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A new restaurant, called Bowery, will open in early May after renovations are completed at the site of the now-closed Lower Mills restaurant ester and focus on “New American comfort food,” three of the four new owners told the Lower Mills Civic... Read more
Of the six hopefuls to pull papers for the First Suffolk special Senate election, four have submitted signatures to the Boston Elections Department to secure a spot on the ballot in seeking for fill the seat vacated by former Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry.... Read more
Blockbuster film fuels sales for African-themed apparel store Today marks a week since the premiere of Marvel’s superhero film “Black Panther,” the movie that has sparked a movement of black and African pride across the country and around the world. While... Read more
Dan Conley, who has been Boston’s top prosecutor for 16 years, will not seek re-election this fall, creating a major opening for lawyers with political ambitions. A former Boston city councillor, Conley has been the Suffolk County district attorney since... Read more
Boston firefighters quickly knocked down a small blaze in a Savin Hill apartment building next to the Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon. Smoke poured from a second story apartment in 1129 Dorchester Ave. at about 1 p.m., Boston Fire Department... Read more
Boston Police officers keeping an eye on Trevor Clarke, wanted for several armed holdups of Dorchester convenience stores, nabbed him last night when he forced somebody out of a car at gunpoint and tried to drive off. Clarke, 24, is charged with holding... Read more
Linda Dorcena Forry is sticking around, just not in a seat in the state Senate. The 44-year-old former senator has spent fully half of her life in public service, first as an aide to then-state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, then working in City Hall until... Read more
WBUR survey puts new challenger slightly ahead in Boston Incumbent Michael Capuano holds a district-wide double-digit lead over Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley in their race for the Seventh Congressional District seat, according to a new WBUR poll... Read more
Former Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry bid farewell – for now - to the State House in a festive ceremony on Wednesday that drew a Who's Who of city and state politics to say goodbye to a colleague who was both liked and respected on both sides of the aisle.... Read more
With the Super Bowl over (mercifully), the Bruins and the Celtics looking good for playoffs that are months away, and the opening of spring training this week, it seems like a good time to throw another log on the Hot Stove and talk about the home team... Read more
A rift over the proposed southern border wall emerged Tuesday between Congressman Michael Capuano and his challenger in the Democratic primary, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. Neither Capuano nor Pressley supports a wall on the southern border... Read more
Dorchester resident Amy French, 24, will run the Boston Marathon in April as a member of the Playworks New England team. French works in the organization’s development department. “When kids have opportunities for healthy and inclusive play at school,... Read more
The parents of a Dorchester girl who was diagnosed shortly after her birth with a rare genetic disorder have organized a fund-raiser casino night at Florian Hall this Saturday to help spread awareness of the disease. The Mal’s Pals Foundation – named by... Read more
Details from the Boston Public Health Commission’s 2016-2017 Health of Boston Report that was released last week by Mayor Martin Walsh paint a familiar picture of the situation in Dorchester, where rates of unemployment, poverty, and chronic disease have... Read more
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD) will re-open a child care center on Columbia Point that served UMass Boston and families in the Harbor Point Apartment community until it ended operations last year. The new early education and care center... Read more
A rash of commercial robberies in police district C-11 continues this week. According to the Boston Police public journal, an officer responded to a commercial robbery at 1732 Dorchester Ave. at 5:42 p.m. on Feb 9, and again on Tuesday morning. The... Read more
Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a group... Read more
The opening of a Popeyes restaurant in Codman Square has community members and elected officials alike frustrated over a permitting tweak that allowed the restaurant to begin construction in spite of sustained neighborhood pushback and an initial zoning... Read more
A row of mom-and-pop stores on Geneva Avenue was shut down for health code violations Friday, forcing business owners to contend with a crash in income and mounting bills. The city’s Inspectional Services Department gave the order after inspectors said... Read more
If the Boston Public Schools have their way, their Fiscal Year 2019 budget will total $1.09 billion, up 4.4 percent in overall funding from last year. Last week, in a memo to school officials announcing the budget, Superintendent Tommy Chang said the... Read more

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