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Transit police say they arrested a man and a woman at the Uphams Corner MBTA station last Monday night (March 12) who were engaged in sexual activity on a walkway to the northbound platform.

Dorchester residents Alfred Roach, 55, and Iyoki... Read more

Updated March 13 at 4:30 p.m.-- Today’s northeaster, which rolled into the Commonwealth in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, could be the biggest the city... Read more

Boston firefighters on Barry Street.

Boston firefighters responded to 23 Barry St., off Quincy Street, around 5:45 a.m. for a fire that started in the basement, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire, which caused no injuries, caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, the... Read more

There has been some social media chatter recently about another news organization’s analysis of... Read more

A Dorchester man who fled the state 25 years ago after he was indicted for sexually assaulting two boys left in his care has finally been brought to justice.

John Hartin, 48, was convicted by a Suffolk Superior jury last Wednesday of five... Read more

Navillus Terrace fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire Monday night at 11 Navillus Terrace displaced 15 residents and caused an estimated $150,000 in damge.

Firefighters responded at 9:40 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Organizations representing Boston’s minority firefighters and police officers are calling for an investigation into hiring practices they say make it prohibitively difficult for veterans of color to join the city forces.

The Lawyers’ Committee... Read more

Boston firefighters quickly knocked down a small blaze in a Savin Hill apartment building next to the Boys and Girls Club on Monday afternoon.

Smoke poured from a second story apartment in 1129 Dorchester Ave. at about 1 p.m., Boston Fire... Read more

Boston Police officers keeping an eye on Trevor Clarke, wanted for several armed holdups of Dorchester convenience stores, nabbed him last night when he forced somebody out of a car at gunpoint and tried to drive off.

Clarke, 24, is charged with... Read more

Two young men from Dorchester were held without bail on murder charges on Monday for there Jan. 14 murder of 17-year-old Chad O’Connor on Kenwood Street. The suspects— Richard Sheppard, 19, and Branden Singleton-Legget, 19, were allegedly among a... Read more

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