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Boston Police said Tuesday afternoon that Pierre Emmanuel, 32, of Dorchester, missing since Monday night, was located near Maverick MBTA station in East Boston. Emmanuel, who has Down syndrome, was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation, police... Read more
Parked near the courthouse. Junior Fernandes, 22, of Dorchester, was ordered held without bail on charges he shot Alessa Castellon repeatedly early Sunday - possibly as many as five times. Hiding behind a door, hidden from a courtroom full of Castellon's... Read more
As advocates for urban communities laid out the challenges facing black residents in Boston - in health care, education and criminal justice - Gov. Deval Patrick described Monday a "very different Boston" than the one he remembers in 1976, when he was a... Read more
Boston Police report finding Alessa Castellon, 21, shot to death around 3:05 a.m. at 50 Granger St. Junior Fernandes, 22, of Dorchester, was arrested on charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Castellon... Read more
Warning that the extreme heat conditions now being experienced in Boston "can cause regular activities to quickly become dangerous situations,” Mayor Menino this afternoon extended a heat advisory for another day. Temperatures eclipsed the 100 degree mark... Read more
Almont Park re-design plan: Click on image to download larger PDF.On Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m., the city’s Parks Department will host an outdoor public meeting at Mattapan’s Almont Park to unveil the first phase of a planned renovation the park. (Rain... Read more
Food trucks are on their way to Dorchester and Mattapan. Starting next month, expect one to be stationed at the Ashmont MBTA stop on Friday afternoons; another could soon come to the Mattapan T station. “We figured we’d try it a day a week” and build from... Read more
In defiance of the sweltering summer heat, an eager crowd of more than 100 people packed themselves into the parish hall at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan Square on Monday evening. The multitude was gathered for the inaugural public meeting of... Read more
After playing “Dirty Water” by The Standells on his radio webcast, Russ “Rusty” LeBlanc expresses a sentiment shared by many of his listeners. “Not crazy about the water. I like the town, though.” LeBlanc hosts the “SKS Dorchester memories” radio show on... Read more
Neponset River Despite recent improvements in the quality of water in Massachusetts, local environmentalists fear that quantity, not quality, is putting the Neponset River at risk. Rivers in the state typically run at their lowest levels in the dry weeks... Read more
St. Peter’s parishioners and Bowdoin-Geneva neighbors voiced both strong support and opposition during a discussion last Wednesday on the development of the parish’s former convent, located at the western end of the St. Peter’s campus near the corner of... Read more
As the future of Boston’s few remaining clam diggers comes into question with impending construction around Logan Airport, some in Boston have taken up the cause to revitalize he city’s wetlands, especially the areas around Dorchester Bay. These efforts... Read more
An end came to Dorchester’s worst-kept political secret on Tuesday morning when City Councillor Maureen Feeney formally announced her pick for the District 3 seat she has held since 1993. Feeney, who declined to run for another term, has been seen often... Read more
Nhu Nguyen and Derek Matulina were once friends who fell out over money Nguyen felt Matulina owed him for a drug transaction, Suffolk County prosecutors said today. When the two crossed paths at the Savin Hill T stop on May 7, they began to fight and... Read more
The Department of Conservation is advising the public about road closures in South Boston on Thursday, July 21 for the annual L. Street Road Race. The roads to be closed are: Mt. Vernon Street and Morrissey Boulevard at Mt. Vernon Street and Day Boulevard... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports three men were stabbed in a fight Monday afternoon at 324 Talbot Ave.
The Boston Police Department says an argument over a blocked driveway on Olney Street Saturday morning ended with one man punching his neighbor in the face and firing a gun at him before unblocking the driveway by jumping in the car and speeding away.... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports the Venezia Rrestaurant in Port Norfolk lost power Saturday morning when a wall at a storage building under demolition next door collapsed, taking power lines down with it. Nobody was injured when the 24-foot-high wall... Read more
Law enforcement officials are stepping up efforts to draw out tips from neighborhood residents with information on crimes, with launch of a multi-platform ad campaign that says the program guarantees tipsters’ anonymity. Roughly 4,000 tips have come in... Read more
A 20 year-old Dorchester man has been arrested and charged with the June 26th murder of 25-year-old Aaron Wornum near Edward Everett Square. Prosecutors say that the defendant, Anthony Robertson, was talking to Wornum on his cell phone just before the... Read more


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