On September 16, 1848, a tall, angular Congressman with dense, slightly unkempt dark hair strode behind the podium of Richmond Hall, in Dorchester. He had come to campaign for the Whig Party’s presidential candidate, General Zachary Taylor, hero of the... Read more
A man who allegedly tried to use a hammer to rob Essential Body Herbs, 1282 Blue Hill Ave., Tuesday night wound up getting carted away in an ambulance after the store's owner shot him. WHDH-TV reports the owner has a license to carry the weapon. The... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say threatened to shoot up a bus on Cummins Highway Tuesday morning because the bus wasn't moving. Police say the driver opened the bus's doors to let panicked passengers out - and they began running toward... Read more
Tito Jackson: Big winner tonight in District 7 race.Tito Jackson, the heavy favorite to replace Chuck Turner as the city councillor in Boston's district 7, can celebrate a landslide victory with his supporters tonight, according to preliminary figures... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot shortly after 9 a.m. today at 60 Goodale Rd. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say. On Jan. 24, 2010, Courteney Thomas, 22, of Jamaica Plain, was found shot to death... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit sparked a fire that spread to the first floor of 116 Adams St. around 3:30 Friday afternoon. Local 718 reports the initial call came from children in their bedroom. Firefighters got them out OK,... Read more
Kim Gross, Jr., 18, was arrested today on charges he stabbed two men, one fatally, on a 44 bus on Nov. 2. AllanBoston and MBTA police say Gross stabbed Richard Allan, 21, as the bus approached Humboldt Avenue and Wyoming Street around 9 a.m. A nurse at... Read more
China Sky fire: Photo courtesy Judy Tuttle Firefighters on Friday knocked down a two-alarm grease fire at the China Sky restaurant in Adams Corner. The fire erupted around 12:45 p.m. at the 520 Gallivan Blvd. restaurant. District 8 Fire Chief Doug Smith... Read more
Snow removal regulations and procedures have become even more significant in Boston this winter due to the unusually heavy snowfall. The city’s Inspectional Services Department is getting the word out to residents about how and when to clear sidewalks and... Read more
For 11-year-old Donovan LaMonica, shoveling driveways for his elderly neighbors started out as a community service requirement, in exchange for being tutored at Project D.E.E.P. in Dorchester. Usually, students are assigned a house to visit, but LaMonica... Read more
Expecting a budget gap of $126 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, MBTA officials are planning to test the market for transportation merchandise, from T-shirts to coffee mugs, General Manager Rich Davey told reporters Monday morning. “I’ve... Read more
Boston School Department officials are phasing in over the next two years a new formula aimed at streamlining how they calculate and funnel funds to the city’s 120 elementary, middle, and high schools. “It’s not based on what you got last year, it’s based... Read more
A Dorchester pastor is contesting a $48,380 tax bill from the city of Boston for several of his properties, saying the sum could cripple his Catholic parish. The properties include the former St. Kevin’s Parish property in Uphams Corner, which is in the... Read more
Candidates running to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner will likely face off for the final time on Sunday, days before polls open in the preliminary election aimed at winnowing the seven-person field to two contenders. The two-hour forum starts... Read more
With tax season comes appointments with preparers, organization of W-2s and other forms — and headaches. Taking everything into account, people may not be thinking about ways to save, especially in a rebounding economy. Into this context comes Tax Time... Read more
A small fraction of District 7’s 40,000 registered voters are expected to hit the polls on Tuesday, with six contenders on the ballot and a write-in candidate vying to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner. Turner’s ouster from the council after... Read more
Chris Kowalski: Now plays for BC's basketball Eagles, after a stellar career on baseball team.With the Boston College men’s basketball season well underway, you may have seen a familiar face taking the floor. After four years as a pitcher for the BC men’... Read more
Top Ten Food Stamp Stores in Dorchester-Mattapan 2010 This article was reported by Rachel Zarrell, Gal Tziperman Lotan, and Stephen Kurkjian, and written by Zarrell. The last year has been a difficult one for Matthew St. Andrews. In March, he was let go... Read more
There’s good news for patrons and friends of the Lower Mills Library: A breach in the roof that forced the temporary closure of the building last Friday has been located and sealed. But the Richmond Street branch will remain closed through the next week... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for Charles Archie, 16, of Dorchester, who was last seen on Jan. 31. He's described as 5'4", 140 lbs., with brown eyes and was last seen wearing a navy pea coat, gray hoodie, white tank top, blue jeans... Read more


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