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When the young Dr. Anthony Bonacci walked through the doors of the Bowdoin Street Health Center at 222 Bowdoin Street, (that building now houses the Log School), he only intended to stay for one year. He ended up staying for 35, outlasting three building... Read more
Governor Deval Patrick signed a $1.47 billion Immediate Needs Bond Bill late last week that included $100 million for the Big Dig's Clean Air Act payback, the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Fairmount Commuter Rail improvements project is one of four... Read more
A developers' decision to use a non-labor contractor to complete a major project in Lower Mills has drawn loud protest from the Carpenters Union Local 67 and inspired City Council President Maureen Feeney to consider legislation that would hold developers... Read more
Every athlete has a pre-game ritual. For Ryan Mullin, a senior defenseman on the B.C. High Eagles' varsity hockey squad, each trip to the rink this year included a stop by Cedar Grove Cemetery. That's where his mom, Jeanne, who died of cancer three years... Read more
An unsolved shooting near the Ashmont T station in Dorchester two weeks ago has frightened area residents to the point that more than 40 met with police officers and civil servants last Monday to complain about suspicious activity and unreturned 911 calls... Read more
The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation is hoping to secure a funding package that would allow them to bring in a neighborhood-based food service company as the tenant of a now vacant building that Dorchester Bay owns at the corner of Quincy... Read more
The seven candidates jockeying to fill the second district city council vacancy created by James Kelly's death early this year faced off at a pair of forums Tuesday evening where they touted their neighborhood-centric credentials and highlighted the... Read more
All seven candidates vying to fill the vacant second district city council seat made it to both a candidate's forum in South Boston and the monthly meeting of Dorchester's McCormack Civic Association on Tuesday evening despite fears that the double... Read more
The dedicated staff of the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club is a key reason why the youth center has become one of the neighborhood's most important assets since its creation in 1974. From left to right: Quenette Santos, Dave Bonnell, Bob Scannell... Read more
The owners of a 160 year-old home at 10 Pearl Street were issued a 90-day demolition delay from the city's Landmark Commission on Tuesday, stalling their plans to raze the structure and erect two three-unit houses in its place. During the delay, the... Read more
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis joined police officers from Dorchester last Friday to formally sign an agreement with local youth in a continued effort to promote mutual respect and reduce area violence. The signing took place at the Holland... Read more
An ongoing process by the Archdiocese of Boston to drastically reorder Catholic grade schools in Dorchester and Mattapan was the subject of several meetings last week in the neighborhood and beyond. Pastors and principals huddled on Friday at St. Ann's... Read more
A four-alarm fire at a home on the corner of Woodworth and Walnut Streets brought 93 firefighters and 13 fire trucks to Port Norfolk on Tuesday. The fire intensified quickly in high winds and power lines on all sides of the two and a half story home... Read more
Civic associations come in all shapes and sizes in Dorchester, a neighborhood where you often need two hands to count the number of meetings happening in a single night. While uber-civic groups like Columbia-Savin Hill cover wide swaths of the... Read more
Boston Police officials proudly unveiled new statistics that show a dramatic drop in crime so far this year on the B-3 district that covers parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. The numbers were presented at last Wednesday's monthly B-3 Dorchester/Mattapan... Read more
There are the dropouts of Dickensian doom, the gathering threat of the unemployed and the dysfunctional. There are also ordinary teens or young adults thrown off track shortly before graduating from high school, sometimes even after passing the MCAS exam... Read more
A collective concern for the well-being of Codman Square and curiosity among residents and neighborhood leaders eager to meet folks with similarly gregarious mindsets brought a crowd of about 70 people to the Dorchester YMCA last Saturday for a forum to... Read more
Executives from Ascension Health, the national health care company that has entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese of Boston to purchase the Caritas Christi Healthcare system that includes Dorchester's Carney Hospital, met with Carney... Read more
Archdiocese officials and Pastors of Dorchester's Catholic churches responded this week to a story in last week's Reporter that outlined a preliminary plan to reorganize the eight remaining Catholic grade schools in Dorchester and Mattapan. On Wednesday,... Read more
Columbia-Savin Hill activist Joe Chaisson remembers a time in the early 1980s when a string of hard knocks left him with crippling property tax debt and a burdensome water and sewer bill. Only with the help of a skilled lawyer was he able to pay off the... Read more

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