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