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Pedestrian struck on Dorchester Avenue is expected to survive, police say (Updated—Aug. 7)— A motorist struck a pedestrian on Dorchester Avenue on Friday night (Aug. 3) near Ashmont station and then fled from the scene, leaving the victim— described as an... Read more
Boston will expand its police body camera pilot across the city “through a phased-in approach,” Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday afternoon, just after the final report on the pilot program was released. Over the $500,000, one-year pilot, 100 randomly... Read more
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano still has a hefty lead over City Councillor Ayanna Pressley, who is challenging him for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat, according to a WBUR poll released today. Registered voters likely to vote in the district... Read more
Elected officials are calling for the would-be developers of a controversial project at Port Norfolk to start over with their plans after a series of public meetings and comment periods left proponents and neighbors locked in a standoff. City Point... Read more
Architect's rendering
The Zoning Board of Appeal has approved a plan by two community developers for a 135-unit, six-story apartment building - and two rental townhouses - on what is now an MBTA parking lot at the Mattapan Square T station. Roughly half of the units in the $57... Read more
Walking into Holistic Ink, a tattoo and body piercing shop at 1261 Dorchester Ave., customers are likely to be greeted by a 3-year-old girl doodling behind the front desk. She’s the daughter of the resident piercer and occasional tattoo artist Jamie... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s State House delegation say that the $41.7 billion state budget signed into law last week by Gov. Charlie Baker achieved a healthy balance between financial responsibility and necessary funding for community projects. Overall, the... Read more
This week at the Kids’ Menu, we’re venturing outside the neighborhood to check out what our neighbors have to offer. Whether you’re craving a boat ride on our picturesque Boston Harbor, or you’re wondering what’s inside that lovely mansion perched atop... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has launched an investigation against Juul, the largest vaping company in the country, to determine whether it intentionally markets to minors and whether it tracks underage use of its products. “We are investigating and we... Read more
Fr. Vincent Daily, who has served as the pastor of St. Gregory’s parish in Lower Mills since 2008, celebrated his final Mass at the Dorchester Avenue church last Saturday, July 28. The Mass was followed by a three-hour buffet dinner and party in his honor... Read more
On a recent Saturday afternoon, Denise Stephens brings her 7-year-old grandson, Aiden, to the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester. Since February, people of color have been gathering here monthly to geek out about comics —... Read more
Five candidates vying for the Suffolk County District Attorney seat participated in a forum hosted by the Boston Bar association last week, wth much of the emphasis on systemic inequities in prosecution and lack of diversity in the DA’s office itself.... Read more
Almost a year after their son was fatally shot in a brazen, targeted daylight attack in a Stoughton Street barber shop, Alberto “AJ” Monteiro’s family will remember his life on Aug. 25 with an event centered around the sport that he loved most, with the... Read more
The Boston Police Deparment reports arresting Odell Sanders, 21, for the July 25 murder of Jorge Baez. Sanders was arrested Thursday on Ellington Street, police say. Police say Sanders opened fire outside 138 Norfolk St., killing Baez, 27, and sending a... Read more
A woman was shot and injured early Tuesday morning near the corner of Park and Waldeck Streets, not far from Fields Corner, in an incident that remains under investigation by Boston Police. The victim was "alert and conscious" when she was transported to... Read more
Inside proposed update of the Globe building
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved most of what developers asked for so they can turn the old Boston Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester into a new office, research and manufacturing space aimed at high-tech companies. The... Read more
Hundreds of job seekers turned out to a cannabis job fair last Wednesday night at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, in hopes of securing one of more than 160 available jobs at 15 marijuana businesses. The job fair was hosted by the... Read more
Attorney General Maura Healey has endorsed City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley in the race for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional seat. “For me, this isn’t political, it’s personal,” Healey said in a statement Monday. “Ayanna isn’t just my City... Read more
Updated Tues., 11:35 a.m. -- A recreational marijuana shop proposed for an Uphams Corner site has a change of plans and location -- about 400 feet away from the original spot and closer to the village hub of commercial activity. In a conversation with the... Read more
Police are looking into a man found dead near the intersection of Shandon Road and American Legion Highway, near Franklin Park, on Thursday night. An unconscious man was reported at about 6:15 p.m. near 99 Shandon Rd., police said. Officers from District... Read more

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