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Frank Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Brothers Corp. on Centre Street. : The family-run auto body shop is one of several Dorchester businesses that is at least 100 years old. They will be honored at next week's Dorchester Board of Trade dinner.The Dorchester... Read more
More than 100 students, teachers, and parents gathered outside Boston Latin Academy on Tuesday afternoon to speak out against a proposed plan to move the Dorchester exam school to a new location in Hyde Park. Students stood on the school’s front steps,... Read more
The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s efforts to allow the entire city of Boston to vote to approve or reject what is expected to be an eventual casino application from Suffolk Downs. The bill stipulates that in cities with more than 125,... Read more
Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Village 2011: The scene on Adams Street on Sunday afternoon. Everyone in Boston is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In Dorchester, you can add another date to the calendar: October’s annual Irish Heritage Festival in Adams... Read more
The body of a man in his 50s was found around 1 p.m. on Tuesday at 3 Virginia St., the Boston Police Department reports. The man, stabbed several times, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. He is Dorchester's 23rd murder victim this year (map).
Aftermath of the fire. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted around 3 p.m. at 7-9 Boyd St. quickly went to four alarms and displaced nine residents. Five firefighters were taken to local hospitals for treatment of minor... Read more
Community mourns: The flags of Ireland and County Galway flew outside St. Mark's Church on Dorchester Ave. this morning after the funeral Mass for murder victim Ciaran Conneely. Photo by Pat TarantinoThe murder of a 36- year-old man who was found shot to... Read more
Irish heritage festival 2011: Summer-like temps boosted attendance. Photo by Bill ForryAn estimated 10,000 people attended the Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Corner on Sunday. The third annual event featured live music on three stages, outdoor vendors... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a 22-year-old man died after being shot repeatedly around 11:45 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Babson Street.
Prince Charles Eweka, a Canton real-estate broker, yesterday admitted he used straw buyers to defraud lenders out of $548,000 for condos in two buildings he owned, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Eweka will be sentenced on Jan. 20. He faces... Read more
Mattapan Community Health Center is one of nine Boston-area organizations that will receive funding from the healthcare company Novo Nordisk this week to help pay for programs aimed at curbing diabetes-related problems in the state. In total, the Denmark-... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Emmanuel Pina and Sandro Tavares guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of a man with whom they'd had an argument and an innocent cook gunned down by an errant bullet at the now closed Ka-Carlos Bar... Read more
Commuters at the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line may soon notice an eye in the sky close by. MBTA officials are planning to place near the Sydney Street entrance a camera mounted on a platform, known as a “Sky Tower,” that stretches 30 feet into the air.... Read more
Carl Smith The operator of a controversial sober house in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk section was arrested last Thursday as state attorney general Martha Coakley pressed her probe into an alleged kickback scheme involving the state’s Medicaid program. Carl... Read more
Ashmont Station is one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs, serving as a gateway for students, workers, and on rare occasion, commuters with criminal intent.  While most law enforcement officers focus on that third group of riders, MBTA Transit... Read more
The morning after usually entails a hard look at the lengthy tab and the lingering question, “what’s next?” But for at least two District 3 candidates, there was a sense of jubilation on Sept. 28. Savin Hill’s Frank Baker and Cedar Grove’s John O’Toole... Read more
Finding your way in a new country is never easy, but Dorchester’s Portuguese-speaking community gathered last week to celebrate a 10-year-old set of helping hands. Clients, employees, and supporters of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (... Read more
Officials from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) held a meeting at Franklin Park’s golf clubhouse last Thursday to discuss their ongoing mass transit study in the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. The Roxbury/Dorchester/... Read more
The new UMass president is pushing for more funding from the Legislature while floating a proposal to relieve the university system’s debt load. Appointed by the UMass board of trustees earlier this year, Robert Caret said his “primary plan” is to... Read more
Norman Barnes, already charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old Dorchester High School student and forcing her into prostitution at Boston-area motels, now faces charges he used a 16-year-old for the same purposes. Indictments charge Barnes with 10 counts of... Read more

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