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Ignoring looming storm clouds, Codman Square residents and city officials came out to Wainwright Park on Saturday to celebrate the opening of Dorchester’s most environmentally sustainable home. Located at 81 Brent Street, the new three-unit home was... Read more
Craig Galvin endorsed by DotOUT: The candidate speaks during Monday's meeting at The Ledge in Lower Mills. Photo by Mike DeehanDistrict 3 City Council candidate Craig Galvin has netted the high-profile endorsement of DotOUT, an influential Dorchester-... Read more
Last Friday, just under 800 veterans gathered in the parking lot of the local IBEW 103 on Freeport Street to receive free services offered by the Volunteers of America and Department of Veterans Services. Services provided include medical services, dental... Read more
Next Monday, September 5 at 7 p.m., the Pearl Street Studios in Savin Hill will host a free evening of fiction and poetry readings by Dorchester and UMass authors as the second installment of the “Write on the DOT” series. Readers will include... Read more
Students who attend the Neponset campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will start their academic year a few days late— on Monday, Sept. 12— and many will spend the next four months in temporary classrooms in Milton due to delays in a construction... Read more
Mattapan Crossing and Canopy Walk: A graphic from a DCR presentation shown during a meeting on Aug. 30 depicts a proposed bridge at Mattapan station. Residents from Dorchester, Mattapan, and Milton sounded notes of support Tuesday night for the state... Read more
Mt. Ida SRoad three-decker. Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a large fire in a Mt. Ida Road three decker this afternoon that send a firefighter to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The department responded to a call... Read more
By Michael Caprio Special to the Reporter A 10th anniversary tour bus commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be stopping in Dorchester tomorrow August 31, at the Boston Firefighters Local 718 headquarters on Hallet Street. The... Read more
The Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center is back open today after being closed Monday due to a power outage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Power returned to the clinic at around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, said chief operating officer Dimitry Petion.... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man, 26, with multiple gunshot wounds around 7 p.m., Saturday, at 11 Fayston St. The man was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. He is Dorchester's 19th murder victim... Read more
Uprooted tree on Melville Avenue. Courtesy Bill Walczak. Tropical storm watchers: A group of people tested their balance against Tropical Storm Irene's strong gusts this morning on the UMass-Boston campus along Dorchester Bay. Photo by Bill Forry Clean-up... Read more
Sailboat fire near the Savin Hill Yacht Club. A 58-year-old man and his teenage son were working on their sailboat's motor in Dorchester Bay when it exploded around 5:10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Boston Fire Department. The man suffered burns;... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports finding a man in his mid to late 20s with multiple gunshot wounds behind 18 Hosmer St., around 4:10 a.m. on Friday. The victim was pronounced at the scene. Mattapan and Dorchester murders over the past year.
John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in... Read more
The first of several meetings to discuss moving Boston Latin Academy from Dorchester to Hyde Park was marked by the outcry of the nearly 200 attendees, most of whom expressed displeasure with the proposal. Monday night’s meeting at the BLA auditorium on... Read more
The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s volleyball team is seen as the favorite to win the Little East Conference championship crown for the upcoming season, making the Beacons the first team in the 12-year history of the preseason coaches’ poll to... Read more
The strike is over, for now, and Verizon is up and running with employees back on the job, but the work stoppage took a toll on those many who went for two weeks without a paycheck. While the picketers were doing their thing, members of the community,... Read more
A crowd of Mattapan community members gathered in the August sun last Wednesday to celebrate the “topping off” of the Mattapan Community Health Center’s new facility in the Square. The gathering was held to witness the installation of the final steel... Read more
Marie Conley: Crossing guard died while saving young student from speeding car in 2008.The death of a loved one can be a paralyzing experience regardless of circumstance, but one Dorchester family has fought back their tears and continues to give to the... Read more
With construction on the new Four Corners/Geneva MBTA commuter rail station well underway, local developers are preparing for the new stop by remodeling and repurposing a longstanding neighborhood landmark. The AB&W Building at 157 Washington Street... Read more

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