Eric McPhailBoston Police have issued an urgent appeal for the public's help in finding a 23 year-old suspect who allegedly chased down an ex-girlfriend and fired gunshots at her car during a brazen attack and car chase this morning in Dorchester and... Read more
J-Mart braved the storm Sunday night to take a photo of the Clap Pear in Edward Everett Square.
The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston. In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov.... Read more
Firefighter at work on Everett Ave. Photo by Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm blaze that erupted around 10:40 p.m. Christmas eve did about $400,000 to 9-11 Everett Ave. One firefighter suffered minor burns. No... Read more
Sleeping Moon: Someone had the holiday notion recently to affix a Santa’s helper’s cap on The Sleeping Moon public art exhibit at Ashmont Station. No doubt it’s a pose that many human helpers of old St. Nick are hoping to strike once this week’s push to... Read more
Dot 2 Dot Café employees Danielle Oaks and Jason Andre show off some of the restaurant’s signature breakfast offerings on Tuesday. Photo by Bill Forry In the wake of the economic crash of 2008, small-business owners like Karen Henry-Garrett found... Read more
While only 55 percent of all Dorchester and Mattapan residents participated in the 2010 United States Census, a fresh snapshot of the neighborhood’s current demographics is emerging this week through the American Community Survey (ACS), a four-year study... Read more
The field of candidates aiming to replace former City Councillor Chuck Turner started to take shape this week, with the heavy favorite announcing his entrance and another candidate following shortly afterwards. As expected, on Monday, Tito Jackson, a top... Read more
UMass-Boston officials were reminded this week that parts of the campus are crumbling – literally. The Columbia Point campus’s chief of facilities management said in a Thursday e-mail to Chancellor Keith Motley and other university officials that a 385-... Read more
Dissatisfaction over the Boston School Committee’s decision to close nine schools and merge eight others into four has stirred chatter about having elected committee members on the mayorally-appointed panel. Boston shifted to a seven-member appointed... Read more
The US Census Bureau has confirmed what the state’s top political leaders were dreading: Massachusetts will be losing a Congressional seat, one of ten states in the nation to do so, according to figures the bureau released on Tuesday. Lawmakers will turn... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man who went to see his girlfriend and their child last night wound up getting beaten, dragged through the street and threatened with a knife by her new boyfriend and two accomplices Monday night. Police say that... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2010…. As widely predicted, Massachusetts will lose at least one of its 10 seats in Congress during the 2012 election cycle based on population counts collected during the 2010 Census, according to data released from the U.S... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 20, 2010... As leaders on Beacon Hill anxiously awaited the Tuesday release of 2010 Census population totals, those soon to be involved in the complicated and likely contentious process of carving up the state’s political... Read more
UMass-Boston concrete falls: No one was hurt when this 385 pound section fell in an unoccupied area of Wheatley Hall on Thursday.UMass-Boston officials were reminded this week that parts of the campus are crumbling – literally. The Columbia Point campus’s... Read more
The owner of a Lower Mills liquor store nabbed for selling beer to a Quincy teen vows to keep it from happening again. Police spotted what appeared to be a suspiciously young guy load an 18-pack of Coors Light in the back of his car on Nov. 6 and drive... Read more
The First Parish Church steeple came down in 2006. Bill Forry photo First Parish Church, which dates back to Dorchester’s original settlement in 1630, plans to auction off most of its historic silver collection to help pay for a $5 million restoration... Read more
Emmett Folgert: On alert for alternatives Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories on the same subject that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. After 30 years of ground-level violence... Read more
Tina Chery: A pioneer in citywide efforts to curb violence, Chery's son Louis was killed in a December 1993 shooting, not far from her current office in Fields Corner.. The numbers are deeply disturbing: Nearly eighty percent of the shootings in Boston in... Read more
Fields Corner: 1510-1514 Dorchester Ave. at Fields Corner Photo courtesy Fields Corner Main Street A non-profit preservation group and the city’s Fields Corner Main Street program are joining with the owner of a Dorchester Ave. commercial building to... Read more


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