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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
Months of community meetings and planning have created consensus on a new plan that would tear down one dam and lower and build a fish ramp over another—the Baker Dam at Lower Mills—restoring an ecology that has been absent in the Neponset for... Read more
Former altar server comes home to serve: Rev. Huy H. Nguyen with Rev. Dan Finn, pastor of St. Mark's Parish. Nguyen was ordained on May 23 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Photo by Patrick O'ConnorDorchester’s newest Catholic priest is an immigrant... Read more
Cambridge may be the epicenter of the state’s burgeoning biotechnology industry, but Dorchester too, is making strides in getting its own piece of the life sciences pie. Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, a Dorchester-based early-stage research company, was... Read more
Cambridge may be the epicenter of the state’s burgeoning biotechnology industry, but Dorchester too, is making strides in getting its own piece of the life sciences pie. Eutropics Pharmaceuticals, a Dorchester-based early-stage research company, was... Read more
Parade GuyToday's Dorchester Day Parade starts at 1 p.m. in Lower Mills and follows Dorchester Avenue to Columbia Rd. Here's the final roster of today's parade. See you out there! 2009 Dorchester Day Parade Roster Kick-Off 1 p.m. Lower Mills along... Read more
Memorial Day Parade 2009: Jerry Hurley of Lower Mills watched the Memorial Day Parade pass Dorchester Park on Monday, May 25, 2009. Photo by Chris LovettDorchester's traditional observation of Memorial Day began at 10 a.m. on Monday with a parade from... Read more
A man in his 40s — Freddie Bing— was found shot to death in the driveway of 23 Wilcock St. on Thursday, May 14. The victim was apparently shot in an incident the night before in which gunmen fired on a group of people from a vehicle. A search of the... Read more

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