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A rash of armed robberies of convenience stores — including three in Dorchester’s C-11 police district in recent days—prompted Boston Police to issue a public alert this week. Based on surveillance images, investigators believe that the same man is... Read more
Claire Hughes, right, and friend at last year’s Cookoff won by Lower Mills Civic. The competition will be hot, spicy and wide open for this weekend’s fifth annual Dorchester Chili Cookoff— a fundraiser for the Dorchester Day Parade. The event will be... Read more
He’s been spotted at local events, shaking hands and saying hello, sparking rumors that he intends to run against an incumbent. Craig Galvin, a local real estate agent, has been working rooms, including Mayor Thomas Menino’s breakfast at the IBEW Hall on... Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority – or BRA – announced last Thursday that it will provide customized 2010 Census maps to those who disagree with the way it drew neighborhood boundaries or want a specially-tailored breakdown of the city. “While the... Read more
Kroc Center: Major William Bode of the Salvation Army, Mayor Tom Menino, John Hamill of Sovereign Bank and Linda Wendfeldt, Joan Kroc’s daughter, enjoy Saturday’s ribbon-cutting of the Kroc Community Center on Dudley Street, Dorchester. Photo courtesy... Read more
Behind a wrought-iron fence and a stone gateway in Uphams Corner sits Dorchester North Burial Ground, dotted with headstones dating back centuries, most of them unreadable after decades upon decades of wear from the elements. The life stories behind the... Read more
“When April comes, the world so wise and old. Will half forget that it is worn and grey. Winter will seem but as a tale long told... Its bitter winds with all its frost and cold Will be the by-gone things of yesterday, When April Comes!” “When April... Read more
Marr-lin Swim Team Competes in Regional Championship The Marr-lin Swim Team hit the road last month to compete in the regional championship meet held in White River Junction, VT. The members of the team who met attendance and sportsmanship requirements... Read more
Observers were impressed by how little emotion the Bruins demonstrated when they clinched “first spot,” as they call it. After grinding through the hellacious NHL regular season by crisscrossing North America through the length of winter, emerging in the... Read more
Sheila Fuentes, a Savin Hill resident and mother of four, died in a car accident early Saturday morning. She was 39. Shortly before 2:30 a.m., Fuentes was driving along Washington and School streets near Algonquin Square with her sister, Wendy. A small to... Read more
Since its inception in 2008, the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra has made strides to open the neighborhood’s ears to classical music. Its home venue is the Parish of All Saints where violinist Annie Chen from the New England Conservatory will join the... Read more
Dot Rats not welcome: Paul Shea with the remains of his porch, which he partly dismantled in an attempt to rid his property of rats. Photo by Alex Owens The ‘Dot Rat’ is the unofficial mascot of the neighborhood for people of a certain generation. Rodents... Read more
It’s going to be dirty, dusty and noisy. That was the message from UMass Boston officials on Tuesday night as they laid out plans for the Columbia Point campus’s coming construction boom days before a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kennedy Institute on... Read more
Peter Meade: Peter Meade: Answers mayor’s callPeter Meade may be the most well-connected and deeply rooted Bostonian ever to take the reins at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the powerful planning agency formed in the 1960s. The BRA operates out of... Read more
Jimmy Hayes: Celebrated his 2011 Beanpot-winning goal for BC. AP photoDorchester’s Jimmy Hayes has decided to forgo his senior hockey season at Boston College and head to the American Hockey League. The 20 year-old St. Ann’s alum is now playing for the... Read more
Armed Robbery Suspect: From surveillance footage at a Shell gas station in South Boston on March 29.A rash of armed robberies of convenience stores — including three in Dorchester’s C-11 police district in recent days—is prompting a Boston Police alert... Read more
Mattapan’s Mildred Avenue K-8 School briefly went into “safe mode” on Tuesday morning, following a spat between two parents, according to the Boston Police Department. A spokesman on Tuesday afternoon said that the situation had been resolved and students... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a fatal crash at Washington and School streets around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, may have been caused by a second car that fled the scene. According to police, "the passenger stated that a motor vehicle, attempting to pass... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was beaten in his 9 Mt. Vernon St. home Thursday afternoon by three men with clubs and possibly guns. Responding officers found him bleeding from his face.
BRA map: Click for larger (4mb) ver.The Boston Redevelopment Authority — or BRA— says that there are 91,982 people living in Dorchester, based on newly-released data collected for the 2010 census. If that were a correct count of Dorchester’s residents, it... Read more

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