A larger-than-life mural at Madison Park High School depicting longtime Boston community organizer and politician Mel King was dedicated in a ceremony last Friday, Nov. 22. The artwork, which was painted by artist Genaro Ortega, shows King in a... Read more
The mural entitled “In Our Home” that was unveiled in Fields Corner last weekend depicts a colorful setting of a table at dinner time. The mural’s creator, Rixy Fernandez, an artist based at Dorchester Art Project (DAP) whose family home stands just... Read more
Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Fire Department (BFD) last Thursday celebrated the promotions of ten firefighters from all ranks of the force during a ceremony at Florian Hall. The command assignments included a new chief of Operations & Field Services... Read more
“Homage to the Neponset,” a new photography exhibit by Dorchester resident David J. Stokle that celebrates the history and beauty of the Neponset River and its newly opened Greenway extension, will be on display at the Forbes House Museum in Milton... Read more
The New England Patriots and safety Devin McCourty have thrown their support behind College Bound Dorchester’s “Boston Uncornered” project with a grant of $90,000 from the Patriots’ Player Social Justice Fund, which contains player donations that are... Read more
The city’s Board of Election Commissioners will begin the recount process of some 66,000 ballots from the Nov. 5 at-large city council election on Thurs., Dec. 5. To date, five votes separate the fourth and fifth place finishers, Julia Mejia and Alejandra... Read more
A hearing sponsored by City Councillor Frank Baker and scheduled for next Thursday (Dec. 5) will take up the proposal to create a “Little Saigon” cultural district in Fields Corner. The hearing before the Committee on Arts, Culture and Special Events, is... Read more
Nearly ten years after opening up shop at Eye and Eye Optics in Lower Mills, Bobin Nicholson has a new business partner: his son Tariq.  The father-son duo share passions for opticianry and music, the two forces that have shaped career trajectories for... Read more
‘Getting it right’ approach seems to be the consensus After a series of community meetings that informed design proposals, officials from the Boston Public Library (BPL), Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), and members of other city departments... Read more
A city of Boston-led initiative to create safer bike lane connections along Massachusetts Avenue was a topic of conversation at the McCormack Civic Association’s meeting lastTuesday. The Melnea-Cass Better Bike Project intends to work with stakeholders... Read more
The Disabled American Veterans of Massachusetts organization has cited Jennifer Nguyen, owner of Banh Mi Ba Le on Dorchester Avenue, for her support of the DAV’s programming. Nguyen immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1982, several years after... Read more
It has been nearly ten years since Vince Droser’s sudden death from a heart attack in his home on Barrington Road. The passing of the 55-year-old New York native stunned the Dorchester community, particularly the tight-knit Ashmont-Adams Village... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate welcomed more than 200 college students from across the country on Nov. 15-16 for the Newman Civic Fellows Annual Convening hosted in partnership with Campus Compact. While in attendance, the... Read more
(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.) 6:15 a.m... Read more
For the sixth consecutive year, Codman Square Health Center has been named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe. Codman is led by CEO Sandra Cotterell, RN who has been at the center... Read more
The rate of deaths due to opioid overdoses is slowing in Massachusetts, but still nearly 1,500 people died of an overdose in Massachusetts through the first nine months of the year, the state announced Monday. The 1,460 confirmed or suspected opioid-... Read more
Due to potential roadway flooding issues caused by incoming high tides, starting today, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 29, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) anticipates lane and road closures occurring along Morrissey Boulevard, inbound... Read more
Authorities on Sunday announced arrests of men for two local murders. The Boston Police Department reported arresting Marcus Ambroisio, 24, of Dorchester, on charges he fatally shot Gregory Phillips outside 155 Savannah Ave. in Mattapan around 10 p.m. on... Read more
Joe Zinck, a Vietnam War veteran, former Boston Police Lt. Detective and a civic leader in Dorchester for four decades, died on Wed., Nov. 20 after an illness. Zinck was a driving force behind the creation of the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial on... Read more
After capturing the Boston City League championship with a 2-0 win over East Boston earlier this month, the Jeremiah Burke High School boys' soccer team fell to Bromfield 1-0 in the state Division 4 final game last Saturday in Worcester. The Bulldogs... Read more


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