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

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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

For Crissakes, Boston! Eleven percent!??

What happened to the town that gave the world “Vote early and often for Curley?”

The campaign ditty for James... Read more

The team that will lead the redevelopment of the former Bayside Expo grounds on Columbia Point has begun a goodwill tour of civic groups in the... Read more

The fallout from the City Hall bribery scandal that erupted on Sept. 6 with the admission of guilt from former city worker John Lynch intensified this week.

Lynch, who until recently had worked in a variety of City Hall jobs starting with the... Read more