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Mayor Martin Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture announced this week that HOME, a new virtual program of poetry spearheaded by City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, will begin this weekend. The series, presented by the Academy of... Read more
While most Boston streets were quiet on Halloween night, Santa, the Grinch, Spider-Man, Pikachu and other enchanting beings flocked to Butler street in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, where they were bound to get candy. At dusk, awaiting the cadre... Read more
The following letter is in response to two articles published recently by the Reporter (Sept. 9, Oct. 15) about the missing remains of US Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Beard, a native of Dorchester who died in the Philippines in the early days of US... Read more
Richard Shelton of Dorchester was feted recently at a ceremony celebrating his retirement from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, where he worked as a greeter for the last 33 years. Affectionately known as the “Mayor of Spaulding,” Shelton... Read more
Several major property owners representing hundreds of thousands of rental units nationwide agreed Monday to pause evictions for failure to pay rent until 2021 and to work with tenants who are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the... Read more
The middle of a pandemic doesn’t seem like the ideal time to open up a restaurant, but don’t tell that to Seasa Hofman. The Jamaica Plain resident by way of Thailand has decades of restaurant experience under his belt thanks to his aunt, who ran the... Read more
A significant decrease in burglaries and assaults is driving an overall 4 percent drop in crime in the city of Boston this year compared to the same 10-month period in 2019, according to statistics released by the Boston Police Department this week. The... Read more
Too many people in Massachusetts have let down their guard when it comes to protecting against the coronavirus that has killed more than 10,000 people here since mid-March, so the state must take steps now to slow the spread of the virus or else hospitals... Read more
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A fire crew responding to a fire at Charlie's House of Pizza, 1740 Dorchester Ave., crashed into a car and then the Bank of America in Codman Square early this morning. Boston Police report the crash, shortly after 2:30 a.m. involved an off-duty officer... Read more
The city kicked off a series of virtual discussions last week dubbed “Moakley Talks,” part of the planning process aimed at redesigning Moakley Park on the South Boston-Dorchester line as a facility for all and a bulwark of coastal resiliency. The 60-acre... Read more
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey on Wednesday criticized what he says are efforts by President Donald Trump to spawn skepticism around the United States' election process as the country continues to wait for final presidential election results. Markey spoke at a press... Read more
UMass Boston will hold the “vast majority” of coursework online during the spring semester, officials announced last Friday. After a planning committee surveyed the public health outlook, school leaders decided their best option is to keep as much of its... Read more
MBTA riders will have nearly a dozen opportunities over the next month-plus to voice feedback about impending service cuts, and to complete an online survey that officials will use to help guide the inevitably unpopular decisions. The cash-strapped T has... Read more
Boston officials are developing new measures that will be implemented over the next 60 days in response to a steady increase in the citywide positive Covid-19 test rate over the last five weeks.  Dorchester posted the highest test rate last week, at 11.9... Read more
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held two virtual public workshops last week during which officials shared the findings of an environmental review for a proposed new flight approach to Runway 4 Left (4L) at Boston Logan Airport that they said... Read more
At a virtual BPDA meeting last Wednesday night, community members reacted largely positively to details and images presented by the development team focusing on urban design elements of the Dorchester Bay City project (DBC) proposed for Columbia Point.... Read more
The Walsh administration last week issued a report outlining how Boston intends to shore up coastal protections and re-think development along Dorchester’s waterfront in the coming years and decades as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change.... Read more
A day after the presidential election, Mayor Martin Walsh told reporters in a press conference Wednesday that “every vote must be counted” as several states continue processing ballots. In Boston, 63.51 percent of all registered voters participated on... Read more
The agonizing wait for resolution in the presidential contest dragged on as the Reporter went to press on Wednesday morning. As of this hour, it remains unclear if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will prevail over Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Several swing... Read more
Voters of Massachusetts said no Tuesday night to a reform that would have dramatically altered the way voters choose their elected leaders, rejecting a ballot question backed by a who’s who of current and former political leaders from both parties that... Read more


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