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WUMB, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s official radio station ,known for its folk and singer-songwriter music, kicked off its “Preserving the Past, Building the Future” Capital Campaign earlier this month with a fundraising gala. Since its... Read more
In the lobby on the third floor of the new Carpenters Center at 750 Dorchester Avenue are sleek black chairs and hardwood floors and the receptionist behind her desk hums along to the radio on this quiet August afternoon. Beside the long counter of the... Read more
Barry Lawton, one of the four candidates running to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, is accusing a fellow Democratic candidate of trashing one of his campaign signs. Lawton said that while driving with his children last Thursday he saw Carlos... Read more
Bostonians will have more options this winter to make their homes as energy efficient as possible through to a new city program launched last week in Dorchester’s Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood. Mayor Thomas Menino announced the Renew Boston Residential... Read more
When organized labor left his side last summer – underscored by a notably cool reception from a usually friendly room at a Labor Day breakfast in Washington – U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch knew his chances at the seat opened by Sen. Edward Kennedy’s death had... Read more
Bearing down on the Labor Day marker signaling the turn into the stretch run of another baseball season, the urgency of the hour is overwhelming. It has been a wacky season. So, with a month to go in what passes for pennant races nowadays we have the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot around 9:30 p.m. on Monday at 22 Lyndhurst St., apparently in a personal dispute. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center in stable condition, police say. Kamal Oliver, 27, of Dorchester, was... Read more
They’ve been pressing voters in South Boston, Uphams Corner, the Polish Triangle and Harbor Point to pull the lever for them in the September primary. But not all of the candidates to replace state Rep. Brian Wallace have beaten a path to the voting booth... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound at 970 Blue Hill Ave. by Franklin Field around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He is the third man shot... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man, 38, died at 61 Stratton St. after being shot repeatedly shortly before 6 a.m. He is Dorchester's second murder victim Saturday (other victim was on Seaver Street) and the 22nd this year. Murders over the past... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 45-year-old man was shot to death around 4 a.m. at 396 Seaver St. He is Dorchester's 21st murder victim this year. Murders over the past year.
A federal grand jury has indicted Michael David Scott, who bought and sold condos in Dorchester and Roxbury, on charges he defrauded mortgage lenders by arranging the sale of condos to "straw buyers" who had no intentions of living in the units. The... Read more
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s primary opponent this week ramped up criticism of the first-term incumbent, accusing her of not giving enough credit to her predecessor on legislation.Chang-Diaz Attorney Hassan Williams, a Roxbury Democrat running for the... Read more
Boston’s community centers and libraries will get upgraded Internet service in the coming months thanks to an influx of federal dollars. The expansion of the Boston Broadband program was announced on Tuesday during a press event at the Mildred Avenue... Read more
Just across Dorchester Bay 34 islands beckon, promising the perfect inexpensive late summer getaway. Every season thousands from Boston and around the world take the ferry to parts of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park to explore historic sites,... Read more
Serrano ceremony: Family of Geraldo Serrano gather around a plaque in his honor last Saturday.The area outside of an Upham’s Corner bodega became a place of remembrance Saturday as neighbors and friends of the late Geraldo Serrano gathered for the... Read more
Two of the four Democrats vying to replace former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur tackled a slew of issues at a Tuesday night forum, including illegal immigration, casino gambling, and federal stimulus funds. Few differences emerged between high school teacher... Read more
Strand Theatre: Columbia Rd. landmark goes unused most days.After $8 million in renovations, Strand site unused 10 months a year; bustling '90s now a memory Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino says the proudest moment of his political career took place last... Read more
Greenway Council proposal: A proposal by the Neponset Greenway Council would include trail extensions on both sides on the river. A multi-use path along the Neponset River will not go through Milton’s Capen Street neighborhood under an agreement a state... Read more
Akiba AbakaAt 14 years old, Vanessa Lindo took the stage for the first time in her life at the Strand Theatre. As the newest member of the Strand Teen Players, Lindo, a Jamaican immigrant living in Dorchester, saw a new world open before her eyes. “We got... Read more

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