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In recent weeks, neighbors of Garvey Playground in Neponset and those passing by have noticed that the park is at the final stages of a comprehensive $5.1 million renovation project that has seen the grounds transformed by an emerald artificial turf field... Read more
When he was seven years old, Neponset’s Mark Murphy heard the news that a Toys for Tots trailer had been broken into. “He was upset and wanted to do something; he just thought that every child should have a present at Christmas,” explained his mother,... Read more
Our mayor, Martin J. Walsh, is on the super short-list of potential picks for Secretary of Labor in the Biden-Harris administration. The job would be very hard to pass up. Sources familiar with the mayor’s thinking about it say he is likely to accept the... Read more
Frederick Wiseman captures Mayor Walsh & Co. in action The four-and-a-half-hour-long documentary film “City Hall,” which has as its focus municipal government as administered in the City of Boston by Mayor Martin Walsh and his associates, had its... Read more
With the allure of New Year’s festivities approaching, Mayor Martin Walsh urged Bostonians to avoid travelling, attending holiday parties, or gathering with anyone outside of their households during a press conference Wednesday. Walsh told reporters... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first Covid-19 vaccine shot, exclaiming, “Hallelujah.” Nolan was the first resident of Boston’s Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment publicized by state... Read more
Retired teacher Shirley Nolan raised her arms aloft after receiving her first COVID-19 vaccine, exclaiming, "Hallelujah." Nolan was the first resident of Boston's Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center to get the shot, a moment captured on video and... Read more
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin announced this week that the Massachusetts Historical Commission has approved the Lawrence Avenue Historic District in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester for nomination to the National Register of... Read more
The electoral college is an anachronism and has been for some time. It is not necessarily representative of the nation as it has evolved in the past century. Nevertheless, it is established by the Constitution and well-intentioned people should not spend... Read more
As an incoming freshman at Boston Arts Academy in 2003, Joe Gonzalez didn’t know he was dyslexic. Growing up near the Dorchester/Mattapan border, his first language was Spanish until the age of five, and his reading skills faltered in elementary and... Read more
Boston city councillors last week approved a new independent office that will investigate and provide oversight of the Boston Police Department. The Office of Police Accountability and Transparency was recommended by the police reform task force convened... Read more
Two Dorchester Avenue housing development projects won approval from the Boston Planning & Development (BPDA) Board of Directors at its final meeting of the year 2020 last Thursday. Along with eight other projects greenlighted by the board last week,... Read more
Over the weekend, a small group of volunteers from the local organization My Brother’s Keeper 617 – among them Santa Claus, the Grinch, and a few reindeer –distributed toys to kids in Dorchester and Roxbury as a way to spread some holiday cheer. Tony... Read more
Another Massachusetts prosecutor is raising questions about the scope of the state’s investigation into the drug lab scandal involving the disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan. Last week, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins became the state’s second... Read more
Up to 35 percent of retail alcoholic beverage licensees and 20 percent of state licensees may not renew in the new year due to the Covid-19 pandemic’s “major economic toll” on bars and restaurants, according to Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “The outlook for... Read more
On a warm day in early September, the Humphreys Street Studios in Dorchester bustle with activity. Jemuel Stephenson stands in a room overlooking a massive workshop, next to a stack of his laser-cut bamboo boxes. Patterned with bright, psychedelic swirls... Read more
We all hope the holidays will be a time of happiness, comfort, and harmony, yet often our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of stress, anxiety and or depression, on top of an array of demands.  This year, we have had some additional... Read more
With this Christmas issue, we’re pleased to display on our front page an original work by the wonderful Irish-born artist Vincent Crotty. The Reporter newspapers commissioned Vincent to create in this time of social distancing an original painting of... Read more
Earlier this month when Mayor Walsh announced the transition of several City Hall staff into new leadership positions in his administration, Kaitlin Passafaro, a lifelong Dorchester resident, was named director of the office of Intergovernmental Relations... Read more
Don't count me out, says Rep. Holmes When Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo filed an official notice last Friday that he has entered job negotiations with Northeastern University, his alma mater, his action seemed to most to set the stage for the... Read more

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