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A five-alarm fire that ripped through a Dorchester three-decker late Saturday night has robbed 14 people of their home and caused considerable damage to the neighboring house as well. The Boston Fire Department said early Sunday morning that one... Read more
Allston Street fire
The five-alarm fire that ripped through a Dorchester three-decker and badly damaged a neighboring dwelling late Saturday night left a family unit of 14 people homeless and caused up to $1.5 million in damages, according to the city’s Fire Department,... Read more
Fire on Drayton Avenue
A fire at 12 Drayton Ave. that was called in around 3:50 a.m. displaced four residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, the Boston Fire Department reports. Investigators are now looking to determine the cause of... Read more
A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the city Thursday and has prompted a second day of school closures and a snow emergency that continues until 5 p.m. on Friday. Mayor's Walsh's declaration includes a parking ban — including Dorchester... Read more
Dorchester’s Noemi “Mimi” Ramos has been selected among thousands of applicants as a 2018 Roddenberry Fellow with a $50,000 grant and tailored support to build and scale the Independent Women Project, a project of Community Labor United’s child care... Read more
A team of Boston Police officers from the District B-3 station on Blue Hill Avenue were honored as Heroes Among Us during the Boston Celtics game on December 31 for their role in helping a woman who was going into labor on Dec. 21. Officers Nadia... Read more
In the heart of Savin Hill, a demolition crew takes down a building that used to house Savin Hill Variety. One of the workers is Justin McDonald. He’s been working as a laborer for a decade, and he said the last few days have been the coldest he’s ever... Read more
The holding company for East Boston Savings Bank completed its acquisition of Meetinghouse Bank on Dec. 29. The merger, announced last June, was expected to yield more than $17.8 million for the shareholders of Meetinghouse at $26 per share. The deal... Read more
The frenetic pace of redevelopment is sure to populate the front pages of the Reporter in 2018. Here’s a look at some of the major stories you’re likely to read more about in the coming 52 weeks. Cranes on the near horizon Our neighborhood skyline will be... Read more
Once upon a time, Aquarius nightclub was the spot to be just across the Neponset River in Quincy. The club is long gone, but not yet forgotten by the legion of OFDers who made the trans-Neponset trek to dance, drink and trade digits. So taken with the... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh stepped into his second mayoral term on a frigid New Year’s morning, pledging to support vulnerable Bostonians and bolster the city’s middle class through job programs, education improvements, and affordable housing initiatives. Boston... Read more
The Boston City Council voted unanimously on Monday to elect Andrea Campbell as its next president, making her the first African-American woman to hold the seat from which she will preside over the most diverse council in the body’s 108 years of operation... Read more
The holding company for East Boston Savings Bank completed its acquisition of Meetinghouse Bank on Dec. 29. The merger, announced last June, was expected to yield more than $17.8 million for the shareholders of Meetinghouse at $26 per share. The deal... Read more
Operator error was to blame for a trolley collision last week on the Mattapan High Speed Trolley line that sent 16 to the hospital with minor injuries, MBTA officials said, adding that the route will run with fewer cars until repairs are completed. The... Read more
Violence and its related traumas remain a daily reality for many Bostonians, with several dozen fatal shootings every year. On the whole, police note that the most serious crimes are on the decline, but areas like Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury... Read more
In a blog post published recently on the official Madison Square Garden website, current New York Ranger and Dorchester native Kevin Hayes relates the story of his parents’ battle to overcome cancer. The post, which came in anticipation of the Nov. 30... Read more
The city wandered its way into 2017 reeling from Donald Trump’s election and gearing up for a mayoral challenge. Days before counter-inaugural presidential protests – one packed the Strand Theatre – took place across Boston, incumbent Mayor Martin Walsh,... Read more
Here at the close of 2017, it is the most unsurprising of news hooks to note that the city is growing. But planning for that growth is still a scattershot process, even as the Walsh administration’s goal of 53,000 units of new housing by 2030 remains on... Read more
The Dorchester Winters Farmer Market has become a seasonal staple for neighbors to find affordable fresh foods in the neighborhood— and to gather with friends and neighbors. Sponsored by Codman Square Neighborhood Council and Codman Square Health Center,... Read more
Dorchester-based artist Josh Knowles says his relationship with music began while watching Sesame Street as a kid. “When I was four I saw some animated segment on Sesame Street about a kid playing a violin,” said Knowles. “He was playing ‘Twinkle,... Read more

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