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A Hyde Park construction firm must pay Dorchester’s First Baptist Church $288,295 in damages after a Suffolk Superior Court jury issued a verdict in the church’s favor this week. The owners of the church, located at the corner of Adams and Ashmont Streets... Read more
For Dot resident and nurse Debbie Thornton, instead of throwing a party for her 50th birthday she has been inspired to gift others, by spending 11 days volunteering at a hospital in Haiti. When the earthquake devastated the country last year, Thornton,... Read more
Shakespeare was right about the timeless appeal of Cleopatra as he was about most things: “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” And the Actors Shakespeare Project was as cunning as this “serpent of Old Nile” to revive the Bard’s... Read more
Michael Flaherty Michael Flaherty walked into the Boston Elections Department alone. Without fanfare, television cameras or an entourage, he put pen to paper and joined the list of candidates vying for the City Council’s four at-large seats. His Monday... Read more
Stolen trash can recovered. Photo by MBTA. MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say used a hand truck to try to steal a 441-pound trash barrel from the Melville Street side of the Shawmut stop on the Red Line. Officers found Patrick Beech, 23,... Read more
Pressing forward on one of his stated goals for a second term, Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday rolled out a proposal to add three new gun crimes and embark on a coordinated outreach effort with communities to curb youth violence in cities. He also repeated... Read more
Lower Mills traffic on Monday: Major back-ups reportedDetours prompted by a months-long MWRA water pipe project triggered heavy back-ups in and around Lower Mills this afternoon. One motorist reported that he sat in a 20-minute queue on Richmond Street,... Read more
Man in tree. Photo by BFD. Firefighters shimmed into a tree behind 415 Columbia Rd. around 6 p.m. on Sunday to rescue a man who'd gotten stuck about 25 feet up. The Boston Fire Department reports the man was cutting a large limb when it snapped back,... Read more
Former City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty said Sunday he’s launching an effort to reclaim one of the four at-large seats he held prior to running for mayor in 2009. In a release, Flaherty, who was an at-large councillor between 2000 and 2009, said... Read more
A lightning strike shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday caused a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $250,000 to the three-family house at 9 Alban St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The lightning hit the third floor balcony and the fire quickly... Read more
WBZ and WCVB report a fight that pitted one man against several others on the platform Saturday afternoon ended when somebody in the group pulled out a gun and shot the man to death. Several suspects were then spotted running into a nearby house, the... Read more
A Hyde Park construction firm must pay Dorchester’s First Baptist Church over $288,000 in damages after a Suffolk Superior Court jury issued a verdict in the church’s favor this week. The owners of the church, located at the corner of Adams St. and... Read more
Mothers Walk for Peace 2011: About 600 people marched down Dorchester Ave. in vanguard of the pledge walk. Photo by Ed Forry There have been many stories written about the loss of our son, Steven, who was killed on October 4, 2007 at the age of 13 as he... Read more
Photo by Boston Fire Department. A fire that began at 15 Woolson St. sometime before 6 a.m. Friday jumped to the neighboring 19 Woolson St. and went to three alarms before it was put out, the Boston Fire Department reports. Working smoke detectors... Read more
$70 million to boost industry, housing is goal of local-based coalition. A coalition of local development organizations and community groups is seeking to pour up to $70 million into Grove Hall’s Quincy Street neighborhood as part of an effort over the... Read more
The faculty of Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School celebrate their Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) award. Dorchester’s Boston Collegiate Charter School also won the award. Photo courtesy Dominic Slowey Two Dorchester charter... Read more
Milton High’s crew team eyes use, raises $18k The current canoe launch at Neponset park. Reporter file photo Department of Conservation and Recreation officials may be heading back to the drawing board on improvements to a Neponset dock after facing... Read more
He believed his former running mate, Sam Yoon, is trapped in a Hyde Park basement. He thought about keying the car of a top adviser to Mayor Thomas Menino. And he was apparently a big fan of “The Hunger Games,” a series of young adult books. Those were... Read more
The Little Miss Dorchester and Young Miss Dorchester contests for 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Columbia Rd. campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy. All girls entering the Little Miss Dorchester contest must be residents of... Read more
For small business owners in the Mattapan community, knowing how to do things like sign a lease, hire employees or become a corporation might not come as a second nature. With this in mind, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Economic Justice Project... Read more

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