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A rash of commercial robberies in police district C-11 continues this week. According to the Boston Police public journal, an officer responded to a commercial robbery at 1732 Dorchester Ave. at 5:42 p.m. on Feb 9, and again on Tuesday morning. The... Read more
A rift over the proposed southern border wall emerged Tuesday between Congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. Neither Capuano nor Pressley supports a wall on the southern border... Read more
Details from the Boston Public Health Commission’s 2016-2017 Health of Boston Report that was released last week by Mayor Martin Walsh paint a familiar picture of the situation in Dorchester, where rates of unemployment, poverty, and chronic disease have... Read more
Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a group... Read more
Dorchester resident Amy French, 24, will run the Boston Marathon in April as a member of the Playworks New England team. French works in the organization’s development department. “When kids have opportunities for healthy and inclusive play at school,... Read more
The parents of a Dorchester girl who was diagnosed shortly after her birth with a rare genetic disorder have organized a fund-raiser casino night at Florian Hall this Saturday to help spread awareness of the disease. The Mal’s Pals Foundation – named by... Read more
With the Super Bowl over (mercifully), the Bruins and the Celtics looking good for playoffs that are months away, and the opening of spring training this week, it seems like a good time to throw another log on the Hot Stove and talk about the home team... Read more
A row of mom-and-pop stores on Geneva Avenue was shut down for health code violations Friday, forcing business owners to contend with a crash in income and mounting bills. The city’s Inspectional Services Department gave the order after inspectors said... Read more
If the Boston Public Schools have their way, their Fiscal Year 2019 budget will total $1.09 billion, up 4.4 percent in overall funding from last year. Last week, in a memo to school officials announcing the budget, Superintendent Tommy Chang said the... Read more
Architect's rendering of new charter-school building
The Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. The new building will give the school a permanent building for its students in grades 3-8, who now go to class... Read more
Proposed building at 191 Bowdoin St.
The Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Apartments in the new... Read more
Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a group... Read more
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will operate the early education center formerly run by UMass Boston The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) will re-open a child care center on Columbia Point that served UMass Boston and families in the... Read more
The Lower Mills restaurant ester is closing its door this weekend, but it's capping off its four-year run with a special weekend promotion and an art exhibit that features the paintings of a local artist. The restaurant was sold to a group of new... Read more
Romance — and chocolate cravings— are in the air, especially on Morrissey Boulevard. Phillips Candy House, Boston’s oldest and most popular chocolatier, is stocked up with Valentine’s Day offerings featuring their best-selling signature turtles, long-... Read more
A public meeting is planned for this month to discuss the latest proposal for new housing on Geneva Avenue. The project — dubbed “Bedrock Geneva”— will convert what is now a single-family homeon an oversized lot into a five-story building with 27 units of... Read more
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is back in the neighborhood and she has an excellent view of Kosciuszko Circle. The senator’s new campaign headquarters are on Columbia Point near the former Bayside Exposition Center site, the same offices occupied until November by... Read more
Listen to the WBUR coverage of this story here. When Mattapan residents pass by the old Cote Ford dealership on Cummins Highway, some see a symbol of neglect – a boarded-up beige brick building with graffiti on the walls and weeds cracking through the... Read more
If you’re anything like me, sometime around Super Bowl Sunday, the realization dawns that you haven’t made plans for your kids for February vacation. This year, I’m getting ahead of the game and am now planning for April vacation. Here are a couple of... Read more
The next installment of the Dot Jazz Series comes to Ashmont next Thursday, Feb. 15 as the Eric Hofbauer Quintet takes the stage at Peabody Hall inside the Parish of All Saints church. The 7:30 p.m. concert is sponsored by Mandorla Music and Greater... Read more

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