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Proposed path: A state map shows how the Neponsest Greenway would run through the gas tank site next to Dorchester Bay. Officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will apply for federal stimulus dollars to complete the... Read more
State transportation officials are expected to pour an additional $500,000 into the Mattapan Square MBTA station, which opened in 2009 after $11 million in renovations.The additional renovations were expected to start this fall, but will likely be pushed... Read more
Boston’s weeks-old Hubway bike share program is in full swing, but many local advocates wonder when Dorchester and Mattapan commuters can expect a ride on some of the program’s 600 bicycles. After three years of planning and negotiation, the Hubway system... Read more
After being closed for more than one year, the Mattahunt Community Center pool is now open to the public again. The re-opening follows an effort by Wheelock College to help kickstart the center’s programming back into gear as the school year approaches.... Read more
Last Friday, over 250 Dorchester teens convened at the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) cafeteria to commemorate their summer working in the ABCD summer jobs program. The youth workers received their last paychecks for their summer jobs and... Read more
According to data from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), health centers have been serving as health care homes for more than 40 years, providing continuous primary and preventive care that reduces the risk of new health care... Read more
Two EMTs helped deliver a baby this morning in the back of an ambulance on Freeport Street. The crew from Boston EMS was called to the Keystone Apartments in Dorchester where a woman was reportedly in labor. The ambulance then had to pull off the highway... Read more
Brian WallaceSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 9, 2011…..Former state Rep. Brian Wallace pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Suffolk Superior Court to charges that he violated state campaign finance law, setting up a trial next spring against prosecutors from... Read more
Sen. Scott BrownSenator Scott Brown made a scheduled stop at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester's Savin Hill campus on Monday afternoon, touring the busy summertime hangout that draws thousands of neighborhood kids before draining jump shots in a pick... Read more
Police responded to a double shooting around 2 p.m. today near the intersection of Bowdoin Street and Hamilton Street. One victim was found on Bowdoin Street and a second was located a block away on Coleman Street. Information on the identity and... Read more
The Boston Police Department is investigating two shootings on Hamilton Street Thursday afternoon. One victim was found at Bowdoin Street, the other at Coleman Street. Both were transported to local hospitals.
A Topliff Street resident was arraigned Wednesday on charges of being an armed career criminal after police found a gun and more than two dozen bags of crack in his apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Armed with a search... Read more
There were broad smiles on the faces of the physicians and staff at Carney Hospital this week, as three new state-of-the-art operating rooms were unveiled to the public. Calling it “the new Carney Hospital,” CEO Bill Walczak presided over ceremonies... Read more
Apocalypse averted: This week, the U.S. House and Senate choked down what one unsatisfied member, in reference to the bipartisan deal to raise the national debt limit, called a “Satan sandwich.” The 12-member Massachusetts delegation largely voted against... Read more
This weekend marks the kick-off of this year’s My Dot Tours, an interactive walking tour of Fields Corner led by local youth. The tours will take place August 6 and 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday August 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. The teen-led tours stop at various... Read more
More than a year after a concerted effort between neighbors and public safety officials began working to stem the influx of drugs and crime in Savin Hill, residents say they have seen a significant improvement. At a neighborhood watch-sponsored patrol of... Read more
This year, the Texas Rangers girls softball team once again took first place in their 15-and-under division, winning 4-0 in this month’s playoff series.   The girls softball league, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox, draws students from all Boston... Read more
The Neponset Health Center is negotiating with the owner of a vacant property on Holbrook Avenue to either purchase or lease the real estate and possibly use it for parking. Located behind the center, 13 Holbrook Ave., widely considered a rotting eyesore... Read more
The general manager of the MBTA will decide how to deal with the Radford Lane entrance to Ashmont Station, agency officials said on Monday. Rich Davey, the head of the agency, will make the call by late next week, they said. The entrance has stayed closed... Read more
Once a bustling Boston Police station house, the building at 872 Morton St. just yards away from the intersection at Norfolk Street is an abandoned wreck, its surroundings a neighborhood pit. The detritus of 23 years of decay – discarded alcohol bottles... Read more

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