Last week, as the end of the formal legislative session on Beacon Hill drew to a close, a measure to reform the stateâ€™s criminal records law was advanced by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. There have been a number of proposals to revamp the law... Read more
There was a sad story that emerged from Savin Hill last week. Early last Thursday morning, the news began to pass around that C.F. Donovanâ€™s, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave., was shuttered and appeared to be... Read more
Letâ€™s give a big shout-out to those two MBTA employees who worked together to save a life.
The story of the inebriated woman who fell onto the tracks in front of an oncoming Orange Line T train has become national news. Concerned fellow... Read more
The plan to sell the building that once housed St. Williamâ€™s Elementary School and rehab it into a new home for a Catholic high school appeared to remain stalled this week.
For more than two months, this newspaper has been reporting on the... Read more
The cityâ€™s municipal election is now history, and with it came some historic triumphs â€“ Mayor Tom Menino won an unprecedented fifth full term, and Dorchesterâ€™s own Ayanna Pressley became the first-ever woman of color to win a citywide campaign... Read more
Politics continue to be at center stage in Boston, and as the culmination of the 2009 city elections approaches, there will be nary a moment for the electorate to catch its breath before being asked to come back to the polls two more times. Once the... Read more
Thirty years ago this month, a wonderful Dorchester landmark was unveiled. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated Oct. 20, 1979 here on the shores of Dorchester Bay.
The elaborate ceremony brought an array of... Read more
Adam Gaffin, who writes the influential blog Universal Hub, reported last week about a â€œpirate radio stationâ€ that federal regulators are trying to close down.
â€œFeds chase radio pirates across town,â€ he wrote. â€œAn unlicensed radio... Read more
Dorchester and Mattapan people like to stay in touch, and on the Reporter's website, dotnews.com, a lively "virtual community" is developing, with neighbors old and new sharing their stories about their lives lived in our neighborhoods. Here's a... Read more
There are two attractive fund-raising events set for the community over the next two days, and each of them promises to be top-notch social events bringing neighbors together for good causes.
Tonight, after a yearâ€™s hiatus ,the fabulous â€œMen... Read more
The flap this week over the lost e-mails at City Hall is a last-minute distraction in a campaign season that otherwise has been conducted at a high level.
The four candidates for mayor have shared a forum several times, including two head-on... Read more
The community discussion over whether the stateâ€™s Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) should seek federal dollars to establish an express bus route along Blue Hill Avenue is now in its fifth month.
It was last May 4 that... Read more
Some final thoughts about the momentous events that surrounded the death of Senator Ted Kennedy.
â€¢ When the funeral cortege traveled to Boston from Cape Cod, it followed a route up Route 3 and the Southeast Expressway... Read more