Dot Day '19: A complete guide to Sunday's parade and festivities

Photo by Chris Lovett.

The Dorchester Reporter's Dot Day edition includes a special section devoted to this year's parade and celebrations. The parade starts on Sunday (June 2) at 1 p.m. at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Richmond Street in Lower Mills and follows a route up the avenue to Columbia Road.

Here are some of the highlights of the special section:

• Veteran Boston journalist Chris Lovett takes a look back at the origins of Sunday's parade— and how its evolved over the decades.

• Meet the 2019 Chief Marshal John Schneiderman.

Photographer Mike Ritter turns his talented lens on the parade crowd.

Meet the Young Miss and Little Miss Dorchester winners.

Meet the Dot Day T-shirt class of 2019 from College Hype.

The beginner's guide to enjoying the Dorchester Day Parade.

The story behind Dorchester's town seal.

Read the special section in PDF form here.