A change at the Massachusetts Lottery means some winners now won’t have to travel quite as far to collect their windfall. Effective Thurs., May 9, players will be able to claim prizes between $50,000 and $100,000 at the Lottery’s regional offices in... Read more
Ten organizations in communities across the state with some of the highest rates of gun violence will share a state outlay of more than $8 million as part of an effort to prevent and reduce gun violence and other violent crime among youth and young adults... Read more
Alain Pacowski and Kurtis Rivers are veterans of the Boston jazz scene who made a home for themselves at the Ramsay/Toy VFW Post on Woodrow Avenue in Dorchester. The musical duo, a guitarist and saxophonist who bonded during late-night jam sessions at... Read more
For the last year, the only things visibly moving on Morrissey Boulevard have been cars and a few bicycles, at least when the flood-prone roadway isn’t inundated with seawater and left impassable. A state-led effort to redesign the critical coastal... Read more
.Senate leaders unveiled a $42.7 billion fiscal year 2020 budget proposal on Tuesday, virtually mirroring the total spending figure in the House's budget approved last week but embracing additional revenues the other chamber avoided. The Senate Ways and... Read more
Capt. Haseeb Hosein, who has commanded the Area B-3 police district in Dorchester and Mattapan since 2014, was placed on paid leave on Monday amid a BPD anti-corruption investigation. The acting commander at B-3 is Capt. James Fitzpatrick, according to... Read more
Unless it plans to challenge the ruling in court, Wynn Resorts has 30 days to come up with the $35 million fine imposed Tuesday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in a decision that appears to clear the way for Wynn's $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor... Read more
Dozens of people packed a meeting in Jones Hill on Thursday evening for an update on a fatal quadruple shooting the day before and to seek guidance from officials on how they might help prevent a similar tragedy in the future. Just before 6:30 p.m. on... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh, Attorney General Maura Healey and dozens of survivors of victims of homicide gathered at the Louis D. Brown Institute in Fields Corner Thursday morning at a ceremony marking 25 years of community work by the organization. After a... Read more
The district attorneys for two eastern Massachusetts counties have joined with nonprofit groups to sue the federal government to stop immigration agents from making arrests at courthouses in the state. The suit alleges that for the last two years,... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeal voted on Tuesday to approve a 5-story, 56-unit apartment building on what is now a vacant lot at 1970 Dorchester Ave., next to the Ashmont Red Line station. No one spoke against the proposal at the hearing. Developer Tim... Read more
At last, May is here and we Kids Menu people are itching to get outdoors to enjoy our neighborhood. From neighborhood beautification to organized outdoor activities, we’ve got the details here. (Note: Mothers’ Day is May 12! Don’t forget reservations for... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre was founded in 1987 to help the transition to American life for a then-burgeoning wave of young Irish immigrants. A 501(C)(3) non-profit funded in part by grants from the Irish government, the IPC is housed in part of the former... Read more
Massachusetts — which last year passed laws instituting reforms across the criminal justice system — has the lowest incarceration rate in the country, according to a new report. After a 5.4 percent decline in its prison incarceration rate from the end of... Read more
(Editor's Note: This article was first published by WBUR 90.9FM on May 2. The Reporter and WBUR have a partnership in which the two news organizations share content and resources. Read the WBUR story here.) The Boston School Committee has voted to confirm... Read more
Scholar Athletes joined with representatives from Curry College and Regis College on Monday to surprise two Boston High School seniors with full tuition 4-year college scholarships. Rosedina Blanc, who attends Madison Park Technical Vocational High School... Read more
While overall state spending has increased substantially and maintenance costs have grown due to inflation, the annual state allotment for local road repairs has remained $200 million for six out of the past seven years. As a result, cities and towns... Read more
John Havlicek, an eight-time champion with the Boston Celtics in his 16 years with the team, died last Thursday (April 25) at age 79. Former Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated columnist Leigh Montville, an author of bestsellers on Babe Ruth, Ted Williams... Read more
The Boston Harbor Distillery in Neponset will host a fundraiser event on Friday (May 3) to benefit The TIMBo Collective, a non-profit dedicated to healing women who have experienced trauma. Today Elaine, a facilitator for the organization, says that all... Read more
The scene on Windermere Road
The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Windermere Road around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday that left three people wounded and one man dead. The shooting happened about midway between Stoughton Street and Cushing Avenue. A Windermere Road... Read more


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