Last Thursday evening, US Rep Ayanna Pressley, in conjunction with TSNE MissionWorks, spoke at a “Millennial Housing Conversation” as part of her ongoing Equity Agenda Series. The event was held at the Link in Kendall Square, which is a collaborative work... Read more
This was his first race. Ben Chisholm, a four-year-old blond from Wayland, was well behind the other runners, but he was focused on the track, spinning the colorful tropical wheels of his wheelchair and biting his bottom lip. Occasionally, his dad, who... Read more
There is something missing from the Red Sox this year. It’s something that endeared us to the team in recent years, especially last season. I’m not sure if the fact that it’s gone missing is a cause of the team’s spotty performance in 2019 or a result of... Read more
Suspect faces 10 years in federal prison A Hyde Park man who was facing local charges for a May incident in which police allegedly spotted him tossing a backpack with a loaded gun onto the roof of a store on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan now faces federal... Read more
Calls for peace were the focus of the 20th annual Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy Back to School Barbecue last Saturday in Uphams Corner. Dozens of neighborhood kids lifted two fingers in the air to form peace signs as they posed for a photo with Mayor Martin... Read more
The bicycle is a central theme of “World Sport,” the latest album from Mattapan rapper Kadeem. The cover art features five multicolored clones of a bicyclist, and a promo trailer for the project offers a supercut of bike-riding cartoon and film characters... Read more
When Ayanna Pressley declared her upset victory in last September’s Democratic primary over Congressman Mike Capuano, she was cheered by a jubilant crowd at IBEW Hall in Dorchester that was sprinkled with both colleagues from the Boston City Council – and... Read more
A man who was rescued by firefighters after a two alarm fire broke out in his three-decker residence at 83 Homes Avenue in Dorchester early Monday morning later died at the hospital from his injuries, according to Boston Police. Boston Fire Department... Read more
A Hyde Park man who was facing local charges for a May incident in which police say they spotted him tossing a backpack with a loaded gun onto the roof of a store on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan now faces federal gun charges that could send him out of... Read more
South Bay Center is about to get a bit saltier thanks to its newest incoming eatery: a seafood restaurant and oyster bar. The Pearl Seafood Grill and Raw Bar, which will occupy the vacant space at 20B District Avenue next to Express, is set to open in... Read more
The Trump administration on Monday published new rules vastly expanding the list of public benefits federal immigration officials may take into consideration when determining whether an individual should be allowed to enter the country or obtain permanent... Read more
MBTA officials hope to have a clear answer in roughly two weeks about what caused a June 11 Red Line derailment as they await final test results from an outside laboratory. T officials said on Monday that engineers have reviewed preliminary results of a... Read more
A new art exhibition is adding a pop of color to home.stead bakery & café in Fields Corner. Nick Carlisle, a Boston area-based artist who goes by the name Nicklebones, is behind the current art installation at the cafe, which formally opened with a... Read more
Hazel Royer of Ashmont was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to the Berklee College of Music at a ceremony last week. The 18-year-old, whose main instrument is the acoustic bass, told the Reporter that she is “honored” to be attending Berklee this fall... Read more
Two aides in the administration of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh were found guilty last Wednesday of federal conspiracy charges in the Boston Calling extortion case. Kenneth Brissette, 54, Boston’s chief of tourism, was found guilty of Hobbs Act conspiracy and... Read more
A community meeting to discuss the status of a $57 million mixed-use development on what is now a little-used parking lot next to the Mattapan trolley station drew a small but vocal group of about 40 residents to the Mattapan branch of the BPL last... Read more
It was just another morning, and just another problem on the Red Line. I can’t remember whether it was at North Quincy, JFK/UMass, or Broadway, but I knew I’d had enough. I decided to walk out. Going back as far as the 1960s, my walkouts used to be... Read more
The seven candidates for the District 5 City Council seat, which includes most of Mattapan, outlined their programs during a forum at the Brooke Charter High School last Saturday. The district 5 seat is now represented by Timothy McCarthy, who announced... Read more
Most students get asked, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” But not many can say that they taught people an array of science topics from biology to chemistry as an intern at the Museum of Science. DeShawn Jones Jr. of Dorchester can.  A recent... Read more
Two weeks ago, on a morning after an evening of torrential rain and hail, you might have expected Rick Smith and Daryl Johnson’s garden to look a little worse for the wear; on the contrary, it looked as lush as ever. “Most of these plants are very hardy... Read more


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