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Eighteen schools in Dorchester and Mattapan could see fewer dollars headed their way in the coming fiscal year as the city switches over to a new funding formula aimed at more accurate, predictable, and equitable budgeting. The School Committee... Read more
Long-time Dorchester resident and former state representative James T. Brett has been named chairman of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, a panel on which he has served for almost a decade. Brett, who is the president... Read more
As the police confirmed that a troubled Savin Hill property was not directly linked to the gunman who recently killed a teen at the nearby MBTA station, they and local elected officials met with around 300 neighbors to update residents on the... Read more
Elnora Thompson’s green thumb has been a God-send for the Nightingale Community Garden, Dorchester’s largest. When the Nightingale Community Garden opens for the season next month, the 125 plots, orchard, shed and gazebo won’t be the only staples there.... Read more
The make-up of the District 3 race to replace City Councillor Maureen Feeney is hewing to Mark Twain’s maxim about New England weather: If you don’t like it, wait a few minutes. Some 48 hours after jumping in, Savin Hill’s Michael Christopher jumped out,... Read more
A Boston organization that helps homeowners, primarily in Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury, who in or near foreclosure keep their homes was commended by one of the most influential voices in American banking: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke... Read more
The longtime director of Mattapan’s ABCD Family Service Center resigned earlier this month, leaving a vacancy that the organization is filling with experienced staff from other neighborhoods. Lille Searcy, a Mattapan resident credited with initiating many... Read more
“May shall make the orchards bloom; And the blossoms’ fine perfume Shall set all the honeybees Murmuring among the trees.” “May” by Frank Dempster Sherman I have already seen bees outside our home. There is also a mosquito inside our house... Read more
Annual Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner Last Thursday, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester hosted over 400 club members and guests at the 19th Annual New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the World Trade Center. We congratulate the following... Read more
Sharina Byrd describes her ordeal. It was near the end of another routine run for an MBTA driver just settling into her route. But then, out of nowhere, a large man grabbed Sharina Byrd's neck with one hand and took control of the 86 bus's steering wheel... Read more
State officials warn a cyberbreach may have let somebody collect personal data on people receiving Massachusetts unemployment benefits. In a statement on Tuesday, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said, "EOLWD learned yesterday... Read more
Senate President Therese Murray on Tuesday confirmed that the Senate budget proposal due to be released on Wednesday will include a version of municipal health care reform, but declined to offer details. Speaking to the Retired Educators Association of... Read more
Vandals trashed library's outdoor reading areaAn outdoor reading room at the Adams Street branch library was vandalized overnight. Someone upended several benches-- pulling them out from their anchors -- dumped trash barrels and trampled plantings.... Read more
Lee School dumping: The scene last week after someone dumped trash outside the Lee School, which had just been cleaned by volunteers. Parents and faculty at the Lee Academy were shocked to discover a truckload of debris dumped behind the recently-cleaned... Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting a local teen on charges he shot another teen to death on the platform of the Savin Hill Red Line station this past Saturday. Police say Nhu Nguyen, 19, fled to Portland, Maine, where he was arrested last night... Read more
Four men were shot around 7 p.m. on Thursday outside Camilo Liquors III, 522 River St. Police had to call for reinforcements for crowd control as officers investigated the shooting.
Congratulations to our colleagues at the Boston Haitian Reporter, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary today with the Boston Haitian Honors awards luncheon at the Boston Seaport Hotel. The event kicks off a long weekend of events to mark Haitian... Read more
Doherty Family: The Doherty family of Flavia Street includes seven brothers and sisters: Brendan, 19, who is serving in the Army in Afghanistan, James, 14, Jillian, 25, Kerri, 11, Katie, 24, Joanna, 11, and Brian, 21, who is also serving in Afghanistan... Read more
Saturday’s fatal shooting at the Savin Hill MBTA station is drawing attention to a nearby six-family building that has been the subject of many past complaints from neighbors. The victim, who was rushed to Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his... Read more
UMass Boston officials, student representatives, and local neighbors gathered at the university’s scenic Campus Center ballroom Saturday to brainstorm ideas about the future of the campus and its impact on the city. Attempting to answer the question of... Read more


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