The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today has closed a segment of Morrissey Boulevard (inbound and outbound) from Freeport Street to UMass Boston in Dorchester until approximately 3 p.m, due to roadway flooding caused by the incoming high... Read more
Families Creating Together, an award-winning program providing children of all abilities and their families with expressive arts opportunities, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at a “Dreaming of Community” awards dinner at 1st Baptist Church in Jamaica... Read more
Fit Kitchen, a free, interactive cooking class hosted by All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) that teaches youth and families how to enjoy eating healthy on a budget, will reconvene for its fall session in the coming weeks. The weekly class is scheduled to... Read more
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch said Monday evening that he would be running for the chairmanship of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, a panel he has sat on for 18 years and one at the center of the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump... Read more
A Dorchester man who used bleach to remove the ink from $1 and $5 bills and then used an ink-jet printer to turn them into bogus $100 bills will spend 15 months in a federal prison following his sentencing last week in US District Court in Boston.... Read more
The state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) issued an advisory on Monday morning that a section of Morrissey Boulevard was likely to close for a period of time this afternoon due to flooding caused by hide tides. The most likely timeframe... Read more
The editor and publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, Bill Forry, talks about current stories, including a new store coming to a shopping plaza on Morrissey Boulevard, a meeting on redevelopment on the Columbia Point Peninsula, and renters faced with... Read more
Boston City Council President Andrea J. Campbell, who this summer released Action for Boston Children, a comprehensive plan to accelerate achievement for all BPS students, will host a discussion on the implementation of the plan on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8 a... Read more
The Boston Foundation announced nearly $6 million in grants to a collection of Greater Boston organizations, including eight from Dorchester.  The Record Company, a recording studio and arts service organization based in Newmarket Square, received a $50,... Read more
Eight candidates competing for four at-large seats on the Boston City Council faced off Tuesday, tackling transportation, addiction and policing, housing and education in a wide-ranging debate. Moderators Tiziana Dearing of WBUR’s Radio Boston and Adrian... Read more
Surrounded by family, with a scarf flashing the colors of Kurdistan draped across his chest, Kurdish war veteran Omar Osman Omer recalled life before coming to the United States more than 20 years ago. From the age of 19, he spent 13 years battling the... Read more
By Lawrence S. DiCara Dad came off a boat in New York City 100 years ago last month; he was thirteen months old. No agent of the United States government ever separated him from his mother. He was not teargassed. He was not fenced in a camp. It is... Read more
The MBTA may re-examine its fall maintenance workload and schedule after a construction accident extended a planned weekend shutdown into the Monday morning commute. Service on the heavily used core subway line was back up and running by 2:30 in the... Read more
Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards was in Dorchester on Monday to help unveil the Brilliant Career Play Mobile Lab, a new STEM facility at the Murphy School in Neponset. The space, which will allow students to participate in a variety of activities, comes... Read more
Four Dorchester civic associations, in conjunction with Accordia Partners, the company selected to re-develop the UMass-owned Bayside parcel on Columbia Point, will launch a series of “vision” meetings to gather community input for its plans this Saturday... Read more
The St. Peter’s Teen Center in Dorchester was opened by Catholic Charities in 2002, and since then it has served as a home away from home for many middle and high-school students who live nearby. The facility provides safe and constructive after-school... Read more
“Five more boxes! Five more boxes!” The words from Joe Katusich, the Martin Richard Foundation’s service leader, resounded over the chords of uplifting music inside the Leahy Holloran Community Center in Neponset on Sunday. It was 2:28 p.m., two minutes... Read more
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined a contingent of Columbia Point stakeholders last Wednesday evening for a tour of Fallon Pier, which has been identified as a potential location for ferry service connecting Dorchester with Quincy and Long Wharf in Boston.... Read more
First-time candidate Erin Murphy says her “independence” and focus on local issues is what sets her apart from the field of eight finalists in the at-large Boston City Council election set for Nov. 5. The Dorchester native and longtime Boston Public... Read more
Althea Garrison is not on Twitter or Facebook. In an increasingly left-leaning city, she describes herself and her base of voters as “moderate to conservative.” And, alone among sitting city council members, she is openly campaigning for the defeat of her... Read more


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