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Boxer: The team behind Olympian hopeful Gabriel DeLuc: Jose Machado, assistant trainer Gerry Grealish, trainer Martin Grealish, and their protege. Photo by Grealish Boxing Gym. It’s a long way from a gym in Dorchester to the 2012 Summer Olympics in... Read more
Karen Cahill: “unique blend” The word used most to describe Karen Cahill, as of July the new principal at the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester, is “no-nonsense.” The second-most used word is “fun.” Staffers and teachers at the Worrell Street school... Read more
Carlos HenriquezWeeks before the Sept. 14 primary, the influential Ward 15 Democratic Committee met and declined to endorse either one of the top two candidates in the race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur. Neither Barry Lawton nor Carlos... Read more
Within the concrete walls of City Hall, low-level jockeying for the City Council presidency is ongoing. Term limits, instituted by Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney, prevent the head of the 13- member body from serving more than two consecutive... Read more
Representatives from the state’s Department of Transportation and the MBTA held a meeting at Central Boston Elder Services in Dudley Square last Thursday to discuss the consolidation of bus stops along route 28, which funnels thousands of commuters per... Read more
Planning to campaign on weekends and after he gets out of school on weekdays, high school teacher Barry Lawton said Tuesday he plans to mount a write-in campaign for Fifth Suffolk state representative. Lawton, a member of the Democratic State Committee... Read more
More than 8,000 people came out for last October’s inaugural Adams Corner Irish Heritage Festival. The second annual event — slated for Sunday, October 10 — is likely to be an even bigger draw, with more performers, vendors and volunteers ramping up for a... Read more
Local elected officials, who have frequently sought to save Carney Hospital from being shuttered, greeted the headline in Friday’s Boston Globe – “Caritas warns of 2 hospital closures” – with caution, saying the hospital chain has frequently mentioned... Read more
Medicare officials last week announced changes to one of their subsidies for low-income seniors, a program known as “Extra Help” that is aimed at helping low-income seniors who are struggling to pay their medical bills. Newly allotted funding can be used... Read more
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld the weapons-possession convictions of alleged Dorchester gang members Ferndy Elysee and Richard Davis after their vehicle was pulled over following a disturbance at Dorchester District Court in 2006. The court... Read more
District 11 police alerted residents this week to take precautions after a rash of car break-ins that seem to be the work of one individual or group. There were 11 break-ins overnight between last Wednesday and Thursday, according to C-11 police Capt.... Read more
A shooting rampage at a home at 40 Woolson Street in Mattapan on Tuesday morning left four persons dead, including a toddler. A fifth victim is hospitalized and not expected to survive, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Elected officials,... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 27, 2010…..A pair of prisons would close, services for homeless families would be curtailed, Medicaid benefits for low income residents would sharply cut and state troopers would lose their jobs if lawmakers fail to approve a $... Read more
Timothy Walsh, the state trooper charged with pointing a loaded gun at an off-duty Boston cop after crashing his car while drunk, was released from custody today on condition he surrender any guns and his gun license and that he stay away from alcohol.... Read more
A State Police trooper on military leave for the past five years was arrested last night on charges he drove home drunk and then pointed a loaded gun at an off-duty Boston officer who tried to get him out of his car to await arrest. The incident occurred... Read more
John King, OFDCNN's John King, broadcasting live alongside Gov. Deval Patrick during last night's Men Cook for Women's Health gala, shows off a souvenir: an Originally from Dorchester bumper sticker. King, who grew up on King Street, told viewers of his "... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man getting out of his car in the fenced-in Sovereign Bank parking lot at 2 Morrissey Blvd. Monday night was robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a Glock handgun. Immediately after taking his briefcase,... Read more
Heartened by the warm reception of  its production of the rarely staged “Timon of Athens” in South Boston last May, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) returns this month to the Midway Studios off A Street with what was Shakespeare’s most popular work... Read more
The Dorchester Arts Collaborative will present Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, from noon to 5 p.m., at locations throughout Dorchester. Exhibit locations include First Parish Church, The Great Hall in Codman Square, Pearl Street... Read more
The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (Mass Bay RRE) is entering the final weeks of their Granite Railway tours for the season.Guests of the will be driven by van through the remains Quincy’s historic Granite Railway, a line which is thought to be... Read more

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