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Boston Police say that man in his twenties was shot in the head on Claybourne Street on Tuesday night. Police were called to the scene around 10:49 p.m. and found the victim in the area of 34 Claybourne St. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch new planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin J. Walsh... Read more
Boston City Councillor Josh Zakim, making his first run at higher office, earned the upset endorsement of the Democratic Party convention Saturday, dealing a significant blow to Secretary of State William Galvin and showing that his campaign could be a... Read more
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Jones Hill has met a million-dollar match challenge from Amazon as part of a larger effort to end family homelessness, Allison Flicker of Amazon told the Reporter this week. During the last 25 years, she noted,... Read more
A state Housing Court judge last week appointed a receiver with the power to clean up a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. that has only fallen further into disrepair after it was heavily damaged in a 2011 fire. The property owner, James Dickey, of Sudbury, has been... Read more
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children on Jones Hill has met a million-dollar match challenge from Amazon as part of a larger effort to end family homelessness, Allison Flicker of Amazon told the Reporter this week. During the last 25 years, she noted,... Read more
Early-morning bus trips and more frequent late night trips are scheduled to begin in September under a $1.2 million pilot proposal that the MBTA Control Board approved on Monday. The new service would primarily serve cities north of Boston, including... Read more
A report on the future of the Mattapan High-Speed Trolley, expected to be completed by late spring or early summer, will now likely be released later this year, MBTA officials said. “This week we announced… the the report would not be publicly available... Read more
Perhaps the most iconic housing stock in the city, the humble-three decker is having a moment of late. A day-long conference in April assessed its place in a land-crunched city; a New England transplant and filmmaker Marc Levitt is creating a documentary... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office released new photos and videos today related to the fatal hit-and-run that killed 40-year-old Pierre Desir last month on Morton Street. DA Dan Conley is asking members of the public and owners of local auto... Read more
A man was stabbed to death early this morning near Mattapan Square. Boston Police responded to the area of 535 River St. around 2:50 a.m. for an emergency call. Boston EMTs treated the victim who was suffering from multiplet stab wounds. He was later... Read more
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The Boston Licensing Board has granted a food and liquor license to a proposed 240-seat restaurant that would serve barbecue, steaks and even some vegetarian dishes on Blue Hill Avenue where it meets Harvard Street and Talbot Avenue. Partners Boris... Read more
The seven-month search for a new UMass Boston chancellor ended with a whimper late last month when the three finalists withdrew their candidacies for the post in the midst of volleys between the UMass president’s office and faculty at the Columbia Point... Read more
Over its 175 years of existence, the Dorchester Historical Society has collected, preserved, and shared knowledge about what happened in the old Puritan town since it was established in 1630. While actively maintaining several classic properties,... Read more
Inwood Street is a classic Dorchester side street, densely packed with three-deckers, but still somewhat insulated from the bustle and bus traffic of the Bowdoin Street business district a block away. Kevin Chapman no longer lives here, but Inwood is... Read more
This beginner’s guide to the Dot Day Parade was originally published in June 2015. Can you feel it? The sense of anticipation, joy, and wonder, reverberating up and down Dot Ave? The parade brings together all the different ethnic groups that make up... Read more
The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, now in its 39th year of advocating for community equity, is still going strong as it adapts to a turbulent and uncertain environment for affordable housing funding and a renewed appetite for civic... Read more
Editor's Note: A version of this story first appeared on WBUR 90.9FM, Boston's NPR News Station on Thurs., May 31, 2018. Walk into the Wahlburgers in Hingham and you’re greeted with a merchandise kiosk that says “Dorchester to Hingham.” On the wall there’... Read more
Something was in the air. People on their daily rounds along the roads of Dorchester and Milton Village turned toward the Neponset River, inhaled the spring breeze, and took a deep whiff. The smell of chocolate was in the air. The year was 1765. The... Read more
In April 1865, Dorchester’s Town Meeting gathered to consider an important civic measure - “to procure…a Corporate Seal of the town.” Many modern residents of Dorchester are familiar with that seal, emblazoned with the words “Dorchester 1630” and the... Read more

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