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Labor unions were in open revolt Tuesday against the Democratic leaders of the House, promising political consequences for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other state representatives who voted during a late night session to slash the collective bargaining... Read more
A fire sparked by a second-floor short circuit displaced eight people at 83 W. Selden St. Friday morning. None were injured, but one firefighter suffered a cut hand while helping put out the fire. A basement fire at 3 Mill St., meanwhile, broke out... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Donald Ray "Mann" Williams, 26, guilty of numerous charges, including armed assault with intent to murder, for a shooting that will require a former friend to use a wheelchair the rest of his life, the Suffolk... Read more
The Mattahunt-Wheelock Partnership held a community-wide planning session last Thursday at the Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan, the final piece of a community outreach strategy meant to determine new kinds of programming to be offered at the center... Read more
April showers bring May flowers but come June, fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers will crop up in community gardens throughout Dorchester. The Boston Natural Areas Network is teaming up with local organizations including the Dorchester Environmental... Read more
Michael Flaherty: Sounding increasingly like a candidate for public office, former City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty took to the airwaves this week, criticizing the mayor and the City Council as he weighs an attempt to reclaim his seat. “I don’t... Read more
The ultimate goal of youth sports is for kids to have fun, compete, and learn, not just about the game, but also about an important values in life like teamwork, responsibility, and commitment. With that in mind, Cedar Grove Baseball and Savin Hill... Read more
Southside Promotions “Turf War” boxing card lived up to the expectations of the sold-out crowd at the National Guard Armory in Dorchester on Saturday night. Billy Traft and Donnie Palmer, two amateur boxers from Dorchester, both fought their hearts out.... Read more
Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week... Read more
A discussion about the expansion of the canoe launch dock at Neponset Park for Milton High School’s crew team and the surrounding community will take place at a public meeting at St. Brendan’s Church Hall on Tues., May 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The... Read more
From April 29 to May 8 greater Boston will be celebrating “ the music that defies definition and recognizes no boundaries.” Officially proclaimed by the Mayor Menino and coordinated by the nonprofit JazzBoston, “Jazz Week ‘11: This Is Jazz” spotlights for... Read more
The Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) will be holding two events at the Mattapan Library in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, April 23, the group will unveil a project titled “Healthy on the Block,” a partnership with the Boston Public Health... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man found shot in the head around 1 a.m., Wednesday, on Trull Street has died. Police say the man was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. He is described as black and about 23. Anybody with information can... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports workers opening up La Belle Capoise restaurant at 884 Morton St. this morning were surprised to hear somebody yelling for help. Police say Frandy Jean, 17, broke into the restaurant sometime overnight and had somehow... Read more
John Doogan, a Savin Hill resident and a fixture in local Democratic politics since the 1960s, died on Friday. Doogan served as the parliamentarian for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and was a longtime member of the party’s state committee. Doogan, 64... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney saying she won’t seek a ninth term in office, a crowded field of potential candidates hoping to take her place is already taking shape. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole,... Read more
Councillor Maureen FeeneyWith City Councillor Maureen Feeney’s announcement of her decision to not seek another two year term after 17 years in office, a crowded field of candidates is expected to emerge. Local realtor Craig Galvin and John O’Toole, past... Read more
The Dorchester Speaker’s Forum will present a lecture and discussion with UMass Boston Professor and noted Labor Historian James Green on Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Ashmont. The free program comes as unions are dominating... Read more
At the Neponset Health Center, 14 percent of hypertensive patients between 2008 and 2010 saw improved blood pressure readings. Emergency room visits for 60,000 Boston residents enrolled in Neighborhood Health Plan decreased by 20 percent in the same... Read more
A pilot retrofitting program aimed at shedding more light on Dorchester’s neighborhood streets is expanding city-wide, Menino administration officials say. Over the course of the winter, the city installed 2,500 new “cobrahead”-style street lights on... Read more

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