When the Patrick administration rolled out a plan to “enhance” the Route 28 bus line along Blue Hill Ave two months ago, it came as a surprise to many civic, business, and political leaders in Mattapan. And the fact that it was not immediately... Read more

There was a rather remarkable event held in one of Dorchester’s public school buildings this week. An assembly of students, teachers, parents, and public officeholders gathered at the Patrick O’Hearn School on Dorchester Ave. to mark the retirement... Read more

Monsignor Tom McDonnell passed away on Sunday. Even though he had been dealing with lung cancer for several years, he did not allow his illness to define his life. Instead, he continued to practice the priestly vocation he believed God had given him,... Read more

Almost 50 years ago, South Boston residents Jim and Mary Gavin converted an old police station South Boston for the use of themselves and some friends in need. The Gavin House on Fourth Street became a family home on the first floor, and a halfway... Read more

President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a gathering in the White House on March 17. It was St. Patrick’s Day, and the American leaders welcomed the political leadership of Ireland to a festive commemoration of the day named for that countryâ... Read more

This weekend, the big Dorchester Day parade will bring thousands onto our neighborhood streets in celebration of the great values and history of our community.

The big parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Lower Mills, following Dot from our... Read more

Next Thursday, Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) will host its fifth annual event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The dinner will honor Governor Deval Patrick, but it is also a celebration of the agency’s own... Read more

The Patrick administration is holding a series of community forums across the state this month, part of a campaign that is aimed — ostensibly— at educating the public about the tough budget choices facing the Commonwealth. It’s a worthwhile... Read more

Last week’s announcement by Governor Deval Patrick that state officials have decided to make significant improvements to the Blue Hill Ave. corridor in the form of dedicated bus lanes and new equipment came as a surprise to many of those who have... Read more

Item: CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty has apologized to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad in a Dallas magazine.

The joke? “From my own experience visiting the troops in the... Read more

Jackson Square is well outside of the Reporter’s coverage area, but a controversy that has developed there involving a city-appointed community advisory committee (CAC) and the weekly community newspaper, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, has raised a... Read more

Monday night, as the rain moved in from the south west and the early spring day turned from dry and windy into damp and blustery, Jim Keefe sat with his wife and a few friends at a table at Tavolo restaurant at Ashmont, picking at a plate of pasta,... Read more

“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” That perplexing question came to mind this week with the discovery that there’s a new critter living in the neighborhood.

On the way out of the house on Monday... Read more

With some $8.7 billion in federal stimulus funds earmarked for Massachusetts, there’s an interesting political debate being played out in the Massachusetts State House over one element of disbursing those funds.

Governor Deval Patrick has... Read more

There were just a handful of Bostonians on hand on Tuesday night in the East Room of the White House, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill hosted a St. Patrick's evening reception for the... Read more