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State Rep. Nick Collins won a landslide victory on Tuesday as he secured the First Suffolk senate seat in a special election. Collins earned 86.23 percent of votes cast across Dorchester, South Boston, Mattapan and Hyde Park. The next highest vote total... Read more
This train is making local stops. That was the message from House budget-writers to the MBTA when it comes to erecting billboards and similar outdoor ad space that the cash-hungry T views as a revenue-generator and others see as an eyesore. Through a... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found shot at 39 Hartford St., near Chamblet Street, around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday. The man was declared dead at the scene, police say. On Monday, the victim was identified as Dwayne Thomas, 34, of Dorchester... Read more
A 70-year-old Dorchester man was injured by a van at the intersection of Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street this morning, according to State Police. The man, whose identity was not released, was struck while on foot around 8:52 a.m., said State Police... Read more
Reshaping the contest about five weeks before the party's nominating convention, former Newton mayor Setti Warren announced Thursday he is quitting the race for governor after conceding he could not raise the money necessary to unseat Republican Gov.... Read more
Douglass Shand-Tucci, a Dorchester native who became one of the 20th century’s leading authorities on Boston architecture and history, died on April 11 at age 76, according to the Boston Globe. As a child, he lived in a grand Victorian home on Wilbur... Read more
State Rep. Evandro Carvalho of Dorchester, who has more than enough signatures under his belt to make the Suffolk District Attorney ballot, says his roots in, and dedication to, his home neighborhood and a strong track record of pushing for criminal... Read more
A well-attended city council hearing on Tuesday evening at the Great Hall in Codman Square began to parse the intricacies of as-of-right development, sparked by an outcry over a proposed Popeyes restaurant on Washington Street that has been built-out over... Read more
Not since the civil rights movement has the nation seen such a widespread rise in student activism. So Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year who teaches ninth-grade humanities at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, was not... Read more
Sheldon Lee’s musical journey has seen highs and lows – or crescendos and decrescendos – over the course of several movements; now, it has reached its coda. The longtime music director has been a fixture at Dorchester parishes for more than 30 years,... Read more
At the end of day today, residents of a swath of South Boston, Dorchester, and Mattapan will have a new senator – at least through the fall of this year. State Rep. Nick Collins, who won his uncontested Democratic primary in the First Suffolk race by... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins has filed three state budget amendments related to UMass operations that he said were intended to help close the Boston campus’ budget gap and ensure that no state funds would be used for private college acquisitions. Ultimately... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has endorsed US Rep. Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary for the Massachusetts Seventh Congressional District where the ten-term incumbent is facing a challenge from Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley. Standing... Read more
Proposed apartment building on Dorchester Avenue.
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a developer's proposal to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Adam Sarbaugh wants to... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for a hearing to examine diversity in law enforcement and public safety agencies. She plans to file a hearing order at the weekly council meeting on Wed., April 25. Campbell said in a statement that the... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday it was not going to hear Raymond White's appeal of his conviction on two first-degree murder convictions for the 1971 deaths of two security guards at a Columbia Road supermarket - at least not yet. The court ruled... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh is endorsing US Rep. Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary for the Massachusetts Seventh Congressional District, where the 10-term incumbent is facing a challenge from City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley. In a statement... Read more
Members of the Wahlberg family unveiled a new Wahlburgers food truck at the South Bay Center on Thursday, heralding the opening of the national fast food chain’s first ever Dorchester location. Brothers Donnie, Paul, Bob, and their mother Alma Wahlberg... Read more
Anger and resentment that had been simmering among UMass Boston students and staff for the past week, since UMass Amherst announced a deal to purchase a 74-acre Mt. Ida site, erupted Wednesday at a public meeting on campus attended by hundreds. State Rep... Read more
Interim Chancellor Barry Mills last week announced that the University of Massachusetts Boston will give $5,000 Krystle Campbell Scholarships to two women majoring in management at the university. In a noontime ceremony in Krystle’s hometown of Medford,... Read more

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