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The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is hoping to secure a funding package that would allow them to bring in a neighborhood-based food service company as the tenant of a now vacant building that Dorchester Bay owns at the corner of Quincy... Read more
The seven candidates jockeying to fill the second district city council vacancy created by James Kelly's death early this year faced off at a pair of forums Tuesday evening where they touted their neighborhood-centric credentials and highlighted the... Read more
All seven candidates vying to fill the vacant second district city council seat made it to both a candidate's forum in South Boston and the monthly meeting of Dorchester's McCormack Civic Association on Tuesday evening despite fears that the double... Read more
The dedicated staff of the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club is a key reason why the youth center has become one of the neighborhood's most important assets since its creation in 1974. From left to right: Quenette Santos, Dave Bonnell, Bob Scannell... Read more
The owners of a 160 year-old home at 10 Pearl Street were issued a 90-day demolition delay from the city's Landmark Commission on Tuesday, stalling their plans to raze the structure and erect two three-unit houses in its place. During the delay, the... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis joined police officers from Dorchester last Friday to formally sign an agreement with local youth in a continued effort to promote mutual respect and reduce area violence. The signing took place at the Holland... Read more
An ongoing process by the Archdiocese of Boston to drastically reorder Catholic grade schools in Dorchester and Mattapan was the subject of several meetings last week in the neighborhood and beyond. Pastors and principals huddled on Friday at St. Ann's... Read more
A four-alarm fire at a home on the corner of Woodworth and Walnut Streets brought 93 firefighters and 13 fire trucks to Port Norfolk on Tuesday. The fire intensified quickly in high winds and power lines on all sides of the two and a half story home... Read more
Civic associations come in all shapes and sizes in Dorchester, a neighborhood where you often need two hands to count the number of meetings happening in a single night. While uber-civic groups like Columbia-Savin Hill cover wide swaths of the... Read more
Boston Police officials proudly unveiled new statistics that show a dramatic drop in crime so far this year on the B-3 district that covers parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. The numbers were presented at last Wednesday's monthly B-3 Dorchester/Mattapan... Read more
There are the dropouts of Dickensian doom, the gathering threat of the unemployed and the dysfunctional. There are also ordinary teens or young adults thrown off track shortly before graduating from high school, sometimes even after passing the MCAS exam... Read more
A collective concern for the well-being of Codman Square and curiosity among residents and neighborhood leaders eager to meet folks with similarly gregarious mindsets brought a crowd of about 70 people to the Dorchester YMCA last Saturday for a forum to... Read more
Executives from Ascension Health, the national health care company that has entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese of Boston to purchase the Caritas Christi Healthcare system that includes Dorchester's Carney Hospital, met with Carney... Read more
Archdiocese officials and Pastors of Dorchester's Catholic churches responded this week to a story in last week's Reporter that outlined a preliminary plan to reorganize the eight remaining Catholic grade schools in Dorchester and Mattapan. On Wednesday,... Read more
Columbia-Savin Hill activist Joe Chaisson remembers a time in the early 1980s when a string of hard knocks left him with crippling property tax debt and a burdensome water and sewer bill. Only with the help of a skilled lawyer was he able to pay off the... Read more
Years ago, Tina Chery had a dream, or rather a college project. She wanted to design a support network for survivors of violent crime that could help guide them through the criminal justice system. Ten years later, thanks to a grant from the Boston... Read more
(Copyright 2007 Dorchester Reporter)- The Archdiocese of Boston is considering a plan to consolidate the eight remaining parochial schools in Dorchester and Mattapan into four regional K-8 schools that would be located at the sites of existing Catholic... Read more
Ten years after it began with an old-school election throw-down, the annual contest to pick the honorary "mayor" of Dorchester hopes to rekindle some of that first-year magic in 2007. The Dorchester Day Parade Committee- which sponsors the contest- is... Read more
Following a wild escape in 2003, Franklin Park Zoo's infamous gorilla, Little Joe, is receiving a brand new playhouse filled with toys, trees, ropes - the works. But he won't be living in this jungle dream palace alone. Little Joe will have to share it... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis unveiled a plan last week that will fundamentally recalibrate the BPD's command structure, creating three policing zones in the city and an expanded crime analysis system aimed at diversifying and improving the city... Read more

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