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On Monday, a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted Joseph Cousin, 25, of second-degree murder for gunning down 10-year-old Trina Persad in 2002, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s office. She was shot in a gang feud she had nothing to do with... Read more
A Waltham man with a long criminal record pleaded guilty to a series of crimes over the course of one night across Dorchester last fall. Ricard Feliciano was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in state prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery, robbery of... Read more
Boston Police report somebody opened fire on a car waiting at a red light at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 8:45 a.m. today - but that the only injury was to a passenger in a car rear-ended by the vehicle apparently being shot at. Police say that... Read more
The award-winning Up You Mighty Race Company will open its 9th season, a season of violence: Exploring the links towards peace, with the Boston premiere of The Mojo and The Sayso by Aishah Rahman, a Brown University associate professor. Inspired by a true... Read more
Mary Colbert said she has never paid much attention to her age and has little idea why she’s lived so long. But the longtime Dorchester resident – who was born when Theodore Roosevelt was president – belongs to an exclusive group whose members have... Read more
The Boston Archdiocese and the parish that controls the site of the former St. William’s School are back in negotiations over locating a private Roman Catholic high school to Savin Hill, the Reporter has been told. The archdiocese had been hoping to buy... Read more
A hearing on Saturday about a draft plan to redevelop and transform the Columbia Point peninsula drew some 65 residents, many of them from next-door Savin Hill, to the Harbor Point community center, where they expressed worries that the proposal would... Read more
Commuters will have to wait at least another year for a smooth ride up and down Morrissey Boulevard now that construction has begun on two bridge restoration projects just as work is coming to an end on a massive drainage overhaul project that has... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty, who is running for mayor against incumbent Thomas M. Menino, chats with Councillor Sam Yoon, who Flaherty says will be his deputy when the “ticket” defeats the mayor
With the national economy hovering between recession and recovery, the outlook at the Codman Square Health Center is still gloomy. For the health center’s CEO, Bill Walczak, the main concern is the possible loss of $5 million in state money channeled... Read more
A one-alarm fire broke out at C.F. Donovan’s restaurant on Savin Hill Ave. Wednesday morning, causing what Boston Fire Department spokeman Steve MacDonald was an estimated $10,000 in damages. Located in the basement level, the fire caused some smoke... Read more
A teen too young to have his name released is charged with beating two women and then shooting one of them in the face at the Dorchester housing complex, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. An accomplice was also charged. The younger... Read more
September 27-- The Boston Archdiocese and the parish that owns the site of the former St. William’s School are back in negotiations over locating a private Roman Catholic high school to Savin Hill, the Reporter has learned. The archdiocese had been... Read more
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Governor Deval Patrick has announced the nomination of Pamela M. Dashiell to the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court. In selecting her, and Paul M. Yee, Jr., to the Quincy District Court, the governor said, “I have no doubt that these... Read more
Despite some initial reluctance among some members, the Dorchester delegation overwhelmingly voted this week to hand Gov. Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim U.S. senator. State Sen. Jack Hart (D-South Boston) was the lone vote against the... Read more
Three seasoned Dorchester actors – Mary Rutkowski, Fred Bernabe, and Jamie Alley – are in the cast of a classic comedy that is opening the unprecedented 133rd season of Jamaica Plain’s Footlight Club (FLC), America’s Oldest Community Theater... Read more
Last Saturday was a warm, glorious, sun-splashed late summer day. The weather forecasters predicted it would be a gem – one of those “top ten” days, a perfect day to be outdoors. It was the last Saturday before this week’s preliminary city... Read more
A draft plan to redevelop and transform the Columbia Point peninsula is drawing concern from a number of Savin Hill residents ahead of a community meeting this Saturday morning. The proposal would increase the area’s density and raise the height of... Read more
Boston voters – and name recognition – propelled two incumbents to first and second place, with six newcomers rounding out the rest of the pack of candidates seeking the four City Council At-Large seats. The top four vote-getters – and the people... Read more

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