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Dorchester, Massachusetts is located in Suffolk County. Zip codes in Dorchester, MA include 02121, 02124, and 02122.

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12 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Walsh administration: Advisory group to help BPD solve murders

An advisory group will work alongside the Boston Police Department to help solve 336 unsolved murder cases, bring closure to families still waiting for justice and take hundreds of killers off the street, a city official said today.

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19 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Marty Walsh: 336 unsolved Boston homicides - alarming'

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, facing a grim ledger of 336 unsolved murders from the past decade, said yesterday he will ask police to review the way they probe a homicides while the city explores new strategies to break the code of silence in the hardest-hit neighborhoods, to make witnesses feel safe and to bring long-overdue justice to the families of ... (more)

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Boston.com

Boston police officer's gun goes off in struggle with drug suspect

A Boston man is being held on $50,000 cash bail after an early morning scuffle with a police officer caused the officer's gun to fire, authorities said Thursday.

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Boston.com

Boston preacher's son allegedly shot to death by co-worker

An act of generosity by a Dorchester preacher's son cost him his life when a co-worker he was giving a ride to allegedly settled an argument between them by shooting him to death on a Dorchester street, a prosecutor said today.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Boston Herald

Widow will lead march on City Hall

GRIEVING: Mary Franklin, above, holds a portrait of her slain husband Melvin. She will lead a march of women to City Hall demanding more effort to solve slayings.

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Boston Herald

Editorial: End murder mysteries

"It came down to a plate of Spanish rice being dumped into someone's hair and the next thing you know, we have a dead girl.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Boston Herald

Killers elude justice on bloodiest streets: Watch the Video

From Harvard Street to "H-Block" to Blue Hill Avenue, cold-blooded killers are getting away with murders at staggering rates on some of Boston's bloodiest byways, protected in part by mistrust of police and a code of silence community leaders say has to end.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Boston Herald

DA: Police justified in Dorchester shooting death

Police were justified in the shooting death of a 38-year-old Dorchester man who exchanged shots with a rival and fired at officers on Willowwood Street last year, a review conducted by the Suffolk District Attorney's Office has found.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Boston.com

The spectacular collapse of Jack O'Brien

For years, from his office atop Beacon Hill, O'Brien's power was absolute. His orders were carried out reflexively.

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Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

Political Round-up: Mattapan's Allen challenges Cullinane in Sept. primary

Lauren Dezenski, Reporter Staff Corey J. Allen Corey J. Allen, a mainstay in the Mattapan and Dorchester neighborhood for years, is challenging Rep. Daniel Cullinane in the Democratic primary on Sept.

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Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

Meetinghouse Bank weighs possible branch in Fields Corner

Meetinghouse Bank owns this building at 1281 Dorchester Ave. and has recently begun a renovation project to convert the former liquor store-turned-storefront church into new retail space.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Boston.com

Philip Chism arraigned for alleged assault on state worker

The teen accused of murdering teacher Colleen Ritzer in a bathroom inside Danvers High School in 2013 allegedly attacked a female Department of Youth Services clinician inside a bathroom at a DYS facility in Dorchester last month, a prosecutor said today.

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Dorchester to get eponymous restaurant

The owners of Shenanigan's in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

Chelmsford Police Charge Two In Bank Robbery

Chelmsford police have charged two Lawrence men in connection with a July 15 bank robbery at a Citizens Bank branch inside a Stop & Shop.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

Fantini & Gorga Arranges $2.3M Refinancing For Dorchester Apartment Building

Boston-based Fantini & Gorga recently arranged $2.3 million in bridge refinancing for a 12-unit apartment building in the Port Norfolk section of Dorchester.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Boston.com

Two men are injured in separate shootings in Boston

At 1:26 a.m., police found a man in his 20s suffering from a gunshot wound on Prescott and Saratoga streets in East Boston, said spokeswoman Officer Neva Coakley.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Patch.com

Here Are Five of Massachusetts' Most Wanted

Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Boston.com

Human remains found in storage facilities

Authorities investigating a former funeral home director who allegedly stole $12,000 from a client found multiple sets of human remains at a storage facility in Weymouth on Thursday, just one day after they found remains in a Somerville storage unit, prosecutors said.

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Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

Dot kids learn dance from pros at BU summer program

Three Dorchester teens are part of Boston University's summertime Reach Program, an opportunity for dancers to perform alongside professionals as they are trained in dance and choreography.

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Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

As she awaits another new kidney, Isis Rivera hails life

Isis Rivera, who is battling kidney disease, celebrated her 16th birthday last month with a "Princess and the Frog"-inspired Quinceanera party organized by Make-A-Wish.

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