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Thermal image: Gun in the snow (via Suffolk County DA). Jose Rodrigues, 25, last week became the first person in Massachusetts to be convicted by a jury on an illegal gun-possession charge based on technology that proved a gun he'd been holding on a cold... Read more
Think you’re cooking for a crowd this Thanksgiving? Frank Kelley of South Boston, who is 75, roasted 50 turkeys last Tuesday as part of his annual labor of love  as head chef at St. Monica’s Parish near Andrew  Square. He has been running the... Read more
Carson Beach beckons on a cool, crisp fall afternoon.
Officials at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate are expected to announce in a couple of weeks the selection of an architect for the program’s building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Boston. “We hope to... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is telling supporters that should Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) win his bid for the open U.S. Senate slot, she's "very interested" in mounting a campaign for his Eighth Congressional District seat, senior Democratic... Read more
The biggest challenge facing Thrifty Car Sales at Westminster Motors on Morrissey Boulevard is letting people know they are still in business. After operating on the site for 45 years, Westminster lost its Dodge franchise when Chrysler was forced to... Read more
The city of Boston and the Dorchester Holiday Celebrations Committee has announced its schedule of holiday tree lightings for Nov. 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They will take place at Lower Mills at 3:10 p.m., Port Norfolk at the Redfield St.-Oâ... Read more
C.F. Donovan'sC.F. Donovan's, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave. across from the T station, was shuttered this week and appears closed. The doors remain locked and the windows are covered with brown paper. Earlier in... Read more
School Superintendent Carol Johnson said last night the Paul Dever, John P. Holland, William Monroe Trotter elementary schools and Harbor Middle School must either dramatically improve their scholastic results or face "serious consequences," possibly... Read more
Despite the drizzly weather, it was last year around this time that the first Lower Mills Holiday Stroll surprised organizers by attracting over 300 people, many of whom later returned to patronize shops they had peeked in on. Tonight’s more elaborate... Read more
Come next spring, Edward Everett Square will blossom with new sculpture, vibrant flowers, and words that help tell the area’s story – a culmination of nearly 15 years of work to transform a drab and hectic intersection into a community asset.... Read more
The corner of Colman and Henry Streets in September of 2007 Melanie Jansky wasn’t planning to buy a foreclosed property, but she wanted a condo that was affordable. “I was looking around the city,” she said. “Dorchester made sense for work, and... Read more
Boston Police report that one of two men shot while sitting in a car at Bowdoin and Norton streets on Monday has died. Police say they were called around 5:40 p.m. Monday evening about shots fired at a red motor vehicle. Both victims were taken to Boston... Read more
Boston Police say a 22-year-old man shot inside the John Marshall Elementary School gym last night "is well known to law enforcement" and that he attempted to flee the scene rather than wait for help. Police say the man, shot shortly before 7 p.m. at a... Read more
Boston Police are looking for two men for a series of robberies in the area of Welles, Talbot and Dorchester avenues. In a community alert, District C-11 describes both suspects as black, in their 20s, about 5'9" with slim builds. One is further... Read more
A one-alarm fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. today at 19 Bullard St., the Boston Fire Department says. An electrical short circuit sparked the fire in a rear bedroom on the second floor. No occupants were injured, but one firefighter went to the... Read more
A fire reported around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday 83 Evans St. quickly went to two alarms. A babysitter and one teen escaped, but firefighters had to rush into the building to find the teen's twin sister. The Boston Globe The Globe reports Lt. Michael Sameski... Read more
C.F. Donovan's: Shuttered today C.F. Donovan's, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave. across from the T station, was shuttered this morning and appears closed. At lunchtime, all the doors are locked, and all the... Read more
Through this Sunday, Boston lovers of “Tradition”-al musicals are getting the chance to see the great elegiac “Fiddler on the Roof,” starring the man who has become synonymous with central role of the long-suffering milkman Teyve. Many elements... Read more
As winter approaches, applications are already on the rise for federal fuel assistance. The doors opened just last week for this year’s allotment. Officials at Action for Boston Community Development, which distributes resources from the federal Low... Read more

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