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A man originally charged with breaking into a North End church is now charged with stealing from seven churches across the city, including two in Dorchester. The Boston Police Department on Monday charged Richard Shiner, 44, with breaking into All Saints... Read more
It's not easy running a business out of your home these days. Just ask Michael "Muscle Mike" Williams. For the past year, the wholesaler had been forced to deal with suppliers who were either out of the products he needed or shipped him inferior goods -... Read more
Five months after he was installed as principal of Harbor Middle School, Dr. Robert Martin was removed by the city’s school department, parents learned in a letter from Superintendent Carol Johnson. Johnson’s letter, which parents received last week on... Read more
United Way supports Mattahunt CenterWheelock College officially launched the Community Engagement Process at Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan on December 2 with a reception at the center. The partnership for the Mattapan neighborhood between the... Read more
Federal officials on Thursday announced the indictment of 20 people charged with participation in a cocaine ring that had supplied Dorchester, Mattapan and Jamaica Plain for more than 20 years. At the center of the ring, the US Attorney's office in Boston... Read more
A fire that broke out around 2 p.m. on Thursday at 179 W. Selden St. went to three alarms before it was brought under control, the Boston Fire Department reports. None of the home's nine residents were injured, one dog needed rescue, the department says,... Read more
Boston schools chief Carol Johnson reversed course Thursday night, proposing to keep open the Roger Clap Elementary School. The Clap would become an "innovation school," operating similarly to a charter school and providing more administrative flexibility... Read more
An architectural rendering of the completed Talbot Avenue commuter rail station site. Courtesy MBTA Construction workers set up shop this week at the Talbot Ave. commuter rail site, one of the four stops in Dorchester and Mattapan that are being added to... Read more
When Brian Honan strode into City Hall’s Iannella Chambers ten years ago, he was expecting his colleagues to vote him into the City Council presidency. He was a lock. Friends and colleagues were clapping him on the back, shaking his hand, and offering... Read more
When four severe hurricanes hit Haiti in 2008, there wasn’t a single engineer on the island who could help design and build a bridge, the country’s former prime minister said this week. Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis spoke at UMass-Boston on Monday. Her... Read more
Representatives from several Mattapan civic organizations and local residents are in the process of creating a new neighborhood coalition and held their third official meeting at Mattapan branch library on Tuesday afternoon. The group, dubbed “Mattapan... Read more
Boston Public Library officials and supporters of keeping the Lower Mills branch open this week attempted to brainstorm ways to help money flow into the cash-strapped library system. Library officials say the state is expected to face a “significant”... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, a Roxbury Democrat who pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal extortion charges, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 22. Prosecutors have asked for Judge Douglas Woodlock to sentence her to four years in jail,... Read more
Lee Academy parents: Give us a year to develop new model (Editor’s note: The following letter from a team of Lee Academy parents was sent to Superintendent Carol Johnson, Members of the BPS Redesign Team, and Boston School Committee on Monday. The... Read more
Clap Elementary parents press case for staying open (Editor’s Note: The following “open letter” was distributed by the Roger Clap Elementary School’s Parent Council on Nov. 23.) We are the parents of K1-5 students at the Roger Clap Elementary School in... Read more
Marr-lin Swim Team Hosts Waltham The Marr-lin Swim Team hosted the Waltham Club in a meet that showcased some of the top talent in the N.E.N.E.A.P.C. league. Thanks to some great races, the team managed to capture four of the five age groups. Throughout... Read more
Under guidelines lately altered for about the tenth time in the last dozen years. With a spanking new panel beefed up to 16 members, all of them hopeful. Under circumstances that cynics among us believe are rigged to ratify a foreordained conclusion.... Read more
Councillor Chuck Turner: Ousted by colleagues in 11-1 vote.It was not an easy decision for any of the city councillors. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo had wrestled with expelling a mentor and a friend since the day he knew it could occur. But by an... Read more
The neighborhood’s Christmas celebrations will get the marquee treatment on Monday as the Boston Classical Orchestra and local partners stage a special holiday concert at the landmark Strand Theatre. The family-friendly show is billed as a neighborhood-... Read more
State Rep. Marty WalshStarting in January, state Rep. Marty Walsh will be taking on a new job as high-profile official at a regional union umbrella group. He was elected to the post – secretary-treasurer and general agent of the Boston Building Trades... Read more

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