Hundreds of striking Stop & Shop workers and friends in the labor community received a pep talk Thursday afternoon from former Vice President Joe Biden, who visited Dorchester to lend his support to the workers fighting proposed reductions in health... Read more
U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley and State Senator Jamie Eldridge joined a coalition of activists who called for less military spending and more funding for education, health care and affordable housing at a ‘Tax Day Rally’ held in Dorchester on Wed.,... 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
The new owners of the former First Parish Dorchester Manse at 29 High St. unveiled their proposal to turn the property into a 60-unit condo complex at Wednesday night’s Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association meeting. The plan would restore the 19th century... Read more
It's tee-it-up time at the city's municipal golf courses. The William J. Devine Golf Course in Dorchester and the George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park, the latter constructed to a Donald Ross design, are now open for play. Last year, both courses were... Read more
Members of a longtime Dorchester firefighter’s family are looking to their community for help with their efforts at supporting their father as he works at regaining his mobility while contending with a disease called Hypolakemia that has weakened his leg... Read more
Standish Village resident Herbert (“Herbie”) Pass celebrated his 101st birthday with family, friends, and Standish staff on Fri., April 5. He was presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which is given out once a month to a resident at the Lower... Read more
Ellen Davis, a volunteer at the Thomas J. Kenny Elementary School in Dorchester, has been nominated by Boston Partners in Education – an organization that recruits and trains in-school volunteers – for its Mentor of the Year award. A retired math teacher... Read more
The BPDA board last Thursday approved changes to the 4-acre Dot Block project plan to add more apartments - with less parking – during a meeting at which BPDA officials acknowledged that protesting residents have a point about displacement in the... Read more
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


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