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The Massachusetts House’s redistricting chief is keeping a keen eye on the Eighth Congressional District. State Rep. Michael Moran, a Brighton Democrat who is helping lead the effort to redraw the state’s political fault lines, dropped in announced at a... Read more
In a poll of the country’s best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine, dbar’s head chef Chris Coombs is in a tight race to win the New England title, the prize being a spread in the magazine’s July issue. The winners of the poll was to be announced... Read more
A popular Adams Corner market that opened in November 2009 has won city approval to serve sit-down breakfasts and lunches. The Butcher Shop, which has become a destination for fine Irish and Italian meat products, debuted its 19-seat restaurant — Mrs.... Read more
As protests over the role of public sector labor unions heat up across the country, a panel of experts, including Dorchester State Representative Martin Walsh, took part in a discussion of how the collective bargaining system works in Massachusetts. The... Read more
The Boston Public Library is staring at a $580,000 gap in its budget under expected funding levels from the city and the governor’s budget, library officials said last week. Options that the library system’s board of trustees may have to consider include... Read more
Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge. Fasten your seatbelts, Lower Mills residents. Starting next month and running into November, Washington Street, Adams Street, and River Street are scheduled to be periodically closed as part of a project of... Read more
A professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston has symptoms of the airborne disease, the Boston Public Health Commission reported Tuesday. The commission did not identify the professor but said he is in his 40s and has about 45 students. In a... Read more
Christopher Coombs: Photo by Kevin Day PhotographyIn a poll of the country's best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine, dbar’s head chef Chris Coombs is half a percentage behind to win the New England title, the prize being a spread in the magazine’s... Read more
Cherry Clinton, 29, was arraigned today on charges she stabbed Lancelot Reid, 23, to death after he had allegedly assaulted her earlier in the day in her Franklin Field apartment. Dorchester District Court Judge Kenneth Desmond ordered that Clinton be... Read more
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into complaints that the City of Boston's school closing plans discriminate against black and Latino students and parents. In a Feb. 15 letter, Donna Russell, an attorney in the department's... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed to death around 10 a.m. on Friday at 80 Ames Way in the Franklin Field project. Cherry Clinton, 28, was arrested for what police say was a "domestic" murder. The victim, not identified by police, was... Read more
Residents who got fed up with the sound of hammering at 2 in the morning at Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan finally called police, who say officers and Nitro the K-9 dog found a Dorchester teen inside the walls of a vacant building on Blue... Read more
The owner of a Dorchester auto-body shop was indicted yesterday on charges he lied to a grand jury investigating a gang that authorities say was responsible for drug deals and a number of murders, the state Attorney General's office said Thursday. Rafael... Read more
Parade GuyThe Dorchester Day Parade Committee is seeking students to compete in an annual essay contest that will earn two winners a $500 US Savings Bond. A completed registration form and essay must be postmarked by March 12, 2011 to be considered for a... Read more
Daphne Griffin, the city’s chief of Human Services, listened during Tuesday’s hearing. Photo by Gal Tziperman Lotan City Councillor Charles Yancey tangled with Menino administration officials this week over the withdrawal of staffers from eight community... Read more
People's Market: America's Food Basket to take over Codman Sq. store.America’s Food Basket, which has locations in Fields Corner and Hyde Park, is expanding into Codman Square after taking over the People’s Tropical Food Supermarket on Washington Street,... Read more
Boston’s public parks and green areas would join the growing list of areas where smoking is not allowed under a proposal that some local residents are cheering. City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo and East Boston Councillor Salvatore LaMattina, who... Read more
Trooper Paul Barry: State Trooper Paul BarryMaryellen Hayes Barry Massachusetts State Trooper Paul Barry, who cut a stern yet tender swath, was a man of decisiveness, an individual who always knew what he wanted and who had the resolve to attain it. As a... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick made a rare move last week: He relinquished control of a powerful entity. Known for mounting takeovers of various boards and agencies and personally signing off on press releases, the governor filed legislation that would transfer... Read more
It may be winter in New England but it’s never too cold for ice cream. The new Savin Scoop offers just that plus coffee, pastries, WiFi and friendly chatter in its 107 Savin Hill Ave. spot. The concept of “Local Ice Cream, Local Gossip” displays both the... Read more

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