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Climate change is heading toward Boston on the high tides, city officials agree, and they say strategic infrastructure improvements can help shore up vulnerable coastal areas while longterm adjustments are made in the most flood-susceptible spots. The... Read more
The Cleveland Community Center in Fields Corner will relocate to a Boston Public School building on Westville Street by May 1, city officials said Tuesday night. At a meeting so sparsely attended that organizers plan to reschedule it, school and Boston... Read more
A chapel on the grounds of Cedar Grove Cemetery will be the focus next month of a significant restoration project meant to bring the impressive stone edifice back to its former glory. The Gilman chapel— named for the husband-and-wife benefactors who... Read more
The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held another community meeting last Thursday to update residents about the progress of the proposed mixed-use development at the current site of Tom English’s bar and Dorchester Market on Dorchester Ave.... Read more
A Dorchester teacher has won a $5,000 grant from the Born This Way Foundation to support her series of mental health-focused projects at the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School on Columbia Road. The foundation, started by pop singer Lady Gaga and her mother... Read more
Updated April 3, 2018 -- A milestone is looming during a busy election season in Suffolk County. State Rep. Nick Collins will be unopposed in the April 3 Democratic primary as he seeks to fill a vacancy in the First Suffolk Senate seat. The Tuesday... Read more
One of Azariah Mamousette’s fondest memories is the moment when he first jumped into a swimming pool. “One day when I was younger, my mom was at work and my Dad and I were at home,” he said, “and after lunch we went to the Lee School in Dorchester, and we... Read more
A handful of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses would be repealed and the state’s approach to juvenile offenders overhauled in a sweeping criminal justice bill released last Friday by House and Senate lawmakers. The completion of the compromise... Read more
Locally owned restaurants are the backbone of our business districts and our city’s fabric. They are often the path of least resistance for our returning citizens, immigrants, and others who face barriers to employment. They are proven pathways to small... Read more
Our state is turning a moral corner. For decades, we have lived with a costly, ineffective, and systemically racist criminal justice system. It has stubbornly continued the tactics of the “War on Drugs.” It has drained resources from our budgets every... Read more
There has been a leadership change in District C-11, one of the police districts that cover Dorchester. Captain Steven McLaughlin has taken over as commander from Captain Tim Connolly, who has served as the district 11 captain since April 2016. Connolly... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a developer's plans to replace a small junkyard at 1837-1841 Dorchester Ave. with a four-story building with ten apartments and a small space for a business. Travis Lee told the board he is working with... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter will host a town hall event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for reelection this year, next Thursday evening, April 5, at the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) hall on Columbia Point in Dorchester. This will be the senator’s... Read more
A controversial plan to build new a new condo complex with retail space along Washington Street in Lower Mills will be delayed for at least a few months after a ruling by a city of Boston board this week found that one of the existing properties on the... Read more
For the third time, a federal judge has rejected an effort by the owner of the fire-ravaged building at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. to move his case from state Housing Court to federal court - this time with a warning for the man to knock it off. Boston's... Read more
A woman who was victimized by a thief who stole her purse and her car this afternoon as she worked in a Dorchester Avenue restaurant has appealed to the public for help as Boston Police seek to find her stolen vehicle and identify the suspect. The... Read more
The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point. Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-Boston and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man who says he worked at Flames, 663 Morton St., on charges he set the place on fire early on Dec. 15. Byron Anthony Hewitt, 45, whose Facebook and LinkedIn pages lists him as a Jamaican native who worked... Read more
Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon, will be among the 115 participants who will run in this year’s race as members of Team MR8— named for eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, the youngest victim of the 2013 bombings near the marathon... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed at 7 Cushing Ave. in Dorchester around 3 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim is Dorchester's fifth murder victim... Read more

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