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
A good administrator who can also be a public figure, navigating the political circles of Boston and Massachusetts. A visionary leader who's excited to be part of change and can inspire a diverse student body. The Bill Belichick of public research... Read more
The makeup of the Boston City Council has changed dramatically in recent years, as the 13-member political body once dominated by white men now includes six women of color. But in a city where nearly one in five residents is a Latino, there hasn’t been a... Read more
As classes get back underway at Boston Arts Academy’s Fields Corner campus, students will see a familiar face in a new role. Tyrone Sutton, a longtime faculty member and former chair of the Humanities department, was recently introduced as the school’s... Read more
Four Boston Police officers who have died since their service to the department ended were added to a memorial wall at the Area C-11 station house in Fields Corner last Saturday. The remembrance event— now in its fourth year— also serves as a family fun... Read more
College Bound Dorchester (CBD) honored the progress of more than 30 formerly gang-affiliated students who have earned their HiSet (GED), or are matriculating to college last Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts. The students wore caps and gowns for the... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced a resolution on Tuesday calling for an impeachment inquiry to begin against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a news report over the weekend contained a previously unreported claim of sexual misconduct against... Read more
Providers of early education and out-of-school care in Dorchester have various needs for training. Will StrongStart, a new statewide professional training system offer solutions? The new system, developed by the state Department of Early Education and... Read more
“The team hopes that construction will begin in April of 2020.” That was what many Four Corners community members wanted to hear at a public meeting on Monday on the status of a long-awaited housing development said to be close to a launch. Community... Read more
Voters in Boston will be asked to winnow the field of potential at-large city councillors from 15 to 8 in next Tuesday’s preliminary municipal election. This year’s race features a large and diverse field of candidates vying for four spots. The top eight... 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
The Dorchester Historical Society and Merrill Kohlhofer, a ranger for the National Parks of Boston’s social justice team, will remember Lucy Stone this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the society’s home on Boston Street. Stone, a West Brookfield, Mass., native, was a... Read more
Dorchester residents and bicycle enthusiasts across the city are gearing up for the 4th annual Bike & Brew festival this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Peabody Square. The event, which was founded in 2016 as a family-friendly celebration of Boston’... Read more
The site at 120 Savin Hill Avenue that for years was the “Hole” in the ground is set to feature the neighborhood’s newest place to go to for a taco or a cocktail. Ghost Pepper Taco and Tequila Bar, a Latin kitchen with plans to serve tacos, small plates,... Read more
State Police report a woman was attacked while walking on the Neponset Trail near Ryan Playground, 350 River St. in Mattapan around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The Dorchester resident "suffered contusion and laceration injuries" and was transported to Beth Israel... Read more
A man was found with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound in the lobby of the Ramada Inn at 800 Morrissey Blvd. around just before midnight on Monday. “On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound,... Read more
A 27-year-old axle on a Red Line car fractured and caused a June 11 derailment, MBTA officials announced Monday, offering a clearer picture of the problem that has led to months of delays and headaches on a train line that transports hundreds of thousands... Read more


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