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Candidates grade Walsh, weigh in on role models, school board

We asked, they answered.

The Reporter last month sent questionnaires to the five major mayoral candidates seeking to replace ... Read more.

Editor's Note: The Dorchester Reporter has invited each of the major mayoral candidates to submit an opinion column to be published in the month of August to highlight policy positions that they intend to advance if ... Read more.

A group of Bostonians are petitioning to get an advisory referendum on the November 2 ballot that would ask voters if they support a return to an elected Boston School Committee. The body is currently composed of ... Read more.

The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at 37 Almont St. in Mattapan shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday.

He was declared dead at the scene.

On Aug. 2, a man was charged with brandishing a gun ... Read more.

Mayoral candidate John Barros released his first ad of the campaign, focusing on airing it online and eventually on television.

Called “The Table,” it was ... Read more.

City employees must get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus testing, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Thursday.

The city, which employs 18,000 people, expects to phase in the mandate over two months. Employees ... Read more.

After a year-long hiatus brought on by Covid-19, the Amazon Prime streaming series “One Plus One Is Two” is slated to begin shooting again. Its cinematographer, Colin Munson, is a Dorchester resident, and the show is ... Read more.

Business owners along Washington Street have begun participating in the “Buy Codman” promotion of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC), an initiative meant to help incentivize community support ... Read more.

To the Editor:
In response to your recent article “Foes of Hyde Park ‘apartment community’ put their focus on the environment,” I posit the following as points of reference to the reporter’s perspective of the ... Read more.

More than three decades after Massachusetts banned bars and restaurants from offering happy hour drink promotions, a Dorchester attorney wants voters to decide if the practice should return to the Bay State.

Nick ... Read more.

The newest location of the regional favorite Flames, a buffet-style Caribbean chain of restaurants, is open for business in Peabody Square, close to the MBTA’s Ashmont Station, and it’s already setting the area ablaze ... Read more.

“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy ... Read more.

The newest location of the regional favorite Flames, a buffet-style Caribbean chain of restaurants, is open for business in Peabody Square, close to the MBTA’s Ashmont Station, and it’s already setting the area ablaze ... Read more.

The latest version of a developer’s proposal to build a new complex of residences and mixed-use buildings on the Port Norfolk waterfront got a fresh airing, and mixed reviews on Monday.

About 45 people tuned in to ... Read more.

The latest version of a developer’s proposal to build a new complex of residences and mixed-use buildings on the Port Norfolk waterfront got a fresh airing, and mixed reviews on Monday.

About 45 people tuned in to ... Read more.

SEIU 1199, the healthcare workers union whose endorsements are coveted by campaigns due to its ability to deploy large numbers of canvassers, plans to wait to announce its backing until after the Sept. 14 preliminary ... Read more.

The Dorchester Reporter is partnering with NBC10 Boston and its affiliates, as well as the Bay State Banner, for a televised mayoral debate set for Wednesday, Sept. 8, days before the preliminary election.

The hour ... Read more.

One out of every five Boston residents lives within a 10-minute walk of the MBTA's Fairmount Line and mayoral candidate John Barros called Tuesday for the T to use federal money to make the line more reliable, run more ... Read more.

The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by the Gavin Foundation of South Boston to turn the former St. Gregory convent at 2200 Dorchester Ave. in Lower Mills into a 30-bed halfway house for women ... Read more.

Tito Jackson, who unsuccessfully sought to topple Mayor Marty Walsh in 2017, is wading back into politics. On Tuesday, he endorsed Kim Janey, who took over as acting mayor when Walsh left for the Biden administration in ... Read more.

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