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Shakespeare was so right about the brevity of the sunny season as well as about many matters of the heart. Those who love the Bard as well as those who’d like to get to know him better can hear the rest of Sonnet 18 and many more literary plums in the... Read more
The Boston Police Department's Twitter feed earlier today reported that a truck carrying 500 gallons of "toxic substance" had become lodged under the red line bridge on Freeport street at the intersection of Clayton St, causing delays on the Commuter Line... Read more
The state Executive Office of Transportation (EOT), clearly trying to push along to approval its 28X dedicated line up Blue Hill Avenue from Mattapan, held yet another community gathering on Monday concerning the proposal, this time with plenty of visual... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino is calling for higher lodging and meals taxes this week with a proposal submitted to the Boston City Council, ensuring a tax vote for the 13-member panel in a municipal election year. If the proposal is passed, it would take effect on... Read more
A group of Boston-area residents took to the Dorchester coastline this week – not to watch the sailboats from the Savin Hill Yacht Club or to view the sunset from Malibu Beach – but to get their hands dirty in preparation for a celebration the likes... Read more
A modern take on an old sport – disc golf – may soon be coming to Dorchester. For some two years now, Nathan Robbins and Rob McArthur of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have been working to build a disc golf course at Pope... Read more
Campaign trail tensions erupted when top officials from Mayor Thomas Menino's administration this week crashed a Mattapan forum hosted by mayoral hopeful and City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon. During the 90-minute forum held at Foley Senior Residences,... Read more
The communities of Dorchester and Roxbury came together Monday for the groundbreaking of a new community center that neighborhood residents and city officials hope will be a hub of services for the two populations, providing recreation and educational... Read more
If homicides have decreased in Boston over the past few months because of the weather, that would hardly account for the fatal shooting of Soheil Turner. The 15-year-old student was shot on May 7, a rainy morning, outside a convenience store on Dudley... Read more
Boston Police say the 12-year-old was injured during an apparent barrage of bullets outside her Whitman Street home around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. One of the bullets pierced the wall of her home and hit her in the leg, police say, adding she was taken to... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office said today that Boston Police officers acted properly and lawfully when they brought down a Dorchester man apparently hellbent on dying after an argument with his wife in November, 2007. Marquis Barker, a... Read more
Employees at Dorchester District Court walked into the pouring rain this morning after somebody called in a bomb threat, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which reports a number of its workers stayed at their desks during the... Read more
Abiona Justice Sharpe, 20, of Revere, was arrested in New Jersey this week on charges he helped murder a man standing on the sidewalk at 23 Wilcock St. on May 13, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Earlier this... Read more
Officials in City Hall are weighing a redraft of Boston’s district precinct lines, saying a do-over is long overdue. Under state law, each precinct must be capped at 4,000 residents, and cities and towns are required to equalize the precincts every ten... Read more
The on-going controversy over a permit granted to a Bowdoin St. auto shop reached a new level of bureaucratic entanglement Tuesday afternoon when the City’s Zoning Board of Appeal declined to rule on a permit issued by the Inspectional Services... Read more
Fifteen hundred square feet may seem like an ample amount of floor space, until you hear all that William Harris wants to do with it. Harris, who spent the first 28 years of his life living on Grant Street, has returned to his Columbia stomping grounds to... Read more
When Boston School officials tried to save money this year by cutting costs in student transportation, they met with strong resistance from parents who put more hopes in choice, even with the need for a bus ride. By estimates of the School Dept., the... Read more
The St. Peter’s Convent has been for sale for several years. A community meeting to discuss new educational programs headed to Dorchester turned into a forum over the future of St. Peter’s Church last Wednesday night, July 15 as parishioners and... Read more
Transportation Secretary James Aloisi had his Charlie Card at the ready as he boarded the 28 bus in Mattapan Square on Wednesday morning. The main bus route from Mattapan to Roxbury had one more commuter than usual Wednesday morning as state Secretary of... Read more
The new owners of Bayside Exposition Center have hired a Virginia-based firm to book and manage shows and other events at the largely dormant venue on the Columbia Point waterfront. The Ballantine Managament Group, owned by a man who once worked as... Read more

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