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In his successful bid for U.S. Senate, Scott Brown successfully captured three precincts in Ward 16 in Dorchester, long considered a Democratic stronghold. Some residents were not completely surprised with the results. “We all sensed the tenor of the... Read more
BCC: (L-R) Ashard Jones, Christopher Doman and Gwendolyn Baptiste represented Dorchester in the Boston Children's Chorus' dress rehearsal on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Boston Children’s Chorus celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick this week signed an education reform bill that handed increased powers to school superintendents and allows the creation of more charter schools. The move paves the way for Mayor Thomas Menino to bring his “in-district” charter... Read more
Issues surrounding what many claim is one of the most dangerous intersections in Dorchester may soon be resolved after it was announced this week that nearly $1 million in state funding is being designated to redesign streets in Dorchester and Milton.... Read more
The city of Boston received $13.6 million last week in federal foreclosure funding, a grant that could have a significant impact on Dorchester’s 254 bank-owned homes. The money was awarded to the Department of Neighborhood Development and represents a... Read more
Haiti: Residents pitched in by carrying water in Port-au-Prince last Sunday as relief groups and officials focused on moving the aid flowing into Haiti to survivors of the powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull).... Read more
Recently-elected Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, that body's first African-American woman, watched in shock Tuesday night at Martha Coakley's campaign gathering at the Sheraton Boston as the disappointing vote counts flowed in. "It's... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a man with a knife who forced an employee at Gerard's Restaurant to the floor last night and got away with about $1,100 in receipts. Police say the incident happened around 10:25 p.m. A police report describes the suspect as... Read more
Cambidge and MBTA Transit police today charged John B. Dysart, 27, with attacking two women after they left the Central Square Red Line stop last week and with open and gross lewdness on MBTA buses in Dorchester and Brighton. Dysart was charged with... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Omay Tavares, 20, last night on murder charges. Police say Tavares repeatedly shot George Thompson at 87 Rosseter St. on Jan. 7. Tavares will be arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester District Court.
Boston Police report arresting Nigel A. Nichols, 24, of Brockton today in connection with the slayings of three people outside a party 41 Mt. Ida Road on March 29, 2009. Nichols is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and is scheduled... Read more
St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center will launch one of the first transitional employment programs in the state at the end of January to provide a work and training experience for low-income women with children with a goal of achieving full-time... Read more
On the lip of a historic and yet contentious vote in the U.S. Senate on a health care reform bill that would extend health benefits to about 31 million uninsured Americans, James W. Hunt Jr., longtime president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of... Read more
Editor's note: For full coverage of the earthquake in Haiti and the Boston-area response, see our sister publication Boston Haitian Reporter. Local residents continued to scramble for information about relatives in friends in Haiti following Tuesday... Read more
In the fall election, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dominated his opponents in the city’s minority neighborhoods. But one of the criticisms of his administration raised on the campaign trail by mayoral candidates Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon – that it... Read more
Crime dropped in nearly all categories across the city of Boston in 2009. The Boston Police Department hopes to keep that positive momentum going in 2010 by staying squarely focused on gang and gun violence, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told the... Read more
Voters paying attention to the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy can be forgiven if they’re feeling a little bit confused as the Jan. 19 special election draws closer. The last week has featured a bevy of polls that show Attorney General Martha... Read more
UMass officials are forging ahead with plans to acquire Columbia Point’s Bayside Expo Center, seeking a consultant to inspect the property. Officials say they are hopeful a deal for the center can be completed within the next week. The school has signed... Read more
Sr Bridget HaaseSr. Bridget Haase is a gifted storyteller, which becomes clearly evident within minutes of meeting her. And that gift has accompanied her around the world and back to the states, where she currently serves as the coordinator of the... Read more
The Boston Haitian Reporter, our sister publication, is providing full coverage of local reaction to Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.

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