This Saturday, Franklin Park will be the site of the first annual Boston Art and Music Soul (BAMS) Festival, a day-long event featuring live music, spoken word poetry, a mural arts competition, and food trucks and vendors. The festival will be headlined... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) this week recommended 35 projects to be included in the upcoming first round of funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA), including six projects in Dorchester. The “... Read more
A rash of home break-ins near St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut MBTA station has prompted a warning from Boston Police today. According to a statement from BPD, "at least four victims" have reported early morning break-ins that happened with residents at... Read more
A court-appointed receiver gave a housing-court judge photos of hundreds of open cat-food cans piled up inside and outside of 97 Mt. Ida Rd., which he said today explains why rats keep flocking to the derelict property — because they love the stuff as... Read more
The story began in October 2017 when St. Mary ‘s Center on Jones Hill received an email from Amazon requesting a meeting. “I sensed that it was something pretty incredible,” Deidre Houtmeyers, the center’s president and CEO, told the Reporter last week. “... Read more
While Boston is seeing a decrease in commercial vacancies, city councillors worry progress is not moving quickly enough to energize potentially vital storefronts across the city. And, rhyming with other inequities across Boston, most disused, vacant, or... Read more
Financial straits aired at meeting Parishioners at two of Dorchester’s remaining Catholic churches met this week to begin a summer-long examination of worsening financial problems that could result in more cost-cutting measures and even potential closures... Read more
Fowler-Clark-Epstein rehab is complete; celebration set The completed restoration of the historic Fowler-Clark-Epstein Farm in Mattapan will be celebrated at a public-invited event at the site on June 25 featuring food, family fun, and a talk by Mayor... Read more
A Dorchester Avenue bar and restaurant is the target of a lawsuit filed by a national outfit that says the pub needs to pay up for its use of recorded music. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) says the Harp & Bard is... Read more
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, Whittier Street... Read more
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) honored Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) and its president and CEO Andrew Dreyfus as well as attorney Mala Rafik, the managing partner at Boston-based law firm Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C... Read more
The local soccer club Hammer FC, which includes boys from Dorchester and across Boston, was victorious in the Massachusetts State Cup competition on June 3. As a result, both the U18 and the U19 teams will be playing in the East Coast Regional tournament... Read more
For the second year in a row, the nurses at Carney Hospital ended National Nurses Week by giving back to the community. After a week of recognition and appreciation for their service, the nursing staff donated $2,500 of their own money to the Barbara... Read more
Dorchester’s International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) Local 103 headquarters will be the designated city location to donate any new and used baseball or softball equipment as part of a Red Sox and MLB-sponsored equipment drive for kids in need... Read more
The five Democratic candidates for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s post touted their records and tried to distinguish themselves from their largely liberal cohort last week at a Hibernian Hall debate tackling a range of criminal justice issues.... Read more
The owners of the Savin Bar and Kitchen and the Flats on Savin are seeking to change the use of their ground floor commercial space to house a restaurant, adding another eating establishment to an increasingly bustling Savin Hill junction. Ken Osherow,... Read more
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will launch planning initiatives in Mattapan and Newmarket to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements and to support long-term equitable growth and sustainability. Mayor Martin Walsh... Read more
Fr. Vincent Daily, who has served as the pastor of St. Gregory’s parish in Lower Mills since 2008, will leave Dorchester later this summer to begin a new assignment, according to the Pilot, the newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese. Daily will begin his new... Read more
Dorchester resident Quiana Holmes took the stage at the Boston Opera House this week with a big role in Broadway in Boston’s production of “Motown the Musical.” The 23-year-old actress and singer, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, portrays... Read more
The city of Boston’s 36 valedictorians— half of whom live in or have studied in Dorchester or Mattapan—were honored at a luncheon event last Thursday, May 31 at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The event featured speeches by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston School... Read more


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