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Responding to a series of allegations he said had "rocked the State House," Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled a package of tougher ethics and lobbying rules that he pushed the Legislature to pass within 30 days. In statements, legislative leaders said only... Read more
The Boston Globe delivered a handsome gift for at-Large Councillor Sam Yoon on Christmas Eve, even if unintended. On that day the paper ran a story that led with details about a fundraising appeal sent by Yoon's wife Christina that made mention of a "... Read more
There was much ado in Dorchester in 2008: New schools, the housing crisis, political scandal. Above is a sampling of images of stories making the news in 2008: Clockwise from top left Pupils lined up for the first day of school at the Pope John Paul II... Read more
A bingo software firm is suing Treasurer Timothy Cahill and the state's Lottery chief for more than $20 million over the awarding of gaming contracts, claiming they engaged in a conspiracy to favor a Georgia company in exchange for money for Cahill's... Read more
A veteran House member who earned a committee chairmanship under Speaker Salvatore DiMasi plans to vote against the House chieftain's bid for a third full term as speaker, and Monday became the first member of the chamber to discuss his decision publicly... Read more
A 21 year-old man from Tiverton Street in Dorchester has been identified as the young man found shot to death next to Wainwright Park last week. Terrence Hadily was discovered suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside of 101 Brent Street on Monday,... Read more
Brian De Lorenzo: Photo by Mark Hunt.Brian De Lorenzo is one of the few cabaret artists who can lay claim to having performed at Eighty-Eight's, Don't Tell Mama, and Birdland in New York; Piaf's in San Francisco; cruise ships in Alaska and the... Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury last week indicted a 23 year-old man for the murder of a 19 year-old Dorchester woman last year. Daniel Harris faces first-degree murder charges and a variety of weapons charges in the shooting death of Alexandra "Xanda" Gomes... Read more
Lou BradyDorchester's Geiger Gibson Community Health Center has a new executive director. Lou Brady, who has 16 years of experience in community health and ambulatory settings, has been hired by Harbor Health Services, Inc., which owns the Columbia Point... Read more
Andrew Kenneally: "Decision next month."Andrew Kenneally, a former staffer for City Councillor Michael Flaherty, said he hasn't decided whether he will run for the Council at-Large seat his old boss is likely to vacate just yet, but he's fundraising... Read more
Fields Corner shopping mall Some call it a retail area. Others a strip mall. To Tom Cifrino, it is the "Fields Station Shopping Center," and for him, it's a family legacy, a Dorchester business begun by his father and uncle almost a century ago. When the... Read more
Maureen Feeney The plastic nametags on the concrete walls of City Hall's fifth floor are shuffling again, workers are pushing dollies full of files down the corridors and the walls of the President's office have already changed from hot pink to powder... Read more
In a meeting last week that was insulated from the lenses of TV cameras and newspaper reporters, former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson lashed out at several ministers affiliated with the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston and the Boston Ten-... Read more
Capitalizing on the political moment, Dorchester's at-large City Councillor Sam Yoon is clamoring for a little more transparency in city government of late, and last week his efforts produced a baby step forward on that. Focusing in on the city's 34... Read more
Activists are planning on another run next year at overhauling the state's criminal offender record information system. Saying the records are sometimes inaccurate, hard-to-read and burdensome for individuals with minor criminal records who are seeking... Read more
It had to happen sooner or later. The bitterly opposed MWRA and Corcoran Jennison Companies and their hired engineers argued their cases in an ad hoc people's court last Thursday, temporarily interrupting the community planning process for Columbia Point... Read more
Guns and masks and getaway cars are not required for a stiff sentence for bank robbery. Prosecutors told a U.S. District judge that on July 10, Scott F. Backus, 46, of Dorchester, passed a note demanding money to Citizens Bank employee in downtown Boston... Read more
On the night of Dec. 31, some folks are out on the town late; others are under the covers early to wake up fresh for the start of the new year. But there will be no relaxing for a sizeable number of Dorchester and Mattapan artists who will be part of 12... Read more
In a time of looming economic gloominess, a number of Mattapan business owners are banding together in hopes of winning a city-designated Main Streets district in the new year. Advocates for the idea have set up a working committee to lobby for the city's... Read more
National Wholesale Liquidators, the discount retailer that specializes in a no-frills shopping experience, will close its Morrissey Boulevard store in the new year. The company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 10 and has been seeking a... Read more

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