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A permitting loophole that allowed a developer to build on a former city-owned lot once considered “unbuildable” has prompted the city to take a fresh look at how it monitors and sells off similar parcels citywide.

The lot in question— a 3,529... Read more

Early on the evening of Sat., March 31, some three dozen community activists, students, lawyers, and concerned neighbors gathered on quiet Elmont Street in Dorchester to protest Wells Fargo’s decision to sell a family’s home to a developer rather than... Read more

The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum at English High School sponsored... 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... Read more

US Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed a range of national and local issues at a Thursday evening town hall sponsored by the Dorchester Reporter. A crowd of 400 people at the Boston Teachers Union hall on Columbia Point listened and engaged with the... Read more

The sweeping criminal justice reform package that has been in the works for about three years on Beacon Hill could land on the governor's desk by the end of the day Wednesday.

Both branches of the Legislature plan to take votes on accepting the... 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’... Read more

Locally owned restaurants are the backbone of our business districts and our city’s fabric. They are often the path of least resistance for our returning citizens, immigrants, and others who face barriers to employment. They are proven pathways to... Read more

A controversial plan to build new a new condo complex with retail space along Washington Street in Lower Mills will be delayed for at least a... Read more

The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point.

Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-... Read more

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