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Boston Police report an officer working a detail at Freeport and Linden Street around 9 p.m. on Thursday arrested a man who drove into a work zone there and then not only ignored the officer's waving motions to get out of the zone but started driving... Read more
The MBTA will convene a public meeting tonight— Tuesday, June 23— to discuss future plans for developing land adjacent to the Mattapan Square station. For several years, the MBTA has sought to partner with a private developer to create so-called... Read more
Several members of the Dorchester community this week warned UMass-Boston officials that the debate over building student dorms on the Columbia Point campus isn’t over. “It isn’t a dead issue,” said Savin Hill resident Cathleen McDermott. “It’... Read more
Kroc Corps Center: A rendering of the future Salvation Army campus at Dudley and Clifton streets.A long-delayed plan to build a new community center on Dudley Street is finally getting the green-light. The Salvation Army says it will begin work right away... Read more
The MBTA will hold a public preview of its plans to improve the route 23 bus on June 23 at 6:30 p.m at Codman Tech, 450 Washington St., Dorchester. A flyer advertising the improvements says that among the changes planned to come to route 23 are improved... Read more
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is teaming up with the national HomeFree-USA to prevent home foreclosure in local neighborhoods. Homeowners are asked to call 617-825-2213, 617-825-0561, or toll-free 888-701-5001 to receive... Read more
Boston University awarded academic degrees to 5,863 students in May 2009. Receiving degrees from Dorchester were Pushkar S. Phatak, Master of Science in Investment Management; Alexander K. Ko, Bachelor of Science in Health Science; Hong Nguyen, Bachelor... Read more
A human services organization for disabled workers that will relocate to Dorchester later this year recognized supporters and clients last week at an award ceremony and fund-raising auction. Among the recipients of the awards were public servants who have... Read more
It’s official: Boston voters will see 15 candidates on the City Council At-Large portion of the ballot. Current City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon are facing off against Mayor Thomas Menino for the top job at City Hall, prompting a... Read more
Coyote: A coyote takes in the scene at Cedar Grove CemeteryIn the early evening of Fri., May 19, Barbara Kelley looked into her Clancy Road yard across from Walsh Park and saw something move that she thought was a bird. Hardly. She was looking at "a big... Read more
Years after the Reporter first called for its implementation- and hours after a mayoral candidate called for stepping up the use of the Internet in the war on crime-the Boston Police Department has finally partnered with a national web site to provide... Read more
The 140-year run of the Boston Police Department’s mounted unit will come to an end next month unless advocates and petitioners are successful in convincing the City Council and the Menino administration that the horse patrols, used in the main for... Read more
Boston Police report several officers chased and captured a wanted hood with a penchant for explosive violence this afternoon in the middle of Mattapan Square. Police say a detective told local officers that Frantz Germain, 27, was walking around the... Read more
Dancing with the Stars of Boston: Mary Truong of Carney Hospital twirled her way to a win last year. Photo by Mike Ritter/ritterbin.comABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” gets more and more popular each season. Ditto the Dorchester-based “Dancing with... Read more
Richard Franklin, formerly of Brockton, goes on trial tomorrow for the May 13, 1979 shooting death of a man on Greenbrier Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Franklin is charged with manslaughter for Gregory McDavid's death.... Read more
Rev. Monsignor Thomas J. McDonnellRev. Monsignor Thomas J. McDonnell, a Mattapan native who served for 21 years as a pastor in South Boston and ministered to the city's most vulnerable residents, died on Sunday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 73... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury has convicted Michael "Goody" Collins of killing retired Cambridge police officer Myles Lawton in Lawton's 91 Florida St. home in 2006, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. Collins was charged with first-... Read more
Kites at PJPII Park: The skies above Pope John Paul II Park in Neponset were ablaze with colorful kites and oversized balloons on Saturday, June 13, drawing hundreds of people who picnicked and strolled the walks through river-front oasis. Photo by Bill... Read more
The cost of care, access to specialists and inadequate medical equipment are among the numerous barriers to health care for minorities and people with disabilities, advocates for vulnerable communities said Tuesday. “Injustice and disparities are alive... Read more
For the fourth year the Dorchester Community Center for the Arts (better known as Dot Art) will host its annual fund-raiser, the Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party. Next Saturday, June 20, the reunion/ charity celebration will be held in an elegant private home... Read more

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