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Steven Bolley, 29, of Willowwood Street, was ordered held without bail Wednesday at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court on a charge of murder. Bolley was one of several men who surrounded Justin Albert, 22, of the South End around 12:45 a.m. at... Read more
Tyler Seguin at Leahy-Holloran Community Center: The Bruins center handed out pucks and opening day tickets on Tuesday. Reporter photo by Pat Tarantino Kids at Dorchester’s Leahy-Holloran Community Center had a brush with greatness on Tuesday, when Boston... Read more
Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States.... Read more
The Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the discovery of a 14-month-old's body in a van outside 18 Floyd Street Monday afternoon.
Javann Hall, 26, was arraigned Monday on charges he acted as the driver for a gunman who blasted away at a Readville man about to get his todller out of the car Saturday night. Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee estimated the victim was... Read more
Fire damage. Photo by Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department reports nine people were displaced by a one-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 5 a.m. at 130 Devon St. The department says investigators have determined the fire was... Read more
Boston Public Schools superintendent Carol Johnson said she is re-examining a proposal to move Dorchester’s Boston Latin Academy to Hyde Park. Johnson’s stance on the move was a major cause for concern among parents and teachers attending last night’s... Read more
RCN, one of the broadband providers serving Dorchester, said Thursday it would be giving an automatic credit to customers who suffered from power outages during Tropical Storm Irene. The credit, which will be based on the number of days customers saw a... Read more
The man suing District 3 candidate John O’Toole is asking former co-workers to write letters to this newspaper accusing O’Toole of mischaracterizing his tenure at the Dorchester-based Optimum Mortgage Corporation, according to an e-mail sent out by Paul... Read more
Sixth-grade Students at Dorchester’s Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School are going to use more than a textbook during this year’s science classes. The Columbia Road school recently announced a new partnership with Science from Scientists, a Boston-... Read more
Judy Meredith and Lew FinferThe fight to protect vital social service programs in Dorchester has never been an easy one, even during more stable financial times. But now as budgets shrink across the state, longtime community activists Judy Meredith and... Read more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will pump $20.5 million in federal housing funds to redevelop Dorchester’s Quincy Street area in a bid to revitalize the sector, aid the 8,900 families living in the area, and spur an economic... Read more
District 3 council hopefuls: The candidates before a June forum: Marydith Tuitt, John O'Toole, Craig Galvin, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, Frank Baker, and Stephanie Everett. The preliminary election is just 8 days away and there are signs aplenty that the... Read more
In December, 2009, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office received nearly $1.5 million in settlements funds from drug companies Merck Vioxx, Eli Lilly, and Pfizer. Now, almost two years later, the benefits from those funds are showing in Dorchester’s... Read more
It may be hard to imagine any parallel between Ireland and destitute, still earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and yet there are any number: analogous gripping histories of famine, long stretches of political and economic repression, and the bad geographical luck... Read more
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Dr. Carol JohnsonWhile many questions still surround the proposed relocation of Dorchester’s Boston Latin Academy, school officials insist that students will be left behind. Boston Public School superintendent Carol Johnson said that if the BLA facility... Read more
Chad Ochocinco and Serge Pierre at Unique CutsChad Ochocinco, the New England Patriots' newest big-name wide receiver, has been spending mucho time hanging out in Dorchester's Lower Mills business district of late. Number 85 hit Twitter two weeks ago to... Read more
Workers remove huge ledge from Washington St.The rehabilitation of a pipe under the streets of Lower Mills is weeks behind schedule as construction crews have hit underground boulders, including a piece of ledge the size of a car that was taken out of the... Read more
Milagros “Milly” Arbaje-ThomasLast May’s departure of longtime Mattapan ABCD Family Service Center director Lillie Searcy came amid an electric streak of civic engagement running through the community. Fortunately for the neighborhood, Searcy’s successor... Read more

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