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Fundraisers for the Dorchester Day parade will be holding their $10,000 drawing on Thursday (April 22) at Florian Hall. It is one of seven events leading up to the 3.2-mile June parade, which carries an annual cost of $40,000. Tickets are $100 each, and... Read more
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, will give the commencement address to graduating UMass-Boston students in June, campus officials said this week. The commencement is scheduled for Fri., June 4, at 9:30 a.m. on the... Read more
The Boston Centers for Youth and Families will pull out of eight facilities, including the Marshall community center in Dorchester and the Mattahunt community center in Mattapan, the agency's executive director told city councillors on Wednesday. The... Read more
A man shot repeatedly in an apparent dispute with his ex-girlfriend's current beau is no longer cooperating with police, but police had enough evidence to arrest the many anyway, a police lieutenant told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. The board... Read more
A bruising battle at the Avenue Tavern in Mattapan Square that sent three to the hospital on March 6 was due to some "older kids" trying to re-assert their authority in the neighborhood after 8 1/2 years in prison, a bar manager told the Boston Licensing... Read more
A Hyde Park man was murdered in his car in the Dorchester District Court parking lot last week minutes after he and a suspect's wife left a court hearing on a suit over a car engine, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says. Mario F. Burns, 37,... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees voted Friday to close four branches, including the one in Lower Mills. But City Councillors At-Large Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley, and West Roxbury's Councillor John Tobin vowed to fight to keep all the branches open... Read more
The three lanes of northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to three lanes northbound and one lane southbound during morning commutes. Otherwise, three lanes will become two in each direction. Dorchester motorists beware: Traffic around the... Read more
Boston Public Library trustees are expected to vote tomorrow morning on a plan that would shut branches in Lower Mills in Dorchester and three other locations, allowing the BPL to close a $3.6 million budget gap and concentrate on the “transformation” of... Read more
Though attendees at weekend meetings to discuss possible Boston Public Library branch closings voiced many opinions on what was happening to the city’s library system, their main point was clear: Do not close any of them. Dozens of residents met with city... Read more
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said this week that Gov. Deval Patrick, the state’s only Democratic governor since Menino took over City Hall in 1993, earned a grade of “C” for the first three years of his term before stepping his game up to a “B+” level the... Read more
Transportation officials faced angry neighborhood residents last week in a pair of contentious meetings about the Fairmount commuter rail line, including one session that ended with a state lawmaker abruptly leaving the room. “I’m losing faith in the... Read more
Five minutes. That’s how long, one lawmaker said jokingly, it will take for House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill to go from passage in the House to the Senate and then hit the governor’s desk. The joke has a ring of truth: the bill is... Read more
Despite the subtitle of his recent autobiography, “The Constant Outsider: Memoirs of a South Boston Mechanic,” and the sunrise photo of the statue of Admiral Farragut overlooking Pleasure Bay, Thomas M. Cirignano spent the first sixteen years of his life... Read more
The public debate over the future of the branch libraries took a Darwinian turn yesterday morning when BPL Trustees chairman Jeffrey Rudman revealed he couldn’t possibly consider closing branches in Uphams Corner and Egleston Square, claiming they “deal... Read more
Boston Public Library (BPL) trustees will vote Friday on a plan to shut the Dorchester Lower Mills and three other branches to cut a budget hole and concentrate on the "transformation" of the library system. BPL President Amy Ryan said that despite 4,000-... Read more
A preliminary investigation shows the teenager pursued by police during a gang investigation on Navillus Terrace Saturday night exchanged fire with officers, then reloaded his gun, put it to his head and fired, Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley... Read more
Closing branch libraries should be the city’s “last option” and should follow an extensive review of Boston Public Library finances and “lengthy” public debate, nine city councillors wrote in a letter to Boston Public Library President Amy Ryan. “The... Read more
The Boston Police Department says the 19-year-old died as he tried running away from officers conducting an anti-gang sweep in the area of Navillus Terrace and Winter Street around 9:41 p.m. on Saturday. In a statement, police said: "While conducting [... Read more
Steven OdomDavid Johnson, 20, of Mattapan, will serve six to eight years in state prison for giving an acquaintance a loaded .357 Colt Python that the guy used to murder Steven Odom - when he mistook one of Odom's friends for the gang rival he really... Read more

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