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Two accused gang members teens were arraigned Thursday on charges they murdered 16-year-old Jaivon Blake and wounded Blake's younger friend in a fusillade of bullets aimed at avenging alleged wrongs by rival gangs. Sheldon Mattis and Nyasani Watt were... Read more
Boston Police say that their homicide unit have arrested two 18 year-old men today for a September shooting on Geneva Avenue that left one 16 year-old teen dead and a 14 year-old wounded. The suspects have been named as Nyasani Watt and Sheldon Mattis,... Read more
After six months of community forums, candidates knocking at their doors and political literature raining on their porch, Dorchester voters go to the polls on Tuesday to pick a successor to retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney. Savin Hill’s Frank Baker... Read more
Bill Henderson“Mediocrity was not going to make it in our school,” said Dr. Bill Henderson, former principal of the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School on Dorchester Avenue in a recent radio interview. His new book, The Blind Advantage:... Read more
A state proposal to build out several missing links in an existing waterfront trail from South Boston to the Blue Hills has been sent to Washington D.C. authorities— whose decision on whether to fund the project will likely make or break the long-awaited... Read more
Peering through the rain-streaked windshield of an unmarked car, Boston Police Detective Eric McPherson watched as a 17-year-old girl made her way across Washington Street and into a local liquor store. “If they’re doing their job right, this ought to... Read more
Former City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon on Tuesday sent an e-mail to supporters urging them to vote for incumbents Ayanna Pressley and Felix Arroyo in next week’s municipal election. The name of former City Councillor Michael Flaherty, who ran on a joint... Read more
Mattapan Heights Phase 5A Federal, state, and city funds will help create more new affordable housing opportunities for families at Mattapan Heights, a residential community that has sprouted on the grounds of what was once an abandoned chronic disease... Read more
Trash often accumulates around the abandoned police station, empty since 1988. The proposed demolition of the long-abandoned Morton Street Police Station has again been delayed, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development. Representatives from... Read more
Redistricting plan becomes law: Governor Patrick signed the legislation passed by the House and Senate on Thursday. Photo: Governor's office House and Senate lawmakers sent redrawn political maps to the governor’s desk this week. While most Bay State... Read more
Sean JacksonIn a testament to the number of lives Codman Square’s Sean Jackson touched, hundreds of mourners gathered at Mount Olive Kingdom Builders Church last week to remember a life cut short by an illegal handgun. Jackson, 26, was discovered dead... Read more
District 3 candidate Frank Baker on Friday pushed a proposal to revamp the city’s school bus system, calling for the city officials to “decentralize” bus depots and redevelop the Freeport Street depot for mixed use. The depot is a 122,709-square foot site... Read more
Area C-11 community service officers Mike Keaney and Dennis Rorie are best known to the Dorchester public for their presentations at regular crime watch and association meetings. But the two officers also ride the beat on Dot’s streets when they're not on... Read more
Kendrick Clark, 37, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Wednesday on charges he shot Shawn Flores to death on Sept. 22 on Abbot Street. Clark was arraigned in Dorchester District Court after being flown up from Raleigh, NC, where Boston... Read more
Lawrence Perryman, 20, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail after he allegedly shot at two men early Wednesday, then led police on a high-speed chase down Gallivan Boulevard and onto the Expressway at speeds of up to 110 m.p.h. Perryman, only hit one... Read more
A Neponset Avenue resident and his sister were arraigned on a variety of charges today after police arrested the man and found his pre-teen children alone in his apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Johnny LaCourt, 33, was... Read more
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo playerAnderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester this past week to film a segment for his new show. Check out this clip above — and see more at anderson Other clips show... Read more
In District 3, the endorsement war rages on. The two candidates, Frank Baker and John O’Toole, continue to proclaim backing from this union and that union, all the while eyeing the electoral clock that shows less than two weeks left until the vote. The... Read more
Monique BrunnerTwo of Dorchester’s own will be celebrated on Nov. 16 at Wheelock College’s third Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner. Hosted at the JFK Library & Museum, the biennial dinner will recognize seniors Monique Brunner and Ava... Read more
Some voters in Ashmont Hill are circulating a petition in protest of a proposed switch of their state representative. The Legislature’s redistricting committee, charged with redrawing political boundaries for seats held by Beacon Hill lawmakers and the... Read more


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