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Robert Corrigan: Shaken, but grateful on the night of 9/11. Photo by Bill ForryNineteen years ago, the Reporter published its weekly paper on Sept. 13, 2001— two days after the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. One of the stories included an... Read more
With the drama of ballot counting in the Fourth Congressional District behind him, Secretary of State William Galvin called the state's first foray into widespread mail-in voting a "great success," but said he will need additional funding to ensure that... Read more
On Friday night, more than 100 spectators witnessed a gem of ADSL girls’ softball Majors championship game at Toohig Park. The event quickly grabbed the attention of the entire park ranging from toddlers in the playground to a men’s basketball game in the... Read more
Jalil Presley-Rogers from Bridge Boston Charter School and Tachenia Saintil from UP Academy Boston, both 13 and of Dorchester, were selected last month as two of 12 Boston Public School 7th graders to receive $10,000 college scholarships from the Red Sox... Read more
For five weeks this summer, a team of Boston teens worked on improvement projects at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, repainting interior walls and creating an exterior mural with the help of local artist Alvin Colón. The project was undertaken as part... Read more
US Rep. Joe Kennedy was defeated in his bid to bump Ed Markey out of the US Senate last Tuesday by a statewide margin of about 10 points, or 55-44 percent. In Boston, the margin was even bigger, with the 74-year-old incumbent besting the 39-year-old... Read more
“Big-e-low, Big-e-low, Big-e-low.” The chants echoed loudly throughout the game from the young black kids who watched from the perimeter of the cavernous Washington Park skating rink that was transformed into a basketball court for the summer. ‘Those... Read more
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping Boston’s families safe, healthy, and equitably supported has been our top priority. That’s why we made the tough but necessary decision to close Boston Public Schools buildings in March. In a matter of... Read more
Less than a week has passed since we dispensed of the state primary election and we are already looking ahead to… September 2021? The Boston Globe this week reported that City Councillor Michelle Wu called Mayor Martin Walsh on Sunday to let him know that... Read more
Dot soldier marched on Bataan in 1942, then died; remains were deemed lost--until now, it seems The fog of war has hung over the family of US Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Beard for more than 75 years now, but maybe, just maybe, it is lifting a bit with the... Read more
On Sunday, five days after winning a four-person contest for the 12th Suffolk House seat, Brandy Fluker Oakley sat down with the Reporter to talk about her victory as a first-time candidate, her experiences canvassing and campaigning during a pandemic,... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh on Monday told the Boston Globe that at-large City Councillor Michelle Wu told him that she will run for mayor in 2021. Wu, who has not officially announced a candidacy as of Tuesday, has neither confirmed nor denied the report. “A... Read more
Key BPD ally deplores shift on walking beats in Bowdoin-Geneva area For many years, Fr. Richard “Doc” Conway has partnered with Boston Police to engage directly with residents in Bowdoin-Geneva near his longtime parish base, St. Peter’s Church. He has led... Read more
Boston has gone a week without a COVID-19 death, marking what Mayor Martin Walsh described on Tuesday as a "very encouraging" span. Walsh said 25 new cases of the coronavirus logged Tuesday brought the city's cumulative caseload to 15,967 since the onset... Read more
Firefighter on Brookvale Street roof
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 6 Brookvale St., off Dorchester Avenue, around 9 a.m. on Sunday for a fire that displaced seven residents and Gordo the cat. One resident and one firefighter were taken to the hospital,... Read more
A two-day outdoor party that attracted thousands of people to the streets near Franklin Field and Franklin Park in Dorchester last weekend prompted a strong reaction from a coalition of Black leaders in the city today. Members of the Black Boston COVID-19... Read more
It was a late start to the season this year for ADSL girl’s softball, but once we got the go-ahead, we were able to field Minors, Majors, and Senior divisions that had several highlights. In the Minors, Chris Plunkett and Christina Myers provided an... Read more
It’s hard to believe that we have entered the sixth full month of Covid-19 paralyzing our city and our lives. I have previously written here about the solutions we all need to deliver in order to maintain our civility and society during these incredibly... Read more
To the Editor: I am writing to draw your attention to an important movement a small but mighty group of local residents is launching in partnership with community-based organizations, businesses, and houses of worship. It is called the City Peace Project... Read more
This summer, as protestors took to Boston streets and the national discourse turned to issues of policing and systemic racism, a young Dorchester filmmaker teamed up with a Brookline teenager to create “An Honest Conversation,” a short film that compiles... Read more


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