It has been nearly ten years since Vince Droser’s sudden death from a heart attack in his home on Barrington Road. The passing of the 55-year-old New York native stunned the Dorchester community, particularly the tight-knit Ashmont-Adams Village... Read more
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate welcomed more than 200 college students from across the country on Nov. 15-16 for the Newman Civic Fellows Annual Convening hosted in partnership with Campus Compact. While in attendance, the... Read more
(Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, we are pleased to reprint Mary Casey Forry’s classic column about her schedule of activities around the house for Thanksgiving Day. This article first appeared in the Dorchester Reporter in November 1986.) 6:15 a.m... Read more
For the sixth consecutive year, Codman Square Health Center has been named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe. Codman is led by CEO Sandra Cotterell, RN who has been at the center... Read more
The rate of deaths due to opioid overdoses is slowing in Massachusetts, but still nearly 1,500 people died of an overdose in Massachusetts through the first nine months of the year, the state announced Monday. The 1,460 confirmed or suspected opioid-... Read more
Due to potential roadway flooding issues caused by incoming high tides, starting today, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 29, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) anticipates lane and road closures occurring along Morrissey Boulevard, inbound... Read more
Authorities on Sunday announced arrests of men for two local murders. The Boston Police Department reported arresting Marcus Ambroisio, 24, of Dorchester, on charges he fatally shot Gregory Phillips outside 155 Savannah Ave. in Mattapan around 10 p.m. on... Read more
Joe Zinck, a Vietnam War veteran, former Boston Police Lt. Detective and a civic leader in Dorchester for four decades, died on Wed., Nov. 20 after an illness. Zinck was a driving force behind the creation of the Dorchester Vietnam Veterans Memorial on... Read more
After capturing the Boston City League championship with a 2-0 win over East Boston earlier this month, the Jeremiah Burke High School boys' soccer team fell to Bromfield 1-0 in the state Division 4 final game last Saturday in Worcester. The Bulldogs... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that tonight it will implement a single lane closure along Morrissey Boulevard inbound between Conley Street and Tenean Street from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. to accommodate guardrail repair... Read more
The Provincetown Film Society will present a special screening of “Different from the Others,” a 1919 silent film believed to be the first LGBT-focused film in history, at Dorchester’s historic Strand Theatre on Thurs., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The screening of... Read more
In some ways, Porsha Olayiwola has been working on her debut poetry collection for her whole life. “Every moment is building on the past. History is the culmination of the past,” said Olayiwola, the slam poet, writer, educator, and curator who assumed the... Read more
Dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders last week endorsed new or expanded transportation revenue options, including a 15-cent increase in the state’s 24-cent per gallon gas tax, as House lawmakers approach a vote on the topic. The Metropolitan Mayors... Read more
During a three-hour-long huddle with civic leaders on Columbia Point last Saturday, Accordia Partners outlined their preliminary ideas for the redevelopment of the 20-acre Bayside property that they have agreed to lease from the UMass Building Authority (... Read more
Julia Mejia remains in fourth place— and in position to take a citywide seat on the Boston City Council— after unofficial city election returns completed last Friday evening showed her with a five-vote lead over fifth place finisher Alejandra St. Guillen... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh asked the city’s residents to be neighborly and help each other out this winter during a press conference with city officials and employees in the city’s Public Works lot on Frontage Road last Friday. “We’re here to talk about the city... Read more
Nineteen-year-old Dashawn Borden grew up on Dorchester Avenue, right across the street from the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester (BGCD), an institution, he says, that has had a major influence on his formation. The self-described “drummer and activist”... Read more
A sometimes-chaotic community meeting held Monday night at 260 Washington St. – the home of Urban Guild, Inc., a Four Corners-based non-profit organization – drew a crowd of more than 200 people, many of them upset over an escalating dispute between the... Read more
At a community meeting hosted by the Boston Planning and Development agency (BPDA) last week, associates with the Herb Chambers Companies presented plans for a new four-story headquarters setup for their Honda dealership that opened earlier this year at... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a recreational dispensary at 1292 Blue Hill Ave., between Fessenden and Evelyn streets. The 5-1 vote means the proposal by Jody Mendoza Pekala and Carlos Castillo will be the latest to be tossed on a pile of... Read more


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