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To judge by sale prices for three-decker condominiums in Dorchester, the housing slump is over - at least at a few locations. The prices do have connections to names that repeatedly turn up in foreclosure filings, and they stick out like tree stumps in a... Read more
A state appeals court last week rejected a bid by a man who confessed to killing a 15-year-old bystander in a Geneva Avenue shootout to overturn his conviction. Charles Bogues, 36, had admitted to firing his gun, but said he did not hit Louis D. Brown in... Read more
Up to $7 million would be provided for the cleanup of an abandoned Port Norfolk lot under an environment-focused borrowing bill lawmakers are attempting to get to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk this week. The funds would go towards a long-awaited revamp of the... Read more
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra's musicians and audience stayed dry during Sunday's downpours by moving from Dorchester Park, now a registered National Historic Landmark, to St. Gregory School auditorium. Conductor Charles Ansbacher and his orchestra... Read more
For a handful of abutters, a proposed affordable housing development at Geneva Avenue and Bloomfield Street is too tall, too dense, and too short on parking. For six nearby civic associations and Main Streets organizations, other abutters and several... Read more
Police pledged this week to devote more resources in the area after meeting with community members of the Fuller-Bailey Neighborhood Association. About 40 community members attended the meeting at St. Mark's VFW Post on Tuesday night, primarily revolving... Read more
Although some say it's a bit early to talk about Boston City Council election 2009 - particularly with several of this year's state races underway - many, including a handful of political junkies, city hall staffers and the Reporter, just can't help it.... Read more
Organizers expect Aug. 16's Dorchester Beach Festival at Malibu Beach to draw more than a thousand revelers. It was conceived as a way the highlight and take advantage of recent improvements to Dot's beaches, including increased staffing, investment in... Read more
A City Council committee will scrutinize the emergency response to a Fairlawn Avenue shooting that seriously injured a baby last month. Councillor Charles Yancey is calling for next Tuesday's hearing as part of his continued look into the city's 911... Read more
A lack of community interest or the impact of summer holidays could have been what limited the number of attendees at the first community meeting for the proposed Bayside development on Columbia Point. Less than 50 people showed up on Monday evening at... Read more
Hundreds of spectators are expected to visit Dorchester Park this Sunday evening for a free, outdoor classical concert that will feature the music of George Gershwin and Gospel favorites, a contest for most creative picnic and an official ceremony marking... Read more
After months of deliberation, the board of the Vietnamese-American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) terminated its director Hiep Chu last week, sending shockwaves through the Vietnamese and Fields Corner communities where he is respected as a civic... Read more
The gem of Frederick Law Olmstead's Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park, is getting a shine this summer. A 32 youth with Franklin Park Coalition and six from Youth Build Boston are working to spruce up areas inside the 527-acre refuge that connects the... Read more
An intense thunderstorm burst open over the city at around 3 p.m. on Sunday, dumping one to two inches of rain on Dorchester in less than an hour and firing hundreds of lightning bolts, including one that laid down ten men taking shelter after a soccer... Read more
Eight years ago, the sprawling campus of the old Boston Specialty and Rehabilitation Hospital was largely dormant and - in places -crumbling. The shuttered Foley building - the old hospital's battleship building - was a foreboding presence along River... Read more
The skirmish between federal and state highway authorities over the condition of the Longfellow Bridge- which has led to a 10 mile-per-hour speed restriction as crews check and rehabilitate the span over the Charles River - is not the only factor causing... Read more
The intersection at Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street could undergo a study and an overhaul, with members of the State House delegation pushing for the area to get re-done. "Car accidents happen there almost every day," said Danny Hardaway, president... Read more
The city's Foreclosure Intervention Team is taking the neighborhood-saving techniques it honed on Hendry Street to new areas in Dorchester and Roxbury, and brainstorming new ones as they go along. On the drawing board for a new "hot spot" of foreclosed... Read more
An unidentified man pulled over by Boston Police last Friday morning took a bullet through the hat - and lived to tell about it. According to a Boston Police report, officers observed the driver racing the wrong way down Homes Avenue at 2:28 a.m. After he... Read more
"Johnny Lee and me: Two black people from Dorchester who love Shakespeare." That's how recent Harvard College grad Faith Imafidon describes herself and well-known actor and teacher Johnny Lee Davenport. Both are currently appearing in the Commonwealth... Read more

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