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Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with what police call a “brazen daylight shooting” in the Ashmont area in late June that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man.

Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, was found suffering from a... Read more

The first minutes of the June 28 fire on the top floor and roof of the Treadmark building were captured in this photo, which shows a firefighter on the roof. Polly O'Brien photo

The investigation into the cause of a six-alarm fire that destroyed parts of a new mixed-use housing complex on Dorchester Avenue last month remains incomplete this week.... Read more

Cardinal Sean O’Malley was among the 200 people who participated in an anti-violence walk through the streets of Bowdoin-Geneva on Tuesday evening.

About 200 people— including Boston Archbishop Cardinal Séan O’Malley and Mayor Martin Walsh— participated in an hour-long walk through the streets of Bowdoin-Geneva on Tuesday evening. Setting off from the St. Peter’s Teen Center, the procession was a... Read more

Authorities on Friday announced the indictment of Julian Troche, 24, for the murder of Dantley Leonard in Franklin Field on Nov. 12, 2016 - five days before he was arrested for... Read more

With bike lanes, roadway widths, and signaling a bit more defined this time around, the Morrissey Boulevard redesign is at about 25 percent, Department of Conservation and Recreation officials told community members at a reasonably well attended... Read more

Updated 3:21 p.m., June 29

Ashmont station re-opened for Red Line, trolley service; Dorchester Avenue remains closed between Gallivan and Peabody Square

The... Read more

A man was shot on Ashmont Street near the intersection of Ocean Street on Wednesday morning, police said.

The call came in at 9:52 a.m. for a male shot, according to police spokeswoman Myeshia Henderson, and the victim was transported to an... Read more

The Boston Police Department reports a man, believed to be in his 30s, was shot around at 1357 Blue Hill Ave., at Walk Hill Street, around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Lower Mills early Sunday.

Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all... Read more

Jakyres McKinney, 25, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Monday on charges he fatally shot Javoni Boyd, 19, at 165 Delhi St. in Mattapan on June 13.

Boyd leaves two... Read more

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