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A five-alarm fire tore through a Mattapan three-decker on a warm Thursday night, displacing 19 people and causing half a million dollars in damage, Boston fire officials said.

Firefighters responded at 7:47 p.m. to 41 Evelyn St. to... Read more

A tunnel cap that sits above the Red Line tracks as they run underground through Dorchester from Fields Corner to Ashmont station may see a new life as a biker and pedestrian greenway.

At the Greater Ashmont Main Street’s annual meeting on... Read more

An upcoming deadline to renew a temporary residency program affecting more than 50,000 Haitians in the US has sparked a flurry of action by city and state representatives. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was originally granted to Haitian immigrants... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man was found shot around 10:55 p.m. on Saturday outside 10 Nottingham St. and was declared dead at the scene.

Also over the weekend, somebody shot at a couple in a car next to the park on Downer Avenue... Read more

Underused industrial parcels and generally underdeveloped swaths of land along a mile-long stretch of Dorchester Avenue are prime for new planning, residents and city officials agreed during a tour of the PLAN: Glover’s Corner sites last week.

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Two weeks of free riders on the Fairmount Line kicked off on Monday, a bid to boost ridership on the only commuter rail line to operate entirely within Boston.

A group of elected officials and activists stood outside Morton Street station in... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man in his 20s was shot around 9:45 p.m. on Friday at 46 Rexford St. in Mattapan. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

The victim was the fourth person to be murdered in Boston on Friday.... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man was fatally stabbed around 10:20 p.m. on Friday at 5 Groom St.

The man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

Evidence photo by Boston Police

Willie Wilkerson, 58, minister at the Quincy Street Missional Church founded by his mother, Idene "Ma Siss" Wilkerson, faces several drug-trafficking charges, after searches at his home and the church, the Boston Police Department reports.

The... Read more

The racial taunts— and objects, including a bag of peanuts— that Orioles outfielder Adams Jones said were hurled at him on Monday night at Fenway Park have brought legitimate scrutiny to how the Boston Red Sox police and protect their fans and players... Read more

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