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Community members weighed in with their concerns about, and hopes for, the development of the former Bayside Expo property at civic-group-sponsored “Citizens Connect to Bayside” event last Saturday at the Boston Teachers Union hall in Dorchester. The... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leahy Holloran Community Center to seek community input and present the conceptual design plans for reconstruction of Pope John... Read more
A look at who’s on the at-large City Council ticket Eight candidates competing for four at-large seats on the Boston City Council will encourage constituents to vote in the polls tomorrow, Nov. 5. Here’s a look at the candidates, shown in the order of... Read more
Steven M. Rothstein will step down from his position as executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Deputy Director Rachel Flor, who will begin transitioning into the role next month and... Read more
Work to re-purpose the old Boston Globe site at 135 Morrissey Blvd. hit another milestone last week, according to the owner of the property that will be called The BEAT when it opens sometime next spring. All the new structural steel is in place, said... Read more
To the Editor: Imagine my surprise when I called the pharmacy department at the Walgreens located at 130 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester and heard the automated announcement after I had I placed my prescription refills: “This store will be closing on Nov. 5.... Read more
Boston City Councillors Ed Flynn, Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu will hold a hearing regarding implementation of the Short Term Rental (Airbnb) Ordinance on Thursday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. in the Iannella Chamber at Boston City Hall. The hearing will... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today has closed a segment of Morrissey Boulevard (inbound and outbound) from Freeport Street to UMass Boston in Dorchester until approximately 3 p.m, due to roadway flooding caused by the incoming high... Read more
Families Creating Together, an award-winning program providing children of all abilities and their families with expressive arts opportunities, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at a “Dreaming of Community” awards dinner at 1st Baptist Church in Jamaica... Read more
Fit Kitchen, a free, interactive cooking class hosted by All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) that teaches youth and families how to enjoy eating healthy on a budget, will reconvene for its fall session in the coming weeks. The weekly class is scheduled to... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Monday evening that he would be running for the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a panel he has sat on for 18 years and one at the center of the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump... Read more
A Dorchester man who used bleach to remove the ink from $1 and $5 bills and then used an ink-jet printer to turn them into bogus $100 bills will spend 15 months in a federal prison following his sentencing last week in US District Court in Boston.... Read more
The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) issued an advisory on Monday morning that a section of Morrissey Boulevard was likely to close for a period of time this afternoon due to flooding caused by hide tides. The most likely timeframe... Read more
The editor and publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, Bill Forry, talks about current stories, including a new store coming to a shopping plaza on Morrissey Boulevard, a meeting on redevelopment on the Columbia Point Peninsula, and renters faced with... Read more
Boston City Council President Andrea J. Campbell, who this summer released Action for Boston Children, a comprehensive plan to accelerate achievement for all BPS students, will host a discussion on the implementation of the plan on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8 a... Read more
The Boston Foundation announced nearly $6 million in grants to a collection of Greater Boston organizations, including eight from Dorchester.  The Record Company, a recording studio and arts service organization based in Newmarket Square, received a $50,... Read more
Eight candidates competing for four at-large seats on the Boston City Council faced off Tuesday, tackling transportation, addiction and policing, housing and education in a wide-ranging debate. Moderators Tiziana Dearing of WBUR’s Radio Boston and Adrian... Read more
Surrounded by family, with a scarf flashing the colors of Kurdistan draped across his chest, Kurdish war veteran Omar Osman Omer recalled life before coming to the United States more than 20 years ago. From the age of 19, he spent 13 years battling the... Read more
By Lawrence S. DiCara Dad came off a boat in New York City 100 years ago last month; he was thirteen months old. No agent of the United States government ever separated him from his mother. He was not teargassed. He was not fenced in a camp. It is... Read more
The MBTA may re-examine its fall maintenance workload and schedule after a construction accident extended a planned weekend shutdown into the Monday morning commute. Service on the heavily used core subway line was back up and running by 2:30 in the... Read more

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