Anticipating at least a debate around expanded gambling this fall, and perhaps operational casino or slot machine venues as early as next year, Attorney General Martha Coakley is pushing for expanded wiretapping authority and a new definition of money-... Read more
Even the most seasoned prosecutors are haunted by cases involving abused and neglected children. By the time those cases make it to court, the damage to innocent children is done and their lives are irrevocably changed.
While the majority of... Read more
The Operation Division of the BPD receives some 600,000 calls yearly from residents with information regarding criminal activity or calls for services - that is equivalent to 16,044 calls a day. If you are a parent with teenagers and they hear you... Read more
This week is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Massachusetts and the state Department of Public Health has decided this yearâ€™s theme is Renovate Right, the Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s new rule addressing renovation, repair, and... Read more
The old man sits at the window looking out as the rain traces patterns as the drops glide across the pane. This has become his world.
Once he inhabited the land beyond the glass but time and infirmity now confine him to a small apartment. Far... Read more
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee for Uphamâ€™s Corner Main Street, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual Urban Safari a success. To the volunteers who... Read more
To the Editor:
The Friends of Savin Hill Shores and the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association invite you to The Dorchester Beach Festival on August 8th at Savin Hill and Malibu Beaches from 11a.m. to 4p.m. The one-day outdoor... Read more
When you elected me as your Governor, I promised to be the governor of the whole Commonwealth. That means getting out of the State House and its sometimes inward-looking focus, and staying connected to you in your own neighborhood. It means hearing... Read more
I am always shocked when I meet someone from Boston who says, â€œ Dorchester has beaches?â€ Even more shocking is when this is uttered from a Dorchesterite, because Dorchester has several beautiful, sandy beaches on Boston Harbor.
Obviously,... Read more
In her bi-weekly column for the Reporter called B-3 BOLO - short for "Be On the Lookout"- Annie Wilcox gives us a unique break-down on the policing tactics on the district that covers Mattapan and nearly half of Dorchester. There's good news on... Read more
Eleanor Jane Murphy, who died down in Weymouth this week at age 86, was one of a number of mothers, ladies all, who made the upper end of Lonsdale Street in Dorchester a special place in the dozen or so years after World War II.
In the late... Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives has proclaimed July as â€œBebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.â€ The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn (D- MD) and co-sponsored by a large bipartisan group, including NAMI... Read more
As you read this, I am on my way to Gaza â€“ a tiny, crowded patch of Palestinian land where 1.5 million impoverished people live under siege by Israel. About the size of Outer Cape Cod, the Gaza Strip has been called the worldâ€™s largest open-air... Read more
The mania we have witnessed surrounding the tragic death if Michael Jackson is an example of our distorted sense of values. On balance, the life of this talented yet disturbed celebrity is deserving of sympathy rather than adulation.
His talent... Read more