State law enforcement officials have the "inherent" authority to arrest and hold immigrants scheduled for deportation, a Department of Justice attorney argued in court on Tuesday.

The Supreme Judicial Court has called into question... Read more

The annual Neponset River cleanup will be held on Sat., April 29 from 9 a.m.-noon at various sites— and volunteers are now being recruited for the effort. Last year, over 200 people volunteered their time at the cleanup, and collected 6 tons of debris... Read more

Dorchester’s own GRLZradio program, a youth development program and 24/7 web-based radio station ( based in St. Mary’s Center on Jones Hill, won two awards and was a finalist in a total of three categories at the 77th Annual International... Read more

Neighbors remaining ‘vigilant’ on next move

A controversial proposal to convert a three-decker at 96 Milton Ave. into a... Read more

To the editor: After 382 years and the collaborative effort and support of students, parents, civic and community leaders, public officials, educators and district administration, Boston Latin School recently named its first ever black... Read more

A new community service officer will take over duties from retiring Sgt. John Burns, the C-11 district’s longest-serving sergeant, who is leaving the post after 22 years.

Sgt. Brian Dunford, a Dorchester native, has “the perfect traits and... Read more

The 10th annual Adams Corner Crawl — billed as a final salute to Sgt. Adam P. Kennedy, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2007— is set for Sat., April 8. The pub crawl was launched by Kennedy’s cousins, Lauren Woods and Jill Reardon, who say the event... Read more

Feds threats called ‘fear-monering’

In response to the top national law enforcement official vowing to hold back funds from cities that flout federal immigration law, the Massachusetts attorney general accused U.S. Attorney... Read more


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