South Bay Center is about to get a bit saltier thanks to its newest incoming eatery: a seafood restaurant and oyster bar. The Pearl Seafood Grill and Raw Bar, which will occupy the vacant space at 20B District Avenue next to Express, is set to open in... Read more
The Trump administration on Monday published new rules vastly expanding the list of public benefits federal immigration officials may take into consideration when determining whether an individual should be allowed to enter the country or obtain permanent... Read more
MBTA officials hope to have a clear answer in roughly two weeks about what caused a June 11 Red Line derailment as they await final test results from an outside laboratory. T officials said on Monday that engineers have reviewed preliminary results of a... Read more
A new art exhibition is adding a pop of color to home.stead bakery & café in Fields Corner. Nick Carlisle, a Boston area-based artist who goes by the name Nicklebones, is behind the current art installation at the cafe, which formally opened with a... Read more
Hazel Royer of Ashmont was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music at a ceremony last week. The 18-year-old, whose main instrument is the acoustic bass, told the Reporter that she is “honored” to be attending Berklee this fall... Read more
Two aides in the administration of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were found guilty last Wednesday of federal conspiracy charges in the Boston Calling extortion case. Kenneth Brissette, 54, Boston’s chief of tourism, was found guilty of Hobbs Act conspiracy and... Read more
A community meeting to discuss the status of a $57 million mixed-use development on what is now a little-used parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station drew a small but vocal group of about 40 residents to the Mattapan branch of the BPL last... Read more
It was just another morning, and just another problem on the Red Line. I can’t remember whether it was at North Quincy, JFK/UMass, or Broadway, but I knew I’d had enough. I decided to walk out. Going back as far as the 1960s, my walkouts used to be... Read more
The seven candidates for the District 5 City Council seat, which includes most of Mattapan, outlined their programs during a forum at the Brooke Charter High School last Saturday. The district 5 seat is now represented by Timothy McCarthy, who announced... Read more
Most students get asked, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” But not many can say that they taught people an array of science topics from biology to chemistry as an intern at the Museum of Science. DeShawn Jones Jr. of Dorchester can.  A recent... Read more
Two weeks ago, on a morning after an evening of torrential rain and hail, you might have expected Rick Smith and Daryl Johnson’s garden to look a little worse for the wear; on the contrary, it looked as lush as ever. “Most of these plants are very hardy... Read more
Two Dorchester-based musicians are among the 60 artists slated to perform in Concert For One, a new music series comprised of one-minute concerts that will take place in two Boston-area locations from September 20 through September 29. Violist Ashleigh... Read more
Buses will replace trains on select days On Monday, the MBTA announced a $27.5 million plan for an accelerated repair project that will require rail service interruptions along the Red, Orange, and Green lines on multiple weekends after Labor Day through... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a developer's plan to replace an old house at 2 Neponset Ave. with a nine-unit, four-story building with ground-floor commercial space and 18 parking spaces. Shaun McClorey's plan calls for all the units to... Read more
The Transit Police Department reports arresting a man who took out his anger at the way his friend wasn't allowed to board a Mattapan Line trolley at Ashmont with a bicycle by first threatening the driver and then punching and slapping a 77-year-old man... Read more
A Roxbury man fired eight shots in a gun battle with a Mattapan man that ended with both men injured - and the Mattapan man's grandmother with a fatal bullet wound to the head - a prosecutor charged on Monday. Dorchester Municipal Court Judge Lisa Ann... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting Dane Henry, 23, of Roxbury, in connection with the shooting death of Eleanor Maloney, 74, on April 6 in an exchange of gunfire on Mattapan Street that she had nothing to do with. Henry was charged with... Read more
The Boston Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying two men suspected of breaking into a women's Dorchester home, tying her up, and burglarizing the property in what police say was a "home invasion" incident last Friday, August 2.... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that officers patrolling the area where two teens were shot on Wednesday stopped a car on Thursday that had been reported stolen and arrested the driver for the loaded guns they say he had, then arrested two more... Read more
The Dorchester Little League 10-and-Under All-Stars captured the Mayor’s Cup championship last week by defeating crosstown rivals and No. 1 seed Parkway in a nail-biting 2-1 game. Dorchester entered the championship game as the second seed after defeating... Read more


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