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After four years in the making, the dedication ceremony of the Honorable Leo J. Lydon Memorial Clock on Saturday morning was a celebration that Savin Hill residents, elected officials, and friends and family of the late judge shared in gratefully.... Read more
Dorchester is already home to some of Boston’s most prestigious public schools. Now one of the neighborhood’s lesser-known institutions is tapping new talent and partnerships to move from a “turnaround school” to a school poised to start turning heads.... Read more
House DistrictsState 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 released... Read more
A Suffolk Superior Court judge last week allowed for the lawsuit against District 3 candidate John O’Toole to move forward. While the judge, Mitchell Kaplan, rejected O’Toole’s request for the case to be dismissed, he also called the case weak. The suit... Read more
District 2 City Council candidate Suzanne Lee faced off against incumbent Councillor Bill Linehan Monday night in a debate staged in front of an audience of about 100 in the heart of Linehan’s South Boston base, the Boys and Girls Club on West Sixth St.... Read more
The first annual Nightingale Community Garden Harvest Festival on Saturday afternoon featured a potluck of dishes picked fresh from the ground, a pickling demonstration by Bowdoin Street Health Center’s Healthy Champions, music and a few impromptu group... Read more
Among many residential homes and business’ on Boston Street is nestled the Clapp Family Barn. If you ride by too fast, you may miss it; a historic treasure trove that truly represents Dorchester’s oldest beginnings. As one of The Dorchester Historical... Read more
More than 400 people flocked to St. Mark the Evangelist Church on Dorchester Ave. last Thursday morning for a funeral Mass for Ciaran Conneely, a 36-year-old emigrant from Galway’s Aran Islands who was found shot to death on Columbus Day on a typically... Read more
Boston Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Tuesday evening in which a male victim was held up at gunpoint near the corner of Mayfield Street and Dorchester Ave. The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that two... Read more
Two recent high-profile cases of alleged racial discrimination were the impetus for a City Council hearing Monday to examine the state’s public accommodation laws, which guarantee access to public venues regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or... Read more
A man awaiting trial on charges he drove the shooter away from 2009 triple murder in Dorchester was charged Monday evening with possession of a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Mattahunt Center: Cheerleaders from Mattapan Pop Warner helped celebrate the center's re-opening last week. Photo by Alex OwensThe grand re-opening of the Mattahunt Community Center was celebrated last Thursday, capping off an unprecedented transition... Read more
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

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