News

The Dorchester Reporter and Mattapan Reporter is pleased to join ArtsEmerson as a title sponsor for the upcoming Welcome to Boston Cast Party in honor of Haitian American playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the cast of /peh-LO-tah/. This festive community... Read more
The words in the strips on the board stated the case for the discussion. “No cash accepted on this bus! Go find a machine,” said the figurative MBTA driver to two people trying to get on the bus. “But there isn’t one nearby,” said one of them in the next... Read more
Preparations for the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sun., June 2, are well under way as a committee of volunteers is meeting monthly to plan the event and related fundraisers. This year’s parade is the 115th in Dorchester Day history, according to Kelly... Read more
Boston has named three finalists in the search for the next leader of the city’s schools. They are Marie Izquierdo, chief academic officer for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida; Dr. Brenda Cassellius, former Minnesota education commissioner... Read more
When 9th grade humanities teacher Sydney Chaffee decided she wanted to become a teacher she admits her expectations were wildly idealistic. “This is the path that was meant for me,” she remembered thinking. “I’m going to go in there and I’m going to save... Read more
On the second floor of Grove Hall Library in Dorchester, kids stand in line, eager for a chance to try their hand at a turntable. DJ Armando the Truth watches, guiding them as they learn how to “scratch” and blend records together. This lesson on DJing is... Read more
About 160 people gathered in a UMass Boston auditorium on Monday to hear US Sen. Ed Markey discuss proposed “Green New Deal” legislation that he has championed along with US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Markey had stopped by the IBEW Local 103... Read more
With key City Hall posts vacant or soon to be vacant, safe streets activists think now is the perfect time for Boston’s city government to consolidate two departments into one and to more fully embrace the “Vision Zero” movement that is seeking to... Read more
A Quincy lawmaker is eyeing the salaries of top University of Massachusetts Boston officials as a potential source of savings at the financially strapped campus. Rep. Tackey Chan, a Democrat who co-chairs the Consumer Protection and Professional... Read more
Approved last year for $24.7 million, a new Meeting House Hill fire station is still the Fire Department’s single biggest ticket item in the city’s Capital Plan, and still at the 2018 number. The Engine 17 station —home to one of the city’s busiest fire... Read more
Hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers and friends in the labor community received a pep talk last Thursday (April 18) from former Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Dorchester to lend his support to the workers fighting proposed reductions in... Read more
For Isaura Mendes, this Saturday will mark two decades of providing programming and support to victims and survivors of street violence in Dorchester. She established her non-profit organization, The Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy, after her son Bobby was... Read more
Boston school leaders and community members will be interviewing three finalists – Marie Izquierdo, Brenda Cassellius, and Oscar Santos – for the position of Boston Public Schools superintendent this week. On Monday, Izquierdo — the chief academic... Read more
Now in its fifth year, the Dot Pot street hockey tournament — set to take place at Neponset’s Garvey Park on the weekend of May 25-27— is growing to include more teams. Two dozen clubs — each with 5 skaters and a goalie— will play in the charity event,... Read more
Residential parking can be a puzzle for drivers and a nightmare for would-be-visitors to Boston neighborhoods. Unlike neighboring municipalities like Somerville and Cambridge, the city charges no fees for resident parking permits, does not have visitor... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh has dedicated $2.78 billion to more than 300 projects in the city of Boston’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 capital budget, which was officially rolled out Tuesday afternoon. A raft of new projects involve updating or creating branch... Read more
City officials and community leaders will gather in Peabody Square on Friday at 11 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the official completion of the renovation and revitalization of the square’s east and west plazas. Greater Ashmont Main... Read more
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday celebrating the official opening of the Massachusetts Lottery’s new Columbia Point headquarters, State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg called the move from Braintree “an exciting new chapter” in the lottery’s history. “... Read more
On the same day that one of his Massachusetts colleagues threw his hat into the 2020 presidential campaign ring, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch tossed his support behind former vice president Joe Biden, who has yet to make his candidacy official. Lynch is the... Read more
After more than 10 days on picket lines, Stop & Shop workers returned to the job on Monday morning following the agreement between the unions and management on a tentative three-year deal. Details were not disclosed. The company said the deals, which... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to News