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Tiffany R. Warren: Will be honored with Pioneer Award at the New England Women Leadership Awards on May 28.Known in the advertising world as “Diversity Pollyanna,” Tiffany R. Warren credits much of her success and accomplishments to the Boys &... Read more
The MBTA is trying to figure out what caused a massive power outage that shut all four subway lines and left hundreds of people stranded in trains shortly before 9 a.m. today. The T has managed to restore power but Boston Police say the Red Line was... Read more
Presented with a sheet of paper asking “What Would You Do?” and listing potential areas to cut in the state budget – education, health care, the environment, public safety – Alisa Ritchie balked. A Dorchester resident who attended state Sen. Sonia... Read more
Ever since it was passed by the legislature in 2007, a low-level controversy has clung to Councillor Stephen Murphy’s home rule petition to raise the number of nomination signatures needed to run for at-large to 1,500 from its previous level at 500.... Read more
Joe Lawlor has sold thousands of cars in his six years as sales manager at Morrissey Boulevard’s Westminster Dodge. The Bickford family — which has operated the Chrysler dealership since the 1960s — has sold many times that. This week, though, they... Read more
Ball in the House: The Dot-based quintet made a big splash on the Today Show on Monday, May 17.The Dorchester-based R&B/Soul group Ball in the House won a Today Show talent competition on Monday — and a spot on the program “America’s Got Talentâ... Read more
Updated: Boston Latin School will be closed for the next week — beginning today — as public health officials respond to a surge in reported cases of "influenza-like illness and high absenteeism among students." The city has also announced that a... Read more
Governor Deval Patrick's Secretary of Health and Human Services — Dr. JudyAnn Bigby — comes to Mattapan tonight to moderate what the Patrick administration has billed as a "community forum on choices and priorities facing the Commonwealth in the... Read more
Help us find Cali: Missing since May 14.A small cream/blonde Pomeranian dog named Cali is missing and her owners are asking the neighborhood to help find her this week. "Cali is part of our family, she needs her medication and our hearts are broken. We... Read more
In fall 2006, the Actors Shakespeare Project (ASP) wowed critics and audiences alike with its switcheroo Hamlet at the Strand Theater. The troupe, known for its inventive staging often in unconventional venues, put the audience onstage and used the house... Read more
Boston Police report a 10-year-old on Gaylord Street is in critical condition this morning with "suspicious" injuries. The homicide unit is on the scene.
A reminder to all those planning their travels via public transport this weekend: Service on the Dorchester leg of the Red Line is suspended all weekend as construction work continues at the new Ashmont Station. This is the second of two consecutive... Read more
Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Mayor Tom Menino vowed today to crack down on a spate of violence in certain Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods, following last night's shooting of a three-year-old on Bowdoin Street. At a press conference on... Read more
Senate leaders are proposing to spend $1.3 billion less next fiscal year than the House authorized in its budget passed earlier this month, Senate officials said Tuesday. The draft budget cuts $439 million from Beacon Hill’s aid to cities and towns and... Read more
The Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation has big plans for the area just east of the Fairmount Line’s proposed Talbot Station—now in the 60 percent design stage at the MBTA. The first neighborhood charette on Codman’s ever expanding... Read more
In a move to balance a budget facing a $3.5 billion deficit, Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed diverting hundreds of millions of Chapter 70 education funds—upon which public school districts survive—to other parts of the state budget, and then backfill... Read more
Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old on charges he shot a 70-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy inside the O.M. May Liquor store at 213 Bowdoin St. around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Both victims were taken to Boston Medical Center and both are expected... Read more
Boston firefighters were busy Thursday night battling a large fire at 5 Alicia Rd. that broke out before 8:30 p.m. Firefighters in the attic had to be evacuated around 9 p.m. when part of the roof collapsed; about ten minutes later, firefighters were... Read more
Mattapan PatriotsThe Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading organization gears up for the 2009 season by having a fundraising event on Friday evening, May 22, 2009 at the Policeman Post located at 500 Morton St. ( American Legion Highway... Read more
Judges would see increased options when sentencing drug offenders, who would be able to work in new release programs and community work crews when paroled, under an anti-crime package filed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week. The bills would also require... Read more

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