Massachusetts — which last year passed laws instituting reforms across the criminal justice system — has the lowest incarceration rate in the country, according to a new report. After a 5.4 percent decline in its prison incarceration rate from the end of... Read more
(Editor's Note: This article was first published by WBUR 90.9FM on May 2. The Reporter and WBUR have a partnership in which the two news organizations share content and resources. Read the WBUR story here.) The Boston School Committee has voted to confirm... Read more
Scholar Athletes joined with representatives from Curry College and Regis College on Monday to surprise two Boston High School seniors with full tuition 4-year college scholarships. Rosedina Blanc, who attends Madison Park Technical Vocational High School... Read more
While overall state spending has increased substantially and maintenance costs have grown due to inflation, the annual state allotment for local road repairs has remained $200 million for six out of the past seven years. As a result, cities and towns... Read more
John Havlicek, an eight-time champion with the Boston Celtics in his 16 years with the team, died last Thursday (April 25) at age 79. Former Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated columnist Leigh Montville, an author of bestsellers on Babe Ruth, Ted Williams... Read more
The Boston Harbor Distillery in Neponset will host a fundraiser event on Friday (May 3) to benefit The TIMBo Collective, a non-profit dedicated to healing women who have experienced trauma. Today Elaine, a facilitator for the organization, says that all... Read more
The scene on Windermere Road
The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Windermere Road around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday that left three people wounded and one man dead. The shooting happened about midway between Stoughton Street and Cushing Avenue. A Windermere Road... Read more
A new chapter is unfolding for one of the neighborhood’s most notorious eyesore properties. The dilapidated three-decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. has been sold to a Quincy builder after years of legal battles had left city officials and neighbors alike throwing... Read more
Trekking through the woods and paths in Franklin Park on a moist Sunday morning, about 50 people immersed themselves in the history of the landscape and discussed how the eventual relocation of the adjacent Lemuel Shattuck Hospital could alter the scene.... Read more
About 40 people—mothers, children, seniors, recent college graduates—crammed into a meeting room in Fowler Clark Epstein Farm farmhouse on Norfolk Street last Saturday afternoon for a workshop on growing food at home with limited space, one of a number of... Read more
Spoken-word artist, dancer, and playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph has had an intimate relationship with soccer for as long as he can remember – and even longer. “Some of my first memories are of the game,” Joseph told the Reporter in an interview. “Before I... Read more
In just the first two weeks since municipal nomination paper applications became available, 55 hopefuls have officially signaled their intent to run for a seat on the city council. All four City Council At-Large incumbents – Michael Flaherty, Althea... Read more
Roughly six months after a vandal targeted the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Morrissey Boulevard, the site has been outfitted with a security camera to deter any future attempts at vandalism. City Councillor Frank Baker, who represents much of Dorchester,... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter and Mattapan Reporter is pleased to join ArtsEmerson as a title sponsor for the upcoming Welcome to Boston Cast Party in honor of Haitian American playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the cast of /peh-LO-tah/. This festive community... Read more
The words in the strips on the board stated the case for the discussion. “No cash accepted on this bus! Go find a machine,” said the figurative MBTA driver to two people trying to get on the bus. “But there isn’t one nearby,” said one of them in the next... Read more
Preparations for the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sun., June 2, are well under way as a committee of volunteers is meeting monthly to plan the event and related fundraisers. This year’s parade is the 115th in Dorchester Day history, according to Kelly... Read more
Boston has named three finalists in the search for the next leader of the city’s schools. They are Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida; Dr. Brenda Cassellius, former Minnesota education commissioner... Read more
When 9th grade humanities teacher Sydney Chaffee decided she wanted to become a teacher she admits her expectations were wildly idealistic. “This is the path that was meant for me,” she remembered thinking. “I’m going to go in there and I’m going to save... Read more
On the second floor of Grove Hall Library in Dorchester, kids stand in line, eager for a chance to try their hand at a turntable. DJ Armando the Truth watches, guiding them as they learn how to “scratch” and blend records together. This lesson on DJing is... Read more
About 160 people gathered in a UMass Boston auditorium on Monday to hear US Sen. Ed Markey discuss proposed “Green New Deal” legislation that he has championed along with US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Markey had stopped by the IBEW Local 103... Read more


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