Calls began coming into the Reporter offices last week from readers and advertisers with word that another newspaper that services Dorchester— the Argus-Citizen— has published its last edition. Also closing, according to several sources: The South... Read more

The City Council’s agonizing redistricting process drags on this week as it weighs several competing maps that would redraw the lines of the district seats in time for next year’s election. District 4, which covers parts of both Mattapan and Dorchester... Read more

If there are any lingering doubts that the local economy is poised for a strong bounce-back in the next few years, a quick review of the Reporter’s front pages over the last month is instructive. In particular, there is ample evidence that the... Read more

St. Gregory’s Parish in Lower Mills will begin the observation of its 150th anniversary this month with a 4 p.m. Mass on Sat., Oct. 20 — and a gala dinner to follow at Florian Hall. The sesquicentennial celebration is a milestone not only for the... Read more

The ‘uh-oh’ moment for Boston politicos in the disastrous Martha Coakley campaign of 2010 came on the Sunday morning before the special election. Even before most citizens could begin to rub the sleep out of their pre-Mass eyes, the calls started... Read more

State Rep. Martin Walsh says he’ll convene a meeting of Columbia Point and Savin Hill stakeholders and transportation officials soon to “begin the process” of redesigning a troubled intersection that also serves as the entrance to UMass Boston’s campus... Read more

Mayor Menino can and should veto a City Council redistricting map that was approved by a narrow margin, 7-6, on August 22. From our vantage... Read more

When our Olde Town Team’s overseers salary-dumped those players onto the LA Dodgers’s payroll, they reduced payroll costs by some $260 million, a sharp reversal of form for a team that over the last decade has been a prime mover in the runaway salary... Read more

The aftermath of the August 12 slayings of three young women on Harlem Street has sparked a renewed outpouring of grief, anguish and soul-searching in Dorchester and surrounding communities impacted by violent crime. After a relatively quiet summer,... Read more

2012 is an election year, highlighted by the quadrennial presidential selection process: Every four years, American voters choose a president and a vice president.

The announcement last weekend that former Bain and Co. executive Willard (Mitt)... Read more

Bob Coard, the late champion of poor people, devoted his life to building Boston’s own anti-poverty/community action agency into a formidable presence. Under his guidance, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) reached out to every... Read more

Last week, we asked our readers —both in print and online— to send in their nominees for their favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. The response was huge: We had well over 100 submissions come in via... Read more