Uphams Corner

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
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed at 7 Cushing Ave. in Dorchester around 3 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim is Dorchester's fifth murder victim... Read more
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 Ortiz, 34,... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men were shot outside 3 Trull St. around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. One victim, a man believed to be in his 20s, was shot repeatedly and was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital.
Though the current Uphams Corner library branch has served the community for more than a century in a section of the Municipal Building at the corner of Columbia Road and Bird Street, the city says it is time for an upgrade. At a well-attended meeting in... Read more
Two men have been charged with an Oct. 2 incident on Harlow Street in which one of them allegedly shot at a man sitting in a car and hit his car but missed him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Arlindo Lopes, 18, was arraigned in... Read more
Sr. Ana Virginia Figueroa, who worked to fight poverty and end homelessness in Dorchester for more than three decades, died on June 15 in Marlborough, Massachusetts at age 94. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on June 6, 1923, Sr. Ana entered the Little Sisters... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off his re-election bid in Dorchester last weekend, gathering with staff and supporters at the Boston Pizza and Grill before canvassing homes around Uphams Corner on Saturday. “As we move forward into the campaign, today’s... 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 Boston... Read more

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