For the better part of the 20th century, Dorchester and Mattapan had a strong identification as a Roman Catholic enclave. At the beginning of the Civil War, there were no Catholic churches in the town of Dorchester. But from 1850 to 1870, the... Read more

There has been a good deal of change within Dorchester’s Catholic parishes in recent years and churchgoers here should expect to see more of the same in the coming months. Earlier this year, St. Brendan and St. Ann parishes were officially joined as a... Read more

Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans and Savin Hill’s own Mike Christopher are among the 20 people picked to run in the New York City Marathon this fall on behalf of The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation, known as Team MR8. The Dorchester-based... Read more

The public safety threat that was manifested this week by the assault and robbery of Ed Forry in Dorchester Park made the news well beyond the tight-knit village of Lower Mills... Read more

Mayor Walsh visited the White House on Monday. He was one of eight US mayors invited to join President Obama for a discussion of his initiative dubbed My Brothers Keeper. The presidential effort is aimed at eliminating employment and educational... Read more

The state’s heavy investment in the Fairmount commuter rail line will soon be put to the economic test in a very tangible way: Two requests for proposals have been issued by the city of Boston in recent weeks to gauge interest in a pair of sites deemed... Read more

One of the more intriguing initiatives of the Walsh administration kicks off this Saturday on the South Boston waterfront. The mayor’s newly branded Civic Academy will offer a class on how residents can use technology and social media to plug into City... Read more