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There were broad smiles on the faces of the physicians and staff at Carney Hospital this week, as three new state-of-the-art operating rooms were unveiled to the public. Calling it “the new Carney Hospital,” CEO Bill Walczak presided over ceremonies... Read more
Apocalypse averted: This week, the U.S. House and Senate choked down what one unsatisfied member, in reference to the bipartisan deal to raise the national debt limit, called a “Satan sandwich.” The 12-member Massachusetts delegation largely voted against... Read more
This weekend marks the kick-off of this year’s My Dot Tours, an interactive walking tour of Fields Corner led by local youth. The tours will take place August 6 and 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday August 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. The teen-led tours stop at various... Read more
More than a year after a concerted effort between neighbors and public safety officials began working to stem the influx of drugs and crime in Savin Hill, residents say they have seen a significant improvement. At a neighborhood watch-sponsored patrol of... Read more
This year, the Texas Rangers girls softball team once again took first place in their 15-and-under division, winning 4-0 in this month’s playoff series.   The girls softball league, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox, draws students from all Boston... Read more
The Neponset Health Center is negotiating with the owner of a vacant property on Holbrook Avenue to either purchase or lease the real estate and possibly use it for parking. Located behind the center, 13 Holbrook Ave., widely considered a rotting eyesore... Read more
The general manager of the MBTA will decide how to deal with the Radford Lane entrance to Ashmont Station, agency officials said on Monday. Rich Davey, the head of the agency, will make the call by late next week, they said. The entrance has stayed closed... Read more
Once a bustling Boston Police station house, the building at 872 Morton St. just yards away from the intersection at Norfolk Street is an abandoned wreck, its surroundings a neighborhood pit. The detritus of 23 years of decay – discarded alcohol bottles... Read more
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation plans to chase federal stimulus dollars to finish off the Neponset Greenway trail as the agency appears to have finalized a proposal extending the riverside path by one mile. Department officials plan to... Read more
The general manager of the MBTA will decide how to deal with the Radford Lane entrance to Ashmont Station, agency officials said on Monday. Rich Davey, the head of the agency, will make the call by late next week, they said. The entrance has stayed closed... Read more
A man with three OUI convictions created a swath of destruction starting in his girlfriend's apartment and ending in a car crash on I-93 early Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges. Prosecutors say Charles Rampino, 47, of... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting two men for firing guns outside 95 Auckland St. around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Responding officers found one of the suspects, Ashawda Nelson, 19, of Quincy, inside the Savin Hill Red Line stop, police say: "... Read more
A 54 year-old Port Norfolk man is facing a slew of serious charges — including armed robbery and kidnapping— after he allegedly held-up the Tedeschi’s convenience store in Neponset at gunpoint last Thursday morning. The suspect made good his escape just... Read more
Friday suspectOn Thursday, the Bank of America branch at 100 River St. was robbed. The next day, the Sovereign Bank branch at 1617 Blue Hill Ave. was held up. The Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the man they say held up the Sovereign branch... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports four men were shot around 12:20 a.m., Sunday, and that one died Sunday night. Police say the victim, 20, was the only one of the four who did not flee the scene after being shot at 40 Ames St. Two victims, 18 and 21... Read more
A Mattapan man was arraigned today on charges he shot somebody outside the Dublin House on Stoughton Street early Friday morning. Leonard Young, 33, was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail at his arraignment in Dorchester District Court on chages of... Read more
A UMass Boston shuttle bus was hit by a car, causing a brief traffic jam on Morrissey Blvd. mid-afternoon Thursday on the south-bound side of the road. The car hit the bumper of the shuttle bus at 2:25 pm and the scene was cleared at about 3:19 p.m.,... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire called in around 4:45 a.m. at 487 Quincy St. did an estimated $200,000 in damage. Eight adults and two children were displaced, but no residents were injured. The cause is still under investigation.
On July 1, the Dorchester Reporter sent a questionnaire to all seven candidates who will appear on the Sept. 27 ballot for District 3 Boston City Council. The survey asked the candidates for a range of biographical information and to explain their... Read more
The Hendry Street Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a block party on Hendry Street on Saturday, July 30, from 12-5 p.m. The festivities will include awards, food, games, and music. The block party is also sponsored by the Dorchester Bay EDC, the Boston... Read more

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