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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
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

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