The city of Boston is desperately trying to help low-income people stay in the city. On Tuesday, in his annual State of the City address, Mayor Martin Walsh presented an initiative that he hopes will help the cause: a first-ever city-funded rental... Read more
Cranes on the near horizon – 2020 will be the year of pile drivers and cranes as major projects— long in the planning stages— finally go into construction mode. Leading the pack will be Dot Block, the massive apartment and retail... Read more
We tend to take the “half-full” approach to measuring the contents of the year gone by— in this case, 2019. In the Dorchester context, it has been a mixed-stocking, as always. But from this vantage point, it contained more candy canes than coal. What... Read more
It’s a surreal moment for the nation.
Within days, perhaps hours, the US House of Representatives will begin impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” He’ll be the third president impeached in the... Read more
A groundbreaking ceremony is set for next Wednesday (Dec. 18) at 2:30 p.m. at the site of the future Cote Village project in Mattapan. Work on the five-building campus, which will replace what has been a long-vacant and dilapidated car dealership on a... Read more
Preparations for the 2020 US Census are picking up steam locally. Two job fair events are planned in Dorchester next week to recruit men and women to fill various part-time positions— mainly as “enumerators,” the people who actually go door-to-door to... Read more
New compromise legislation is moving ahead on Beacon Hill that would impose hefty fines on motorists caught using handheld devices while driving. It has been difficult to ban handhelds in Massachusetts, despite the proven dangers of distracted driving... Read more
Last week’s election for Boston City Council drew about 16.5 percent of the city’s electorate to the polls. The underwhelming turnout notwithstanding, the results of the election were notable for many reasons.
Firstly, when seated in January... Read more
Morton Street station on the Fairmount Line, 2017. Chris Lovett photo
It has taken nearly three decades, but... Read more
There has not been much discussion about the election for Dorchester and Mattapan’s District 4 city council seat in the run-up to next Tuesday. The city council at-large contest has proven more compelling for a variety of reasons, including the fact... Read more
On Monday evening, the owners of Dorchester’s newest restaurant and bar—... Read more
This Friday, Oct. 18, the Reporter’s sibling publication— the Boston Irish Reporter— will host a luncheon at the Seaport Boston Hotel. The event is called Boston Irish Honors and it’s now in its tenth year.
The Irish Reporter has been a part of... Read more
It’s one of those stories that makes you wonder aloud: What the hell were they thinking?
The Boston Globe was first to report this week on a decision by the Conservancy that owns the Rose Kennedy Greenway to change maintenance contractors. After... Read more
The fallout from the bribery scandal involving the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal continues this week. John Lynch, the former city official who admitted to accepting $50,000 in bribes from an associate to influence a ZBA member, has pled guilty to his... Read more