Early on the evening of Sat., March 31, some three dozen community activists, students, lawyers, and concerned neighbors gathered on quiet Elmont Street in Dorchester to protest Wells Fargo’s decision to sell a family’s home to a developer rather than to... Read more
A Dorchester teen won a PBS-sponsored “Celebration of Music” talent competition last weekend in Boston and will be heading to Los Angeles later this year to appear in the national TV series finale. Laren England, 17, who goes by the stage name Laren... Read more
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has put the city’s police department on course to have a permanent body-worn camera program in place as soon as this summer. Walsh’s proposal to add $14.6 million to the police budget in his proposed Fiscal Year ‘19 budget sets... Read more
Five men have pulled papers to run for the Fourth Suffolk district to replace State Rep. Nick Collins, who is seeking to fill the First Suffolk Senate seat left vacant by Linda Dorcena Forry this year. Democrats Ryan McGoff, former Collins staffer David... Read more
Collins decries private bailout The decision by the University of Massachusetts to acquire Mount Ida College in Newton as a new satellite campus for UMass Amherst students has attracted the attention of a local legislator and state Attorney General Maura... Read more
Focus is on guns, opioids, and climate at Reporter forum US Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed a range of national and local issues last Thursday evening at a town hall sponsored by the Dorchester Reporter. A gathering of about 400 people at the Boston... Read more
The five candidates for Suffolk District Attorney took similar positions on issues ranging from reducing the number of people who go through the criminal system to protecting law-abiding immigrants from ICE at a forum at English High School sponsored by... Read more
Boston teen-agers have until April 13 to apply for the 2018-2019 Mayor's Youth Council, a group of 85 high school-aged youth “committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the city.” The number of youths representing... Read more
Editor's Note: This story was updated on Monday, April 16. The president of Carney Hospital will soon leave his position to begin a new role as president and CEO of Rogerson Communities, a non-profit that specializes in providing health care and... Read more
US Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed a range of national and local issues at a Thursday evening town hall sponsored by the Dorchester Reporter. A crowd of 400 people at the Boston Teachers Union hall on Columbia Point listened and engaged with the state'... Read more
A block of shops on Geneva Avenue shut down by the city due to a sewage leak is back up and running, but business owners there say they're struggling to recoup losses incurred during the more than four weeks they were closed. "It's a big hit,” said... Read more
The sweeping criminal justice reform package that has been in the works for about three years on Beacon Hill could land on the governor's desk by the end of the day Wednesday. Both branches of the Legislature plan to take votes on accepting the conference... Read more
With Rep. Nick Collins a step closer to joining the Massachusetts Senate, his legislative aide on Wednesday announced plans to run for his House seat. David Biele posted in a South Boston community Facebook group that he had picked up nomination papers to... Read more
The Irish Pastoral Centre has a new director in William M. Bulger Jr., who last week joined the Dorchester-based organization that focuses on helping immigrants make their way in their new settings. A South Boston native, Bulger is the namesake son of... Read more
Dorchester residents struggling to provide care for their pets have a new affordable and conveniently located option: the Pet Wellness Clinic at the Dorchester YMCA. Launched last week by the Animal Rescue League of Boston, the clinic will be open on... Read more
City Councillor Michael Flaherty says he will not mount a candidacy for Suffolk County District Attorney this year. The seat will open up when longtime DA Dan Conley steps down at the end of his term this year. In a statement issued on Monday night,... Read more
Shannon McAuliffe wants to bring a sea change to the culture in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. She is calling for a reduced emphasis on winning prosecutions at all costs and a shifted focus to strategically redirecting at-risk individuals... Read more
Two men were shot to death last weekend in different parts of Dorchester. On Friday (March 30), a 35-year-old man was gunned down near the corner of Wayland Street and Dacia Street just after 9 a.m. Police said the victim was rushed to Boston Medical... Read more
Residents of Dorchester and Mattapan are familiar with the paradox: Their neighborhoods, tethered to reputations as unsafe parts of Boston, are seeing encouraging declines in numbers of serious crimes while homicides remain disproportionately concentrated... Read more
This story aired on WBUR/90.9 FM on Thursday, April 5. Click here to listen. When John Goncalves opened his barbershop here in Bowdoin-Geneva five years ago, his rent was $1,000 a month and set to increase $50 a year.
For the barber, this met the... Read more


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