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Debate over a pair of state worker holidays, until now publicly confined to a struggle between good government and historical value arguments, veered this week into the touchy realm of ethnic politics as lawmakers engaged in uncommonly heated exchanges... Read more
The two physicians who head the management team at Carney Hospital painted a bright picture of the hospital’s fiscal condition and outlook for the future last week for a breakfast audience of legislators, health care advocates and other business and civic... Read more
When Dianne Kerrissey first began her work in the Parks Department for the City of Boston 39 years ago, she fell in love with the job and the city. Now, nearly four decades later, she began her retirement this week with no regrets about staying in the... Read more
Brian Wallace First it was state Rep. Willie Mae Allen. Then her colleague, Marie St. Fleur, a ten-year veteran of Beacon Hill, announced she wasn’t running for another term, too. This week Rep. Brian Wallace became the third member of Dorchester’s State... Read more
UMass-Boston officials took another step closer to bringing dorms to Columbia Point, blasting out a survey to students to gauge interest in campus housing. Administered by the independent consulting firm Brailsford Dunlavey, the survey started on Friday... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding Troy Robinson and his two-year-old nephew on the 700 block of Washington Street tonight. Robinson will be charged with kidnapping, police said, adding the toddler was brought to a local hospital for evaluation... Read more
The federal government has started procedings to take control of a Dorchester house it says two brothers built to become the center of a family drug ring that was broken up with a series of arrests in 2007. The government says it will sell off 59... Read more
Rep. Brian Wallace (D-South Boston), whose district includes parts of Dorchester, will not seek re-election this year, sources told the Reporter's Gintautas Dumcius today. See the Reporter's Lit Drop blog for more on this developing story. Wallace joins... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally shot around 4 a.m. on Saturday in front of 19 Floyd St. The man, a black male in his early 20s, was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he died several hours later. Police say the man was lying in... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports Pat Foley was a block away from the Engine 21 firehouse in Dorchester this morning when he noticed a fire in an apartment building 40 Sumner St. around 7 a.m. Foley called in the fire, then raced into the building and... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 26, 2010…..All guesstimates below ecstatic about the level of excitement among savvy lawmakers at a high state court ruling earlier this month, suggesting they alter the anti-obscenity laws to protect youngsters more thoroughly,... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Steven Odegard of first-degree murder for the death of Daniel Yakovleff in Odegard's Tuttle Street apartment on Jan. 17, 2008, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced. OdegardThe conviction... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 26, 2010……Despite an unfavorable rating of 50 percent, Gov. Deval Patrick maintains his edge over a crowded gubernatorial field and holds a commanding lead over his new primary opponent, according to new poll results, which also... Read more
WASHINGTON D.C. -– When state Sen. Scott Brown became U.S. Sen. Scott Brown earlier this month, stunned and wrathful Democrats in Massachusetts questioned how long before Brown would fall into line with the national Republican Party leadershi and whether... Read more
UMass-Boston has completed the purchase and sales agreement in its acquisition of the Bayside Expo Center on Columbia Point, the university announced last week. A spokesman for the University of Massachusetts Building Authority said the purchase price is... Read more
Small business owners this week urged local lawmakers to help erase the “stigma” attached to their neighborhoods as they asked for cleaner streets outside their locations. “There’s still a stigma that leans over that part of the city,” said Sarnia Etienne... Read more
The field of candidates running to replace state Rep. Willie Mae Allen keeps expanding. Russell Holmes, a Mattapan Democrat, has pulled nomination papers. He and three others were at the Ward 14 Democratic caucus over the weekend, asking members to sign... Read more
State Rep. Marie St. Fleur isn’t running for re-election, a move that opens up the Fifth Suffolk District seat for the first time in a decade. St. Fleur’s retirement is the second in the last month within the Dorchester and Mattapan community, with state... Read more
State and city transportation officials on Tuesday night asked neighborhood residents to prepare themselves for the upcoming construction along Dorchester Avenue as they discussed with the community the plans for the major overhaul of fifteen... Read more
Dorchester native Bishop Mauro Muldoon poses in South Boston, far from his episcopal seat in Honduras. Photo by Ed Forry “Neponset Boy Scores First Basket on the Parquet Floor at Boston Garden.” That’s the headline requested by Maurice “Tucker” Muldoon,... Read more

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