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The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, in the basement, broke out shortly before 12:30 p.m. at 59 Johnston St. No injuries were reported.
Sr. Marie Puleo: Acting president at Carney HospitalUpdated Wednesday, May 19— Dr. Daniel H. O’Leary, who has led Dorchester’s Caritas Carney Hospital for the last four years, abruptly resigned as president last Friday, May 14. His departure comes as the... Read more
WEEKLY ROUNDUP: ‘THE TRANSITIONAL ELEMENT’ Recap and analysis of the week in state government By Jim O’Sullivan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 14, 2010…….And so the defining image, so far, of this campaign has been sketched, and it is... Read more
Boston fact-finders report on Haiti's needs: Trip members included Darnell Williams of the Urban League, Herby Duverne, Sabine St. Lot, Sandy Cody, Gerald Reid, and Charlotte Golar Richie with their hosts Bob and Magalie Hyppolite and Haitian Minister... Read more
A for-profit equity firm’s proposal to acquire Caritas Christi, the Catholic hospital network that owns and operates the Carney and five other hospitals, has been formally filed with the state attorney general’s office, launching a review process that... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society at 195 Boston St. will be open this coming Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tours of several newly installed exhibits. Following the tours, the Society’s Annual Meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will include a slide... Read more
The controversial Rev. Bruce Wall has long demanded a “state of emergency" be declared in Boston over homicides. This week he planned to meet with several city councillors – including Council President Michael Ross – and sing and pray outside the council... Read more
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the history-making year when John Fitzgerald Kennedy embarked on a nationwide campaign to win the nomination of his party for he Presidency. To commemorate the political events of 1960, Dorchester’s JFK Library has... Read more
A district councillor this week became the first member of the City Council to oppose the raise awarded to Boston firefighters through arbitration, as his colleagues await a pair of analyses on the matter. The 13-member City Council has been struggling... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino’s education chief says “more than six” schools likely to be on the chopping block this year as she struggles with a budget that has rising health care costs, contains contracts up for renegotiation, and can’t depend on federal stimulus... Read more
The president and CEO of Liberty Mutual Group Chairman, Edmund “Ted” Kelly, addresses students at Pople John Paul II Catholic Academy’s Columbia Road campus. A pair of Bay State companies offered the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy a $2 million boost... Read more
State Police announced Wednesday afternoon that they have captured Jeremy Price, the teen indicted on manslaughter charges who escaped from a program on the grounds of Tewksbury State Hospital Monday night. Price was captured by the violent fugitive unit... Read more
Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News reports on the reaction of church leaders— some of whom claim they have been deliberately left out of city-led meetings — as officials attempt to mount a response to a series of recent murders , including Saturday... Read more
Nine people, ranging in age from 15 to 21, are charged with surrounding and attacking a 19-year-old from Mattapan on Parkman Street around 5 p.m. on Monday, kicking and beating him even as he lay on the ground, curled into a ball, according to the Suffolk... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds at Dorchester Avenue and Roseland Street around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Boston firefighters and EMTs treated him at the scene before he was taken to Boston Medical Center... Read more
Members of the City Council are pressing for a one-year delay of library closures, City Councillor Maureen Feeney said this week. Feeney, attending a May 5 meeting of library closure opponents from across the city, said councilors had been in talks with... Read more
Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News filed this report on the continuing campaign to halt the planned closings of four branch libraries, including the one in Dorchester Lower Mills. Library Supporters Start Sign Campaign from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.
I remember the night my parents told us about that souvenir they had placed on layaway at Disney World. It was going to take a few more months to arrive. They weren't sure what it was. Only that it was coming during that summer of 1988. It was all... Read more
A for-profit equity firm’s proposal to acquire Caritas Christi, the Catholic hospital network that owns and operates the Carney and five other hospitals, was formally filed Thursday with the state attorney general’s office, launching a review process that... Read more
Few industries were affected more by this week’s water crisis than restaurants and cafes, and Dorchester was no exception. One restaurant lost more than 50 percent of its business; several coffee shops and smaller eateries were forced to close due to the... Read more

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