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Long something of a wallflower, the Strand Theatre is finding its dance card filling up quickly in 2010 with a couple of noteworthy debuts.  On Valentine’s Day weekend, the former movie palace hosted the world premiere of a Tyler-Perry-like musical by a... Read more
Matthew ParkerMatthew Parker began turning his feelings and thoughts into poetry when he was a young teen growing up in the South End, with the rhythms and stories he created providing an outlet and an escape from the violent street life he saw around him... Read more
For some politicians, it can be more petrifying than Election Day: Getting up on a stage and trying to be funny. But that’s exactly what the Bay State’s top elected officials – and perhaps some of the folks running against them – will be attempting at the... Read more
With state education officials pressing for dramatic improvement at twelve schools citywide that have been deemed underperforming, staff members at four Dorchester area schools will be asked to reapply for their jobs, local school officials said this week... Read more
Residents are rallying in support of their branch libraries as city officials consider consolidations and the closing of an expected $3.6 million budget gap in the fiscal 2011 budget. In Lower Mills, the head of the local merchants’ association is... Read more
With Boston boasting one of the highest concentrations of residents with Irish heritage in the country, it’s not surprising that every March the city is a center for celebrations around St. Patrick’s Day. Locally, a growing number of people have been... Read more
Quoc Trinh, 30, was sentenced today to 27 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he help run the family marijuana and Ecstasy business out of its Bloomfield Street home. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston, which reported the... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that broke out around 11:30 at 12 Stanton St. early Saturday morning went to two alarms. The fire, which spread from the second to the third floor, did an estimated $200,000 damage. Nobody was injured, but the Red... Read more
UPDATE: WCVB-TV reports the two were found in Everett and are OK. The Boston Police Department reports Maithe "Daniela" Ruiz, 10, and Angela Rivera, 12, were last seen leaving their home for school around 8:40 a.m. today. "It is believed that the two... Read more
Relatives of Ramone Daley gathered at Boston Police headquarters today to announce a $10,000 reward for information on whoever gunned down the young Floyd Street resident as he left for work early on the morning of Feb. 27. Jeannette Binton: Daley's... Read more
Boston Police report finding a man lying in front of 85 Draper St. with gunshot wounds around 7:25 p.m. yesterday. Benjamin Martins, 30, of Dorchester, was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information can... Read more
For 44-year-old Gregory Grene, of the popular band The Prodigals, nothing will ever be the same. His twin brother, Andrew, a well-known UN political affairs officer, perished in the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January. Gregory headed to another... Read more
The 2010 gubernatorial race came to Dorchester this week as Gov. Deval Patrick hosted an “urban town hall” at a Codman Square church. “It’s hard to be heard above the din of ‘hate radio,’ ” Patrick told a welcoming crowd that packed Rev. Bruce Wall’s... Read more
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


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