The Boston Police Department reports a man in his 30s was shot at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, making him the seventh murder victim in Boston over the past week...
Fire at 73 Wildwood St. in Mattapan
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 74 Wildwood St. in Mattapan early Sunday morning displaced 17 residents and sent one to the hospital with a mild burn. Firefighters responded at 4:23 a.m., the department says. The department... Read more
A 19 year-old man was shot to death near Fields Corner overnight, according to Boston Police. The victim, who has not yet been named, was found outside 12 Vinson St. just after 2 a.m. Police responded to the scene after a ShotSpotter activation and found... Read more
More than a year and a half after convening a group of black community leaders to advise his administration, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he was prepared to put $10 million behind new skill building programs and educational initiatives... Read more
After fielding dozens of safety complaints filed in recent weeks by locked out National Grid workers, state officials on Monday announced that a natural gas pressurization incident in Woburn had spurred them to impose a moratorium on all non-emergency and... Read more
The day after releasing a study that estimated the costs of a nurse staffing ballot question at up to $949 million, the Health Policy Commission on Thursday offered new information on how those expenses would break down. The commission’s analysis pegged... Read more
This article was first published on the website of WBUR 90.0FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Oct. 5. Listen to it here. CAGUAS, Puerto Rico –When he gets a text message from Alex Cora, Joseamid Rodriguez is all goosebumps. He pulls out his phone to show a... Read more
This Wednesday, Alicia Zipp and Sonya Joyner will take the stage at Winthrop’s School of the Performing Arts for their roles as golf gods in Ralph Tufo’s production, “I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good.” The musical, which runs from Oct. 10 to Oct. 21, follows... Read more
A couple who have spent decades helping Boston kids stay safe and achieve their dreams; a Catholic priest who ministers to the city’s most vulnerable; and a pioneering physician with roots in Dublin will be the honorees at this month’s Boston Irish Honors... Read more
A Dorchester-based nonprofit is poised to make a leap to the national stage after winning a $72,000 grant last month at the WeWork Creator Awards in Nashville, TN. Found in Translation, which helps homeless and low-income immigrant women unlock their... Read more
They are four friends who knew each other casually through art. After a while, they began to notice that they always seemed to land in the same group shows. “We would always be nice to each other and complement each other,” says Rixy Fernandez, a... Read more
Planning is coming to Mattapan, with the latest in a series of localized initiatives set to kick off later this month and introduce the neighborhood to a broad outline of the study. The PLAN Mattapan project is a city-led effort to work with the community... Read more
A crowd organized by City Life/Vida Urbana marched to the sounds of a brass band through Uphams Corner last Friday (Oct. 5) evening in support of Dorchester rooming house renters facing no-fault eviction from the home at 6 Humphreys Place. Tenant... Read more
Boston city councillors huddled with students, school officials, and educators on Monday afternoon (Oct. 1) at Dorchester’s Jeremiah E. Burke High School to discuss a new report about so-called “off-track” students in the BPS system. The afternoon hearing... Read more
As the city council holds hearings on the most effective ways for Boston to manage and dispense with municipally owned land, Mayor Martin Walsh and planning officials this week announced new equity requirements for public land being put out to bid. The... Read more
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced this morning that the redesign project planned for the Morton Street and Gallivan Boulevard intersection is now being advertised for construction bids. Bids will be accepted through Jan. 8, 2019, at... Read more
The family has been a staple of neighborhood life for 25 years as owners and operators of the popular One Family Diner on Bowdoin Street. Last week, its members re-affirmed their commitment to Dorchester as they celebrated a remarkable milestone: Marilyn... Read more
The Strand Theatre on Columbia Road was primarily a movie house when it opened its doors in 1918. So, it’s appropriate to mark its centennial with a film event. That’s part of the thinking behind the Dorchester Short Film Festival, which will be held at... Read more
Through his attorney, Kevin Williams says he had no reason to murder Jose Luis Phinn Williams in a Codman Square gas station Friday night: He'd just gotten paid at his job at a Taunton Jiffy Lube and he was getting ready to help his family move from... Read more
A gas-station attendant in Codman Square, and men on Mildred Avenue and Itasca Street in Mattapan were fatally shot on Saturday and Sunday, coming after another man was shot to death near Uphams Corner on Friday. An attendant in his early 60s at the... Read more


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