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
Dorchester’s Bino Barros will take the stage at the 12th Annual Boston GreenFest & Tech Expo on Sat., Aug. 17 with a performance of Cabo Verdean folk music enriched with soul that captures the hearts of listeners of every age and background. Barros... Read more
Maya Saunders of Dorchester was one of two Boston women honored at the 110th national convention of the NAACP in Detroit last month. Saunders, 26, and a graduate of the NAACP Next Generation (NextGen) Young Professional Leadership Program, works as... Read more
The BCYF Gallivan Community Center has undergone an artistic transformation thanks to four local artists who painted murals on the center’s walls on Wed., July 24, as part of a partnership with LIFEWTR, a bottled water company whose initiative to restore... Read more
The Boston Residents Jobs Policy (BRJP) was established in 1983 to set employment standards for construction projects in Boston. Several articles have been published about the challenges of meeting the policy’s goals. But people are missing the two most... Read more
Last Saturday, Tenean Beach, one of Dorchester’s three public beaches, was unusually busy. Moms and dads strolled with baby carriages along the walkway. Children joyfully screamed in a red, blue and yellow bouncy house. Songs like “Uptown Funk” and “I... Read more
University of Massachusetts trustees last Friday approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students, as members of the board cautioned of “clouds on the horizon” in enrollment and revenue trends. The vote, held about a month... Read more
The following obituary was compiled and written by relatives and friends of the deceased: A funeral Mass will be held on Sat., Aug. 24, at St. Ann Church in Neponset for Neil F. Jones, a dancer, a singer, actor, and Dorchester native who over a long... Read more


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