State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, whose parents emigrated from Haiti, last week called reported remarks on immigration reform by President Donald Trump last week “a racist slur” directed at Haitians and people of African descent. She said she’d like to... Read more
Milagros (Milly) Arbaje-Thomas has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), which currently serves 3,300 students from Boston and Springfield annually in 37 suburban school districts. Arbaje-... Read more
In an emotional Facebook Live video posted last week, Fat Belly Deli and Blasi’s Cafe owner Kenny Blasi surveyed the damage caused by a September fire in his building’s basement, announcing that initial action has been taken to repair and reopen the... Read more
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Charles Washington, 44, to 10 1/2 years in federal prison, and ordered him to pay $1.84 million in restitution for his role in a ring that managed to impersonate wealthy customers of local banks and transfer money to... Read more
(Updated Jan. 16 at 11:28 a.m.) Boston firefighters are at the scene of a four-alarm fire that started in the basement of Codman Square Market. Fire officials responded to 573 Washington St. at about 9:18 a.m., according the the department Twitter. Smoke... Read more
A man was shot to death near Codman Square early Sunday evening, police said. Officers responded to calls of a person shot in the area of Kenwood and Washington streets at about 5:30 p.m. They found the victim, who has not been publicly identified,... Read more
14 Evelyn St. fire
Boston firefighters responded to 14 Evelyn St. around 11 p.m. on Sunday for what turned into a two-alarm fire that displaced 14 residents and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury. The Boston Fire Department reports fire was showing... Read more
Police are dealing with a rash of armed robberies in Dorchester, with two crews of men believed to be behind five convenience store robberies since Tuesday. “We believe these are professional crews hitting Dorchester,” said C-11 commander Captain Tim... Read more
Updated 11 a.m., Friday Jan. 12 -- Two people have died and one person was injured after two separate shootings in Roxbury and Dorchester on Thursday, police said. The shootings took place within 20 minutes of each other. The Roxbury victim and and one of... Read more
The 2018 statewide primary elections will be held Tues., Sept. 4 – the day after Labor Day – and Secretary of State William Galvin has asked legislative leaders to fund a five-day early voting period leading up to the primaries. The date of the state... Read more
At the first Fields Corner Civic Association Meeting of the year on Tuesday evening, Boston Police Officer Mike Keaney announced that 2017 saw a 6 percent decrease in part 1 crimes—the most serious offenses that include homicide, rape, and robbery —across... Read more
The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association had a double-tap of monthly meetings as it kicked off its civic calendar, offering its membership updates on development projects and setting the stage for the year to come. Nordblom Co., which purchased the 16.5-... Read more
Jimmy Cawley loved music and he was devoted to his community. So it’s fitting that a Feb. 10 party in his name will feature live music inspired by one his all-time favorite groups — The Beatles. Proceeds from the Florian Hall event will go to the James P... Read more
Happy New Year from all of us at the Dorchester Reporter and the Kids’ Menu! We’re pretty excited to get 2018 off on the right foot, so we’ve compiled a bunch of fantastic neighborhood events designed to get you out of the house and interacting with your... Read more
Statewide mental health provider South Bay Mental Health Center, which serves tens of thousands of vulnerable patients, a number of them in Dorchester, fraudulently billed the state Medicaid program by providing services through unlicensed, unqualified,... Read more
A top Baker administration policymaker will take the reins of MassHousing, a quasi-public agency that has provided more than $22 billion for affordable housing since it was created more than 50 years ago. Chrystal Kornegay, the undersecretary of housing... Read more
Marking the Boston School Committee’s first leadership change in five years, Michael Loconto, of West Roxbury, was unanimously elected by his colleagues last week as the new Boston School Committee chairman. He replaces Michael O’Neill, who decided... Read more
A Boston Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a New Year’s Day auto crash in Dorchester that sent three people to the hospital. Boston Police said Officer Domenic Columbo was off-duty when his car crashed into another vehicle at... Read more
A plan to convert a vacant parcel near Codman Square into six units of housing is getting a boost from the state’s affordable housing fund. MassHousing said Monday that it would offer $600,000 in “workforce housing financing” to Travis Lee, a Dorchester-... Read more
This week, Codman Academy, a public charter school, will begin providing free dental and vision exams to all its students as part of an annual preventive health care initiative made possible through its partnership with the Codman Square Health Center.... Read more


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