Shannon McAuliffe wants to bring a sea change to the culture in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. She is calling for a reduced emphasis on winning prosecutions at all costs and a shifted focus to strategically redirecting at-risk individuals... Read more
Two men were shot to death last weekend in different parts of Dorchester. On Friday (March 30), a 35-year-old man was gunned down near the corner of Wayland Street and Dacia Street just after 9 a.m. Police said the victim was rushed to Boston Medical... Read more
Residents of Dorchester and Mattapan are familiar with the paradox: Their neighborhoods, tethered to reputations as unsafe parts of Boston, are seeing encouraging declines in numbers of serious crimes while homicides remain disproportionately concentrated... Read more
This story aired on WBUR/90.9 FM on Thursday, April 5. Click here to listen. When John Goncalves opened his barbershop here in Bowdoin-Geneva five years ago, his rent was $1,000 a month and set to increase $50 a year.
For the barber, this met the... Read more
To address the extreme toll of opioid addiction, Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez on Tuesday said he would require health insurers and the state’s MassHealth program to cover the cost of medical marijuana when it is prescribed by a physician... Read more
Boston teen-agers have until April 13 to apply for the 2018-2019 Mayor’s Youth Council, a group of 85 high school-aged youth “committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the city.” The number of youths representing... Read more
Caitlin McLeod-Bluver of Boston International High School in Dorchester is heading out west this week. She was selected by the non-profit organization Ecology Project International (EPI) to participate in an 8-day Teacher Fellowship in the Greater... Read more
UMass Boston’s interim Chancellor Barry Mills presented Jane Money, founding artistic and education director of the Boston City Singers, with the Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership at the university’s annual Community Breakfast... Read more
The city is asking potential operators for suggestions on how to, in the near term, activate a former Bank of America bank building parcel that will be the site of an $18 million new Uphams Corner branch of the Boston Public Library. In a Request for... Read more
A Dorchester teen has been selected as a finalist in the Boston edition of a new PBS music talent show series called Celebrations of Music. Aedan Harasymiw of Lower Mills, along with Eowyn Young of Milton, form a guitar and vocal duo that has been tapped... Read more
My first job was at a corner grocery store in Dorchester, Boston’s biggest neighborhood and home to a million tough guys and the man who wrote about tough guys, Dennis Lehane. The Dorchester Market (Gene & Paul’s to your grandmother) sat across East... Read more
State Rep. Nick Collins easily won the Democratic nomination to replace Linda Dorcena Forry as the next state senator in the First Suffolk district on Tuesday. According to unofficial elections results, Collins amassed 3,722 votes— or 94.59 percent of the... Read more
A Boston police officer has been charged with new felony offenses stemming from a January 1 crash on Columbia Road that left a 20 year-old man with a traumatic brain injury. Police and prosecutors say that Domenic Columbo, 40, was drunk when he slammed... Read more
A Boston police officer has been found guilty of a racially-motivated attack on an Uber driver. Michael Doherty, 43, of South Boston was off-duty when he used racial and ethnic slurs when he assaulted a 28 year-old Revere man who was driving him home in... Read more
Patrick Fandel will be the new Dorchester liaison with the city’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday. The neighborhood liaisons are frequent faces at neighborhood meetings, acting as point people for the Mayor’s office... Read more
Bryon Hefner, the husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on felony charges in connection with sexual assault, criminal lewdness, and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk... Read more
The Boston Friends of the Gaelic Players Association will host their second annual dinner event on Friday, April 6 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. The event seeks to build on the incredibly successful inaugural event last spring that drew a... Read more
UMass Boston men’s hockey senior forward Colin Larkin was recognized as the Sid Watson Award winner for being the top player in Division III at last week’s Frozen Four Banquet hosted by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA.) Larkin, who was the... Read more
Climate change is heading toward Boston on the high tides, city officials agree, and they say strategic infrastructure improvements can help shore up vulnerable coastal areas while longterm adjustments are made in the most flood-susceptible spots. The... Read more
The Cleveland Community Center in Fields Corner will relocate to a Boston Public School building on Westville Street by May 1, city officials said Tuesday night. At a meeting so sparsely attended that organizers plan to reschedule it, school and Boston... Read more


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