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The phone wouldn’t stop ringing for Carol Price. A seemingly endless stream of well-wishers called her every five minutes. When they couldn’t reach her, they called her mother. They called Monday to offer support and prayers after her 32-year-old son,... Read more
Citing the value of offering students additional structured schooling before they enter higher education, City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty called for a hearing this week to consider a Year 13 program in Boston Public Schools. Flaherty said the... Read more
The sixth annual Peace Cup – a hockey tournament to benefit the Martin W. Richard Foundation – will be played at the Canton Sportsplex, located at 5 Carver Circle in Canton on Sat., March 30 at 12 noon followed by a post-game celebration and neighborhood... Read more
As debate continues over the MBTA’s proposed fare hikes, Boston city councillors want to hold a hearing about withholding the $85 million the city pays to the agency each year to protest the state of service. Councillor Althea Garrison filed the measure... Read more
Reducing the MBTA’s budget deficit next year and improving service will be possible thanks to new revenue from proposed fare increases, according to the authority. But one board member, aware of the pushback the hikes have drawn, wants the state to... Read more
Almost 150 Mattapan residents cast ballots in late February to begin filling out the leadership bench for a newly-formed neighborhood council. Now with 11 of a maximum 21 board seats filled, the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council is already starting to... Read more
Lawmakers representing Dorchester and Mattapan found their way onto several critical committees for the 2019-2020 legislative term. First Suffolk state Sen. Nick Collins is now chair of the Joint Committee on Export Development; vice chair of the Senate... Read more
Academic and business leaders in Dorchester’s Columbia Point are looking to increase transportation options by adding a ferry stop in the quickly developing neighborhood that borders Boston Harbor. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston... Read more
Proponents of a new marijuana dispensary that would occupy a currently unused storefront at 144 Bowdoin St. presented their plans to a boisterous crowd at a meeting on Feb. 19 at Meetinghouse Hill’s First Parish church. Shirley Jones, president of the... Read more
Can the state afford to move to a fare-free transit system? Boston City Councillor Michele Wu thinks so. “Fare-free transit is about the idea that we should be setting big goals to match how big and how urgent our challenges are,” she told the Reporter... Read more
Eleven community preservation projects in Dorchester and Mattapan, ranging from new school playgrounds to urban farms, will receive funding from the city’s Community Preservation Act (CPA) fund, after the city council voted to pass the order today. A... Read more
Disproportionately low percentages of students of color in Boston’s lauded exam schools prompted a City Council hearing on Tuesday, where councillors probed school officials and experts from non-profits and educational advocacy groups on the barriers to... Read more
Upon entering Ripple Cafe in Peabody Square, customers see a framed black and white photograph of Ashmont Station dated from July 10, 1923. The scene is unrecognizable: a small stone building nestled amid a grove of trees, set beside a pair of railroad... Read more
The abduction and murder of Jassy Correia, a young woman of Cape Verdean descent who grew up in Dorchester, rocked the region and our neighborhood over the last week. Correia, who leaves behind a two- year-old daughter, will be buried on Saturday after an... Read more
A three-alarm fire blazed through the third floor of a Columbia Road building on Wednesday morning. The top floor of a three-decker above Restaurant Laura at 688 Columbia Rd. was reported aflame by motorists who spotted the smoke. Firefighters responded... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was shot at 12 Greenwood St., near Ellington Street, shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday. He was declared dead at the scene. WBZ identifies the victim as Kendric Price of Dorchester, an assistant men's basketball... Read more
As debate continues over the MBTA's proposed fare hikes, Boston city councillors want to hold a hearing about withholding the $85 million the city pays to the agency each year to protest the state of service. Councillor Althea Garrison filed the measure... Read more
Academic and business leaders in Dorchester’s Columbia Point are looking to increase transportation options by adding a ferry stop in the quickly developing neighborhood that borders Boston Harbor. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston... Read more
Updated Feb. 28, 11:33 a.m. Police have arrested a suspect and recovered a body in the kidnapping case of 23-year-old Jassy Correia. Providence Police arrested 32-year-old Louis D. Coleman III, whom police say is the man seen in surveillance footage from... Read more
Patrick Radden Keefe grew up in the heart of Boston’s Irish community— the Adams Corner section of Dorchester. His dad Frank— whose great-grandparents were immigrants from Donegal—was a regular at the Eire Pub. But despite the name and pedigree, Keefe... Read more

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