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A Dorchester man today admitted that he gunned down a rival outside a Norton St. baby shower in January 2008. Ryan Gillespie, 24, was set to go on trial today for the slaying of Joseph Clarke, 23. Instead, Gillespie pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter,... Read more
Boston Police relay news of an early morning arrest of a South Boston man, who apparently thought neighbors on Neponset Ave. would snooze through his glass-shattering antics. Police caught up to the 23 year-old suspect on Train Street and returned to the... Read more
Boston Police report the discovery of a basement at 29 Raven St. outfitted as a dog-fighting arena. Police say responding officers, alerted by a plumber doing work at the address, found "a plywood-constructed dog fighting pit, several dog cages and blood... Read more
Fires on Clarkson Street and Blue Hill Ave. sent three residents and two firefighters to the hospital overnight. Three people suffered smoke inhalation and burns in a fire that broke out on Clarkson Street around 6 p.m., according to fire photographer... Read more
The Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association has created a one-stop web page for parents looking for resources for their children for April vacation, the summer months and beyond. NeponsetThe site, created by the Carver family, includes applications for the... Read more
Reps visit Haiti: Rep. Marie St. Fleur, third from left, led a delegation on a visit to Haiti last. Among those who went was her Dorchester colleague, Rep. Marty Walsh, second from right. The group is pictured atop the Citadel fortress in northern Haiti.... Read more
>Through a maze of warehouse hallways and a shadowy set of stairs lies one of Dorchester's best kept secrets: its very own orchestra hall. Though perhaps not traditional by most musical standards, Grealish Boxing Club's orchestral qualities cannot be... Read more
Update: Police have identified the victim of a Thursday night shooting as 17 year-old Jamayl E. Wilson, 17, of Dorchester. He was shot to death outside 101 Pleasant Street. Wilson was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. Police were called to the... Read more
Engine 18: The vacant firehouse on Harvard Street dates to 1869. Photo by Pete StidmanIn an annual ritual, the Dorchester Historical Society is again collecting nominations for its annual list of the top 10 endangered properties in the neighborhood. And... Read more
Dorchester District Court Judge Sydney Hanlon appears on her way to have the necessary votes for confirmation to the state Appeals Court. Several members of the Governor’s Council, which screens the governor’s judicial nominees, expressed support last... Read more
The consequences are hard to imagine. Only the most cold-blooded haters are actually rooting for it to happen. But if The Boston Globe, facing what seems to be a terminal case of lost advertising in its printed version, does cease to exist someday soon,... Read more
Just as parents and neighbors have activated en masse to boost the Murphy Community Center’s use by local teens, the city is finally getting around to making a few crucial repairs that will cause it to close down for the entire summer. The move, which... Read more
A plethora of promises were doled out to riled-up parents at the Murphy Community Center on Tuesday, as the director of Boston Centers for Youth and Family and the mayor’s policy advisor both vowed not to close a cherished preschool program. Nearly 200... Read more
Police commanders in Areas B-3 and C-11 are stepping up efforts to curb after-hours house parties, which have historically been a breeding ground for gun violence. Most recently, three people were murdered on Mt. Ida Road on March 28 outside a party that... Read more
Fr. James Fratus: The well-loved pastor at St. Brendan's parish passed away after a battle with cancer on April 8, 2009.After a battle with cancer, Father James Fratus of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church passed away on Wednesday morning, April 8. Fr.... Read more
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced more charges against former Boston state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson. A federal grand jury sitting in Boston returned 23 new charges, all comprised of theft of honest services mail and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Michael... Read more
Boston Police are warning residents to be watchful for thieves posing as utility workers this week after an elderly Dorchester woman was robbed by a two-man scam team last week. The 84 year-old Minot Street resident was not harmed in the April 1st... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick visits Brother'sGovernor Deval Patrick spent Tuesday morning along Blue Hill Avenue, criss-crossing Dorchester and Mattapan as part of an informal "listening" tour. The guv lunched at Brother's Deli Restaurant in Mattapan Square, where... Read more
Bulldogs lacrosse, April 4, 2009: The Bulldogs fell to Brookline in their fourth outing of the '09 campaign. Above, Charlie Marshall and Kristian Kirleis fight for a loose ball.The Boston High School Lacrosse Club faced off against the Brookline Warriors... Read more
Steven OdomA 19 year-old Mattapan man has been indicted for his role in the 2007 murder of 13 year-old Steven Odom, a crime that stunned the neighborhood. Suffolk County DA Daniel Conley today announced that the teen who allegedly pulled the trigger -... Read more

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