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Before you continue reading, I need to ask you a favor. Would you please sit down? Particularly if you are, like myself, of a sensitive nature. I have something shocking to share with you. When I first read it in the newspapers last week, the enormity... Read more

I'm shopping a new screenplay. With all this tax credit give-away going on I figure why not write something and try and sell it to the Wahlbergs. I'd rather see them get the money than out-of-towners.

I haven't settled on a title yet but the... Read more

Okay, I was on my own little writer's strike. No one really noticed except my mother. But I am pleased to report we have come to terms and I'm back. It's hard to kill a bad thing, as they say in Ireland.

I missed you. I had no one to chat with... Read more

Codman Square's Farmers Market is an initiative of the Codman Square Health Council. Organized by FAMILY Inc., the Health Council is the first of its kind in Codman Square and is made up of community organizations concerned with improving the health of... Read more

All winter long, those of us serving the poor worried about heat. Would people have it? Would they be able to afford it? Would they have to choose between heat and other basic needs, such as food? The answer was "yes," they would have to choose.

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Getting pumped for Sunday's big parade? Not yet? It's OK, let the Reporter help you get in the mood to celebrate all things Dorchester. Here's a classic from our Dot Day archives: Mike Baker's ode to OFDs.


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Several hundred words to tell a lifetime. When thousands cannot explain just the dance of her eyes when she smiled. And millions would not do justice to the natural beauty that radiated from her every pore.

Ann Marie Ford was diagnosed with an... Read more

On Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 lifelong Port Norfolk resident Michael "Porpar" Leahy suffered a massive heart attack after working a long shift plowing snow at Logan Airport.

In a coma, Michael was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. Family,... Read more

To explain the mortgage crisis that became a global credit crisis, US Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) started by putting the blame on the party politics of Ronald Reagan. Instead of borrowers, brokers, financial markets or even the Federal Reserve Bank,... Read more

After this long and snowy winter, everyone in the city is looking forward to spring. It's time to start cleaning up. Cleaning the remnants of the winter's storms and all of the sand and refuse that has accumulated on our streets will make our... Read more

Two longtime Boston Globe "inside" journalists bid adieu to the newspaper early this month, collectively leaving behind close to 70 years' worth of reporting, editing, and administering, and taking with them just as many years' worth of institutional... Read more

Have you ever seen the photo from 1976 of a white high school student who appears to be using a flag pole with an American flag on it to attack a black man in a suit? This was the searing incident for our city that came to symbolize Boston's racial... Read more

The year: 1988. The place: Richmond Street, Lower Mills. Three or four adolescent girls (these days, we'd have been called "tweens") discovered a phenomenon that would more or less define the next few years of our lives: a boy band known as the New... Read more

The state's high court on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision to suppress evidence of illicit firearms in what officers initially thought was a case of illegal drug use.

The case stems back to the summer of 2004, when Boston Police officers... Read more

A St. Patrick's Day breakfast at C.F. Donovan's restaurant on Savin Hill Ave. last Saturday raised more than $10,000 for the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta food pantry. Shown above, l-r, are Arthur Donovan, proprietor of C.F. Donovan's restaurant... Read more