The abduction and murder of Jassy Correia, a young woman of Cape Verdean descent who grew up in Dorchester, rocked the region and our neighborhood over the last week. Correia, who leaves behind a two- year-old daughter, will be buried on Saturday after an... Read more
A three-alarm fire blazed through the third floor of a Columbia Road building on Wednesday morning. The top floor of a three-decker above Restaurant Laura at 688 Columbia Rd. was reported aflame by motorists who spotted the smoke. Firefighters responded... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at 12 Greenwood St., near Ellington Street, shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday. He was declared dead at the scene. WBZ identifies the victim as Kendric Price of Dorchester, an assistant men's basketball... Read more
As debate continues over the MBTA's proposed fare hikes, Boston city councillors want to hold a hearing about withholding the $85 million the city pays to the agency each year to protest the state of service. Councillor Althea Garrison filed the measure... Read more
Academic and business leaders in Dorchester’s Columbia Point are looking to increase transportation options by adding a ferry stop in the quickly developing neighborhood that borders Boston Harbor. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston... Read more
Updated Feb. 28, 11:33 a.m. Police have arrested a suspect and recovered a body in the kidnapping case of 23-year-old Jassy Correia. Providence Police arrested 32-year-old Louis D. Coleman III, whom police say is the man seen in surveillance footage from... Read more
Patrick Radden Keefe grew up in the heart of Boston’s Irish community— the Adams Corner section of Dorchester. His dad Frank— whose great-grandparents were immigrants from Donegal—was a regular at the Eire Pub. But despite the name and pedigree, Keefe... Read more
“Why throw a pebble in the ocean when you can throw a whole boulder?” That’s the metaphor Latrell James used to describe his “all in” approach to music, a mentality by which he simply creates as much and as often as he can, whether as a rapper or as a... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley hosted a transportation equity and policy agenda roundtable last Thursday in Fields Corner with local activists, touching on opportunities for federal legislation and homing in on opportunities for her to support state or municipal... Read more
The Senate’s leadership shakeup on a committee that’s poised to shape education funding reform legislation this session is prompting a call for greater attention to diversity in the Legislature. When Senate President Karen Spilka last week assigned... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board ruled last week that the Chez-Vous roller rink in Mattapan was not to blame for an incident last November in which the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street was blocked by up to 250 youths, four of whom were... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh traveled to Cape Verde last Friday for a five-day trip across the islands of Fogo, Brava, and Santiago. The mayor traveled with a delegation “comprised of City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts officials, and business and... Read more
This story first aired on WBUR 90.9FM. Listen to it here. In 2012 Alma Chislom had just moved into an apartment in Dorchester’s Four Corners neighborhood when she had an unexpected visitor. She buzzed the man into the building and when she went out onto... Read more
About 100 parents and METCO graduates gathered at a lecture room in the Thelma D. Burns building on Warren Street on Monday night to hear from program officials about the details of the program’s proposed shift to a randomized assignment system. Started... Read more
Lofty goals for setting affordable housing requirements and limiting displacement in the Glover’s Corner planning area are admirable, Mayor Martin Walsh told activists during a community dinner last week, but impractical unless there are new channels of... Read more
On Monday morning, a handful of brave souls, buffeted by near-hurricane gusts of icy wind, stood on the brand-new Blue Hill Avenue station platform, waiting to be among the first passengers to enjoy a new and quicker commute to South Station from Mattapan... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board ruled last week that Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St. in Mattapan, was not to blame for a November incident in which the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street got blocked by up to 250 kids, four of whom were arrested for... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh headed out of town Friday morning to visit Cape Verde, kicking off a five-day trip across the islands of Fogo, Brava, and Santiago. He will travel with a delegation "comprised of City of Boston and Commonwealth of Massachusetts... Read more
Workers with union wages and benefits earn enough money to support their families, invest in their homes and neighborhoods, spend money in their communities, and provide opportunities for their children.  Workers, especially people of color, are having an... Read more
Eight projects in Dorchester and three in Mattapan were recommended for Community Preservation Act funding in the most recent round, the mayor’s office announced last Saturday. They are included in a 54-project, $34 million bundle submitted to the CIty... Read more


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