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The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot around 4 a.m. on Saturday in front of 19 Floyd St. The man, a black male in his early 20s, was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he died several hours later. Police say the man was lying in... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports Pat Foley was a block away from the Engine 21 firehouse in Dorchester this morning when he noticed a fire in an apartment building 40 Sumner St. around 7 a.m. Foley called in the fire, then raced into the building and... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 26, 2010…..All guesstimates below ecstatic about the level of excitement among savvy lawmakers at a high state court ruling earlier this month, suggesting they alter the anti-obscenity laws to protect youngsters more thoroughly,... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Steven Odegard of first-degree murder for the death of Daniel Yakovleff in Odegard's Tuttle Street apartment on Jan. 17, 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. OdegardThe conviction... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 26, 2010……Despite an unfavorable rating of 50 percent, Gov. Deval Patrick maintains his edge over a crowded gubernatorial field and holds a commanding lead over his new primary opponent, according to new poll results, which also... Read more
WASHINGTON D.C. -– When state Sen. Scott Brown became U.S. Sen. Scott Brown earlier this month, stunned and wrathful Democrats in Massachusetts questioned how long before Brown would fall into line with the national Republican Party leadershi and whether... Read more
UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced last week. A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority said the purchase price is... Read more
Small business owners this week urged local lawmakers to help erase the “stigma” attached to their neighborhoods as they asked for cleaner streets outside their locations. “There’s still a stigma that leans over that part of the city,” said Sarnia Etienne... Read more
The field of candidates running to replace state Rep. Willie Mae Allen keeps expanding. Russell Holmes, a Mattapan Democrat, has pulled nomination papers. He and three others were at the Ward 14 Democratic caucus over the weekend, asking members to sign... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur isn’t running for re-election, a move that opens up the Fifth Suffolk District seat for the first time in a decade. St. Fleur’s retirement is the second in the last month within the Dorchester and Mattapan community, with state... Read more
State and city transportation officials on Tuesday night asked neighborhood residents to prepare themselves for the upcoming construction along Dorchester Avenue as they discussed with the community the plans for the major overhaul of fifteen... Read more
Dorchester native Bishop Mauro Muldoon poses in South Boston, far from his episcopal seat in Honduras. Photo by Ed Forry “Neponset Boy Scores First Basket on the Parquet Floor at Boston Garden.” That’s the headline requested by Maurice “Tucker” Muldoon,... Read more
Jose Zambano of REMAX/Trinity worked an open-house showing on this Train Street property last Sunday. Photo by Chris Lovett. On a Sunday afternoon in Dorchester’s Pope’s Hill neighborhood, it’s hard to turn a corner without seeing a sign for an open... Read more
UPDATE: The two were ordered held without bail this morning. Onyx White, 16, and Martin Freeles, 17, were arrested today and charged with the murder of Geraldo Serrano at the Hermanos Unidos store on Dudley Street Sunday morning. Both will be tried as... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 71-year-old clerk at Hermanos Unidos, 728 Dudley St. was shot to death around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The police say witnesses saw two men go into the shop and that "once inside, weapons were displayed and... Read more
Recap and analysis of the week in state government By Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service WASHINGTON D.C., FEB. 19, 2010…..Think you can do better, Mr. Mayor? How’s about we try our hand at your game? Boston Mayor Thomas Menino challenged the local... Read more
Rep. Marie St Fleur: Will not seek re-election in 2010Feb 20-10:55 a.m.- Rep. Marie St. Fleur will not seek re-election this year. She made the announcement to party activists at a Ward 15 Democratic caucus meeting on Saturday morning. The meeting was... Read more
Outside interests on both sides of the expanded gambling question worked to put rhetorical and statistical stakes down last week as Beacon Hill prepares for its next high-profile fight on the issue, with changed political and economic dynamics coloring... Read more
With a “perfect storm” of harsh conditions hitting low-income, working families, children, and seniors this year – the coldest winter in 25 years, fuel prices 50 percent higher than last year, and a severe recession with massive job losses – ABCD and... Read more
Kids may not be familiar with the aria title “Largo al factotum,” but they’ll certainly recognize that its catchy “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro” melody hook from a host of pop culture airings from cartoons (ranging from Sponge Bob Squarepants to “The Simpsons... Read more


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