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An initiative aimed at getting people with outstanding arrest warrants to turn themselves in has begun in Mattapan this week. The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program program, which started on October 6 and will run to October 9, is based out of the Jubilee... Read more
To the Editor: The Boston Globe endorsement of state representative candidate Carlos Henriquez and last minute support from former state rep Marie St. Fleur during the September primary signal the continuation of a “tradition” the people of Dorchester and... Read more
The Codman Square Health Center is eyeing the ODWIN Learning Center’s Dorchester Ave. headquarters, officials with the health center said this week. The health center’s board of directors last week gave the go-ahead for the center, located in Peabody... Read more
Councillor Chuck TurnerAfter two years of warring in the court of public opinion and a flurry of legal filings, District Councillor Chuck Turner and federal prosecutors head to U.S. District Court next week. In November 2008, Turner was hit with charges... Read more
Councillor Charles Yancey: Presses BPL to keep branches openFour libraries, including the Boston Public Library system’s Lower Mills branch, remain slated for closure next spring and both proponents and opponents are digging in for a battle over the... Read more
Earlier this year, Althea Garrison did not have too many nice things to say about her Democratic primary opponents when she was running for Fifth Suffolk state representative. A frequent candidate for office, she labeled them “opportunists” and said they... Read more
The Mattapan Community Development Corporation will host a ribbon cutting for one of its rehabilitated homes at 327 Wood Ave in Mattapan on Wednesday, October 13 at noon. The renovation project is the first step in a strategy dubbed the Mattapan Housing... Read more
Parkman St. properties: These three six-families were among many that are the focus of questionable real-estate maneuverings in late 2007. Chris Lovett photo There was a time when Peter Power knew some of the people who lived in the six-family houses... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley has signed off on the proposal that will transfer six Catholic hospitals, including Dorchester’s Carney Hospital, to a for-profit New York firm. The deal, which still needs the approval of the state’s highest court and the... Read more
When the Chez Vous rink on Rhodes Street closed at 11:45 p.m. on Aug. 20, more than 300 teens began running towards Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street - where many then began fighting and blocking traffic. City officials and police don't want to shut the... Read more
Farmers Market CelebrationThe Mattapan Farmers’ Market celebrated its Fall Harvest Day on Saturday morning. The farmers' market is held each Saturday in the parking lot of the Church of the Holy Spirit. Pictured above are volunteers from the Mattapan Food... Read more
WashingtonA man already facing at least two assault and battery charges in Boston was arrested in Manchester NH on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and receiving stolen property related to Tuesday's quadruple murders. The Manchester Police... Read more
Boston Fire Department crews evacuated the four-story apartment building at 16 Algonquin St. around 8 a.m. Friday after workers set off carbon-monoxide alarms by running a gas-powered saw in the basement. No residents required medical treatment, and the... Read more
Former GOP Rep. Paul Loscocco, who had been running as an Independent for lieutenant governor as the running mate of Treasurer Tim Cahill, announced suddenly Friday that he is leaving the ticket and endorsing Republican Charles Baker for governor. The... Read more
A Menino administration official on Thursday night pleaded for patience from residents pushing to keep open libraries slated for closure. Justin Holmes, who handles constituent engagement for the mayor, said the administration had spent the summer in... Read more
Chris Byner, who heads the city's Streetworker program, comforts grieving woman
Outraged residents and leaders called out for swift justice this week after someone murdered four people on a Mattapan sidestreet Tuesday morning — including a 2 year old-boy shot to death in his mother’s arms. The early morning incident on Woolson Street... Read more
Boxer: The team behind Olympian hopeful Gabriel DeLuc: Jose Machado, assistant trainer Gerry Grealish, trainer Martin Grealish, and their protege. Photo by Grealish Boxing Gym. It’s a long way from a gym in Dorchester to the 2012 Summer Olympics in... Read more
Karen Cahill: “unique blend” The word used most to describe Karen Cahill, as of July the new principal at the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester, is “no-nonsense.” The second-most used word is “fun.” Staffers and teachers at the Worrell Street school... Read more
Carlos HenriquezWeeks before the Sept. 14 primary, the influential Ward 15 Democratic Committee met and declined to endorse either one of the top two candidates in the race to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur. Neither Barry Lawton nor Carlos... Read more
Within the concrete walls of City Hall, low-level jockeying for the City Council presidency is ongoing. Term limits, instituted by Dorchester’s City Councillor Maureen Feeney, prevent the head of the 13- member body from serving more than two consecutive... Read more

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