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The Boston Police Department reports arresting Jude Desparge, 18, on charges he used a knife to hold up three women Thursday and that he is also suspected of robbing two more on Friday - and sexually attacking one of those. According to police, Despage... Read more
Adams Street fire
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded at 2:34 a.m. to a block of stores and offices at 756-762 Adams St. The two-alarm fire was confined to the second floor, but it caused extensive smoke damage to the first-floor shops, the department... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh announced the launch of a new initiative Thursday that is aimed at supporting individuals in recovery from substance abuse. The PAIR (Personal Advancement for Individuals in Recovery) Initiative is a grant program, made possible through... Read more
Ten neighbors in Dorchester’s Ashmont-Adams neighborhood will throw open their doors this weekend for a unique event. The Kitchen Envy tour — set for Sunday from 1- 4 p.m.— will highlight newly-remodeled kitchens in and around Carruth Street, known for... Read more
Only five days remain until the Sept. 26 preliminary election for Boston’s municipal offices. Voters citywide will be asked to choose one of four men on the mayoral ballot, which includes incumbent Martin J. Walsh. The top two finishers will advance to... Read more
The Boston Collegiate Charter School hopes to expand its Mayhew Street campus with a cafetorium and additional classrooms, Principal Shannah Varon told community members on Tuesday. In a presentation to the John W. McCormack Civic Association, Varon and... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency board last Thursday voted to approve 17 condominium units proposed for the Scally & Trayers funeral home site in Savin Hill. Support for the project is mixed among immediate abutters, though comments... Read more
A proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary on Clapp Street was met with some trepidation by community members at a recent meeting hosted by the John W. McCormack Civic Association and the group’s regular civic meeting. Aidan O’Donovan and his company,... Read more
Ethan Somers, freshman at John D. O’Bryant High School and Sean Hobbs, freshman at Archbishop Williams High School both scored goals in winning games on their varsity soccer teams last week. Somers scored a goal in a 3 to 2 win over Saugus and Hobbs... Read more
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops will team up for the first time ever for an open-air concert in Franklin Park on Sun., Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. This performance will mark the BSO’s first ever visit to Boston’s largest park; it will be the first... Read more
Boston voters will see some new faces when they arrive at their polling locations next Tuesday. City high school students have been recruited to help set-up, greet voters and prepare ballots for pick up through a new initiative. Roughly 40 students from... Read more
A 30-year-old Dorchester man has been charged with two homicides that took place in the neighborhood a week ago (Sept. 10) - a double-shooting on the Southeast Expressway that killed a motorcyclist and another that left a woman dead later that night on... Read more
An organization founded to ease racial tensions among Boston teenagers is trying to make Town Field in Fields Corner a destination. Some of Boston’s most violent streets border the large park, but that’s not deterring the employees and volunteers of All... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has reservations about a controversial proposal by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to remove a lane on oft-jammed and oft-flooded Morrissey Boulevard as part of its ongoing redesign. The mayor was briefed by... Read more
The Walsh administration is proposing a pilot program for the Fairmount Line that would increase the frequency of trains, effectively a scaled-back version of the proposal state Rep. Evandro Carvalho pitched earlier this year. As presented to the Greater... Read more
Students at Dorchester’s Boston College High School are taught early on that they should strive to “be an upstander, not a bystander.” Ryan McWade, a senior at the Jesuit school, took that core tenet to heart last month when, acting quickly and boldly, he... Read more
A Dorchester resident convicted of fraud and identity theft last June will go to prison for 30 months. Junior Alberto Lopez, 32, was sentenced on Monday in US District Court. He will be subject to deportation to his native Dominican Republic after release... Read more
Roudnie Célestin will take over as Mayor Martin Walsh’s new Mattapan neighborhood liaison and citywide liaison for the Haitian community this week. A native of Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Célestin has lived in Boston since 2003. She is a graduate of UMass Boston... Read more
New York and Crown Fried Chicken outlets on Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road face a possible shutdown by the Boston Licensing Board after a man the feds say secretly held ownership stakes in them pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to... Read more
The Fairmount Line is unique in the MBTA's commuter rail system, running almost entirely within Boston and serving a ridership that is primarily black and Latino. Dorchester Rep. Evandro Carvalho wants the MBTA to experiment with changing service on the... Read more

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