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Will there be enough room on the route for the proposed Silver Line bus? Will the trees and flowers on the route be torn up and disappear? And what about parking? Those were some of the questions on the minds of Mattapan residents who attended a Tuesday... Read more
Train service Dorchester leg of the Red Line will be replaced by shuttle buses along Dorchester Avenue this weekend (June 13 and 14) as work continues to build a new Ashmont station. Questions or concerns can be directed to the MBTA construction hotline... Read more
Boston Police report arresting the pair on charges related to gunfire that put the Edward Everett Elementary School, 71 Pleasant St., into "safe mode" this afternoon. Police say they received reports of gunfire the school around 1:20 p.m. today. Michael... Read more
The 2009 Dorchester Day parade was one to remember. Perfect weather, inspired floats and a great turnout along Dorchester Avenue made this a day many in the community won't soon forget. The Reporter was there with video camera in hand to capture some the... Read more
Another Dorchester school has been sidelined for the next week as the H1N1 flu virus continues its march through the region's classrooms. The William E. Russell School is one of three BPS schools that will be closed until next Thursday after a high rate... Read more
The Columbia campus of the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will close for the next week, beginning Tuesday, after seven students at the school contracted the H1N1 virus in recent days. According to a statement issued by the Archdiocese of Boston... Read more
Dot Day 2009The 2009 Dot Day Parade drew tens of thousands to a sun-drenched Dorchester Ave. yesterday for the annual celebration of all things, well, Dorchester. Above, Chris Lovett captured the scene near Lower Mills. Adam Gaffin has more photos from... Read more
A reader called our newsroom to say there’s a wild turkey in her backyard. Others have seen came deer in the neighborhood. Along the Neponset River, red-tailed hawks wind currents over the cityscape. Critters of all sorts have been sighted: skunks,... Read more
This week as we celebrate all things Dorchester, it’s appropriate to consider enterprising local artists who are displaying and selling their works in non-traditional venues at this time of year. For example, this past weekend residents of the Boston... Read more
A. Study to determine if winds are strong, steady enoughSonic Wind Profiler: James Hunt III, the city's chief of Environmental and Energy Services, inspects the mechanism of a Triton Sonic Wind Profiler. Photo by Mike Deehan The wind turbine outside IBEW... Read more
Americans consume some 400 million cups of coffee every day, and though we are no Seattle, Bostonians are serious about their joe. If you’re not brewing it at home, you might grab your “coffee regular” from “Dunkies” or maybe your coffee comes... Read more
KEN SMITH Executive Director I see in Dorchester an enormous opportunity for the young people currently in our programs to make a difference. In 2050, many of them will have progressed through successful careers in the building trades, helping rebuild... Read more
The Reporter reached out to some of our neighborhoods civic and non-profit leaders to get their thoughts on what Dorchester's 'green' transformation might look like. Here are some of the responses: Dorchester will be a more important place to live Bill... Read more
The Food Project: Teenagers from The Food Project working in the Dudley Triangle weed salad mix in 2006. Over 60 youth from Boston and its suburbs will grow food through the Food Project this summer.How will our neighborhood respond to the challenge of... Read more
It may seem far-fetched, particularly when the federal and state governments will have spent a staggering $22 billion in costs and interest on the Big Dig when all is said and done, but demolishing highways to build parks and foster development is a... Read more
Solar Roof in Fields CornerThe path to green buildings in Dorchester began ten years ago with an experiment in recycling of the former state hospital grounds in Mattapan. On part of the grounds being redeveloped as a wildlife sanctuary, the Mass. Audubon... Read more
In many ways the future of urban transportation is also its past. The cities around the country that are now hailed for their bicycle-friendly streets and well-used mass transit systems are often the same ones who took an off-beat path in the 1950s, 60s... Read more
Single Stream Recycling CartsRecycling’s not as easy as throwing all waste into one bin then forgetting about it, but in a time of blooming green initiatives from the public, private ,and consumer sectors, the responsibility is increasingly falling on... Read more
Memorial Day weekend has passed and the stakes are in the ground. Whether or not Dorchester’s vegetable gardeners got an early start, they appear to be poised for the harvest. Some are using a raised box garden and some have the luxury of an in-ground... Read more
Predictions of global sea level rise are all over the map, with new studies and findings being released almost every week. Some, particularly those that imagine a total polar ice melt, would put our fair city under as much as 25 feet of water. But by the... Read more

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