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The US Census Bureau has confirmed what the state’s top political leaders were dreading: Massachusetts will be losing a Congressional seat, one of ten states in the nation to do so, according to figures the bureau released on Tuesday. Lawmakers will turn... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man who went to see his girlfriend and their child last night wound up getting beaten, dragged through the street and threatened with a knife by her new boyfriend and two accomplices Monday night. Police say that... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2010…. As widely predicted, Massachusetts will lose at least one of its 10 seats in Congress during the 2012 election cycle based on population counts collected during the 2010 Census, according to data released from the U.S... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 20, 2010... As leaders on Beacon Hill anxiously awaited the Tuesday release of 2010 Census population totals, those soon to be involved in the complicated and likely contentious process of carving up the state’s political... Read more
UMass-Boston concrete falls: No one was hurt when this 385 pound section fell in an unoccupied area of Wheatley Hall on Thursday.UMass-Boston officials were reminded this week that parts of the campus are crumbling – literally. The Columbia Point campus’s... Read more
The owner of a Lower Mills liquor store nabbed for selling beer to a Quincy teen vows to keep it from happening again. Police spotted what appeared to be a suspiciously young guy load an 18-pack of Coors Light in the back of his car on Nov. 6 and drive... Read more
The First Parish Church steeple came down in 2006. Bill Forry photo First Parish Church, which dates back to Dorchester’s original settlement in 1630, plans to auction off most of its historic silver collection to help pay for a $5 million restoration... Read more
Emmett Folgert: On alert for alternatives Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories on the same subject that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. After 30 years of ground-level violence... Read more
Tina Chery: A pioneer in citywide efforts to curb violence, Chery's son Louis was killed in a December 1993 shooting, not far from her current office in Fields Corner.. The numbers are deeply disturbing: Nearly eighty percent of the shootings in Boston in... Read more
Fields Corner: 1510-1514 Dorchester Ave. at Fields Corner Photo courtesy Fields Corner Main Street A non-profit preservation group and the city’s Fields Corner Main Street program are joining with the owner of a Dorchester Ave. commercial building to... Read more
Boston is known as a sports town, teeming with homegrown athletes throughout the city in both school and neighborhood sports programs. Behind these spirited athletes are their dedicated coaches, focused on fostering their players’ abilities on the field... Read more
State lawmakers are weighing in on the possibility that a labor dispute will cancel the National Football League’s 2011 season, lobbying the owner of the Patriots and arguing it could negatively impact the local economy if the labor dispute isn’t settled... Read more
Boston Public Library officials and developers of the former St. Kevin’s school property are pushing ahead with a tentative plan to relocate the Uphams Corner branch library within one of their new residential buildings planned for the site. The proposed... Read more
BPD Commissioner Ed Davis Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. Commissioner Davis says the increase in homicides this year reflects a “troubling trend... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of articles published in the Dec. 16 Dorchester Reporter. Reverend Eugene Rivers earned a name for himself in Boston 18 years ago when he became one of the architects of the “Boston Miracle,” a plan... Read more
George Chip Greenidge Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. George “Chip” Greenidge believes the residents of Dorchester and Mattapan can stem the... Read more
Tina Chery Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. At 15, Louis David Brown had great plans for his life, including going to college, becoming an... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. With every killing in Boston, Police officer Marivelle Crespo and Gina Patterson, a civilian, are as certain to... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. Celeste Allan has raised seven children and like so many other mothers in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan... Read more
To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to present my dream and vision for Dorchester Avenue (“Dot Ave. Project: What would you add to the avenue”, Reporter, Dec. 9, 2010). To start however, I’d like to point out that the Avenue is nicer than when... Read more

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