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Editor's note: For full coverage of the earthquake in Haiti and the Boston-area response, see our sister publication Boston Haitian Reporter. Local residents continued to scramble for information about relatives in friends in Haiti following Tuesday... Read more
In the fall election, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dominated his opponents in the city’s minority neighborhoods. But one of the criticisms of his administration raised on the campaign trail by mayoral candidates Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon – that it... Read more
Crime dropped in nearly all categories across the city of Boston in 2009. The Boston Police Department hopes to keep that positive momentum going in 2010 by staying squarely focused on gang and gun violence, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told the... Read more
Voters paying attention to the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy can be forgiven if they’re feeling a little bit confused as the Jan. 19 special election draws closer. The last week has featured a bevy of polls that show Attorney General Martha... Read more
UMass officials are forging ahead with plans to acquire Columbia Point’s Bayside Expo Center, seeking a consultant to inspect the property. Officials say they are hopeful a deal for the center can be completed within the next week. The school has signed... Read more
Sr Bridget HaaseSr. Bridget Haase is a gifted storyteller, which becomes clearly evident within minutes of meeting her. And that gift has accompanied her around the world and back to the states, where she currently serves as the coordinator of the... Read more
The Boston Haitian Reporter, our sister publication, is providing full coverage of local reaction to Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.
Robbery suspectBoston Police are appealing to the public to help identify a man they believe may be responsible for a string of armed robberies, including one last week on Morrissey Boulevard. Detectives say the man pictured here during a Jan. 2 robbery... Read more
A new report on the impacts of the H1N1 flu virus in Boston indicates that Dorchester was hit hard by last year’s outbreak, which sickened a disproportionate amount of people of color in the city last year. “This study is proof positive that we can... Read more
Boston Police report a man was shot in the arm following an argument outside the Store 24, 1886 Dorchester Ave. in Peabody Square around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. Police are looking for two men who ran in the direction of Fields Corner. The suspects may... Read more
Boston Police report finding the body of a man in his late 20s inside 87 Rosseter St. Thursday night. Police say the man had been shot repeatedly and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin. He is... Read more
Artistic types from the “starving painter in the garret” to the Broadway hopeful who waits tables have traditionally learned to cope with financial problems by applying their gift of creativity. Exemplifying this strategy locally is Leslie MacWeeney,... Read more
For political junkies, the year 2010 will be, to steal a phrase that U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano borrowed himself, "manna from heaven." All six constitutional offices -- governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state and... Read more
The potential sale of the Bayside Expo Center to UMass-Boston will not impact the roster of scheduled events planned for the venue in the first four months of 2010, according to the facility’s management. In a statement issued on Monday, Bayside manager... Read more
Newly-reelected City Council President Michael Ross kicked off his second one-year term with a call for members to review the city's charter. The review is the first in nearly a half-century, and follows an intense debate in December over whether to place... Read more
Supporters of St. Mary’s Women and Children’s Center are calling on all alumni –those who were born at St. Margaret’s Hospital, that is – to participate in a fundraising event Feb. 6. to support St. Mary’s. In a first-of-its-kind event, the â... Read more
There are quite a few “ifs” involved. But if Attorney General Martha Coakley wins her bid to replace the late Edward Kennedy in the U.S. Senate, and if current Secretary of State William Galvin moves to succeed her, Savin Hill’s Marty Walsh will run... Read more
Add this to week full of firsts: On top of the City Council's increased diversity and a milestone for the city's chief executive, the first person of Cape Verdean descent was appointed to the city's School Committee. Dorchester's John Barros, the... Read more
While economic indicators may point to a turnaround in the recession, many Dorchester non-profit organizations continue to struggle with less funding coming in from public and private sources. Indeed, the fourth quarter has traditionally been a boom time... Read more
Mayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house. City of Boston photo Don’t call him the “Urban Mechanic” anymore. Mayor Thomas Menino first gained the labelbecause of his near-... Read more

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