The non-profit organization Boston for Dominica (BfD) invites Dorchester residents to support their fundraiser ‘Sail for Dominica’ event on Sunday, September 23 aboard the Seaport Elite Yacht. The ‘Sail for Dominica’ fundraiser will benefit Dominica’s... Read more
Federal, state, and city officials gathered outside the Curley Community Center in South Boston today to brief the public about recent and developing improvements to William J. Day Boulevard, including a pilot program that will use speed humps as “traffic... Read more
The Lower Mills Civic Association received a visit from the new Carney Hospital president at its first meeting of the fall season on Tuesday evening at St. Gregory’s auditorium. The meeting — which drew about 40 people– included a briefing on a yearlong... Read more
If the recent publicity from the US Open has piqued your interest in tennis, Sportsman’s Tennis and Enrichment Center has some great fall programming set up for your family. From Junior Tennis to Adult Fitness Classes, there’s something for every age... Read more
Twice in the past three weeks, the Supreme Judicial Court has overturned first-degree murder convictions for cases in Dorchester over what it said were errors by the trial judges in not pressing prosecutors to prove they were not trying to bar prospective... Read more
The entrance to The Phoenix, which looks out on a row of food packing warehouses east of the South Bay Center, is an unremarkable glass door that’s easy to open. But because of what’s behind it, everyone familiar with the site knows it as “The Five... Read more
Dorchester’s Linda Dorcena Forry is one of six newly named members of the Board of Directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate this week. Forry, 44, a former state senator and state representative, is the vice president... Read more
Clevis Murray has been working on his game, hoping to improve his chances of making the NBA – as a journalist, not a player. The Dorchester native and Suffolk University senior got a bit closer to his goal this summer, gaining valuable experience covering... Read more
The latest chapter in the long saga of 96 Milton Ave. came to the Zoning Board of Appeal last Tuesday, and the board denied the owner’s proposed changes to the three-decker, recommending that he go back to the community. Owner Kelvin Sanders and his Last... Read more
This month’s primary election included a busy lineup of campaigns for state and federal posts, one of which was the 4th Suffolk state representative slot left open when Nick Collins moved over to the Senate in a special election earlier this year. South... Read more
The parking lot of Boston Police Department C-11’s Gibson Street station house was cleared of patrol cars and filled with the families and friends of police officers last Saturday (Sept. 15) for the third annual Memorial Wall dedication ceremony and... Read more
The five finalists for a new memorial in Boston to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King have submitted their proposals to the MLK Boston committee. The submissions reveal an incredibly varied aesthetic approach to honor the Kings on Boston... Read more
In a way, Boston is the place where Martin Luther King Jr. accelerated his life’s work as a civil rights leader. The charismatic leader moved to the city in 1951 to study for his doctorate in systematic theology at Boston University, and it was in Boston... Read more
As national suicide prevention month nears the end of its second week, Boston City Councillor Annissa Essaibi-George on Wednesday called for an examination on the effectiveness of mental health services in the area. Essaibi-George, who chairs the City... Read more
Today the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Dr. J. Keith Motley Chair of Sports Leadership & Administration, a chair that will head a new sports management B.A. program to be funded by a $5 million pledge from... Read more
A memorial Mass will be said for Clark Booth, a highly regarded television broadcaster in Boston for some four decades and a longtime sports columnist for the Dorchester Reporter, on Mon., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa of Avila parish church, 2078... Read more
A group of lay leaders are mounting what might be a last-ditch effort this fall to keep two Catholic churches open and active after a summer spent in weekly meetings and, for some, canvassing the neighborhood in an effort to fill more pews and increase... Read more
With recovery efforts still ongoing after gas explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley last Thursday in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, forcing thousands to evacuate, Boston politicians are looking to get an updated read on the city’s gas... Read more
On Monday, Boston election officials launched this year’s “Vote Early Boston” website, a resource that the city has offered its residents in years past to provide important information about Boston’s early voting initiative. During the early voting period... Read more
A one-year project to modernize a key underground sewer line will impact traffic on several streets in and around Lower Mills and Cedar Grove starting next spring. Officials from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will brief neighbors about the... Read more


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