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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.
Robbery suspectBoston Police are appealing to the public to help identify a man they believe may be responsible for a string of armed robberies, including one last week on Morrissey Boulevard. Detectives say the man pictured here during a Jan. 2 robbery... Read more
A new report on the impacts of the H1N1 flu virus in Boston indicates that Dorchester was hit hard by last year’s outbreak, which sickened a disproportionate amount of people of color in the city last year. “This study is proof positive that we can... Read more
Boston Police report a man was shot in the arm following an argument outside the Store 24, 1886 Dorchester Ave. in Peabody Square around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. Police are looking for two men who ran in the direction of Fields Corner. The suspects may... Read more
Boston Police report finding the body of a man in his late 20s inside 87 Rosseter St. Thursday night. Police say the man had been shot repeatedly and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin. He is... Read more
Artistic types from the “starving painter in the garret” to the Broadway hopeful who waits tables have traditionally learned to cope with financial problems by applying their gift of creativity. Exemplifying this strategy locally is Leslie MacWeeney,... Read more
For political junkies, the year 2010 will be, to steal a phrase that U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano borrowed himself, "manna from heaven." All six constitutional offices -- governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state and... Read more

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