Repairs on the Red Line, where a derailed train wiped out key infrastructure on June 11, are moving along, although service delays will continue. MBTA General Manager Steven Poftak offered updates Monday on repairs at a Fiscal and Management Control Board... Read more
439 Quincy Street on fire
The Boston Fire Department reports what became a five-alarm fire at 439 Quincy St. Sunday afternoon caused an estimated $400,000 in damage there and to two adjoining houses. All residents were evacuated without injury after firefighters arrived around 3:... Read more
A heat emergency is currently in effect in the city of Boston through Sunday evening with daytime temperatures on Saturday expected to go well past the 100 degree mark across the region. Boston community centers will be open to anyone who needs cool... Read more
Dorchester Brewing Company will celebrate its third birthday with a party this Saturday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. that will feature live music, a new beer release, and cake. The daylong celebration will commence with the release of the... Read more
(Copyright 2019 BNN, Inc.) — Target plans to open a new Dorchester store in the Fields Corner shopping plaza next year. The retail giant will fill a void in the mall that was left when discount clothing retailer Fallas closed its doors last November. Tom... Read more
Dorchester-based classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan received a French award last month in recognition of his contributions to the music world. Larget-Caplan, who teaches at UMass Boston, was awarded the Médaille d’Étain from the Socièté Académique... Read more
The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)— set for August 3 and 4— is expected to draw more than 6,700 cyclists in its 40th year, including a delegation from Dorchester, for the 2-day, 192 mile route from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Founded in 1980 by executive... Read more
A proposal to develop a statewide code for the use of police body cameras -- and to exempt their footage from public records laws -- is meeting pushback from police groups and the state’s top records overseer. Rep. Denise Provost’s bill, which had a... Read more
A man was shot to death on Sunday night in the heart of Uphams Corner Boston Police were called to Dudley Street and Columbia Road just after 11:30 p.m. and found a man--who has not been named--suffering from an "apparent gunshot wound." He was rushed to... Read more
A woman was arrested in South Boston last Saturday for allegedly pushing and repeatedly striking a male EMT responding to an emergency call. Donna Taylor, 37, of Boston, faces several charges, including assault on ambulance personnel, assault and battery... Read more
President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his criticism of several minority congresswomen, including Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who he said should “go back” to the countries they came from, standing by his weekend comments that Gov. Charlie Baker called... Read more
Uphams Corner Health Center has appointed Dr. Shelly Taylor as the facility’s new dental director. She recently moved here from Florida where she was also a dental director at a health center. In this new leadership role, she will have oversight of the... Read more
Father and uncle of young victim are charged Prosecutors in Boston say two brothers shooting at a man at a city park during July 4th celebrations also inadvertently struck one of the suspects’ 8-year-old daughter. Nathas Jacquecine and Ian King pleaded... Read more
Harbor Health will host monthly HIV rapid testing clinics at its Geiger Gibson and Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Community Health Centers in Dorchester.  The free, fast, and confidential walk-in rapid testing clinics are open to anyone in the community.  No... Read more
Warning of significant mental health risks that veterans, first responders, and others face, advocates urged lawmakers last week to launch a commission tasked with improving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Two bills before the Joint... Read more
The ballots are set for the five city council races that merit a preliminary election in September, with 15 candidates competing for at-large and even more hopefuls across three busy district council races as the summer campaign season gets into full... Read more
Boston’s largest provider of domestic and dating-violence awareness efforts and support for survivors will soon relocate to a new space in Grove Hall. Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc., intends to buy and renovate the historic Rubina Ann Guscott building and an... Read more
JFK/UMass station sits at the joint of Dorchester and South Boston, with connected train branches and adjoining roadways stretching out like spokes on a wheel around it. The critical entryway into a stretch of Boston gearing up for a building boom is... Read more
Activists, physicians, and social workers urged lawmakers Tuesday to expand a state welfare program helping low-income parents, arguing existing cash grants are insufficient to meet growing costs and leave many children stuck in poverty. After helping... Read more
Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Trump said over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are... Read more


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