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When the state’s labor department announced employment numbers in May, Gov. Deval Patrick’s press office acted quickly, sending out a press release exactly 23 minutes after the department detailed the numbers. “With 19,000 new jobs in April, Massachusetts... Read more
DotWell, a Dorchester-based community advocacy group, is holding several adult education programs this fall at its tech center in Codman Square. Among DotWell’s education programs are the Clemente course in the Humanities and the Boston-area  Advanced... Read more
As climate change threatens to alter more than just the planet’s coastline and ocean life, scientists and policy experts at UMass-Boston are studying how environmental problems intersect with national security risks. The new Collaborative Institute for... Read more
The site of the former C. F. Donovan’s restaurant was sold last week at a sidewalk auction to the owner of McKenna’s, the café across the street, and a local financial planner. The winning bid for the former restaurant, which longtime owner Arthur Donovan... Read more
It has been just a year since it was announced that the century-old Mt. Washington Bank would be merged with the East Boston Savings Bank. At the time, Mt. Washington had established itself as a significant community-based financial institution, one that... Read more
For the second day in a row, somebody was murdered in broad daylight on a Dorchester street. The Boston Police Department reports a man, 26, was found with a stab wound around 12:30 p.m. today at 600 Blue Hill Ave., across from Franklin Park near Seaver... Read more
Two people were shot, one fatally, last Thursday (Aug. 12) in front of an Adams Street home across the street from Hemenway Park. Police responded to the scene at 531 Adams Street — at the corner of Lonsdale Street— just before 9:30 p.m. Two male victims... Read more
A Saturday ceremony is planned to install a plaque memorializing a 71 year-old store clerk who was gunned down inside an Uphams Corner convenience store last Feburary. Geraldo Serrano was shot to death on Feb. 24 when he confronted two young men who were... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports Terrance Small, 39, was murdered outside 2 Shafter St. this afternoon. Police say arriving officers found the man lying in the street, with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was... Read more
A water line break outside the Lower Mills Apartments left residents in the building without fresh water, toilets or showers for several hours on Tuesday afternoon. Residents say that the rupture happened as work crews dug outside the building at 2262... Read more
The Dorchester Beach Festival planned for Saturday in Savin Hill has been cancelled, according to the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition.
C.F. Donovan's: Sold at auction today for $875,000 to owner of McKenna's Cafe.The site of the former C. F. Donovan’s restaurant was sold Thursday morning at a sidewalk auction to the owner of McKenna’s, the café across the street, and a local financial... Read more
Marine Staff Sgt. William Lynch in family photo. Before Judy Armour and Janet Sambuceti met Roy Weaver, their most tangible connection to their uncle, Staff Sgt. William Lynch, of Dorchester and the United States Marines, was a portrait that hung in their... Read more
Inside an iceless rink on a muggy Monday afternoon, five kids shot hoops as several hundred feet away a dozen younger children played with Lego blocks. In less than an hour many of them would head outside, spreading themselves out on a small section of... Read more
MassVOTE, a civic education nonprofit, is joining up with 32 other groups in sponsoring forums with candidates running in the Fifth Suffolk and Sixth Suffolk House districts. Forums on the Second Suffolk Senate district are also planned. The details, per... Read more
Dorchester House Facilities Department (From left to right): Paul Graham, Robert Shields, Inmar Valenzuela, Brian Colomey (Absent from photo: Carol McGill, Bernard Nurse) The challenge lay before the committee: To celebrate National Health Center Week,... Read more
BC High Solar Panels: BC High's Brian Maher with the school's new solar panels.Boston College High School is taking a giant step in the green direction this summer with the installation of nearly 870 solar panels on the roofs of its buildings. The project... Read more
The Boston City Council honored Karen Miller, a pioneering African-American firefighter and resident of Dorchester during their council meeting last Wednesday. Miller was Boston’s first African-American female firefighter. “We wanted to thank [Miller] for... Read more
The candidates are crisscrossing the district. They’re opening campaign headquarters on Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street and announcing a steady stream of endorsements. But the race to replace retiring state Rep. Willie Mae Allen and to become the... Read more
Julie Burns: Julie Burns, director of Arts, Tourism and Special Events for the city.Julie Burns, who announced last week that she was resigning as the city’s director of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, was accused of racial discrimination when she fired... Read more

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