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Sailboat fire near the Savin Hill Yacht Club. A 58-year-old man and his teenage son were working on their sailboat's motor in Dorchester Bay when it exploded around 5:10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Boston Fire Department. The man suffered burns;... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man in his mid to late 20s with multiple gunshot wounds behind 18 Hosmer St., around 4:10 a.m. on Friday. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Mattapan and Dorchester murders over the past year.
John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in... Read more
The first of several meetings to discuss moving Boston Latin Academy from Dorchester to Hyde Park was marked by the outcry of the nearly 200 attendees, most of whom expressed displeasure with the proposal. Monday night’s meeting at the BLA auditorium on... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s volleyball team is seen as the favorite to win the Little East Conference championship crown for the upcoming season, making the Beacons the first team in the 12-year history of the preseason coaches’ poll to... Read more
The strike is over, for now, and Verizon is up and running with employees back on the job, but the work stoppage took a toll on those many who went for two weeks without a paycheck. While the picketers were doing their thing, members of the community,... Read more
A crowd of Mattapan community members gathered in the August sun last Wednesday to celebrate the “topping off” of the Mattapan Community Health Center’s new facility in the Square. The gathering was held to witness the installation of the final steel... Read more
Marie Conley: Crossing guard died while saving young student from speeding car in 2008.The death of a loved one can be a paralyzing experience regardless of circumstance, but one Dorchester family has fought back their tears and continues to give to the... Read more
With construction on the new Four Corners/Geneva MBTA commuter rail station well underway, local developers are preparing for the new stop by remodeling and repurposing a longstanding neighborhood landmark. The AB&W Building at 157 Washington Street... Read more
Winning smile Candido Oliveira, an out-of-work Dorchester man, made his way down to Massachusetts Lottery headquarters in Braintree Tuesday morning with his whole entourage – his girlfriend, Edite Monteiro ­— to claim his MegaMillions jackpot game prize.... Read more
A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail Wednesday at his arraignment on charges fatally stabbed a friend early Tuesday. Lester James, 24, and Francis Kargbo, 23, had been on James's third-floor porch at 92 Sumner St. for several hours when they got... Read more
Boston Police report a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death around 12:10 a.m. at 92 Sumner St. Lester James, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested this afternoon on a charge of murder, police say. He is scheduled for arraignment tomorrow in Dorchester District... Read more
With 40 days left until the Sept. 27 preliminary, the seven candidates hoping to fill the District 3 seat on the City Council were back before a crowd of voters on Thursday night, laying out their positions on a city employee residency requirement, crime... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man on charges he was driving around with a loaded gun after officers stopped him for doing 50 in a 30-m.p.h. zone. Police say officers stopped the car around 1:20 a.m. Friday after clocking it doing 50 on... Read more
Pre-forum standout at First Parish ChurchMeet the candidates, again. With 40 days left until the Sept. 27 preliminary, the seven candidates hoping to fill the District 3 seat on the City Council were back before a crowd of voters on Thursday night,... Read more
They line up inside the dugout of the softball field on Boston Common usually reserved for Little League games – a dozen or so knickerbocker-ed men from the vintage Boston Red Stockings club, splitting sunflower seeds in between sips of Gatorade. The... Read more
A month after the City Council approved an ordinance that straps inattentive landlords with the costs of policing their “problem properties,” Boston Police are compiling a list of residences that are the most frequent sites of illegal activity.... Read more
A group of Boston Latin Academy teachers and some community members are protesting a proposal that would relocate the Dorchester school on Townsend St. to the Hyde Park High School building. Paul Eaton of Dorchester, who has taught advanced placement... Read more
Area B-3 police officers joined local teenagers on August 10 at the ABCD Mattapan Family Service Center to celebrate the completion of a series of dialogues between Mattapan’s youth and local police. The weekly forums have been going on since July.... Read more
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester has expanded its youth programs to include more activities for children between the ages of three and five. This move comes as a response to local concern about the lack of local, affordable programming for pre-k and... Read more


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