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A 38-year-old disabled Dorchester resident, who is not able to speak, lost a device Friday morning at Ashley’s Restaurant on Bowdoin Street that enables him to communicate. The hand-held device, which resembles a Blackberry or cell phone, was left on... Read more
Morrissey Blvd Flooding Friday's heavy morning rains and 11 a.m. high tides resulted in road flooding along Morrissey Blvd. Late morning traffic was down to one lane in both directions near Savin Hill. The road was flooded also near Freeport Street,... Read more
Boston Police report a girl waiting for her bus to school on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Wednesday morning was attacked by a pit bull but managed to avoid serious harm when a man driving by on a motorcycle stopped to free her from the dog. According to a... Read more
Fans of Boston’s highest-profile crime writer, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane, are awaiting the launch of his latest work, a celebration that will culminate the upcoming Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24. Lehane, whose best-sellers have been... Read more
By land and by sea, Dorchester residents are expected to be out in great numbers this year celebrating the scariest of holidays, Halloween. From a scarecrow contest to floating pumpkins and costume parties, local organizations have something planned for... Read more
Red Line commuters who have waited through years of Ashmont Station construction for a back entrance to the subway to reopen will have to trek around the station for another year and a half – at least. The Radford Lane entrance to the station, tucked on... Read more
Responding to residents of Savin Hill concerned about a draft development plan for the Columbia Point neighborhood, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stressed this week that the plan – and the height of the proposed buildings – was “not solidified.” Briefly... Read more
The controversy over a church based out of a two-family residential building on Ashmont Street is building up again after two years of inactivity with neighbors outraged that David Milien, pastor of the Eglise Baptiste H. Bon-Berger de Boston Church, is... Read more
The eight contenders vying for four citywide seats were split this week over how long pols in City Hall should warm the seats in the mayor’s office and on the City Council. At a forum sponsored by the nonpartisan voting rights group MassVOTE, the City... Read more
Thousands descended on Adams Village on Sunday to join in the first Irish Heritage Festival. Organizers deemed the inaugural fete a success. Photo by Harry Brett
Boston Police and two city councilors today opposed a request by Tasty Caribbean, 388 Blue Hill Ave. to extend its closing hours from midnight to 2 a.m. Det. John Danilecki of District B-2 told the Boston Licensing Board that the restaurant is illegally... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Bernard Piscopo of voluntary manslaughter for the June 16, 2007 death of Adam Rich of Revere at the 6 House, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Piscopo will be sentenced tomorrow by Judge... Read more
Boston Police report the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 489 Gallivan Blvd. was held up before noon today by a white man wearing a light-blue Northface jacket. No weapon shown.
"Careless disposal of smoking materials" sparked a one-alarm fire late Saturday afternoon at 104 Robey St. that did an estimated $75,000 in damage and left six adults and two children without a place to sleep, Boston fire officials say. Fire officials... Read more
The Geneva Avenue Elderly Housing organization held an open house late last month for a new Haitian Adult Day Health Center, the first of its kind for Kit Clark Senior Services, which provides numerous health care options for seniors across Massachusetts... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick last week signed a bill postponing lobbying law reforms that were scheduled to take effect this week.  The Legislature earlier had sent Patrick a bill to delay implementation until Jan. 1, 2010. The slate of reforms was touted over the... Read more
"This gathering reminds me of one that took place some years ago at Uphams Corner," said Neil Jones, a man of arts and letters, looking out at the twenty or so friends, family, and fans who had gathered at Dot 2 Dot Cafe last Thursday to celebrate his... Read more
Folks looking for some outdoor activity over the coming holiday weekend need look no farther than the Adams Corner village of Dorchester on Sunday when Dorchester’s first “Irish Heritage Festival” will be held in the busy business district from 9 a.... Read more
Until last week, Beacon Hill had been for the past few months largely devoid of activity that could constitute the management of state government. Appointing a U.S. senator is great and all – some people make money on it, some do it in a manner that... Read more
Next Wednesday, fresh from a successful run out in Worcester, “Over the Top,” the 138th edition of “The Greatest Show on Earth” rolls into town for eight performances at Boston’s biggest venue. From October 14 to 18, Ringling Bros. and Barnum... Read more

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