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The Boston Fire Department reports a third-floor short-circuit caused a two-alarm fire at 55 Monsignor Lydon Way shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday that injured one firefighter. The firefighter was injured when ceiling debris fell on him, the department... Read more
The owners of Cataloni's, 10 Hancock St., have asked the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to overrule the Boston Licensing Board's decision to shut it because of alleged cocaine sales and purchases by customers. The ABCC, which has ultimate... Read more
Fans of classic Motown and pop musicals are singing “And I Am Telling You That I AM Going” all the way to box office of the Colonial Theatre to get seats for the February 2- 14 run of the touring revival of “Dreamgirls.” The smash musical that is... Read more
U.S. Senator-elect Scott Brown said this week he was frustrated with the pace of the state’s economic stimulus spending, charging that Gov. Deval Patrick had not been funneling the funds fast enough. “The governor has a lot of stimulus money and he... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur speaking at a Tuesday morning forum at the Boston Foundation. St. Fleur, who was born in Haiti, spoke about the need for Haitian-Americans to have a greater voice in the relief and rebuilding efforts there. An emergency... Read more
The City Council’s two newest members were placed atop two new panels focusing on girls and women and the nationwide headcount known as the 2010 Census. City Council President Michael Ross this week appointed City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo to... Read more
Dorchester’s elected officials are requesting a meeting with the archdiocese of Boston to discuss the planned closing in June of the Dorchester Central campus of Pope John Paul II Academy – known to most residents as St. Mark’s School – and to... Read more
Acting B-3 Captain Joseph Boyle has been appointed permanently to the post, Boston Police Department officials said this week. Boyle, who has been promoted to captain from lieutenant, has been serving as acting captain since November, when James Claiborne... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will consider a request from Mt. Washington Bank to hold off revocation of C.F. Donovan's liquor license so it can try to sell it and recoup some of its losses. A bank attorney told the board today the bank has... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board said today it will seek to shut Cataloni's, 10 Hancock St., after police described a Nov. 28 incident in which a woman was arrested inside the bar on charges of selling cocaine to bar patrons. This was only the latest in a... Read more
Boston Police report officers responded to 60 Goodale Rd. around 5:40 this morning to find a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died later in the day. Police are describing him only as black and... Read more
Our sister publication Boston Haitian Reporter has the details on today's jewelry sale to benefit the Haitian Health Foundation. The Adams Corner event is one of several events around the city today that will bring people together in common cause for... Read more
The Dorchester Central campus of Pope John Paul II Academy will close in June of this year, according to parents who were informed of the decision at a meeting last evening. The school, housed in what was once St. Mark's Grammar School, is one of five... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 21, 2010…...Addressing a state shaken up by an electoral stunner and drained by sustained economic woes, Gov. Deval Patrick acknowledged missteps but vowed to stay focused on struggling citizens’ needs, using his annual... Read more
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

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