Photo showing Lynch taking one of several bribe payments, prosecutors say.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence now former BPDA middle manager John Lynch of Dorchester to 4 years in prison for accepting a $50,000 bribe from a developer to arrange a successful zoning-board vote on a South Boston condo project. In a... Read more
A Mattapan teen was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he murdered Treshawn Boyd at Washington and Normandy streets in Grove Hall Saturday night. Daventy Walker, 18, was arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Thursday - on... Read more
Boston public health officials say a Northeastern University student diagnosed with measles may have exposed others to the disease around campus, at nearby businesses and at Logan International Airport. The Boston Public Health Commission says the student... Read more
Last winter, more than 60 percent of the voters in Fall River opted to remove Mayor Jasiel Correia from office. Then, something remarkable happened. On the same recall ballot, Correia was allowed to run for reelection against the four other candidates... Read more
Alondra Bobadilla of Hyde Park was named the City of Boston's first-ever Youth Poet Laureate on Saturday at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Bobadilla, a 17-year-old student at Fenway High School, was one of nine finalists recognized at the... Read more
The Dot-based music non-profit Boston City Singers will host a February Vacation Arts Camp for children ages 9-12 at the Epiphany School in Dorchester from Tues., Feb. 18, through Sat., Feb 22. Thanks to support from the Celebrity Series of Boston’s... Read more
MBTA officials on Monday agreed to call staff back before the T board in the coming weeks with more details about putting 60 new buses on the roads to address demand during peak periods. The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board is weighing the... Read more
White liberals, members of the Nation of Islam, generations of Latino political power, and other allies and loved ones of the late Boston City Councillor Chuck Turner packed into his memorial service last Thursday to remember the man who ran on the... Read more
The Record Co., a non-profit community music workspace based in Newmarket Square, was among 31 organizations on the receiving end of $1.89 million in grants announced by the Baker-Polito administration last week as part of the fourth round of... Read more
Last week, several fire stations in Dorchester held celebrations marking 150 years of service in the neighborhood. When Dorchester was annexed into the city of Boston in 1870, the six fire companies and two ladder companies in the Dorchester Fire... Read more
Ahead of floor debate on Thursday (Jan. 16), one member of the state Senate’s diminished Republican caucus is proposing to require school districts to hold a local vote before schools can offer sex education. The Senate is scheduled to take up a bill (S... Read more
Dan Carmody, vice president for Global Mission and Identity at Boston College High School for the last 13 years, is leaving the Morrissey Blvd. campus to become head of school at Cathedral High School in the South End. Carmody joined BC High in 2007,... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is looking into what it would cost to offer partly or completely free public transit, but he is already concerned about the price tag. In an interview last Friday on WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio,” the mayor said he doesn’t... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley will seek a second term in in November, she formally announced Monday morning. “At this defining moment, I know I am where I am meant to be — in Congress, working to both make progress on the issues of consequence facing the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so she could build a master bedroom there and move in - after neighbors, the local civic association and several elected... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports the arrest of Daventy Walker, 18, of Mattapan, for a double shooting on Washington Street on Saturday that left Treshawn Boyd, 19, dead. Police say Walker was arrested Wednesday afternoon by homicide, gang and... Read more
Rev. John Doyle dies at 93 The oldest of the six children of Donald Joseph and Mary Catherine (MacDonald) Doyle, he was born and raised in Dorchester in the midst of a loving family and enjoyed being part of St. Mark’s Parish where he attended its... Read more
The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the construction of a new mixed-use building on what is now a vacant lot at 171-179 Bowdoin St.   The four-story project will include three commercial retail units on the first... Read more
America’s Food Basket supermarket on Geneva Avenue will close this month and will be replaced by a new supermarket operator with deep roots in Dorchester. The Slawsby family, which operates four Save-A-Lot supermarkets in Greater Boston, plans to renovate... Read more
About 30 neighbors attended a meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last Wednesday to review plans for a proposed senior housing complex on what is now a vacant lot on River Street in Mattapan. Reaction to the plan was... Read more


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