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Trick-or-treaters of all ages don’t have to wait until Halloween to start going door-to-door. This weekend’s ninth annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) affords locals the scary, but safe thrills of exploring neighborhood places they’ve never been to... Read more
Mattahunt School and Community Center: City closed center last summer and a proposed partnership with Wheelock College has yet to begin. (Editor's note: This article was updated online on Friday, Oct. 23 to reflect comments from Boys and Girls Club of... Read more
A Dorchester man convicted in a federal court for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail this week. Daniel Appolon, 23, was part of a ring that prosecutors say conducted 21 bogus real estate deals in... Read more
Republican Jim McKenna refused to back off his claim Tuesday that Attorney General Martha Coakley granted disgraced former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson "immunity" in her campaign finance violations case as Coakley aides and her predecessor disputed McKenna's... Read more
Wahlberg: Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester alumnus, Mark Wahlberg, recently stopped by the Club as part of an upcoming profile to be aired on 60 Minutes. The actor, who spent time visiting with Club members, was presented a sweatshirt by Jeffrey Herron... Read more
Fire on Boston Street: Photo by Boston Fire Department The Boston Fire Department reports a fire at 96 Boston St. that broke out around 12:45 p.m. on Monday sent one firefighter to the hospital and did an estimated $300,000 in damage. Residents of the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives driving down Dorchester Ave. around 7 p.m on Thursday broke up an attempt mugging in front of the Wainwright Bank. According to police, the victim was waiting for a ride in front of the bank when two... Read more
Despite the fact that they are the wealthiest university in the country, Harvard claims that they cannot provide good jobs for their workers. Currently, Harvard pays their custodians a mere $1 for every $180 paid to the execs of the Harvard Management... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Torrey Browne, 34, of raping a woman on his new boat at the Dorchester Yacht Club after she told him she didn't want a romantic relationship with him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reported.... Read more
As school officials weigh plans to close six schools, parents of children at Lee Academy Pilot School, due to merge with the elementary school they share a building with, pleaded for more time to up flagging test scores. “Many of us, we could have fled,”... Read more
(AP) —The only person arrested in the shooting deaths of four people — including a 2-year-old boy — had one of the murder weapons and a victim's car, and other people are believed to have been involved, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Kimani Washington, 34,... Read more
We are in the worst economic recession of our lifetime. Most economists agree that we will not get out of this recession until banks start making credit available to qualified applicants. Every taxpayer in this country bailed out the banks. We were... Read more
Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick opened up a seven-point lead over his Republican rival Charles Baker, while Indepednent Tim Cahill remained mired in a distant third place, according to, according to a new poll, that showed Patrick with more breathing room... Read more
For many parents, the news came in a note tucked into their children’s backpacks: Boston Public Schools officials saying that six schools may be shuttered next year, including two in Dorchester. On the chopping block are Roger Clap Elementary and East... Read more
Nick Collins: Democratic nominee for state repIt would be easy to forget the Polish Triangle and other parts of Dorchester when considering the largely South Boston-based Fourth District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. But it would be hard... Read more
Boston Public Library officials are making another foray into the Lowers Mills neighborhood, where a branch library is slated to close. A “working session” is scheduled for Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond St. library. The meeting is billed as a... Read more
Three-Decker sculptureIn the few weeks before the late October Dorchester Open Studios, two long-awaited pieces of permanent public art will finally be dedicated at opposite ends of town: “Dorchester Voices/Dorchester History” in Edward Everett Square... Read more
Somewhere around the start of October, Massachusetts voters were shunted into the electoral Twilight Zone that encloses nearly every election cycle and lasts until the polls close in November. It’s a time and place during which one mayoral candidate has... Read more
The attorney representing the owner of 1188 Dorchester Ave. said this week the property is closer to becoming an “international” supermarket and could open by the end of the year. He defended the owner of the property, Khiet Tran, and said the cost of... Read more
Top officials on Beacon Hill and in City Hall head a list of witnesses who could be asked to testify in City Councillor Chuck Turner’s trial, which started this week. In court documents filed Friday, prosecutors outlined the list of potential witnesses... Read more

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