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Residents in Dorchester and Mattapan are urged to boil water before drinking this afternoon after a water main break in Weston, MA prompted the Mass Water Resources Authority to activate its back-up water supply. The MWRA says that water now available in... Read more
The Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge has been fixed, state transportation officials said Friday afternoon. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation made the announcement at around 3:30 p.m. on its Twitter account. The Morrissey Boulevard Bridge was... Read more
The Boston Water and Sewer Commission came in for a drubbing Tuesday night from members of the Fields Corner Civic Association who aired their gripes about the agency’s role in the flooding that accompanied last month’s heavy rainfall. “At first, Boston... Read more
Time for some absurdly premature and reckless speculation about the mayor’s race in 2013. Mayor Thomas Menino’s hiring of state Rep. Marie St. Fleur as his chief of advocacy and strategic investment set tongues wagging inside and outside the walls of City... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur, an Uphams Corner Democrat who announced in February that she wouldn’t be running for reelection, will join Mayor Thomas Menino’s cabinet this summer. As Menino’s chief of advocacy and strategic investment, she will coordinate... Read more
Freshman state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain) appears likely to face opposition this year, with Democrat Hassan Williams making it onto the ballot. Another Democrat, Don C. Dingle, has submitted signatures as part a challenge to state Sen. Jack... Read more
House lawmakers expect to pass amendments to their version of the state budget this week demanding that the city keep all 26 libraries open. Boston Public Library officials, in turn, say the amendments could lead to further cutbacks and layoffs. One... Read more
Residents of Dorchester’s Port Norfolk neighborhood have been waiting too long for the clean-up of a 14-acre lot for about 30 years, they say. And it appears they’ll have to wait a while longer. “That’s been put off about a year,” said Wendy Fox, a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that Internet messages about a 3-year-old boy from Dorchester being abducted are untrue. There is no missing boy and no Amber Alert has been issued, the department said this afternoon. Even after the police issued... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports "a discarded cigarette" on a porch started a fire at 97 Welles Ave. Saturday night that left 13 people homeless and left one firefighter with a knee injury. The fire, reported around 8:15 p.m., caused an estimated $150,... Read more
Pitching-in to Clean-up: Neighbors from the Ashmont/Adams neighborhood gathered for a photo after spending the morning Saturday helping to clean-up the public spaces. Working in concert with the City's "Boston Shines" program, hundreds of residents came... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who announced earlier this year she isn't running for re-election, will join Mayor Thomas Menino's cabinet, the mayor's office said Friday. Her title will be chief of advocacy and strategic investment. She will coordinate... Read more
The nation’s top immigration official appealed for help last week as his agency struggles to convince undocumented Haitian nationals living in the U.S. before last January’s earthquake to apply for temporary legal status. Ali Mayorkas, director of the... Read more
Two charged with murder in courthouse parking lot Boston Police last week charged two men for a murder last month in the parking lot used by visitors to Dorchester District Court. One of the two suspects, Mario H. Burns, 37, had been arrested two weeks... Read more
When the new year dawned in January, Bill Roper made his way to his place of business on Granite Avenue, just as he had for the better part of the last five decades. Bill Roper (2nd from left) with members of his family, at the store Saturday, April 18.... Read more
A correction has been appended to this article. A city panel that monitors developers and contractors for compliance with construction employment standards would have to submit monthly reports to the mayor and City Council under a local ordinance... Read more
State transportation officials say it’s too early to tell what the effects of re-constructing the Neponset River Bridge are going to be on traffic. Construction started on the 40-year-old bridge, which connects Quincy and Dorchester, last week, leading to... Read more
The decision of the McCormack Civic Association’s board of directors to share revenue generated by a proposed billboard with other local civic organizations drew heat from association members Tuesday. The proposal, which advertising company IconGroupe is... Read more
Repairs to a 108-year-old building in Uphams Corner. Extensive fixes to the masonry of the Boston Adult Technical Academy in Mattapan. And a new schoolyard at the Mather School, the first public elementary school in America, in the Meetinghouse Hill... Read more
Offer amendments to make $3M for BPL in state budget contingent on all staying open As a neighborhood campaign gears up to stop the proposed closing of the Lower Mills library, lawmakers in the House are making a bid to withhold money from the city... Read more

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