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Since its inception in 2008, the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra has made strides to open the neighborhood’s ears to classical music. Its home venue is the Parish of All Saints where violinist Annie Chen from the New England Conservatory will join the... Read more
Dot Rats not welcome: Paul Shea with the remains of his porch, which he partly dismantled in an attempt to rid his property of rats. Photo by Alex Owens The ‘Dot Rat’ is the unofficial mascot of the neighborhood for people of a certain generation. Rodents... Read more
It’s going to be dirty, dusty and noisy. That was the message from UMass Boston officials on Tuesday night as they laid out plans for the Columbia Point campus’s coming construction boom days before a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kennedy Institute on... Read more
Peter Meade: Peter Meade: Answers mayor’s callPeter Meade may be the most well-connected and deeply rooted Bostonian ever to take the reins at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the powerful planning agency formed in the 1960s. The BRA operates out of... Read more
Jimmy Hayes: Celebrated his 2011 Beanpot-winning goal for BC. AP photoDorchester’s Jimmy Hayes has decided to forgo his senior hockey season at Boston College and head to the American Hockey League. The 20 year-old St. Ann’s alum is now playing for the... Read more
Armed Robbery Suspect: From surveillance footage at a Shell gas station in South Boston on March 29.A rash of armed robberies of convenience stores — including three in Dorchester’s C-11 police district in recent days—is prompting a Boston Police alert... Read more
Mattapan’s Mildred Avenue K-8 School briefly went into “safe mode” on Tuesday morning, following a spat between two parents, according to the Boston Police Department. A spokesman on Tuesday afternoon said that the situation had been resolved and students... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a fatal crash at Washington and School streets around 2:30 a.m., Saturday, may have been caused by a second car that fled the scene. According to police, "the passenger stated that a motor vehicle, attempting to pass... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was beaten in his 9 Mt. Vernon St. home Thursday afternoon by three men with clubs and possibly guns. Responding officers found him bleeding from his face.
BRA map: Click for larger (4mb) ver.The Boston Redevelopment Authority — or BRA— says that there are 91,982 people living in Dorchester, based on newly-released data collected for the 2010 census. If that were a correct count of Dorchester’s residents, it... Read more
Dot Demos: Click for larger version. The face of the Dorchester community has gotten more diverse, and there are more of us living here, according to the 2010 Census data released March 20 and analyzed by the Reporter. Already Boston’s largest... Read more
Despite opposition from the area’s abutters, top transportation officials are sticking with their choice to construct a commuter-rail station between the Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway overpasses. A key state senator has also weighed in, saying he... Read more
Dayo Hall, Walker Douglass, Isaiah Sealey, Emily Gaylord, Alan Parkinson, and Kathleen Tevnan. Click for larger version. The Boston City Singers are taking their act on the road once again. This summer, thirty-eight BCS members and founder/artistic... Read more
Addressing members of the Dorchester Board of Trade on Tuesday, Mayor Thomas Menino ticked through a laundry list of city-wide and Dorchester-specific proposals and projects his administration is working on as the state emerges from an economic recession... Read more
Jack Pelletier: Click to expand.A newly opened bicycle shop is hoping to become a hub of activity for bicycling enthusiasts in the Ashmont neighborhood. “I think the time is right for a shop in the area, and with the changes in Peabody Square,” it’s a... Read more
The MBTA is pushing ahead with a multi-pronged approach to lower the volume of the screeching wheels at Ashmont Station as local residents say they are running out of patience. In a meeting at All Saints Church last week, area residents, plagued for years... Read more
Dorchester’s Epiphany School has purchased a nearby house for an as yet undetermined use, the school’s leader told neighbors at a St. Mark’s Area Civic Association meeting Tuesday night. The Rev. John H. Finley IV, head of school at Epiphany, said the... Read more
Elizabeth Seton Academy (ESA) in Lower Mills will host its annual “Make a Difference” fundraising gala this Sunday, April 3, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Hunter Fahey Commons at BC High on Morrissey Blvd. The 2011 ESA honoree is Dr. Alice Tolbert Coombs, president... Read more
On March 28, the Philanthropic Initiative (TPI) presented five local community leaders with their Boston Community Fellows Award. Among the recipients is Mattapan’s very own Mrs. Myrtle Huggins. The Fellows are publicly recognized as “quiet leaders and... Read more
Youth Link, a program of the North American Family Institute (NAFI), is connecting at-risk youth with Boston police officers to keep the kids off the streets and out of trouble. Through the Youth & Police Initiative (YPI) and the Youth Leadership... Read more

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