It’s rare to find any project that generates near unanimity among civic leaders. But that’s the dynamic right now in the Port Norfolk section of Dorchester, where... Read more

Four years ago, in this space, we endorsed Martin J. Walsh for mayor of Boston. The Dorchester Reporter was one of only two city newspapers (The Weekly Dig was the other) to back... Read more

If Dorchester is the birthplace of the nation’s community health center movement, then Dan Driscoll is certainly one of its founding fathers. So it is altogether fitting that Driscoll’s name now adorns the front of the health center in Neponset that he... Read more

The Kennedy Library convened a special forum on Tuesday night that drew an overflow crowd to the Stephen A. Smith room overlooking Dorchester Bay. The draw was two-fold: The evening included a screening of a new,... Read more

Robots, bio-tech and beer.

That’s the boiled down, Twitter-friendly summary of what the buyers of the Boston Globe property have in mind for the 16.5-acre Morrissey site.

Neighbors who turned out for Monday’s Columbia-Savin Hill Civic... Read more

Dorchester could be home to the city’s next medical marijuana dispensary, and unless there’s some compelling reason against the prospect that we have not yet heard, it should be.

A Colorado-based company hopes to open a facility at 50 Clapp... Read more

Using the side of the celebrated Pho Hoa restaurant on Dot Ave as its canvas, Fields Corner will soon unveil a dramatic new mural that will salute the achievements of the city’s Vietnamese community.

The artist behind the work is Ngoc-Tran Vu,... Read more

Who on earth calls Dorchester “The Chest”?

Apparently, we “locals” do— if you believe the author and publishers of a “Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Boston.” The book— now in its eighth edition— is billed as “the #1 relocation... Read more

There are just under three weeks until the Sept. 26 preliminary election, which includes a four-person run-off for mayor of Boston. Now is the time for voters to tune in and get ready to fulfill their civic duty.

This week, the city’s Election... Read more

Amid the uproar surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments— including one that now stands boxed up on Boston’s George’s Island— it may be time for us to consider the future of Dorchester’s most prominent statue, one that depicts a figure from the... Read more

Organizers of Saturday’s overblown “free speech rally” on Boston Common got far more than they bargained for when they showed up to find tens of thousands of fired-up but mostly peaceful Bostonians and visitors intent on making a statement of their own... Read more

How should Bostonians confront Saturday’s planned assembly of “free speech” protestors on Boston Common?

Don’t. Ignore them.

Let the Boston Police— who must bear the burden of having to cordon off a protest pen and search anyone who... Read more

The UMass Building Authority (UMBA) and UMass President Martin Meehan made the right decision this week with regard to the former Bayside Expo site on Columbia Point. The authority, in issuing a Request for Information from developers, has taken the... Read more

On Wednesday, the Boston Globe editorial board published an extraordinary lament... Read more

The fallout from the June 28 fire that ravaged the Treadmark building on Dorchester Avenue continues this week. Boston Fire officials have determined that the fire’s cause was multi-dimensional— from a hot exhaust pipe positioned too closely to... Read more