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Richard Franklin, convicted this week of manslaughter for the 1979 death of Gregory McDavid, can't be sent to prison because he's already earned enough "good time" credits in a secure psychiatric facility to warrant his immediate release, the Suffolk... Read more
Boston’s largest pharmacy chain may be more careless than it is caring, according to two recent surveys investigating how CVS pharmacies throughout the city, including Dorchester locations in Uphams Corner and Grove Hall, responded to discrepancies... Read more
The MBTA held an open community meeting Tuesday to preview a new plan set to improve the route 23 bus line. Part of the transit authority’s Key Bus Routes Improvement Project, the draft plan will utilize federal funds granted by the American Recovery... Read more
Funding for Dorchester youth programs was halved in the $27.4 billion budget that hit Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk this week. Five youth programs were funded at $16.5 million for the fiscal year starting on July, down from the $34 million they received... Read more
More than 60 people including Mayor Tom Menino, state Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor Maureen Feeney gathered at the Blarney Stone on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner last Wednesday to honor area civic leaders, business people, and community... Read more
With two exceptions, Dorchester Democrats on Beacon Hill voted against a bill overhauling the state’s transportation infrastructure. The bill is currently on the governor’s desk. State Sen. Jack Hart and state Reps. Marty Walsh, Brian Wallace, Marie... Read more
A new single-stream recycling system — heralded by the Menino administration as the latest innovation in the greening of Boston — goes into citywide service starting on July 1. The effort will allow residents to streamline their recycling at home by using... Read more
Michael Farley knows times are tough for people in this economy. But an economic recession is no grounds for stealing, especially a beloved plant from Farley’s own front yard. “Why would someone do this? Is life that hard?” said Farley. On the... Read more
Henderson School: William Henderson, the longtime principal of the Patrick O'Hearn School, cuts a ribbon with successor Patricia Lampron during a June 23, 2009 ceremony in which city leaders announced that the school has been re-named in his honor. Photo... Read more
Candidates' forum in Back Bay: Incumbent councillor Steve Murphy, first-time candidates Hiep Nguyen and Ayanna Pressley are shown at a candidates' forum sponsored by the Ward 4 and Ward 5 Democratic committees on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Photo by Mike... Read more
A soccer team from Dorchester is gearing up for an opportunity to compete against the state’s finest squads this weekend. The Lions — an under 16 travel team fielded by Dorchester Youth Soccer — qualified to represent Boston in the 2009... Read more
Boston Police report arresting David Fernandes, 47, on charges he punched his girlfriend in the face this morning, then, as she fled, caught up to her in his car and pointed a gun at her. The incident occurred as the woman was walking on River Street in... Read more
A Mattapan man with a record for sexual offenses was arrested at Ashmont station this morning after a T inspector allegedly saw him following a female passenger while performing a lewd act. According to a police report, Jerome Reed, 49, got off the... Read more
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

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