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Around 8:05 p.m. on Saturday, police found a man with a gunshot wound inside 8 Ogden St. Okwudill Onujiogwie, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A curious septuagenarian caller, known to the Reporter but shy about putting her name in the paper, called in this week to question the previous existence of a dry cleaner on Mildred Avenue—where vapors from tetrachloroethylene, a.k.a: perc, were found... Read more
Residents of Nelson Street — a sidestreet off of Morton Street along the Dorchester and Mattapan border — are interviewed in this video about a shooting incident last Friday night that left them shaken, but unhurt. Bullets whizzed into two homes,... Read more
About 25 neighbors came out on Saturday morning, March 28, to assist in an ambitious clean-up project led by the Dorchester Park Association under the direction of Richard O'Mara, owner of Cedar Grove Gardens. The Reporter was there and brings you video... Read more
Boston Police recorded a total of four murders in two separate incidents Saturday and Sunday, including three in a single incident outside a house party on Meetinghouse Hill. Police reported finding two women and a man shot outside a party at 41 Mt. Ida... Read more
A programming note: The Dorchester Reporter was featured as part of a larger show on the future of the local newspaper/media market on Friday at 1 p.m. on WBUR's Radio Boston. You can listen to the show at the 'BUR site, which also included this video... Read more
If there’s any real estate that should attract buyers when credit is tight, it’s the 18 units of new affordable housing developed by the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and New Boston Ventures. But, despite a growing list of potential... Read more
Ashmont station: Work continues As the skeletal arc of the new Ashmont Station finally begins to reach into the sky in Peabody Square, many are beginning to wonder if it will ever be fully fleshed out. Delays have pushed the first phase of the project... Read more
A Dorchester poet who used her writing skills to cope with a series of miscarriages has just won New Women's Voices Prize in Poetry from Finishing Line Press for "Hawk Weather," her first poetry chapbook. The title poem by Anna Ross celebrates the fierce... Read more
Hiep Q. Nguyen, a community activist and accountant who came to Boston in 1991, has confirmed that he will be running for City Council at-Large. At 26, he may be the youngest candidate in this year's race. And according to many, he is the first... Read more
If you make a stink, it will sink. That could be the lesson the owners of the Bayside Expo Center take to heart this week after the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority board of directors voted, 7-3, to sink underground a controversial odor control... Read more
Carlos Henriquez: Seeks re-match with Turner.Carlos Henriquez said this week he is definitely running for the District 7 City Council seat, adding that incumbent Chuck Turner has the right heart but the wrong tactics, and is distracted form his duties in... Read more
A new state audit has concluded that Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to use civilian flaggers instead of police officers at highway construction projects won't save as much money as predicted. The report from Auditor Joseph DeNucci also concluded Patrick's plan... Read more
The Dorchester leg of the Red Line will be shut down again this weekend as workers continue construction at Ashmont Station. The two-day hiatus will be repeated for a final weekend on April 4 and 5. Buses along Dorchester Avenue will replace train service... Read more
A trace amount of vapors from the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, also known as perc, has been detected at the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan. The school was completed in 2003 on a handful of formerly industrial sites that were... Read more
Undergraduates at UMass-Boston and other public college campuses won’t be getting as big a fee hike as expected in their bills come later this year. Originally set at a $1,500 spike, students could see a hike as small $300, due to $162 million in... Read more
Saying thousands of mostly urban residents face non-renewal of auto insurance policies on April 1, Senator Jack Hart has proposed a six-month extension of the deadline in an attempt to address the issue. Hart told the News Service Tuesday that he believes... Read more
The funding for teachers at preschools for three- and four-year-olds in nine Boston Center for Youth and Families community centers has been cut for next year, potentially leaving hundreds of parents and toddlers in the lurch. "They say they're not going... Read more
Fr. Jack AhernThe man who has been asked to pioneer a new management model for three very different Catholic parishes likes to be called, simply, "Fr. Jack." It even says so on his business card. As he settled behind a table at Gerard's restaurant this... Read more
A first for Vietnamese-Americans in the city Hiep Q. Nguyen, a community activist and accountant who came to Boston in 1991, has confirmed that he will be running for City Council at-Large. At 26, he may be the youngest candidate in this year’s race.... Read more

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