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Voters in one precinct in Ward 12 and a pair of precincts in Ward 16 have had their voting locations change for the preliminary municipal election on Sept. 27. Those living in Ward 12, Precinct 2, will vote at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Towers on MLK... Read more
I Got Bank: Teaches the value of saving money.A new kids’ book about the value of saving money from an early age is intended for the ears of grammar school set, but the message is one that people of all ages should take to the bank. It’s a lesson that... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick dropped by the newly-opened Roger Clap Innovation School in Dorchester on Tuesday seeking to draw attention to it as a potential model in closing student achievement gaps. The Roger Clap became the first innovation school to open in... Read more
The Mattapan Square Main Streets board of directors held a public “visioning” meeting at the Mattapan Branch Library on Tuesday night, the first such event held by the organization since it was officially designated by City Hall last fall. Tuesday’s... Read more
The fresh ingredients that will be used in some of the much-anticipated dishes to be served at this year’s Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health event on Thurs., Sept. 22, were previewed last week by the participants. Codman Square Health Center CEO... Read more
Steven Bolley, 29, of Willowwood Street, was ordered held without bail Wednesday at his arraignment in Roxbury District Court on a charge of murder. Bolley was one of several men who surrounded Justin Albert, 22, of the South End around 12:45 a.m. at... Read more
Tyler Seguin at Leahy-Holloran Community Center: The Bruins center handed out pucks and opening day tickets on Tuesday. Reporter photo by Pat Tarantino Kids at Dorchester’s Leahy-Holloran Community Center had a brush with greatness on Tuesday, when Boston... Read more
Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States.... Read more
The Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the discovery of a 14-month-old's body in a van outside 18 Floyd Street Monday afternoon.
Javann Hall, 26, was arraigned Monday on charges he acted as the driver for a gunman who blasted away at a Readville man about to get his todller out of the car Saturday night. Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee estimated the victim was... Read more
Fire damage. Photo by Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department reports nine people were displaced by a one-alarm fire that broke out shortly before 5 a.m. at 130 Devon St. The department says investigators have determined the fire was... Read more
Boston Public Schools superintendent Carol Johnson said she is re-examining a proposal to move Dorchester’s Boston Latin Academy to Hyde Park. Johnson’s stance on the move was a major cause for concern among parents and teachers attending last night’s... Read more
RCN, one of the broadband providers serving Dorchester, said Thursday it would be giving an automatic credit to customers who suffered from power outages during Tropical Storm Irene. The credit, which will be based on the number of days customers saw a... Read more
The man suing District 3 candidate John O’Toole is asking former co-workers to write letters to this newspaper accusing O’Toole of mischaracterizing his tenure at the Dorchester-based Optimum Mortgage Corporation, according to an e-mail sent out by Paul... Read more
Sixth-grade Students at Dorchester’s Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School are going to use more than a textbook during this year’s science classes. The Columbia Road school recently announced a new partnership with Science from Scientists, a Boston-... Read more
Judy Meredith and Lew FinferThe fight to protect vital social service programs in Dorchester has never been an easy one, even during more stable financial times. But now as budgets shrink across the state, longtime community activists Judy Meredith and... Read more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will pump $20.5 million in federal housing funds to redevelop Dorchester’s Quincy Street area in a bid to revitalize the sector, aid the 8,900 families living in the area, and spur an economic... Read more
District 3 council hopefuls: The candidates before a June forum: Marydith Tuitt, John O'Toole, Craig Galvin, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, Frank Baker, and Stephanie Everett. The preliminary election is just 8 days away and there are signs aplenty that the... Read more
In December, 2009, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office received nearly $1.5 million in settlements funds from drug companies Merck Vioxx, Eli Lilly, and Pfizer. Now, almost two years later, the benefits from those funds are showing in Dorchester’s... Read more
It may be hard to imagine any parallel between Ireland and destitute, still earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and yet there are any number: analogous gripping histories of famine, long stretches of political and economic repression, and the bad geographical luck... Read more


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