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Acting B-3 Captain Joseph Boyle has been appointed permanently to the post, Boston Police Department officials said this week. Boyle, who has been promoted to captain from lieutenant, has been serving as acting captain since November, when James Claiborne... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will consider a request from Mt. Washington Bank to hold off revocation of C.F. Donovan's liquor license so it can try to sell it and recoup some of its losses. A bank attorney told the board today the bank has... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board said today it will seek to shut Cataloni's, 10 Hancock St., after police described a Nov. 28 incident in which a woman was arrested inside the bar on charges of selling cocaine to bar patrons. This was only the latest in a... Read more
Boston Police report officers responded to 60 Goodale Rd. around 5:40 this morning to find a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died later in the day. Police are describing him only as black and... Read more
Our sister publication Boston Haitian Reporter has the details on today's jewelry sale to benefit the Haitian Health Foundation. The Adams Corner event is one of several events around the city today that will bring people together in common cause for... Read more
The Dorchester Central campus of Pope John Paul II Academy will close in June of this year, according to parents who were informed of the decision at a meeting last evening. The school, housed in what was once St. Mark's Grammar School, is one of five... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 21, 2010…...Addressing a state shaken up by an electoral stunner and drained by sustained economic woes, Gov. Deval Patrick acknowledged missteps but vowed to stay focused on struggling citizens’ needs, using his annual... Read more
In his successful bid for U.S. Senate, Scott Brown successfully captured three precincts in Ward 16 in Dorchester, long considered a Democratic stronghold. Some residents were not completely surprised with the results. “We all sensed the tenor of the... Read more
BCC: (L-R) Ashard Jones, Christopher Doman and Gwendolyn Baptiste represented Dorchester in the Boston Children's Chorus' dress rehearsal on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Boston Children’s Chorus celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick this week signed an education reform bill that handed increased powers to school superintendents and allows the creation of more charter schools. The move paves the way for Mayor Thomas Menino to bring his “in-district” charter... Read more
Issues surrounding what many claim is one of the most dangerous intersections in Dorchester may soon be resolved after it was announced this week that nearly $1 million in state funding is being designated to redesign streets in Dorchester and Milton.... Read more
The city of Boston received $13.6 million last week in federal foreclosure funding, a grant that could have a significant impact on Dorchester’s 254 bank-owned homes. The money was awarded to the Department of Neighborhood Development and represents a... Read more
Haiti: Residents pitched in by carrying water in Port-au-Prince last Sunday as relief groups and officials focused on moving the aid flowing into Haiti to survivors of the powerful earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull).... Read more
Recently-elected Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, that body's first African-American woman, watched in shock Tuesday night at Martha Coakley's campaign gathering at the Sheraton Boston as the disappointing vote counts flowed in. "It's... Read more
Boston Police are looking for a man with a knife who forced an employee at Gerard's Restaurant to the floor last night and got away with about $1,100 in receipts. Police say the incident happened around 10:25 p.m. A police report describes the suspect as... Read more
Cambidge and MBTA Transit police today charged John B. Dysart, 27, with attacking two women after they left the Central Square Red Line stop last week and with open and gross lewdness on MBTA buses in Dorchester and Brighton. Dysart was charged with... Read more
Boston Police report arresting Omay Tavares, 20, last night on murder charges. Police say Tavares repeatedly shot George Thompson at 87 Rosseter St. on Jan. 7. Tavares will be arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester District Court.
Boston Police report arresting Nigel A. Nichols, 24, of Brockton today in connection with the slayings of three people outside a party 41 Mt. Ida Road on March 29, 2009. Nichols is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and is scheduled... Read more
St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center will launch one of the first transitional employment programs in the state at the end of January to provide a work and training experience for low-income women with children with a goal of achieving full-time... Read more
On the lip of a historic and yet contentious vote in the U.S. Senate on a health care reform bill that would extend health benefits to about 31 million uninsured Americans, James W. Hunt Jr., longtime president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of... Read more

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