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The Boston School Department is still trying to figure out what to do with two of its elementary schools in Dorchester, one that is slated for closure this year and another that has been closed for years. Dorchester’s Emily Fifield Elementary School is... Read more
Senator Jack HartFreshman U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is on a nationwide book tour and Gov. Deval Patrick, fresh off a trip to Israel and the United Kingdom, is about to embark on one. But both will be heading to South Boston this weekend for the neighborhood’s... Read more
Officers from the area B-3 police station held a monthly community meeting at the Mattapan Public Library on Tuesday evening. The event marked the station’s first public meeting since November 2010. Meetings in January and February were cancelled due to... Read more
Fine Arts Program The Arts program has concluded the Spring Registration and will begin a 6-week series of classes this week. On Monday afternoons at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. there will be Beginner Photography classes (pre-registration required). This will be... Read more
Tito Jackson: Now councillor-elect after a big victory tonight.Dorchester's Tito Jackson, who was the heavy favorite to win the vacant district 7 seat since the day he stepped into the race, is now Councillor-elect Tito Jackson. Jackson, who most recently... Read more
An 18 year-old man died last night after he was gunned down on the porch of his mother's house near Uphams Corner. Neighbors say that the victim is Luis Tavares, who grew up in Cape Verde and joined his family here as a teenager. Isaura Mendes, an anti-... Read more
Chris Harding of Neighborhood Network News on BNN-TV reported on Friday's free Boston Ballet performances at the Strand Theatre: Students Treated to Boston Ballet at Strand Theatre from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.
The Boston Police Department reports a woman crossing the street at Dorchester Avenue and Dix Street around 9 p.m. yesterday was hit by a vehicle that then kept going. In a statement, police said, "On arrival, officers located the victim, a pedestrian,... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a woman who held up the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot St. around 3:20 p.m. on Friday. She's described as white, 5'2", 18-21, wearing a tan jacket and a gray hoodie and carrying two backpacks.
Several Boston Democrats were named this week to the special commission tasked with redrawing the state’s district lines for Congress and the local House and Senate districts. State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat, and Rep. Byron Rushing,... Read more
Pres. Obama: President Obama spoke at TechBoston Academy on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Photo courtesy BPS For Archana Ailawadhi, a college counselor at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester, it was all about the numbers when President Barack Obama stopped by the... Read more
On the night of March 4, 1776, the Patriot officers gave the order to 2,000 or so men: no one was to speak above a whisper. As American batteries opened up on British positions in and around Boston to cloak the long file of Continental troops in “blue and... Read more
A week before voters are scheduled to head to the polls to select their next District 7 city councillor, the top two candidates faced off on term limits, a Wal-Mart coming to Boston, and the city’s snow removal efforts. Voters will choose next Tuesday... Read more
The Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of a popular mortgage initiative— the SoftSecond Program — on Saturday, March 5 with a gathering of community members, bankers, activists and elected officials at its... Read more
Swim Lesson Program Accepting Registrations Registrations are now being accepted for the Swim Lesson program for the Spring session, which is scheduled to begin in April. There are classes for Tiny Tots (ages 4 & 5) and school-age (ages 6 to 18). The... Read more
Courtesy of the White House, here are President Obama's remarks earlier Tuesday at TechBoston Academy. THE PRESIDENT: Hey! (Applause.) Hello, TechBoston! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. Thank you, everybody.... Read more
Boston Ballet at Strand: Soloist John Lam represents the dynamic talent that will take the Strand stage on Friday. Photo by Gene Schiavone.Young Dorchester dancers will be “taking flight” as they bring audiences at the Strand Theatre to new artistic... Read more
Former Senator Dianne Wilkerson: Photo by Don WestNOTE:This article was updated on Wed. March 9, 2011, after the ministers and the head of the Urban League of Massachusetts responded to requests for comment in an afternoon email. Former state Sen. Dianne... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire at 3 Robinson St. broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury. None of the ten residents in... Read more
The Boston Police Department says it nabbed one of two suspects for the armed robbery of the Hess station at 710 Gallivan Blvd. shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday. Police say Adilson Lopes, 30 of Dorchester, bought some stuff to get the clerk inside the... Read more


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