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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
Boston is known as a sports town, teeming with homegrown athletes throughout the city in both school and neighborhood sports programs. Behind these spirited athletes are their dedicated coaches, focused on fostering their players’ abilities on the field... Read more
State lawmakers are weighing in on the possibility that a labor dispute will cancel the National Football League’s 2011 season, lobbying the owner of the Patriots and arguing it could negatively impact the local economy if the labor dispute isn’t settled... Read more
Boston Public Library officials and developers of the former St. Kevin’s school property are pushing ahead with a tentative plan to relocate the Uphams Corner branch library within one of their new residential buildings planned for the site. The proposed... Read more
BPD Commissioner Ed Davis Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. Commissioner Davis says the increase in homicides this year reflects a “troubling trend... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of articles published in the Dec. 16 Dorchester Reporter. Reverend Eugene Rivers earned a name for himself in Boston 18 years ago when he became one of the architects of the “Boston Miracle,” a plan... Read more
George Chip Greenidge Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. George “Chip” Greenidge believes the residents of Dorchester and Mattapan can stem the... Read more
Tina Chery Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. At 15, Louis David Brown had great plans for his life, including going to college, becoming an... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. With every killing in Boston, Police officer Marivelle Crespo and Gina Patterson, a civilian, are as certain to... Read more
Editor's Note: This article is part of a larger series of stories that was published in the Dec. 16, 2010 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. Celeste Allan has raised seven children and like so many other mothers in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan... Read more
To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to present my dream and vision for Dorchester Avenue (“Dot Ave. Project: What would you add to the avenue”, Reporter, Dec. 9, 2010). To start however, I’d like to point out that the Avenue is nicer than when... Read more
Fourteen would-be charter schools have applied to the State Department of Education to be granted charters to start up new schools in Boston out of 23 across the state. Representatives from several of the applicant schools appeared before a panel of state... Read more
Down Home Delivery: Gary Webster, Daren Payne, Cynthia Webster and Willie Webster Southern cuisine. Soul food. Down home goodness. Call it what you will. When it’s time for a hearty plate of chicken and ribs with all the fixins, there’s a new homegrown... Read more
Committee Votes for School Consolidation from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Above: Joe Rowland of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News reports. As a frequently raucous crowd of parents and teachers jeered them, the Boston School Committee late Wednesday voted 7-0... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports a short circuit in a wall started a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a daycare center and home at 18 Boyden St. Tuesday morning. The department reports ten children and two adults were safely evacuated after the fire... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 14, 2010….Gov. Deval Patrick will a host a “scaled down” inaugural celebration next month, planning a far less lavish celebration than four years ago when he takes the oath of office in January for a second term in the midst of a... Read more
The Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts is eyeing a new direction and a change in leadership. The local arts education program, also known as Dot Art, largely suspended operations and the longtime executive director stepped down earlier this... Read more

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