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A public meeting is set for Nov. 17 for Department of Conservation and Recreation officials to talk up plans to convert Lower Mills’ former railroad bridge over the Neponset River into a pedestrian bridge. Built in 1917, the bridge is between Dorchester... Read more
The Pop Warner Mattapan Patriots have entered the playoffs for the 2010 season. The Patriots D Team had their first matchup against the Billerica Warriors on November 4. The D Team was ousted by the Warriors in a 20-13 loss, which ended thier season. The... Read more
Shooting scene: Dorchester resident Lloyd Payne's vehicle plowed through a fence on Bullard St. following the fatal midday shooting on Thursday. The Boston Police Department reports 18-year-old Lloyd Payne was found shot at 34 Mallon Rd. around 1:20 p.m.... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Christopher A. Higgins on charges he robbed a bank on Centre Street in West Roxbury Wednesday morning with the unwitting help of a friend who drove him across town. Police said Higgins had thefriend drive him... Read more
Chuck Turner Rally, Oct. 30, 2010. Photo by Don WestCity councillors are weighing next steps after colleague Chuck Turner, who represents Roxbury and parts of Dorchester, was convicted of accepting a $1,000 bribe and lying to the FBI about it months later... Read more
Elizabeth Seton Academy will host its annual Autumn Auction and Reunion on Sun., Nov. 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Florian Hall in Dorchester. Some of the more popular items are the gift certificates for restaurants, theme parks, historic sites, museums, and... Read more
It’s extremely rare to hear a statue speak, unless that statue happens to be Cady Vishniac, Dorchester’s living statue, who occasionally breaks her silence to play her harmonica or to discourse about her unusual life’s work. The 24-year-old Ashmont... Read more
Superintendent Carol Johnson is delaying a vote on plans to close schools, giving parents opposed to the closures a month to regroup. Dorchester schools on the chopping block include Roger Clap Elementary and the East Zone Early Learning Center. School... Read more
Tito JacksonWithin hours of the announcement of the verdict, the city’s chattering class was already abuzz with who might be a candidate to replace City Councillor Chuck Turner, now a convicted felon, in District 7. Tito Jackson, the popular political... Read more
Dorchester’s spiritual community has borne firsthand witness to the community’s history, which stretches back nearly four centuries. It was members of a church community, the First Parish Church, that founded this city within a city. After decades of... Read more
Second of two parts. Three years ago, a series of newspaper articles raised serious questions of safety and supervision in the operation of so-called “sober homes” throughout the city of Boston, prompting city and state political leaders to call for... Read more
The following election returns for the gubernatorial election on Nov. 2, 2010 are unofficial numbers from the City of Boston Election Department:Nov. 2 election returns-part 1Nov.2 election returns part 2Nov. 2 election returns part 3
Streaming out of the Adams Corner branch library on a crisp Tuesday afternoon, Democratic and Republican voters could agree on one thing: They would be glad when the day was over. “I just feel like I’ve been inundated with negativity,” said Julie Ingalls... Read more
Firefighters were called twice in less than 24 hours to 49 Maxwell St. to put out fires on the third floor. Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said investigators consider the fires, which occurred Monday and Tuesday nights, suspicious, but... Read more
Door-knocking for Deval Patrick : Volunteers hit the streets in pairs to drive out votes in Ward 16Gov. Deval Patrick won a whopping 80 percent of the vote in Dorchester — and 95 percent of the vote in Mattapan— on Tuesday, as predominantly African-... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 3, 2010…..Coming of a decisive victory in a campaign in which he offered few substantive policy proposals, Gov. Deval Patrick identified job creation, access to quality education for all Massachusetts children and lower health... Read more
Ka Carlos: Bar and restaurant on Hancock Street shut down after double murder.A Boston Licensing Board hearing turned heated this morning when City Councilor Maureen Feeney accused the new owner of the Ka-Carlos building at 33 Hancock St. of lying to... Read more
Former City Hall aide Carlos Henriquez Tuesday night won the Fifth Suffolk seat held by Marie St. Fleur. Barry Lawton, who came in 41 votes behind Henriquez in September's Democratic primary and waged a write-in campaign in the general election, conceded... Read more
LATEST STORY: Grassroot Dems pulled out all the stops for Deval Incumbent Governor Deval Patrick and his running mate Timothy Murray — who have won re-election according to multiple news sources tonight— are well on their way to a decisive victory tonight... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Verna Sewell, 65, guilty of manslaughter for the stabbing death of the man whose apartment she had shared for several months, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Prosecutors had sought a second-... Read more

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