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The Gleason Pewter and Silver Plating Company on Washington Street: Photo courtesy Dorchester Historical Society. During the month of February the Special Collections Department of the Healey Library at UMass Boston hosts an exhibition of examples of... Read more
Historic banner: Olive Knight, Pastor Victor Price and Ayana Price display a campaign banner from the 1864 presidential election that was discovered among the artifacts in a vault at the Second Church of Dorchester in Codman Square. The banner will be... Read more
The first year of real bike planning in the city of Boston has come to a close, and the city's bike coordinator, Nicole Freedman presented the results to a crowd of around 175 people at the Boston Public Library last Thursday. But despite 250 new bike... Read more
Charles Clemons, operator of the unlicensed Grove Hall radio station TOUCH 106.1 FM told the Reporter this week he plans to take advantage of the new political climate and go for a walk - from coast to coast. "This is the prime time to show President... Read more
The resignation of House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, an avowed opponent of casino gambling, was barely official last week before eyes on Beacon Hill turned to the renewed potential of bringing three casinos to the Bay State. DiMasi's successor, Rep. Robert... Read more
The future home of Chateau Kabor on Adams Street: Photo by Rochelle Ballin. The current economic downturn can not stop people from reaching for their dreams. Kids are still going to college; families are still buying homes; and one man is fulfilling his... Read more
The Warren Group reports single-family home sales were down last year in Boston by almost 15 percent. The median price decreased by more than 11%. The largest decreases in sales were in Brighton, South Boston and West Roxbury. The largest price drops were... Read more
City Councillor Michael Flaherty is quickly positioning himself as a mayoral candidate of change with a campaign launch on YouTube and now an online invitation to 18,000 city employees and all city residents to share ideas with him. But his expected... Read more
Though the call for new stops along Fairmount Line commuter rail has been a loud and long one, the station designs on the table are hardly free from concerns and some residents are even demanding the proposed stop at Blue Hill Avenue be moved or simply... Read more
Under new leadership just last month, the Fields Corner Community Development Corporation (CDC) has been taking home failing grades on its federal report card for the last two years, the Reporter has learned. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban... Read more
With massive cuts looming overhead, everything is on the table in next year's Boston Public Schools budget, including the city's controversial busing plan. Superintendent Carol Johnson presented her proposed budget to the School Committee Wednesday, just... Read more
Last year administrators at Caritas Carney Hospital were preparing for the worst, outpatient services were down, insurance payments did not cover costs, and it looked as though state funding was going to be curtailed. The equivalent of 50 full-time... Read more
The Strand Theatre may be on the verge of a breakout year, with a flurry of new productions set to take to the refurbished Uphams Corner stage in the coming months. The Menino administration, which has led an ambitious effort to re-cast the historic, city... Read more
Ralph Beach's large scale portrait of "Obama" is just one of the many contributions of Dorchester-based artists who are represented in a current Black History Month exhibit at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery. BHCCAG Director Laura Montgomery... Read more
The patiently waiting Peabody Square and Dorchester Avenue improvement projects could be bumped to the front of the line with the help of President Obama's proposed nearly $1 trillion economic recovery package. Mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of... Read more
Caritas Christi Health Care, the corporate parent of Caritas Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue, has signed an accord with two unions to allow "free and fair" voting conditions for the system's nearly 7,000 employees as they decide whether to form... Read more
Dr. Jerry Lowney, CEO of the Haitian Health Foundation and Ruth Adomunes last Sunday in Adams Corner: Photo by Harry Brett. Almost three years ago, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center nurse Ruth Adomunes decided to design and make some jewelry to satisfy... Read more
Volunteers work to pack supplies at the Greater Boston Food Bank Over the past couple of years Dorchester food pantries and their supporters have been reorganizing, developing new strategies, and redoubling their efforts as they try to keep up with ever-... Read more
When House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was up for re-election earlier this month, Dorchester lawmakers united behind him. Three weeks later, the Dorchester delegation appeared divided over who should be DiMasi's successor after the thirty-year representative... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office is taking heat from residents for the abrupt firing of a Dorchester man who ran the Washington Street Corridor Weed and Seed Initiative. Adam Gibbons, coordinator of the Codman Square-based program for the... Read more

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