Dorchester has lost a great old friend.

Stavros (Steve) Cosmopulos, a Dorchester Original and the founder and creator of the concept of O.F.D.,
 passed away last Friday at his son’s home in Seekonk. A resident of Norwell, He was 87 years old.... Read more

On Monday, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation (Team MR8) named 59 runners to its roster for the Boston Athletic Association’s 2015 Boston Marathon. The Dorchester-based non-profit was formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who... Read more

The best way to prevent tomorrow’s crime is to solve the one that happened yesterday— or last week. Boston Police do a good job responding to the constant calls for service in a city of 600,000-plus people. But they need more tools to help them get... Read more

The Reporter recommends the following positions on the four questions that will appear on state ballots on Nov. 4.

Question 1—A move to eliminate the current indexing of the gas tax would hamper the capacity of the state and city to... Read more

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