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They put their signs on cars, bikes and their volunteers: Local and state politicians were out in force for the Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday. Another election year – this one on the state level – meant the candidates for governor and down-ballot races... Read more
The New Democracy Coalition, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, is pushing for the speaker of the House of Representatives to appoint an interim replacement for state Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who is leaving to take a post within the Menino administration. The... Read more
The homicide rate is up in parts of Mattapan and Dorchester compared to last year and residents are taking notice. Within the course of three weeks, four grisly murders have rocked local neighborhoods. Shockingly, three of the victims were under the age... Read more
Under pressure from City Council members, the Dorchester-based firefighters union and the Menino administration appeared to end years of bitter deliberations this week, coming to an agreement on a much-debated contract. Under the compromise, the... Read more
Doris Bates and Jack Quinn, both residents at Standish Village in Lower Mills, will be married on Saturday. Photo by Tara Merrigan. Smiling and gazing into each other’s eyes, John “Jack” Quinn and Doris Bates described their feelings towards each other,... Read more
Thanh Van Truong, 55, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court today on charges he stabbed an acquaintance to death last night at 34 Lyon St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Tai Yee, 42,... Read more
Chris Lovett of Neighborhood Network News reports on an attempted King Street eviction that was blocked by neighbors and activists this morning. Supporters say that the lender seeking to evict Ursula Humes from her home erred by not following through on a... Read more
Tiny dancer: Parade participants came in all ages and sizes during the 2010 Dorchester Day Parade. Photo by Ed Forry Dot Day 2010: Governor Deval Patrick, center, stepped off at the front of Sunday's parade along with other political leaders. Scary... Read more
WHDH-TV reports the girl was shot in the leg tonight on Creston Street by a guy who just went down the street on a mini-bike, firing rounds. The girl is expected to survive, the station says, adding the suspect abandoned his scooter and fled on foot. On... Read more
A Suffolk County grand jury has indicted Sherman Badgett, 19, for shooting Aaron Brown to death on Aug. 19 at the YMCA, 776 Washington St., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Badgett is being held without bail and is scheduled for... Read more
Youthful opposition: Some of the BPL's key constituents- kids- took to the mic to protest library closings at a City Hall rally on Thursday, June 3. Photo by Dan CurrieUnder questioning from city councillors, the head of the Boston Public Library said... Read more
A lot of pot: Photo via Suffolk County DA's office. A Mattapan man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail today after police found what appears to be a ton of marijuana in his Wilcock Street apartment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Cedar Grove and its cemetery were busy places on Memorial Day, a time each year when we remember those who fought and died for our nation. The Boston Police Gaelic Column, one of two pipe bands that marched in the Memorial Day Parade, makes its way to... Read more
Inside the Flat Black coffee shop in Peabody Square, a young man quietly taps away on his laptop. Across the street and outside of a pizza shop on Dorchester Ave., several teens huddle in the entrance, watching cars make their way through the under-... Read more
Dorchester will celebrate its 380th anniversary this Sunday with a parade of floats, marching bands, and politicians that will transform its often-congested main thoroughfare into a rolling carnival for children of all ages. The Dorchester Day Parade... Read more
Beacon Hill lawmakers last week offered a preview of how they plan to close out their legislation session later this summer: A flurry of legislation and millions of dollars thrown around. On the House side, lawmakers passed by a 138-17 vote reforms to the... Read more
A hearing on the $830 million sale of the Caritas Christi hospital system is set for the Local 103 IBEW Hall on Freeport St., according to state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office. The July 1 hearing, the last one of six slated to be held in each of... Read more
UMass dorm study: Shows most students would prefer to live on campusSixty percent of all UMass-Boston students – and 70 percent of students living in Dorchester -- are interested in on-campus housing, according to a campus survey released to the Reporter... Read more
A minivan’s Saturday evening collision with an MBTA bus injured 14 people at one of Boston’s worst intersections: Gallivan Blvd. and Morton St. MBTA authorities say the minivan’s driver ran a stop sign at the intersection and are charging her with failure... Read more
Stephen Lynch took nearly twenty minutes to make his way from the stage set up for the Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Grove Cemetery to his waiting car near the graveyard’s gates. The congressman was in Lynch Country (and perhaps, Tim Cahill Country,... Read more

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