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Boston Police report arresting two men after a gun battle between two gangs at Fremont and Babson streets on Wednesday. Police responding to reports of gunfire around 2:05 p.m. found "an elderly male victim hiding behind his vehicle with an apparent... Read more
Present day Dorchester lays claim to being the biggest part of Boston, in terms of land mass and population. But, big as it is today, Dorchester was once much, much larger. At its height, the town of Dorchester nearly reached the Rhode Island border. It... Read more
A coalition of activists who have been working to reduce alcohol and drug abuse in the neighborhood are taking direct aim at adults who buy booze for under-age drinkers this week. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition (DSAC) will roll out a “sticker... Read more
Steve Bickerton, Jr.: Mayor of Dorchester, 2009This year’s Dorchester Day will be presided over by the new honorary mayor of the neighborhood, the Honorable Stephen Bickerton, Jr. of Adams Village. With professional experience as Assistant Director of... Read more
An established human service organization is enlarging its operation and finding a new home in Clam Point. WORK Inc., a vocational and employment agency that trains mentally and developmentally disabled clients to join the workforce and helps guide them... Read more
John Connolly’s career as a churchman has followed an uncommon trajectory. After stints as a deacon and a newly ordained priest at two Dorchester parishes in the mid-1990s, the Jamaica Plain native and Boston Latin School grad was called to serve at the... Read more
In an early endorsement, the state’s largest gay rights group threw its support behind Mayor Thomas Menino in his bid for a fifth term. The political action committee for MassEquality, with 10,000 members in Boston and 200,000 statewide, touted the... Read more
As if former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson didn’t have enough problems: At the end of Tuesday, she was more than a month late in filing a required financial interest disclosure form. As a former elected official, she was supposed to file the form, known... Read more
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sounded notes of optimism during a stop in Boston last Wednesday, calling the country’s recovery underway. “The national economy is showing some initial signs of stability, confidence has improved, the financial... Read more
Boston Police report a Dorchester woman was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly kicked one officer and dragged two more with her car in an attempt to bust out of a traffic jam and escape police. Shaw: Booking photo (Via Suffolk County DA)Queen Ginel... Read more
Bill Forry, managing editor of the Dorchester Reporter newspaper, has been awarded a Shorenstein Scholarship at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was accepted into the mid-career master in public administration program. His program will begin this... Read more
With more economic woes hitting the news every day, the need for making your dollar stretch is growing and locally there are many low or reduced cost programs and services available that may help qualified residents in these challenging times. Carney... Read more
Nowadays you’d have to keelhaul most young playgoers to get them to see an “operetta.” But since a Gilbert and Sullivan classic has been repackaged as a rollicking musical, audiences are going overboard in praising the Huntington Theatre Company’... Read more
Slowly but surely, the rent-by-the-hour car company Zipcar is creeping into Dorchester, mostly along the path of MBTA’s Red Line. One new car was added to the Savin Hill T Station site, one of eight locations in Dorchester. The sites are clustered... Read more
Four Corners Main Streets and the United Neighborhood Association (UNA) have both fired off letters to the Inspectional Services Department and the Zoning Board of Appeal railing against what they say is the legalization of an auto repair shop at the... Read more
Dorchester’s state Senate delegation split last week in a vote on whether to eliminate Evacuation and Bunker Hill Days, holidays that are recognized only in Suffolk County. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain) voted to remove the two days as holidays... Read more
Yves "Junior" Guery: Killed in a motorcycle accident on May 20 on Blue Hill Avenue.A Mattapan man well-loved in Boston’s tight-knit Haitian community lost his life last Wednesday afternoon (May 20) when his motorcycle collided with a car on Blue Hill... Read more
Senators wasted little time last week attempting to restore programs that were slated for cuts under their version of the fiscal 2010 budget. After signing off on a 25 percent sales tax hike, Senate lawmakers also quietly approved giving cities and towns... Read more
Boston Police are still seeking the public's help in finding the gunman who shot and killed an Arbutus Street woman outside her home last Thursday evening. Deanna Watkins, 29, was shot several times around 7:40 p.m., just outside her home at 3 Arbutus... Read more
Members of the Mattapan community hammered Gov. Deval Patrick's transportation czar this week over a proposal to replace the Route 28 bus and extend the Silver Line to Mattapan Square. At a Tuesday night transportation "summit" held in Boston Public... Read more

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