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Last weekend's second annual Dorchester Beach Festival drew a great crowd for an afternoon of fun in the sun at two of Dorchester's three beaches: Savin Hill and Malibu.
Boston Police have charged Emmanuel DePina, 26, with the murder of Manuel Monteiro, 47, a chef at Ka-Carlos Bar and Grille in Uphams Corner and of Jovany Eason, 20, on a nearby street. Police say a fight that started in the restaurant, 33 Hancock St.,... Read more
In the 60’s and beyond, The Four Seasons ruled the charts, singing the praises of girls like Sherry, Dawn Ronnie, and Marianne. But, as the smash bio-musical “Jersey Boys,” which just opened at the Shubert, reveals, in real life Frankie, Bob,... Read more
Members of the Boston Police Department and Mayor Menino joined local residents at National Night Out at the Franklin Park Zoo on Tuesday. At the event, sponsored by Target, Tedeschi, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, guests were treated... Read more
Dorchester will be bustling with outdoor activities this weekend. Residents from the neighborhood and other parts of Greater Boston will gather at Savin Hill and Malibu beaches Saturday from 11 to 4 for the second annual Dorchester Beach Festival. Last... Read more
Suffolk County prosecutors said this week there is no physical evidence to support a Savin Hill defendant's claim that a third man was involved in the January 2008 stabbing of a 20-year-old hair stylist at the defendant's Tuttle St. apartment. "Suggesting... Read more
Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressley’s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top local aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. According to one source close to the campaign, Pressley just wasn’t clicking with her now-former campaign manager,... Read more
A citizen task force working with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on a master plan for Columbia Point is recommending upping the number of affordable housing units that would be available on the peninsula under the plan. The 15-member task force,... Read more
One of the flower planters installed by the Lower Mills Merchants Association sits at the corner of Washington Street and Dorchester Avenue. Merchants and business owners in Lower Mills are combining their efforts to bring improvements and renewal to one... Read more
Hiep Q. Nguyen was eight years old when his family came over from Vietnam in 1991. There were twelve of them: His parents, Hiep, and nine other siblings. “We came in with nothing,” he recalls. Eighteen years later, Nguyen, an accountant based in... Read more
The chief executive of the Corcoran Jennison Companies (CJ) says his company remains committed to advancing its development plans on Columbia Point, despite the loss of control over the 20-acre Bayside Expo Center. In an interview last week in his fifth-... Read more
A Mattapan man with no gang connections died in May because some of his gang-member neighbors killed a member of a rival gang two years earlier, a Suffolk County prosecutor said today. Assistant District Attorney Ian Polumbaum charged that Abiona Justice... Read more
Boston Police say an argument at the Ka-Carlos Bar and Grill, 33 Hancock St., ended in a hail of gunfire that left two dead and one injured early this morning. One man, 47, was pronounced dead inside the restaurant, police say. The Web site ForCV... Read more
Boston’s Superintendent of Schools, Carol R. Johnson, has announced the appointment of additional principals and headmasters to lead Boston Public Schools next year:Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, Dorchester Albert Taylor, Interim Principal; Assistant... Read more
Shakespeare was so right about the brevity of the sunny season as well as about many matters of the heart. Those who love the Bard as well as those who’d like to get to know him better can hear the rest of Sonnet 18 and many more literary plums in the... Read more
The Boston Police Department's Twitter feed earlier today reported that a truck carrying 500 gallons of "toxic substance" had become lodged under the red line bridge on Freeport street at the intersection of Clayton St, causing delays on the Commuter Line... Read more
The state Executive Office of Transportation (EOT), clearly trying to push along to approval its 28X dedicated line up Blue Hill Avenue from Mattapan, held yet another community gathering on Monday concerning the proposal, this time with plenty of visual... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino is calling for higher lodging and meals taxes this week with a proposal submitted to the Boston City Council, ensuring a tax vote for the 13-member panel in a municipal election year. If the proposal is passed, it would take effect on... Read more
A group of Boston-area residents took to the Dorchester coastline this week – not to watch the sailboats from the Savin Hill Yacht Club or to view the sunset from Malibu Beach – but to get their hands dirty in preparation for a celebration the likes... Read more
A modern take on an old sport – disc golf – may soon be coming to Dorchester. For some two years now, Nathan Robbins and Rob McArthur of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have been working to build a disc golf course at Pope... Read more

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