About the Dorchester Reporter

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The Dorchester Reporter, founded in 1983, is a community newspaper which is published every Thursday. It is circulated to subscribers and sold at newsstands across the neighborhood. DotNews.com is the online home of the Dorchester Reporter.

The newspaper and website are owned and operated by Boston Neighborhood News, Inc., a Dorchester-based company. Husband-and-wife team Ed and Mary Forry launched the Reporter to provide their hometown with timely and insightful news, opinion and information about Boston's largest neighborhood.

Today, the Reporter is owned and managed by Ed and Mary's son Bill Forry and his wife Linda Dorcena Forry, a former state Senator and a trailblazing Black leader who was the first woman to represent her districts in the state Legislature. The Forrys also manage BostonIrish and BostonHaitian.com.

NENPA memberNENPA memberThe Reporter has won a number of awards for excellence in journalism, including from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) and UMass Boston's Center for Media and Society, and has twice been named Best Neighborhood Newspaper by the Improper Bostonian. In 2013, the Reporter won first place in the NENPA's Better Newspaper competition for Spot News coverage by a weekly newspaper. The paper has won raves from Greater Boston's Beat the Press for its coverage of city politics.

For more on the history of the Reporter, please read this 2008 article by Jack Thomas which marked the 25th anniversary of the newspaper.

Contact info

617-436-1222 x14

617-436-1222 x18


150 Mt. Vernon St.
Suite 560
Dorchester, MA 02125
Get directions.

Submitting materials

Press releases and images - and also ideas about potential news stories - may be submitted through our website or via e-mail to newseditor@dotnews.com. We do accept materials through the mail, but regret that we cannot return images like photos, etc. We encourage submissions through the website or via e-mail.

Letters to the editor may be sent via e-mail to letters@dotnews.com or faxed to 617-825-5516.

The Reporter is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome inquiries from prospective reporters, freelance writers, photographers and sales staff to send us an e-mail at newseditor@dotnews.com. Please include a sample of your work and a resume.

Staff Directory

Jack Conboy
Advertising Manager

Edward W. Forry
Associate Publisher

Maureen Forry-Sorrell
Advertising/Sales/ Social Media Coordinator

Elana Aurise
Legal Citations/Accounting Supervisor

William P. Forry

Linda Dorcena Forry
Associate Publisher

Barbara Langis
Production Manager

Thomas F. Mulvoy Jr.
Associate Editor

Seth Daniel
News Editor