Several members from the JMBT’s Dorchester Studio, including Leah Vasquez-Watt, Lilyrose Lubangi, America Belle Cross, Arianna Shepherd, Ava Dennis , Claudia Hernandez, and Leiya Silveira, are featured inthe 31st annual performance of José Mateo Ballet... Read more
City planners are distilling feedback from the most recent public meeting on the Uphams Corner implementation process, which seeks to transform a number of city - and land trust-owned parcels in the village’s core into an arts innovation district. Some 90... Read more
This story was first published on December 12 by WBUR 90.9FM, Boston’s NPR News Station. WBUR and the Reporter have a partnership in which the two news organziations share resources and content. Emotions ran high at a City Council hearing last Tuesday... Read more
Dorchester has lost a longtime civic and business leader with the death on Dec. 14 of Loretta Philbrick at age 81. She had suffered a stroke in her home earlier in the month. Ms. Philbrick was a steady presence in the neighborhood’s banking industry. She... Read more
A small contingent of residents staged a “stand-out” last Wednesday demanding a meeting with state transportation officials in advance of a $3.5 million public improvement project planned for next year at the Morton Street/Gallivan Boulevard intersection... Read more
A greener, safer, and more accessible Columbia Road may be on the horizon. The LivableStreets Alliance is asking residents along the route to help shape what that future might look like. Talk of a redesign has persisted for years, but with a new survey,... Read more
Rosa Poincy, a tenant living in the Baker Chocolate Factory Apartments, received a letter on the day before Thanksgiving last year informing her that her Section 8 rent subsidy would be terminated less than a month later, on Dec. 18. “I see the letter and... Read more
As city councillors take a hard look at the equity issues in the cannabis business, would-be marijuana merchants in and out of Boston are already jumping into the lucrative new market. Limited to doing business only by proximity to schools and each other... Read more
This story was first published on December 20 by WBUR 90.9FM, Boston’s NPR News Station. WBUR and the Reporter have a partnership in which the two news organziations share resources and content.Listen to this story here. Dannie Kelly is a real-life Santa... Read more
Boston Police report a traffic stop at Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester yesterday ended with the arrest of two men - one of whom served a lengthy prison sentence for shooting two state troopers on Blue Hill Avenue. Police say drug-control... Read more
Devon Street fire scene.
The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that started in a multi-family house at 159 Devon St., off Columbia Rd., spread to 161 Devon St. late Friday night. Firefighters responded around 11:25 p.m., Friday, to the fire. One firefighter was... Read more
The number of hate crimes reported to the state increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year high in 2017, the state said in a new report that also found a majority of law enforcement agencies reported they had experienced no bias-motivated incidents last... Read more
There is no presidential election in 2019, nor races for governor, mayors, or state and federal offices. The only game in Boston is the upcoming city council campaign, with all existing at-large incumbents — minus exiting Congresswoman-elect Ayanna... Read more
State public safety officials launched a statewide public information campaign this week about the dangers of driving drunk or stoned and a mobilization of police officers to conduct “stringent” impaired driving enforcement operations this holiday season... Read more
A city ordinance passed last year limiting plastic bag usage in Boston goes into effect on Friday (Dec. 14). The law mandates that all bags issued by retail stores must be either reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Establishments can no longer stock... Read more
Two years after his battle with cancer resulted in a shortened prison term, former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi is stepping back into the public eye, offering harsh criticism of the federal Bureau of Prisons and indicating a desire to be an advocate for... Read more
Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley’s last hearing as a Boston city councillor was an echo of one she held eight years ago, a listening session on violence in the city where councillors’ voices were quiet and the community was given the reins to speak up... Read more
Editor's Note: This article was first published on Dec. 7 by WBUR 90.9FM, Boston's NPR News Station. The Reporter and WBUR have a content-sharing partnership. As it faces daunting challenges that have built up over decades, the Boston Public Schools... Read more
City Council President Andrea Campbell is looking to continue to use her platform to push for equity across a city strained by housing costs and grappling with new industries as she prepares for another run for her District 4 seat. The 36-year-old... Read more
Boston limited to 13 zones A new federal tax-deferment program intended to spur economic growth in select low-income neighborhoods across the country will launch in the new year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will offer qualified investors... Read more


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