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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
With key City Hall posts vacant or soon to be vacant, safe streets activists think now is the perfect time for Boston’s city government to consolidate two departments into one and to more fully embrace the “Vision Zero” movement that is seeking to... Read more
A Quincy lawmaker is eyeing the salaries of top University of Massachusetts Boston officials as a potential source of savings at the financially strapped campus. Rep. Tackey Chan, a Democrat who co-chairs the Consumer Protection and Professional... Read more
Approved last year for $24.7 million, a new Meeting House Hill fire station is still the Fire Department’s single biggest ticket item in the city’s Capital Plan, and still at the 2018 number. The Engine 17 station —home to one of the city’s busiest fire... Read more
Hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers and friends in the labor community received a pep talk last Thursday (April 18) from former Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Dorchester to lend his support to the workers fighting proposed reductions in... Read more
For Isaura Mendes, this Saturday will mark two decades of providing programming and support to victims and survivors of street violence in Dorchester. She established her non-profit organization, The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy, after her son Bobby was... Read more
Boston school leaders and community members will be interviewing three finalists – Marie Izquierdo, Brenda Cassellius, and Oscar Santos – for the position of Boston Public Schools superintendent this week. On Monday, Izquierdo — the chief academic... Read more
Now in its fifth year, the Dot Pot street hockey tournament — set to take place at Neponset’s Garvey Park on the weekend of May 25-27— is growing to include more teams. Two dozen clubs — each with 5 skaters and a goalie— will play in the charity event,... Read more

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