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For over a century, the stained-glass windows at Dorchester’s First Baptist Church have survived a fire, a flood, and various vandalism incidents, including holes pierced by BB gun pellets and rocks, with amateur repairs done along the way. Now, as the... Read more
The happy sounds of students and teachers coming to the schools in the West of Washington (WOW) neighborhood are back this week as they head to the Holmes School, the Greenwood School, the Lee School, and the former Lucy Stone (now Boston Prep). It was... Read more
The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and several other interested parties are in the middle of an intense discussion about the fate of the old Swan House at 29 High St., with preservationists calling for the house to be saved while a developer backed by... Read more
A West Roxbury-based sprinkler fitters union on Thursday said it’s supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. In a statement, Peter Gibbons, the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, said Essaibi George, a Dorchester city councillor... Read more
Neighbors in Fields Corner are weighing the pros and cons of developer Travis Lee’s latest plan to transform the look and function of the long-time Post Office building at the nexus of the neighborhood at Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue. The Fields... Read more
Maureen Barrett, a Dorchester native who worked for many years as a nurse and later as a circulation courier for the Dorchester Reporter, died on Sept. 4 at her home in Canton. She was 81. In her “retirement,” Maureen delivered the Reporter to scores of... Read more
Proponents of a new indoor sports and community center that will be named for Martin Richard, the eight-year-old Dorchester boy who was killed in the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line, are moving ahead with the project. Robert Scannell Jr.,... Read more
To the Editor: The Hayes family would like to express their sincere thanks to all who have supported and comforted our family during our most difficult time. First and foremost, the outpouring of love from neighbors and friends –, sending words of comfort... Read more
TLee Development said it is preparing to start construction on an affordable housing development at the old Gallagher Insurance building, which abuts the Fields Corner MBTA Station just down the street from the Post Office building. Work on the 5-story,... Read more
Three new buildings near the South Bay shopping plaza received approval from city planning officials this week. The proposal, known as the “Willow Baker” development was first proposed in January 2020. It came up for discussion at Monday’s meeting of the... Read more
Twenty-four hours after polls closed and City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George emerged as the mayoral preliminary’s winners, a super PAC is lacing into Wu. The pro-Essaibi George super PAC, “Bostonians for Real Progress,” is one of two... Read more
Boston police on Wednesday recovered a firearm and arrested a student at the Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH) high school in Fields Corner. The student allegedly brought a stolen firearm into the school. The incident, which occurred less... Read more
When summer began, my wife and I decided our daughter should return to in-person learning this Fall. It was not a decision we took lightly. For fifteen months, we had been extremely cautious due to her ongoing pulmonary vulnerability stemming for her... Read more
Voters in District 4 picked two men out of a field of nine candidates on Tuesday to advance to the Nov. 2 final election to replace Andrea Campbell as their city councillor. First-time candidate Brian Worrell posted a strong showing on with 2,498 votes... Read more
The city’s two incumbent at-large city councillors —Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia— lead the pack among the 17 candidates seeking a spot on the Nov. 2 ballot. Eight candidates will advance to the general election, but as election night dragged into... Read more
Former Boston police commissioner William Gross hit the road in Charlestown on Monday, the day before the mayoral preliminary, shaking hands inside a 99 restaurant after a press conference in its parking lot. Gross, who abruptly resigned from his post... Read more
A Boston University professor was pronounced dead after he was found on Saturday under a stairway that connects the Columbia Road overpass to Old Colony Avenue, next to the JFK/UMass MBTA station. David K. Jones, a Milton resident, was 40. Boston... Read more
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George is distancing herself from one of the two super PACs supporting her mayoral candidacy, saying she’s “not happy” about its ties to former President Donald Trump. Super PACs, which have flushed more than $2 million... Read more
With few barbs, mayoral candidates talk education issues, police funding As polls indicate a good number of Boston voters remain undecided, the five major candidates running for mayor largely kept it cordial in their televised debate Wednesday night.... Read more
Sheriff Steve Tompkins is throwing his support behind Leonard Lee for District 4 city council. Lee is one of nine men and women seeking to replace Andrea Campbell in the district seat, which includes parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. "I am endorsing... Read more


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