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A Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to robbing Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills and Alves Market near Uphams Corner— where he assaulted the clerk— is headed to prison for five years.

Hendrick Davis, 34, pleaded guilty last Friday in Suffolk... Read more

As it pertains to a section of the Mattapan trolley line, the MBTA is closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, so to speak.

The quaint 1940s orange and cream-colored Mattapan trolleys begin their 2.6 mile, 10-minute, 8-stop... Read more

Beginning Wednesday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 30, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) says it “will likely implement temporary overnight detours and/or roadway closures along Morrissey Boulevard in the City of Boston... Read more

Scores of Bostonians traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to watch as the name of a son of Dorchester was added to a memorial on the National Mall dedicated to fallen law enforcement personnel.

Ricky Dever was a Suffolk County Sheriff’s... Read more

A five-alarm fire tore through a Mattapan three-decker on a warm Thursday night, displacing 19 people and causing half a million dollars in damage, Boston fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 7:47 p.m. to 41 Evelyn St. to... Read more

A tunnel cap that sits above the Red Line tracks as they run underground through Dorchester from Fields Corner to Ashmont station may see a new life as a biker and pedestrian greenway.

At the Greater Ashmont Main Street’s annual meeting on... Read more

An upcoming deadline to renew a temporary residency program affecting more than 50,000 Haitians in the US has sparked a flurry of action by city and state representatives. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was originally granted to Haitian immigrants... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man was found shot around 10:55 p.m. on Saturday outside 10 Nottingham St. and was declared dead at the scene.

Also over the weekend, somebody shot at a couple in a car next to the park on Downer Avenue... Read more

Underused industrial parcels and generally underdeveloped swaths of land along a mile-long stretch of Dorchester Avenue are prime for new planning, residents and city officials agreed during a tour of the PLAN: Glover’s Corner sites last week.

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Two weeks of free riders on the Fairmount Line kicked off on Monday, a bid to boost ridership on the only commuter rail line to operate entirely within Boston.

A group of elected officials and activists stood outside Morton Street station in... Read more

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