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Gov. Deval Patrick was a Harvard University junior in 1976. The Cambridge campus was a “relatively safe and comfortable,” he recalled. “But you never knew then what you were going to get when you went off campus,” Patrick added. “The city … was totally... Read more
Ask the average Bay State voter – or, at the very least, one who paid attention to last year’s gubernatorial contest – about a controversial wind farm located out in the ocean, and their thoughts are likely to turn to Cape Wind. Gov. Deval Patrick came... Read more
Low-wage workers in so-called quick service restaurants like coffee and sandwich shops would be further strapped financially under a House-approved bill that would allow certain managers to share in pooled tips, according to a Bay State union leader who... Read more
Above, a report on the Neponset Greenway from the non-profit Press Pass TV, which works with Boston-area students to produce video reports. This one was produced in collaboration with the Dorchester Reporter. Braving one of the worst heat waves of the... Read more
MITCHELL Like many graduates of prestigious preparatory schools, Eric Mitchell wears his class ring with pride. But 25 years after his graduation from The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School, Mitchell regards the band not as a mere memento of youth but as a... Read more
The rehabilitation and replacement of a major water pipeline in Lower Mills enters its toughest phase on Monday, Aug. 1. That phase includes shutting down a portion of Washington Street where Jersey barriers will go up at the intersection of Dorchester... Read more
District 3 council hopefuls: From left: Marydith Tuitt, John O'Toole, Craig Galvin, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, Frank Baker and Stephanie Everett. The group assembled before a June forum in St. Mark's church. Six of the seven contenders campaigning to... Read more
The Uphams Corner and Grove Hall post offices are among six in Boston and 3,700 across the country on list of outlets the US Postal Service is considering closing. The Uphams Corner branch is located on Columbia Road, while the Grove Hall branch is on... Read more
Boston Police said Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Emmanuel, 32, of Dorchester, missing since Monday night, was located near Maverick MBTA station in East Boston. Emmanuel, who has Down syndrome, was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation, police... Read more
Parked near the courthouse. Junior Fernandes, 22, of Dorchester, was ordered held without bail on charges he shot Alessa Castellon repeatedly early Sunday - possibly as many as five times. Hiding behind a door, hidden from a courtroom full of Castellon's... Read more
As advocates for urban communities laid out the challenges facing black residents in Boston - in health care, education and criminal justice - Gov. Deval Patrick described Monday a "very different Boston" than the one he remembers in 1976, when he was a... Read more
Boston Police report finding Alessa Castellon, 21, shot to death around 3:05 a.m. at 50 Granger St. Junior Fernandes, 22, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Castellon... Read more
Warning that the extreme heat conditions now being experienced in Boston "can cause regular activities to quickly become dangerous situations,” Mayor Menino this afternoon extended a heat advisory for another day. Temperatures eclipsed the 100 degree mark... Read more
Almont Park re-design plan: Click on image to download larger PDF.On Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m., the city’s Parks Department will host an outdoor public meeting at Mattapan’s Almont Park to unveil the first phase of a planned renovation the park. (Rain... Read more
Food trucks are on their way to Dorchester and Mattapan. Starting next month, expect one to be stationed at the Ashmont MBTA stop on Friday afternoons; another could soon come to the Mattapan T station. “We figured we’d try it a day a week” and build from... Read more
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


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