Voters in the 12th Suffolk district chose to re-elect incumbent state Rep. Dan Cullinane over his repeat challenger, Jovan Lacet, on Tuesday, while Roxbury activist Liz Miranda scored a decisive primary victory in the four-person race to succeed Rep.... Read more
Boston voters turned out in decisive fashion on Tuesday, at least compared to most state primary years, and ushered into office a wave of new and diverse faces. Amidst all the excitement around the transformational Congressional race between Ayanna... Read more
Ayanna Pressley just keeps checking off the “firsts.” In a stunning upset on Tuesday, the first woman of color to be elected to the Boston City Council took the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat away from the 66-year-old Democratic incumbent, Michael... Read more
Rollins rolls in DA race; Miranda wins in 5th Suffolk; Cullinane beats back tough challenge in 12th Dorchester's own Ayanna Pressley will leave the Boston City Council next year for a new desk in a bigger chamber: She has stunned the state's political... Read more
A 36 year-old man from Malden has been convicted in the brutal stabbing death of a barber outside his own shop near Adams Corner in 2014. A Suffolk Superior Court jury ruled that Dominic Shiner is guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Sean... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man they say went on a bit of an arson early Labor Day morning that ended only when a resident spotted him trying to set a pile of stuff on fire in the resident's backyard and a police dog sniffed him out... Read more
A Codman Square pop-up coffee shop is finding a new longterm home in Ashmont. Ripple Cafe, which for the past year has operated out of a Jamaican dining room, will fill the open cafe space inside Eastern Bank’s location in the Carruth Building. The spot... Read more
Don’t figure on taking a breather the day after Labor Day, Boston, because there’s electoral work to do. That is the day when the primaries for an assortment of state and federal offices, including governor and lieutenant governor, district attorney,... Read more
One of the busiest and flashiest races of the local primary season — and one for which advocates are straining to drum up public awareness — is the contest for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. The incumbent DA, Dan Conley, is stepping aside... Read more
State Lottery officials resolved Tuesday to press ahead with an expedited search for a new South Shore regional office and distribution center after terms of an agreement to keep some Lottery operations at its soon-to-be former Braintree headquarters... Read more
The University of Massachusetts at Boston celebrated a milestone on Tuesday as city and state officials cut the blue ribbon on the Dorchester campus’ first-ever dormitories. In remarks before the opening of the 1,077-bed dorms, which rise to 12 stories... Read more
Compared to grocery store prices, fresh produce is usually less expensive when purchased directly from Massachusetts farms, according to new survey results. The Massachusetts Food System Collaborative released its survey Monday and it is based on prices... Read more
Seat belts saved an estimated 115 lives in Massachusetts in 2016, and 45 more could have been saved if 100 percent of drivers and passengers buckled up, according to data released Wednesday. A new study, conducted by the University of Massachusetts... Read more
As Chinese government restrictions on the import of recycled paper and plastics drive up recycling processing costs in America, a new state effort is attempting to increase recycling while also educating people about what can and cannot be recycled.... Read more
Baker, Flynn Weigh In One of Dorchester’s city councilors wants the city to think about dropping the speed limit on city streets to 20 mph. Frank Baker, who represents Dot’s district 3, has joined South Boston’s city Councillor Ed Flynn in requesting a... Read more
By Alanna Durkin Richer Associated Press  A lawsuit that seeks to prevent the deportation of immigrants while they are seeking to become legal US residents through marriage will move forward, a federal judge ruled last Thursday.  Judge Mark Wolf denied... Read more
Jonathan Bartlett, athletic director of Boston College High School, is pleased to announce that Brennan Bonner of Dorchester has been named head coach in both Indoor and Outdoor track. “Coach Bonner,” said Bartlett, “is an outstanding coach. He... Read more
More than a dozen matriculating students received their high school equivalency certificates last Thursday during a ceremony at Roxbury Community College and will start this fall as incoming college students. What makes this group unique is that they are... Read more
Uphams Corner’s historic Strand Theatre will be the venue next month for the inaugural Dorchester Short Film Festival, an event produced by travelling film exhibition Asbury Shorts USA. The two-hour event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.... Read more
Monday morning’s inaugural MR8K— a five mile run and walk through Boston’s downtown and Back Bay — is novel in many ways. It’s the first MR8-branded running event by Dorchester’s own Martin Richard Foundation, named for our eight-year-old neighbor Martin... Read more


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