Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile route form Hyannisport to Boston. The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's... Read more
Back-to-school fever is hardly just for the young. Scores of Dot seniors who still love to learn are anticipating going to UMass for special classes this fall. Wichian Rojanawon, PhD, Director of the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or... Read more
Polling locations in Dorchester – and South Boston - will stay the same for the 2009 municipal elections, the city’s election chief said this week. City-wide, there will be only one move: from the BPL’s Academy Hill branch, which is undergoing... Read more
ear that Senator Kennedy had died during the night on Tuesday, though his death was not unexpected. Following are reactions to the news in Dorchester as gathered by the Reporter staff Wednesday morning. Bret Lipow, originally from New York:
 “I think... Read more
“I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy. Over the past several years, I’ve had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this... Read more
A longtime Codman Square pharmacist defended himself this week against an indictment by a federal grand jury accusing him of Medicaid fraud. Amadiegwu "Joe" Onujiogu, who lives in Randolph and owns a pharmacy on 624 Washington St., was charged with... Read more
Long-awaited and longer-needed improvements to Dorchester Avenue will begin as early as this fall, thanks to the federal government’s plan to stimulate infrastructure projects across the nation. The $16.47 million road project will be funded in total by... Read more
Most members of the Dorchester delegation are adopting the same stance as their legislative leaders, staying mum on whether Beacon Hill should acquiesce to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy’s request to give Gov. Deval Patrick the power to temporarily replace... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino used the occasion of a Tuesday visit to Codman Square to discuss the controversial federal economic stimulus act that he said has directly led to 1,349 new jobs in the city and the preservation of another 317, according to new city... Read more
Correction: Father Larner will be lying in repose at St/ Ann's Church today (August 27th) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rev. James M. Larner, a Dorchester original who never left home for long, died at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday. He was 78 and had... Read more
U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009) Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated Press Long lines of persons gathered outside the JFK Library Thursday afternoon and long into the night, waiting in to pay final respects to a beloved Senator.... Read more
U.S. Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, (1932-2009) - Photo (May 2008) by Susan Walsh, Associated Press Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s body will be brought by motorcade from the Cape to the JFK Library today and will lie in repose for public viewing later in... Read more
Boston Police report two people were shot in a car at 105 Norwell Street Tuesday evening. A woman was pronounced dead, a male companion was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say. On Monday night, a teenager was gunned down a... Read more
Boston police report the victim, in his late teens, was found shot at 25 Glenarm St. around 10:45 p.m. on Monday. He was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The nasty little alchemy of seemingly endless transportation bureaucracy back-biting and a public and media hyper-tuned to whiffs of government waste and mismanagement culminated last week in the outing of a years-long practice at the MBTA of giving an... Read more
August Wilson’s decade-by-decade ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the last century has been widely acclaimed as one of the towering achievements of modern American theater. Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company (HTC) played an... Read more
With the scarcity of disposable income these days, organic and fair trade food shoppers may be wondering if social justice is worth the often higher prices at farmers’ markets. Nevertheless, markets in Dorchester and Mattapan are working to strike a... Read more
"It'll help the neighborhood. It fits." So pronounced one patron at the long-awaited opening last Friday of a new Lower Mills restaurant and bar - Ledge Kitchen and Drinks - on the former site of Donovan's Village restaurant at 2261 Dorchester Avenue.... Read more
At any given time in Dorchester, traffic hassles can add a snag to your day. Street improvements, neighborhood cleanups, detours, repaving, water and sewer renovations – they all cause unexpected delays and disruption to the neighborhood. With an eye... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino faces off next week in a television debate against the three candidates attempting to unseat him. It will be the first of three such match-ups. So what can viewers expect from the Aug. 26 debate? Political observers say the four-term... Read more


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