Patsy works for Food and Nutrition Service in the US Department of Agriculture. It’s a federal job that she’s held for 40 years. On Wednesday, she came to the Holy Tabernacle Church near Grove Hall in Dorchester to get food. Patsy, who does not want her... Read more
The newly formed Peabody Square Choral Artists will present their debut concert this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Parish of All Saints in Ashmont. The group will perform two choral selections from 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé: the... Read more
The board of directors of the Boston Planning & Development last week approved a residential development project for Morton Street in Mattapan.The four-story building at 775 Morton St., located on the corner of Morton and Wildwood Streets, will... Read more
Following is the second in a series of excerpts from Ed Quill’s recently published book, “When Last The Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset.” Read the first installment here. When you think of it, the first so-called Native Americans weren’t “native”... Read more
State lawmakers and union heads joined furloughed federal workers last Thursday outside the State House, where ralliers called for an end to the longest government shutdown in American history and aired their frustrations with President Trump. On the 27th... Read more
On Dec. 14, 2018, a system was deployed across Massachusetts to ensure that text messages sent to 911 would be routed to emergency call centers based on information provided by the texter’s service carrier. On Wednesday, state officials formally announced... Read more
Twenty-five thousand low-income seniors in Massachusetts would be newly eligible for help paying for health care, and thousands more could be eligible for more assistance than they’re currently receving, under a measure Gov. Charlie Baker plans to include... Read more
Gov. Charlie Baker proposed last week to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money and over who should be able to take part in the... Read more
A new bill in the Massachusetts Legislature could make it easier for minors to get an abortion. The bill, An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access, known as the ROE Act, does many things, but front and center is a provision to eliminate the... Read more
The forensic anthropologist and Dorchester resident Dr. Sarah Kiley Schoff has always been fascinated by bones. As a child growing up on the South Shore, she says, she was influenced by her father, an amateur archaeologist who kindled her interest in the... Read more
For more than a decade, the impact of sea level rise and tidal flooding has been making waves on the real estate market of coastal New England, costing property owners in Boston an estimated $5.7 million in lost appreciation. That’s according to a report... Read more
Boston Arts Academy (BAA), the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts presents, “Memphis: The Musical” at the Strand Theatre this Friday (Jan. 25) at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday (Jan. 26) with two performances – 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.... Read more
Advocates for a “Dot Greenway” on top of the Red Line tunnel cap between Park and Ashmont Streets announced a new fiscal partnership with LivableStreets and reviewed the potential timeline for this $5-7 million project at a meeting on Tuesday night. Jenn... Read more
The government shutdown has now dragged on for over a month, well past the prior record of just under three weeks, and the stalemate continues over border funding. In the meantime, impacted Bostonians are struggling with missed paychecks and preemptive... Read more
The Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts and the Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association (IVSA) will celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year by hosting the 30th annual Tet in Boston Festival on Sat., Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the... Read more
Jennifer Smith, News Editor of the Dorchester Reporter, talks about recent stories--from politics to the cannabis economy, and the future of the Mattapan-Ashmont trolley line with Chris Lovett in a segment for BNN News that aired on January 17, 2019.
Mayor Martin Walsh and members of the Boston Celtics organization helped to unveil a newly renovated teen center at the Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) Marshall Community Center on Tuesday evening. The new facility, located at the UP Academy... Read more
Following is the first in a series of excerpts from the recently published book by Mr. Quill – “When Last the Glorious Light: Lay of the Massachuset” – a story centered on the fate of the Native American tribe called the Massachuset, from which the state... Read more
On Tuesday, the leader of the Northeast Province (New England, New York, northern New Jersey) of the Society of Jesus released the names of Jesuits in its jurisdiction who, the statement said, “has had a credible allegation of abuse against a minor or... Read more
One of Dorchester’s most infamous problem properties is on the market for half a million dollars. The house at 97 Mt. Ida Road has weathered storms, fires, condemnation, attempted razing, and withering critiques from neighbors who said its condition... Read more


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