read more
Jane Money, artistic director for Boston City Singers, leads the group’s Concert Chorus in a rehearsal for its annual holiday concert Saturday. Photo by Jill S. Gross. Members of the Boston City Singers stomped, clapped, and sang one selection for... Read more
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano had a good ground game, but Attorney General Martha Coakley had a better one, taking in a landslide the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race to replace the late Edward M. Kennedy. If she wins the Jan. 19 special election... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Brian Lee, 45, first-degree murder for the 2006 death of his father, Edward Lee, in his Mattapan home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Judge John Cratsley quickly pronounced the... Read more
Boston Police today issued an arrest warrant for Amos "Ace" Don for the Aug. 25 murder of Lewiston, Maine resident Erica Field in a car outside 105 Norwell St. Field and companion Shameek "Jo Jo" Garcia were sitting in a car outside 105 Norwell St. when... Read more
Authorities say a man who may now be living on Trinidad is now wanted for the deaths of three people outside a Dorchester party in March. Boston Police today issued an arrest warrant for Keron Pierre, 24, formerly of Mattapan, on charges he fatally shot... Read more
The northbound side of Quincy Shore Drive at the Neponset River Bridge will have two lanes closed tonight as crews make repairs. The state Department of Transportation says the work will begin around 7 p.m. and end around 4 a.m. - but that jackhammering... Read more
Boston Police say officers responding to calls from neighbors found the body of a woman with "head trauma" in an apartment at 7 Vassar St. shorly after 7 p.m., Saturday. Police say she was black and about 40; they declined to provide her identification.... Read more
Two Dorchester men were arraigned today on charges they tried to murder a member of a rival Cape Verdean faction on Albion Street in Roxbury last night. Vincent Davis and Jesse DeBurgo, both 18, were arraigned today in Roxbury District Court on charges... Read more
Law enforcement officials have identified the man pulled from the Dorchester side of Neponset River as 32-year-old William Macrae. He was discovered lying in shallow water, off Ventura Street in Lower Mills, five feet from the shoreline on Sunday morning... Read more
This weekend the 11 a.m. "Messiah Sunday" Mass at Blessed Mother Teresa Parish will mark 15 years that Music Director Sheldon Lee has been re-creating a grand European Advent tradition in Dorchester parishes. The old St. Margaret Church, at 800 Columbia... Read more
Health disparities along racial lines is a persistent theme in the Boston Public Health Commission’s Health of Boston 2009 report, which neighbors began discussing at community meetings this fall. The findings in the report were the subject of a... Read more
Boston English High School is experiencing wide, structural changes under the direction of its new headmaster Dr. Sito Narcisse, a 33-year-old Haitian-American educator who hopes to transform the struggling Jamaica Plain institution into one of the cityâ... Read more
Some asked for more street lights. Others asked for speed bumps along the roads to slow down cars. And many requested an increased police presence. That’s what residents living in the area of the John Marshall Elementary School, which experienced two... Read more


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