A week after state Public Safety Secretary Thomas Turco sent Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins a letter raising concerns with her prosecutorial tactics, the pair had a “positive and productive” meeting, according to a spokesman for the DA.... Read more
A team of Mattapan-based community activists are ready to launch their vision for Mattapan Love, an outdoor summer series of events that would take place along the Neponset River Trail. The program, a collaboration between urban growers from Farmers... Read more
Boston’s election season officially kicked off this week when the city began accepting applications on Wednesday for nomination papers for the only elected seats on the ballot: City Council. The preliminary election is scheduled for Sept. 24 and the... Read more
Dorchester resident Michael Besson completed his dream of running the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing the 26.2-mile-long course in just over five hours. The blind, Haitian-born runner first told his inspirational story to the Reporter as he trained... Read more
Dorchester-based artist Mfalme Kenyatta has no qualms about assigning eyebrow-raising value to his own art. The painter/sculptor/fashion designer, who compared himself to Picasso and Basquiat in an interview with the Reporter, has priced some of his... Read more
Ayanna Pressley’s first 100 days as a US congresswoman have come fast and furious, with an already full to-do list expanding unpredictably across the national political landscape. After she was swept into federal office in dramatic fashion just in time to... Read more
One of Dorchester’s longstanding pizza and sub spots has closed its doors— apparently for good. The space at formerly housed Venice Pizza at the corner of Dot Ave and Savin Hill Ave is now “available for lease,” according to signage that was posted in its... Read more
The Stop & Shop supermarket on Morrissey Boulevard has closed and business has slowed to a trickle at the company’s South Bay store this week after a long-simmering labor dispute turned into a full-blown strike last week by tens of thousands of... Read more
Three finalists have been named in the Boston Public Schools search for a new superintendent – Marie Izquierdo, Brenda Cassellius, and Oscar Santos. The School Committee announced Wednesday morning that all three finalists will have public interviews next... Read more
Registration is now open for the 50th annual season of Boston’s favorite summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), kicking off on Monday, July 8. BNBL is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country serving young... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two men, both in their 40s, were fatally shot at 12 Violet St. around 11:05 p.m. on Saturday. Both were taken to local hospitals, where they were pronounced dead. Anyone with information can contact homicide... Read more
The BPDA board on Thursday approved changes to the four-acre Dot Block project to add more apartments - with less parking - at a meeting at which BPDA officials acknowledged that protesting Dorchester residents have a point about displacement in the... Read more
Police are investigating acts of vandalism targeting a statue across the street from Saint Gregory’s Church in Lower Mills that they believe occurred last night before 7 p.m. According to the police report, an unknown suspect defaced the religious statue... Read more
A federal grand jury indicted two Dorchester residents and a Dedham man last week for their alleged roles in a tax-fraud scheme involving their now closed New York Fried Chicken take-out business. The jurors indicted Muhamad Siyab Khan and Khurshed Jehan... Read more
Carney Hospital welcomed two new nurse practitioners in the hospital’s Primary Care office last week. Paula Laventure-Charles, NP and Hoa Tran, PHD, NP provide patients a convenient, close-to-home setting for their everyday health needs. “We are pleased... Read more
More than 15 percent of Massachusetts high school students identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a new state report that recommends steps policymakers can take to... Read more
Not long ago, Boston Mayor Walsh addressed a meeting of housing advocates in Dorchester.  Recognizing the precarious situation of many Dorchester renters but citing the limited options available to him to address the crisis, the mayor complained that his... Read more
Two years ago, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) partnered with Rebuilding Together Boston (RTB) to offer critical repairs at no cost to selected lower-income homeowners in and around Codman Square as part of a larger effort... Read more
Adam Lewis will join Boston College High School as its next principal beginning on July 1, the school announced last Friday. Lewis, a native of Australia who currently serves as principal of Loyola School in Manhattan, will succeed Steve Hughes, a... Read more
Peggy Davis-Mullen, a lawyer with extensive experience in political life as a member of both the Boston City Council and the old elected Boston School Committee who holds degrees from Boston College, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and, the New... Read more


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