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A man was shot to death in Mattapan on Monday night -- the 17th homicide this year.

The call for the shooting came in at 8:44 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Myeshia Henderson, and police found the male victim deceased outside... Read more

The MBTA will discuss how they plan to use a stretch of track in South Boston to test-out new Red Line cars at a public meeting later this month. Testing of the new Red Line cars will begin in 2019, with 252 new cars set to replace the entire existing... Read more

Advocates concerned about a lack of diversity among civil servants in Boston will host a community forum focused on the city's police and fire departments on Tuesday, June 20.

The event is organized by the Boston Branch of the NAACP, the... Read more

A new report from non-profit organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay indicates that some progress is being made to improve water quality at Dorchester’s three beaches as public... Read more

Officials ceremonially broke ground on the Blue Hill Avenue commuter rail station on Monday, kicking off construction for the new Fairmount Line connection point that is expected to open in 2019.

Gathered on a drizzly morning, city and state... Read more

Two Boston city councillors from Dorchester are calling for a hearing on the potential impacts of supervised injection sites in the city as the controversial idea gains mainstream attention in Massachusetts.

Councillors Annissa Essaibi-George... Read more

A Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to robbing Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills and Alves Market near Uphams Corner— where he assaulted the clerk— is headed to prison for five years.

Hendrick Davis, 34, pleaded guilty last Friday in Suffolk... Read more

As it pertains to a section of the Mattapan trolley line, the MBTA is closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, so to speak.

The quaint 1940s orange and cream-colored Mattapan trolleys begin their 2.6 mile, 10-minute, 8-stop... Read more

Beginning Wednesday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 30, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) says it “will likely implement temporary overnight detours and/or roadway closures along Morrissey Boulevard in the City of Boston... Read more

Scores of Bostonians traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to watch as the name of a son of Dorchester was added to a memorial on the National Mall dedicated to fallen law enforcement personnel.

Ricky Dever was a Suffolk County Sheriff’s... Read more

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