14 Evelyn St. fire
Boston firefighters responded to 14 Evelyn St. around 11 p.m. on Sunday for what turned into a two-alarm fire that displaced 14 residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury. The Boston Fire Department reports fire was showing... Read more
Police are dealing with a rash of armed robberies in Dorchester, with two crews of men believed to be behind five convenience store robberies since Tuesday. “We believe these are professional crews hitting Dorchester,” said C-11 commander Captain Tim... Read more
Updated 11 a.m., Friday Jan. 12 -- Two people have died and one person was injured after two separate shootings in Roxbury and Dorchester on Thursday, police said. The shootings took place within 20 minutes of each other. The Roxbury victim and and one of... Read more
The 2018 statewide primary elections will be held Tues., Sept. 4 – the day after Labor Day – and Secretary of State William Galvin has asked legislative leaders to fund a five-day early voting period leading up to the primaries. The date of the state... Read more
At the first Fields Corner Civic Association Meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, Boston Police Officer Mike Keaney announced that 2017 saw a 6 percent decrease in part 1 crimes—the most serious offenses that include homicide, rape, and robbery —across... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association had a double-tap of monthly meetings as it kicked off its civic calendar, offering its membership updates on development projects and setting the stage for the year to come. Nordblom Co., which purchased the 16.5-... Read more
Jimmy Cawley loved music and he was devoted to his community. So it’s fitting that a Feb. 10 party in his name will feature live music inspired by one his all-time favorite groups — The Beatles. Proceeds from the Florian Hall event will go to the James P... Read more
Happy New Year from all of us at the Dorchester Reporter and the Kids’ Menu! We’re pretty excited to get 2018 off on the right foot, so we’ve compiled a bunch of fantastic neighborhood events designed to get you out of the house and interacting with your... Read more
Statewide mental health provider South Bay Mental Health Center, which serves tens of thousands of vulnerable patients, a number of them in Dorchester, fraudulently billed the state Medicaid program by providing services through unlicensed, unqualified,... Read more
A top Baker administration policymaker will take the reins of MassHousing, a quasi-public agency that has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing since it was created more than 50 years ago. Chrystal Kornegay, the undersecretary of housing... Read more
Marking the Boston School Committee’s first leadership change in five years, Michael Loconto, of West Roxbury, was unanimously elected by his colleagues last week as the new Boston School Committee chairman. He replaces Michael O’Neill, who decided... Read more
A Boston Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a New Year’s Day auto crash in Dorchester that sent three people to the hospital. Boston Police said Officer Domenic Columbo was off-duty when his car crashed into another vehicle at... Read more
A plan to convert a vacant parcel near Codman Square into six units of housing is getting a boost from the state’s affordable housing fund. MassHousing said Monday that it would offer $600,000 in “workforce housing financing” to Travis Lee, a Dorchester-... Read more
This week, Codman Academy, a public charter school, will begin providing free dental and vision exams to all its students as part of an annual preventive health care initiative made possible through its partnership with the Codman Square Health Center.... Read more
False alarm triggered big response in November The emergency response triggered by a false alarm at the rainbow gas tank last November proved that everything worked according to plan, a National Grid representative told Clam Point Civic Association... Read more
The MBTA’s commuter rail service was “not acceptable” the day after last week’s snowstorm, the MBTA’s general manager said Monday, while noting that extreme cold can create unpredictable failures. “Some of the things that occurred on Friday could have... Read more
Early report sees small gains The issue of police body cameras moved back into the spotlight late last week when Mayor Martin Walsh cast doubts on an implementation in the near future of a citywide rollout of the devices, citing the technology’s value and... Read more
A five-alarm fire that ripped through a Dorchester three-decker late Saturday night has robbed 14 people of their home and caused considerable damage to the neighboring house as well. The Boston Fire Department said early Sunday morning that one... Read more
Allston Street fire
The five-alarm fire that ripped through a Dorchester three-decker and badly damaged a neighboring dwelling late Saturday night left a family unit of 14 people homeless and caused up to $1.5 million in damages, according to the city’s Fire Department,... Read more
Fire on Drayton Avenue
A fire at 12 Drayton Ave. that was called in around 3:50 a.m. displaced four residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the Boston Fire Department reports. Investigators are now looking to determine the cause of... Read more


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