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Residents of Dorchester’s Port Norfolk neighborhood have been waiting too long for the clean-up of a 14-acre lot for about 30 years, they say. And it appears they’ll have to wait a while longer. “That’s been put off about a year,” said Wendy Fox, a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Internet messages about a 3-year-old boy from Dorchester being abducted are untrue. There is no missing boy and no Amber Alert has been issued, the department said this afternoon. Even after the police issued... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports "a discarded cigarette" on a porch started a fire at 97 Welles Ave. Saturday night that left 13 people homeless and left one firefighter with a knee injury. The fire, reported around 8:15 p.m., caused an estimated $150,... Read more
Pitching-in to Clean-up: Neighbors from the Ashmont/Adams neighborhood gathered for a photo after spending the morning Saturday helping to clean-up the public spaces. Working in concert with the City's "Boston Shines" program, hundreds of residents came... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who announced earlier this year she isn't running for re-election, will join Mayor Thomas Menino's cabinet, the mayor's office said Friday. Her title will be chief of advocacy and strategic investment. She will coordinate... Read more
The nation’s top immigration official appealed for help last week as his agency struggles to convince undocumented Haitian nationals living in the U.S. before last January’s earthquake to apply for temporary legal status. Ali Mayorkas, director of the... Read more
Two charged with murder in courthouse parking lot Boston Police last week charged two men for a murder last month in the parking lot used by visitors to Dorchester District Court. One of the two suspects, Mario H. Burns, 37, had been arrested two weeks... Read more
When the new year dawned in January, Bill Roper made his way to his place of business on Granite Avenue, just as he had for the better part of the last five decades. Bill Roper (2nd from left) with members of his family, at the store Saturday, April 18.... Read more
A correction has been appended to this article. A city panel that monitors developers and contractors for compliance with construction employment standards would have to submit monthly reports to the mayor and City Council under a local ordinance... Read more
State transportation officials say it’s too early to tell what the effects of re-constructing the Neponset River Bridge are going to be on traffic. Construction started on the 40-year-old bridge, which connects Quincy and Dorchester, last week, leading to... Read more
The decision of the McCormack Civic Association’s board of directors to share revenue generated by a proposed billboard with other local civic organizations drew heat from association members Tuesday. The proposal, which advertising company IconGroupe is... Read more
Repairs to a 108-year-old building in Uphams Corner. Extensive fixes to the masonry of the Boston Adult Technical Academy in Mattapan. And a new schoolyard at the Mather School, the first public elementary school in America, in the Meetinghouse Hill... Read more
Offer amendments to make $3M for BPL in state budget contingent on all staying open As a neighborhood campaign gears up to stop the proposed closing of the Lower Mills library, lawmakers in the House are making a bid to withhold money from the city... Read more
Jose Jobson of Chelsea was ordered held without bail today on charges he beat his pregnant girlfriend so badly at a Dorchester apartment that doctors had to induce labor to save the baby, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The baby, a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found with a gunshot wound around 7 p.m. on Sunday at 20 Irma St. was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center not long after. Police said he was 22 and black, but declined further identification. The murder is... Read more
The Boston Police Department says detectives and the state Department of Children and Families want to know why it took the girl's parents almost five hours to call 911 to report their daughter missing Sunday. Police say they found the girl on Olney... Read more
A fast-moving stove fire at 911 Morton Street quickly went to three alarms and left one firefighter with a cut hand and another with exhaustion, the Boston Fire Department says. The fire, in a three decker at 911 Morton St., broke out shortly before 6 p.... Read more
House lawmakers are pushing to save four libraries slated for closure in the city's fiscal 2011 budget. In a bid to keep the libraries open, twelve House lawmakers who represent Boston filed amendments Friday to the House's version of the state budget... Read more
In these hard times, it’s up to us, Dorchester’s residents and to our city councillors to save the Lower Mills Library and services at all our branches. We need to count on our two Dorchester Councillors, Maureen Feeney and Charles Yancey, and our four at... Read more
Thorny theological question: “Would a Boston Catholic be guilty of the sin of vainglory if he rejoiced in the fact his faith was shared by the owner, the coach, and the MVP quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, who just won the most-watched Super Bowl in... Read more

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