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Transit advocates are calling for a reduced fare for low-income MBTA riders. The call comes after many T fares increased by an average of 6 percent earlier this month. The advocates, who filled the sidewalk Monday ahead of a joint meeting of the... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker said last Thursday that he is “not surprised at all” that the MBTA’s monthly rider poll shows its lowest approval rating since the feature was launched more than three years ago, but he reiterated support for his transportation... Read more
The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment that officials say will continue to cause delays through most of the summer on the same day that T officials said service on a stretch of track will return to normal two weeks earlier than... Read more
More than 2,000 athletes from 15 countries and 42 states will compete on Sunday, July 28 in Boston’s only triathlon, which takes place on the waterfront in South Boston.  The weekend-long Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon brings together... Read more
As executive director of the Neponset River Watershed Association (NepRWA), Ian Cooke knows that while change can occasionally cascade like water rushing over a dam, more often than not it mimics the languid current of the Neponset in late July. Last... Read more
$43.1b bill sent to Baker's desk A version of the state budget made it through conference committee on Sunday, well after the July 1 deadline, and legislators then sent a $43.1 billion budget to Gov. Baker’s desk with boosts in education spending and... Read more
Our ADSL softball team put on an exhibition at last weekend’s Mayors U12 Softball tournament, going undefeated on the way to ADSL’s first Mayor’s Cup citywide championship. The hard work of coaches Noreen Kelley, Matt Kelley, Jason Willett, Kevin George,... Read more
83 Park St. Photo by BFD
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 83 Park St. around 7:45 p.m. on Monday for what turned into a two-alarm fire. The department says bulk of the fire was brought under control shortly before 8:30 p.m. The department estimates... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had a "very honest, straightforward conversation" Tuesday with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, five days after he said he would meet with the officials to discuss investments and... Read more
Dorchester’s own Pho Le will be one of the featured restaurants at this year’s 6th annual A Taste of Ethnic Boston, an event that showcases Boston’s diverse culinary traditions. The celebration, which will take place on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:30 to 8:00... Read more
The approval Monday of a $43.1 billion state budget resolves a question that had kept University of Massachusetts officials from setting tuition rates for this fall, though students will have longer still to wait before they know what their final cost... Read more
Repairs on the Red Line, where a derailed train wiped out key infrastructure on June 11, are moving along, although service delays will continue. MBTA General Manager Steven Poftak offered updates Monday on repairs at a Fiscal and Management Control Board... Read more
439 Quincy Street on fire
The Boston Fire Department reports what became a five-alarm fire at 439 Quincy St. Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $400,000 in damage there and to two adjoining houses. All residents were evacuated without injury after firefighters arrived around 3:... Read more
A heat emergency is currently in effect in the city of Boston through Sunday evening with daytime temperatures on Saturday expected to go well past the 100 degree mark across the region. Boston community centers will be open to anyone who needs cool... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company will celebrate its third birthday with a party this Saturday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. that will feature live music, a new beer release, and cake. The daylong celebration will commence with the release of the... Read more
(Copyright 2019 BNN, Inc.) — Target plans to open a new Dorchester store in the Fields Corner shopping plaza next year. The retail giant will fill a void in the mall that was left when discount clothing retailer Fallas closed its doors last November. Tom... Read more
Dorchester-based classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan received a French award last month in recognition of his contributions to the music world. Larget-Caplan, who teaches at UMass Boston, was awarded the Médaille d’Étain from the Socièté Académique... Read more
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)— set for August 3 and 4— is expected to draw more than 6,700 cyclists in its 40th year, including a delegation from Dorchester, for the 2-day, 192 mile route from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Founded in 1980 by executive... Read more
A proposal to develop a statewide code for the use of police body cameras -- and to exempt their footage from public records laws -- is meeting pushback from police groups and the state’s top records overseer. Rep. Denise Provost’s bill, which had a... Read more
A man was shot to death on Sunday night in the heart of Uphams Corner Boston Police were called to Dudley Street and Columbia Road just after 11:30 p.m. and found a man--who has not been named--suffering from an "apparent gunshot wound." He was rushed to... Read more

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