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The Boston Fire Department says a fire that broke out shortly before noon on Friday at 6 Westville Terrace was set - and that one man is under arrest for breaking and entering and arson. Nobody was injured in the fire, which did an estimated $75,000 in... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 16-year-old from Hyde Park on charges he used an ammo clip to help convince another kid to hand over $21 after both had left the Mattapan BPL branch shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Police say the victim... Read more
The Boston Police Department says a Dorchester man armed with a fake grenade tried and failed to steal a Mercedes from Expressway Toyota on Morrissey Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Carlos Guzman, 27 of Dorchester, walked into the... Read more
Gatumba Abu is one of the lucky few. A custodian at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, Abu had received a layoff notice three weeks earlier. “A lot of people overlook our jobs,” he said, standing near the entrance of the City Council’s chambers... Read more
The Boston Teachers Union is supporting state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s challenger. Hassan Williams, a Roxbury Democrat mounting a challenge to the first term senator, touted the endorsement in a release this week. Like Chang-Diaz, Williams, who has a law... Read more
The former Bayside Expo Center is in “fair to poor” condition, with repairs needed to its roofs and parking lot, according to a report commissioned by the University of Massachusetts, the site’s new owner. “We recommend complete replacement of the... Read more
Elected officials, Caritas Christi employees, community activists, and Dorchester residents are voicing both approval and apprehension over the proposed sale of the Caritas Christi Health Care network, which includes Carney Hospital, to Cerberus, a... Read more
The Boston Natural Area Network this week kicked off its 16th annual Neponset Greenway Festival, a collection of free events along the Neponset River in Dorchester, Milton, Mattapan, and Hyde Park. A staple of the Festival is the outdoor Family Movie... Read more
Gatumba Abu is one of the lucky few. A custodian at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester, Abu had received a layoff notice three weeks earlier. “A lot of people overlook our jobs,” he said, standing near the entrance of the City Council’s chambers... Read more
It was just about 100 degrees on Tuesday when this young man found relief under a spray at Neponset Park off Hilltop Street. Temperatures and humidity are expected to ease off come the weekend. Photo by Ed Forry.
Recycling Early last July, the city began to roll out a new single-stream recycling program as part of an effort to improve recycling rates in the City. The single-stream system enabled residents to combine all of their recyclables into one container, a... Read more
BarrosTomé Barros, a young Cape Verdean man who grew up in three-decker on Sumner Street in Dorchester, loves the game of basketball. “Even though Tomé is a great player, he seems to always be a student of the game,” says Aderito Andrade, Barros’s cousin... Read more
In the wake of a shooting just outside its doors last year, the Dorchester YMCA says it’s stepping up its commitment to providing teens with activities and programs this summer. The Y, along with the Boston Foundation and the My Summer in the City program... Read more
Community Center Closing: View from Four Corners from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Above: Ralph Ortiz and Pamela Bush of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, discussed their opposition to the shut-down of the Marshall Community Center with Chris Lovett,... Read more
A meeting on the trolley screeching at the Ashmont MBTA station has been scheduled for July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the All Saints Church hall. The MBTA’s general manager, Rich Davey, is expected to attend. The meeting comes after a June 20 gathering at the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that four people were shot around 9:15 p.m. on July 4th outside 18 Hendry St. All four victims were taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. They're descrbied as a Hispanic male,... Read more
Happy Independence Day! In the spirit of the holiday, please enjoy this article by Peter F. Stevens, who recalls how the town of Dorchester celebrated the Fourth way back in 1855.
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man's body at Woodrow and Milton avenues around 6 a.m. Friday, July 2. The Boston Herald reports the man was in his 40s and apparently died from a gunshot wound. Recent months have seen a number of violent... Read more
Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang, literally. Fireworks are a staple at summer barbeques and celebrations throughout America. With the upcoming holiday, the Mattapan Community Health Center would like to reiterate the importance of... Read more
Thirteen Boston public school teachers, one of whom teaches in Mattapan and four in Dorchester, received the Boston Educator of the Year Award last Monday night. The honorees, who were nominated by their colleagues for the award, were recognized for... Read more

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