This weekend debuts of a major new choral arrangement and of a bigger and better organ will be made during the 11 am “Messiah Sunday” Mass at Blessed Mother Teresa (BMT) Parish, marking 16 years that Music Director Sheldon Lee has been recreating a grand... Read more
It was just five weeks ago – Tues., Nov. 2 – that I ran in to old friend Bob Cunningham outside the library in Lower Mills. He was there to vote in the state election. It was a happy meeting. I was with family and I told them about his storied activities... Read more
Authorities today announced the arrest of a second man on murder charges for the deaths of three adults and a child on Woolson Street in Mattapan on Sept. 28. Edward Washington, 31, of Dorchester, is a cousin of Kimani Washington, whom authorities charge... Read more
Fourteen would-be charter schools have applied to the State Department of Education to be granted charters to start up new schools in Boston out of 23 across the state. Representatives from several of the applicant schools appeared before a panel of state... Read more
The Boston Police Department today identified the man shot to death in the back of a car in Roslindale last week as Jerome Lassiter, 26, of Dorchester. Also known as "Butta," Lassiter leaves two sons, one just seven months old. Following the discovery of... Read more
Dorchester Christmas Celebration The Strand Theatre was the venue for last night's Dorchester Christmas Celebration, featuring the Boston Classical Orchestra under the direction of conductor Steven Lipsitt. Above, Lipsitt led the orchestra in a rendition... Read more
The Boston Police Department report arresting three men after a Dorchester homeowner and his burglar alarm interrupted their plans for robbing his house early Monday. Police say one of the three rang the doorbell at 191 Callender St. around 12:30 a.m. and... Read more
A man originally charged with breaking into a North End church is now charged with stealing from seven churches across the city, including two in Dorchester. The Boston Police Department on Monday charged Richard Shiner, 44, with breaking into All Saints... Read more
It's not easy running a business out of your home these days. Just ask Michael "Muscle Mike" Williams. For the past year, the wholesaler had been forced to deal with suppliers who were either out of the products he needed or shipped him inferior goods -... Read more
Five months after he was installed as principal of Harbor Middle School, Dr. Robert Martin was removed by the city’s school department, parents learned in a letter from Superintendent Carol Johnson. Johnson’s letter, which parents received last week on... Read more
United Way supports Mattahunt CenterWheelock College officially launched the Community Engagement Process at Mattahunt Community Center in Mattapan on December 2 with a reception at the center. The partnership for the Mattapan neighborhood between the... Read more
Federal officials on Thursday announced the indictment of 20 people charged with participation in a cocaine ring that had supplied Dorchester, Mattapan and Jamaica Plain for more than 20 years. At the center of the ring, the US Attorney's office in Boston... Read more
A fire that broke out around 2 p.m. on Thursday at 179 W. Selden St. went to three alarms before it was brought under control, the Boston Fire Department reports. None of the home's nine residents were injured, one dog needed rescue, the department says,... Read more
Boston schools chief Carol Johnson reversed course Thursday night, proposing to keep open the Roger Clap Elementary School. The Clap would become an "innovation school," operating similarly to a charter school and providing more administrative flexibility... Read more
An architectural rendering of the completed Talbot Avenue commuter rail station site. Courtesy MBTA Construction workers set up shop this week at the Talbot Ave. commuter rail site, one of the four stops in Dorchester and Mattapan that are being added to... Read more
When Brian Honan strode into City Hall’s Iannella Chambers ten years ago, he was expecting his colleagues to vote him into the City Council presidency. He was a lock. Friends and colleagues were clapping him on the back, shaking his hand, and offering... Read more
When four severe hurricanes hit Haiti in 2008, there wasn’t a single engineer on the island who could help design and build a bridge, the country’s former prime minister said this week. Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis spoke at UMass-Boston on Monday. Her... Read more
Representatives from several Mattapan civic organizations and local residents are in the process of creating a new neighborhood coalition and held their third official meeting at Mattapan branch library on Tuesday afternoon. The group, dubbed “Mattapan... Read more
Boston Public Library officials and supporters of keeping the Lower Mills branch open this week attempted to brainstorm ways to help money flow into the cash-strapped library system. Library officials say the state is expected to face a “significant”... Read more
Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, a Roxbury Democrat who pleaded guilty earlier this year to federal extortion charges, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 22. Prosecutors have asked for Judge Douglas Woodlock to sentence her to four years in jail,... Read more


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