The old Upham’s Corner Comfort Station on Columbia Road is one of the top contenders in the national “Vote Your Main Street” competition. A plan to transform the old building into a bike shop and cafe could share in a $150,000 from the Partners in... Read more
Updated Friday, Nov. 3 with the victim's identity -- A South Boston man was fatally shot around Harbor Point on Sunday evening, Boston police said. The Oct. 29 shooting was reported around 7:45 p.m. in the area of 7 Peninsula Pl., according to police. 30... Read more
Bank robbery suspect
A serial bank robber dubbed the Rte. 128 Bandit for his preference for robbing banks not far from the highway and his girlfriend were arrested in Dorchester on Tuesday, the Boston Police Department reports. Paul Landrum, 48, is charged with eight armed... Read more
Christina Balkaran, a sixth grade math teacher at Henderson K-12 Inclusion School in Dorchester, has a new go-to player in her teaching playbook this school year. Balkaran is working with New England Patriots Wide Receiver Matthew Slater, a veteran who... Read more
A Hero Square will be rededicated this Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. to Pvt. Carl H. Alsen, a Dorchester soldier killed in action in France in 1918. The ceremony will be the culmination of seven years of research and work by Joan Schwerin of Bedford, Mass... Read more
Boston College High School held a 10-year anniversary commemoration concert on Sun., Oct. 15 to mark the school’s newly renovated Bulger Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center is named for Gregory E. Bulger, a trustee of the Gregory E. Bulger... Read more
Community and environmental groups around Port Norfolk offered the sprawling Neponset Wharf project a chilly reception in public comments that were released by the city’s planning agency this month. South Boston-based developer City Point Capital is... Read more
Fidelis Teixeira, 26, of Dorchester, never learned how to play. He attended Boston Renaissance Charter School from kindergarten through 7th grade during a time when there was no scheduled recess - only street pick-up games. Back then, the school was... Read more
On issues of race and housing, Mayor Martin Walsh and mayoral hopeful City Councillor Tito Jackson are reckoning with citywide inequities and an asymmetrical upsurge in prosperity, taking time just two weeks from the general election to justify their... Read more
One of Dorchester’s long-struggling public schools is showing some signs of progress based on the results of statewide standardized test scores released last week. The Paul A. Dever Elementary School on Columbia Point, classified as a Level 5 ‘turnaround... Read more
Two men have been charged with an Oct. 2 incident on Harlow Street in which one of them allegedly shot at a man sitting in a car and hit his car but missed him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Arlindo Lopes, 18, was arraigned in... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh defended his record against persistent criticisms by his challenger in next month’s election, City Councillor Tito Jackson, as the two men clashed over competing visions for Boston at a debate Tuesday evening. With two weeks to go... Read more
News Editor’s note: The Boston branch of the NAACP last week released a report three years in the making, which sharply critiqued the Walsh administration’s progress toward addressing issues of racial inequity in Boston. It graded the administration... Read more
Mattapan fire scene
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 4:42 a.m. to Blue Hill Avenue and Woodrow Street for what turned into a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $1 million damage to a commercial laundry and an auto-body shop. The fire, which... Read more
Welles Avenue fire scene
The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit started a two-alarm fire on Welles Avenue early Monday that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a block of stores. Firefighters responded at 1:25 a.m. to 84-88 Welles Avenue, home to a... Read more
Mary Hopkins celebrated her 90th birthday on Sun., Oct. 15, at the McKeon Post in Dorchester accompanied by more than 150 friends and family who turned out for the event, which included traditional Irish accordion music played by her nephews Paudie and... Read more
Last Friday, under a cloudless sky, more than 80 volunteers showed up bright and early to a home on Radcliffe Street in Dorchester that belongs to Suheil Campbell, a single mother of two whose husband, Cpl. Edgardo Zayas, was killed in action in Iraq.... Read more
Dorchester residents Milka Exantus and Patricia Hayden traveled with a delegation of union members to Washington, D.C. last month to discuss healthcare priorities with the state’s delegation, including Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren. Exantus and... Read more
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester accepted the largest, single corporate gift in its history last week: Amazon donated $1 million to the organization that is housed in the old St. Margaret’s Hospital campus atop Jones Hill. St. Mary’s... Read more


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