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State Rep. Marty Walsh's district would reach into Quincy and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz would pick up Dorchester precincts while losing whole neighborhoods elsewhere in Boston, according to a draft of redrawn political boundaries a legislative committee... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Monday convicted Omay Tavares of shooting George "Jeffrey" Thompson to death on Rosseter Street on Jan. 7, 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The conviction on the first-degree murder charge means... Read more
A teenager was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night near the intersection of Coffey Street and Newhall Street, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Reporter. The incident, which took place just after 10 p.m., happened just a block away from... Read more
This article originally appeared in the Feb. 10, 2000 edition of the Dorchester Reporter. It was not nearly as belligerent as the original Boston "T" party, but last week's transportation forum at the Murphy School proved that Dorchester's long-suffering... Read more
Students Try to Put Brakes on Traffic Near School from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Parents and students at Codman Academy Public Charter School have embarked on a project to collect data about traffic speeds on Epping Street, a popular one-way, cut-through... Read more
Students Try to Put Brakes on Traffic Near School from Chris Lovett on Vimeo. Parents and students at Codman Academy Public Charter School have embarked on a project to collect data about traffic speeds on Epping Street, a popular one-way, cut-through... Read more
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 13, 2011….Ending six days of debate spread over three weeks, the Senate voted 24-14 Thursday afternoon to approve legislation authorizing three resort casinos in Massachusetts and a slot machine parlor. If an expected House-... Read more
Boston Police report that a male victim was shot in the chest this afternoon in the schoolyard of the Woodrow Wilson School on Mercier Ave. in the Ashmont/Codman Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. The condition of the victim is not yet known, but the BPD's... Read more
Back in the early 1990s, a young Frank Baker lost three friends in the span of a year and a half. One friend was beaten to death in the street in an alcohol-related incident. Six months later, another friend committed suicide, which was also alcohol-... Read more
At 10 p.m. on a crisp Thursday night, John O’Toole was driving through Adams Corner in his old Cadillac after finishing up at a college fair with his son Jack. They cruised past the newly set-up outpost of Frank Baker’s campaign, its windows still... Read more
As the days click down to the Nov. 8 final election to choose the next city councillor from Dorchester's District 3, Reporter news editor Gin Dumcius sat down for a more personal conversation with the two finalists from the Sept. 27 preliminary: Frank... Read more
For all the campaign trail talk of a “united Dorchester,” the race for the District 3 seat on the City Council will come down to neighborhoods and numbers. Savin Hill will be matched up against Cedar Grove, with each side looking to get out the vote in... Read more
Three Dorchester-based demonstrators arrested early Tuesday morning at the ongoing Occupy Boston protests have decided to fight their charges in criminal court. Robert Birmingham, 22, Anthony Morris, 24, and  Khury Peterson-Smith, 29, join five other... Read more
Adams Corner was awash this weekend with signs and stickers bearing the names “John O’Toole” and “Frank Baker,” the two candidates competing for Dorchester’s open City Council seat. But the real superstars had a national flavor: U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-... Read more
Frank Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Brothers Corp. on Centre Street. : The family-run auto body shop is one of several Dorchester businesses that is at least 100 years old. They will be honored at next week's Dorchester Board of Trade dinner.The Dorchester... Read more
More than 100 students, teachers, and parents gathered outside Boston Latin Academy on Tuesday afternoon to speak out against a proposed plan to move the Dorchester exam school to a new location in Hyde Park. Students stood on the school’s front steps,... Read more
The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s efforts to allow the entire city of Boston to vote to approve or reject what is expected to be an eventual casino application from Suffolk Downs. The bill stipulates that in cities with more than 125,... Read more
Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Village 2011: The scene on Adams Street on Sunday afternoon. Everyone in Boston is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In Dorchester, you can add another date to the calendar: October’s annual Irish Heritage Festival in Adams... Read more
The body of a man in his 50s was found around 1 p.m. on Tuesday at 3 Virginia St., the Boston Police Department reports. The man, stabbed several times, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. He is Dorchester's 23rd murder victim this year (map).
Aftermath of the fire. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that erupted around 3 p.m. at 7-9 Boyd St. quickly went to four alarms and displaced nine residents. Five firefighters were taken to local hospitals for treatment of minor... Read more

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