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It was Mayor Thomas Menino's toughest test in sixteen years and he passed with the highest grade: The onetime Hyde Park city councillor bested challenger Michael Flaherty of South Boston by 16,355 votes, thereby rolling to his fifth term and into the city... Read more
Joel "Ninety" Clay, 25, got a 15-to-17-year prison term for running a crack-distribution operation out of a vacant Sturbridge Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Clay was convicted and sentenced last week on charges of... Read more
A rash of street robberies around Ashmont station prompted the MBTA Transit Police to issue an advisory to their officers on Tuesday. The warning details a string of four armed and unarmed robberies targeting black teenagers over the last week. The... Read more
Boston Police report a man shot at Bowdoin and Westville streets shortly before noon has died. The victim, identified only as a 23-year-old black male, died at Boston Medical Center. Police briefly locked down the John Marshall Elementary School as... Read more
A party at 40 Glenway St. ended early this morning when a 21-year-old woman was shot once outside her own party - but that was enough to send her to the hospital in critical condition, police report. Police say officers arrived around 1:24 a.m. to find a... Read more
A homeless man arrested at the South Bay mall on Wednesday after allegedly trying to kiss a woman waiting for her boyfriend in his car turns out to be a suspect in a 2007 attempted rape near the Brookline Village Green Line stop. Boston Police had... Read more
Many Dot parents want to let their kids participate in all the Halloween excitement, yet worry that door-to-door trick or treating is fraught with problems. Riding to the rescue is The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, which is... Read more
Boston Police report seizing a pit bull on Talbot Avenue Tuesday morning after its owner allegedly tried to sic the animal on the young daughter of a neighbor with whom she's been feuding. Police say the dog may be the same one involved in an incident... Read more
Nine months after its revival, the Mattapan Branch Library is strikingly busy on a Thursday afternoon. Students clamor in and out of the young adult and children’s rooms. Older patrons use new computers or borrow from the DVD collection. A group of... Read more
Voters go to the polls on Nov. 3 with eight choices for four City Council At-Large slots on the ballot. The crop of candidates – many of them aides to politicians at City Hall and in Congress – is both ethnically and ideologically diverse: Two African... Read more
In historic Faneuil Hall, the mayoral race formally entered its final stretch at around 8 o’clock on Tuesday night when Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty stepped off the stage, having sparred during their final forum... Read more
The clock is ticking on whether to locate a Catholic high school, currently in Cambridge, at the former St. William’s School in Savin Hill, the chair of the high school’s board of trustees said this week. An agreement on whether to relocate North... Read more
While many health care providers are waiting for additional shipments of both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccines, Dorchester has yet to experience large numbers of influenza-like cases this fall. Still, if the flu season mirrors the spring incidence rate... Read more
A horse-drawn wagon meandered through the foliage last Sunday, carrying children and parents on a hayride through the Cedar Grove Cemetery. The annual ride was part of the annual Halloween festivities sponsored by the Cedar Grove Gardens.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday dismissed a suit by a Dorchester landlord against a tenant who testified about the conditions inside his apartment during a city hearing on whether to condemn the building. James Dickey had sued James Warren... Read more
Police report arresting a local teen after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at a student waiting for a bus on Columbia Road around 7:15 a.m. and then fled when officers spotted him. Devante M. Phillips, 17, was arrested at Dudley and Alexander streets... Read more
Emmanuel Pina and Sandro Tavares were indicted today for the murder of an innocent chef and a man with whom they allegedly fought at the Ka-Carlos restaurant in Uphams Corner, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. A third man, Timothy... Read more
Boston Police reported today that shortly after Carlos Romero Franco, 31, was gunned down on Oct. 16 at 598 Harvard St., they discovered heroin there with an estimated street value of $1 million, as well as a gun and an unspecified amount of cash. Police... Read more
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Copley Square venues The inaugural one-day Boston Book Festival will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Old South Church, Trinity Church and outdoors in Copley Square. Festival events... Read more
Unscientifically extrapolated from this month’s state economic data, forecasts and a national performance review of child protection laws that may want to circle back with Colorado: We’re good at protecting abused and neglected kids, except for the... Read more

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