The City’s initiative to prepare for the long term impacts of climate-change came to Dorchester Wednesday night for an open house at the Leahy- Holloran Community Center. About 70 people turned out to a crowded library room to listen to an introductory... Read more
The MBTA announced Wednesday it has fully restored all of the signalling systems damaged or destroyed in the June train derailment at JFK/UMass. The announcement means trains should arrive at stations every four to five minutes during rush hours, the T... Read more
The city of Boston has commissioned BBC Research & Consulting to conduct a disparity study that will assess whether any barriers exist for minority- and women-owned businesses that make it more difficult for them to participate in city contracting.... Read more
The leader of the UMass Building Authority (UMBA) will step down from her position later this month to assume a new role within the UMass system. Patricia Filippone, who has been the executive director of the UMBA since 2013, will transition into a job... Read more
Beautification efforts for Polish Triangle? Dorchester will soon have its very own Oktoberfest-inspired beer garden event at Jan Karski Way hosted by South Bay. Organizers are calling the event “Dotoberfest,” and have confirmed that the celebration will... Read more
A long-vacant space in Fields Corner will soon be home to the Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Center (IPAC), a multipurpose facility that would become the largest event space in the neighborhood. The roughly 5,000-square foot facility, which would... Read more
Any day of the week you might see Earl Faulk picking up trash and greeting neighbors at Mattapan’s Hunt-Almont Park. He thinks of himself as the park’s unofficial ambassador and everybody seems to know him. He takes a special interest in the young... Read more
Several Boston city councillors are pushing for more stringent action on traffic measures in the wake of a pedestrian’s death and another’s injuries at Summer and Melcher streets near the Fort Point Channel early this month. Councillor Ed Flynn wants to... Read more
In footage from a 2011 episode of The Steve Katsos Show, comedian Rich Gustus can be seen on the mic performing a stand-up set with the aid of a cane. After explaining how he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he then proceeded to work elements... Read more
The property owner hoping to build a five-story, mixed-use development on a vacant lot on Dudley Street received an earful of criticism— and strong opposition to the project— from residents who turned out to a public meeting hosted by the Boston Planning... Read more
Ron Savage surveyed the scene under a warm sun Sunday afternoon as a few hundred spectators gathered on the lawn in front of the Foley Senior Residences for the first annual Mattapan Jazz & Unity Festival. “This space has never been used in this way... Read more
Ricardo Arroyo and Maria Esdale Farrell emerged as the two frontrunners of the District 5 city council race after Tuesday’s preliminary election as Arroyo edged out Farrell by around 400 votes to claim a plurality at roughly 30 percent. Two other... Read more
New security measures along the Neponset River Greenway are in the works following a daytime assault along the pathway last Tuesday that left a 46-year-old woman injured and police searching for the assailant. The victim was attacked from behind while... Read more
Wu, Essaibi-George, Flaherty, and St. Guillen lead the pack Three incumbents and a first-time candidate with City Hall experience cracked into the top tier of at-large candidates in Boston’s preliminary election for City Council on Tuesday. Barely one in... Read more
Meeting Monday at the facility (6 p.m.) The Curley Community Center on Columbia Road in South Boston, known as “L Street” in local parlance, has been budgeted for a $15 million renovation, but the details of what the work will entail, how long it will... Read more
The head of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce questioned the process around the proposed sale of the Hynes Convention Center and expansion of the convention center in South Boston and echoed U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in saying he's not yet sold on the... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter is mourning the death of one of our own this week. Vincent "Vinnie" McDonough, beloved husband of our longtime columnist and friend Barbara McDonough, died yesterday. He was 85. Vinnie was a great support to Barbara over her 30-... Read more
A 25 year-old Dorchester man was arrested in New Hampshire on Wednesday evening in connection to a fatal shooting on Morrissey Boulevard on Monday night. Brian Joyce is facing a murder charge for the death of Marcus Dunn-Gordon, 27, of Randolph, who was... Read more
A Suffolk County Grand Jury on Wednesday returned indictments charging Massachusetts State Police trooper Matthew Sheehan for firing a semi-automatic rifle at an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and injuring the operator during a chaotic pursuit near South Bay... Read more
The effects of a small electrical incident at an Adams Corner business hub in July have been severe enough to cause Windy City Pizza, a popular local eatery, to relocate to a new location at 960 Morrissey Blvd. The storefront in the Morrissey strip mall... Read more


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