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In defiance of the sweltering summer heat, an eager crowd of more than 100 people packed themselves into the parish hall at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan Square on Monday evening. The multitude was gathered for the inaugural public meeting of... Read more
After playing “Dirty Water” by The Standells on his radio webcast, Russ “Rusty” LeBlanc expresses a sentiment shared by many of his listeners. “Not crazy about the water. I like the town, though.” LeBlanc hosts the “SKS Dorchester memories” radio show on... Read more
Neponset River Despite recent improvements in the quality of water in Massachusetts, local environmentalists fear that quantity, not quality, is putting the Neponset River at risk. Rivers in the state typically run at their lowest levels in the dry weeks... Read more
St. Peter’s parishioners and Bowdoin-Geneva neighbors voiced both strong support and opposition during a discussion last Wednesday on the development of the parish’s former convent, located at the western end of the St. Peter’s campus near the corner of... Read more
As the future of Boston’s few remaining clam diggers comes into question with impending construction around Logan Airport, some in Boston have taken up the cause to revitalize he city’s wetlands, especially the areas around Dorchester Bay. These efforts... Read more
An end came to Dorchester’s worst-kept political secret on Tuesday morning when City Councillor Maureen Feeney formally announced her pick for the District 3 seat she has held since 1993. Feeney, who declined to run for another term, has been seen often... Read more
Nhu Nguyen and Derek Matulina were once friends who fell out over money Nguyen felt Matulina owed him for a drug transaction, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. When the two crossed paths at the Savin Hill T stop on May 7, they began to fight and... Read more
The Department of Conservation is advising the public about road closures in South Boston on Thursday, July 21 for the annual L. Street Road Race. The roads to be closed are: Mt. Vernon Street and Morrissey Boulevard at Mt. Vernon Street and Day Boulevard... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports three men were stabbed in a fight Monday afternoon at 324 Talbot Ave.
The Boston Police Department says an argument over a blocked driveway on Olney Street Saturday morning ended with one man punching his neighbor in the face and firing a gun at him before unblocking the driveway by jumping in the car and speeding away.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports the Venezia Rrestaurant in Port Norfolk lost power Saturday morning when a wall at a storage building under demolition next door collapsed, taking power lines down with it. Nobody was injured when the 24-foot-high wall... Read more
Law enforcement officials are stepping up efforts to draw out tips from neighborhood residents with information on crimes, with launch of a multi-platform ad campaign that says the program guarantees tipsters’ anonymity. Roughly 4,000 tips have come in... Read more
A 20 year-old Dorchester man has been arrested and charged with the June 26th murder of 25-year-old Aaron Wornum near Edward Everett Square. Prosecutors say that the defendant, Anthony Robertson, was talking to Wornum on his cell phone just before the... Read more
The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal aimed at cracking down on absentee landlords whose properties have frequently drawn neighborhood complaints and a heavy police presence. The proposal expands the definition of “public nuisance... Read more
US Rep. Stephen Lynch As a legislative committee at the State House weighs a revamping of the state’s political boundaries due to the pending loss of a Congressional seat, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch this week called for his Ninth Congressional District to... Read more
With Massachusetts poised to lose one of its ten seats in Congress, a pair of minority-focused coalitions offered up their proposals this week to the special legislative committee charged with the task of subtraction. One of the coalitions took an extra... Read more
Franklin Park zookeeper Kerri Vitale, originally from Dorchester, greeted zoo visitors along with Azul, a hyacinth macaw, on Tuesday. Photo by Michael Caprio Moviegoers nationwide were introduced to a piece of Dorchester last Friday with the release of... Read more
A Dorchester pastor has received a much-needed abatement from city tax collectors, who sent him a hefty bill earlier this year. The properties in question included the former St. Kevin’s Parish property in Uphams Corner, which is in the midst of a sale... Read more
Thousands of expatriates from Angola to Zimbabwe are expected to converge this Saturday, July 16 at City Hall Plaza for the second annual African Festival of Boston (AFoB). Massachusetts is home to around 80,000 African immigrants and last year’s... Read more
Staff Sergeant Steve Keenan, a member of the 164th Transportation Battalion headquartered in Dorchester, has been deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in the past six years. Keenan was first deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a humvee driver and gunner, and a radio... Read more

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