Marking the end of an era in local law enforcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday named a black officer, Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross, as the new commissioner of the 2,200-officer Boston Police Department. The appointment, the first for a person... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports two men were shot at Osceola Street and Hopewell Road around 4:24 a.m. on Sunday. Both were taken to local hospitals, where one of the men - who was shot in the chest - died. The other victim did not suffer a life-... Read more
Sixteen people were displaced in a Friday morning three-alarm fire at a mixed-use Talbot Avenue building in Codman Square, Boston Fire Department officials said. Firefighters responded to the 320 Talbot Ave. building fire at about 6:40 a.m. Heavy smoke... Read more
Last week, my wife and I went to the Coolidge Corner Theatre to see the new documentary film about Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” We both grew up in the 1980s so to some extent this was a sentimental journey back to our childhoods. But the... Read more
A Billerica man who allegedly caused the death of 41-year-old Guy Beaubrun in a hit-and-run in Dorchester earlier this month was arraigned Wednesday, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley's office. At his arraignment in Dorchester... Read more
The inability of House and Senate budget negotiators to reach a consensus over immigration law enforcement doomed a budget measure that would have restricted local police from acting as immigration agents, the House's lead negotiator and supporter of... Read more
Spend a day biking around town this Saturday (July 21) as Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition Vigorous Youth hosts its eighth annual bike-a-thon. With check-in opening at 8 a.m. at Walker Playground in Norfolk Park (528 Norfolk St.), the event offers... Read more
“Leftovers,” a Company One Theatre play written by Josh Wilder that explores black family life in an urban setting will premiere at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner this Saturday (July 21) at 7:30 p.m. and then run through Aug. 18. The presentation... Read more
This week’s topic: design Local opposition to the Neponset Wharf project continued to rear its head this week at the most recent meeting on the sprawling mixed-use project planned for the very tip of the Port Norfolk peninsula. About 20 residents,... Read more
On Thursday, July 12, the Codman Square Health Center was awarded a $100,000 grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the New England Patriots to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color. “This center provides... Read more
A commercial marijuana shop that is being floated for a long-controversial restaurant space in Uphams Corner will be the subject of a special civic meeting on Thursday. According to the Hancock Street Civic Association, Benjamin Virga has entered into a... Read more
Beginning on Saturday night and continuing for the following five weeks, an art gallery in Fields Corner will be the center of all things sacred as The Dorchester Art Project presents an exhibit entitled “Altarations: A Selection of Shrines” at its... Read more
An algorithmic system, implemented in 2014 and intended to reduce travel time by assigning Boston Public School students to schools based on their home addresses, worsened existing segregation within schools and disproportionately kept black and Hispanic... Read more
Last Thursday night, nearly 50 people attended an informal social gathering at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner to discuss housing, transportation, livability and economic development in Dorchester, with a goal to plot the best path forward for the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was knocked unconscious during a fight on Milton Avenue in Dorchester late Saturday. The man, who was punched out and hit his head on the sidewalk, was "unresponsive" when officers arrived at 73 Milton Ave.... Read more
Tonawanda Stret fire
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire at 82 Tonawanda St. did an estimated $450,000 in damages and displaced six residents and a dog. Firefighters responded around 10:48 p.m. on Saturday to the multi-family house. WBZ reports a neighbor... Read more
A court-appointed receiver for 97 Mt. Ida Rd. told a housing-court judge today that owner James Dickey has agreed to begin cleaning up the hundreds of cat-food cans, fallen tree limbs and other debris around the property over the next month. But as with... Read more
The summer heat is seriously upon us, and we at the Kids Menu have been more than happy to stay inside in the A/C to find the coolest activities around Dot for you and your families. If you haven’t yet checked out Dinos! at Franklin Park Zoo, add that to... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association lost more than $11,000 early this year after fraudulent interactions led to the improper withdrawal of funds from the association’s account. According to Desmond Rohan, president of the neighborhood group, the... Read more
The Pipefitters Local 537 craft union got a big boost this week in their plan to construct a state-of-the-art training facility on Enterprise Street in Dorchester. The union was awarded a $28.46 million tax exempt bond for the project from MassDevelopment... Read more


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