Mayor Wu’s flurry of top cabinet appointments this summer brings in homegrown talent to lead the city’s three biggest departments— schools, fire, and police. The BPS superintendent, Mary Skipper, is a Somerville native who has lived in Dorchester for... Read more

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Below left, Caribbean Integration Development Corporation (CICD) President Donald Alexis notes... Read more

The presence of white supremacist agitators within Boston city limits is hardly a new phenomenon. But Saturday’s march by a group of roughly 100 flag and shield wielding Hitler youth wannabees seemed to catch local authorities unaware and off guard.... Read more

A report on the state’s home lending market published this week by the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council supports what many in Dorchester and Mattapan... Read more

With gas prices ballooning and MBTA service frequency now in a phased retreat amid a federal safety probe, it’s no wonder that people in our state are looking for alternatives for moving around Massachusetts. A new poll released on Tuesday by The... Read more

Parades can be a bit chaotic, especially at the start. On Dot Day, there’s always a scrum at the ribbon-cutting in front of St. Greg’s with politicians angling to get into the money shot. And there’s a swarm of cameras with pro journalists and amateurs... Read more

It’s finally back: The Dot Day Parade. The forecast for Sunday calls for sunshine in the 70s, a picture-perfect day for the return of what has long been considered the unofficial start of summer in these parts. 

Dorchester deserves a sun-... Read more

For a few months now, the faithful of St. Brendan Church have been bracing for the doors to close for good at their beloved worship space on Gallivan Boulevard. It seemed the most likely outcome, given the terminal diagnosis shared by the current... Read more

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Above, a rendering of Dorchester Bay City.

In the early 1970s, large chunks of the Columbia Point peninsula remained a barren... Read more

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It’s not an official Dorchester Day event, but it should be. On Sat., May 14, at 12:30 p.m., the community room inside the... Read more

Michelle Wu’s pick to lead Boston’s planning and development — Arthur Jemison— will be very well received in this part of the city. Before moving to Detroit seven years ago to lead that city’s planning efforts, Jemison and his family lived in... Read more

St. Brendan Church on Gallivan Boulevard will close its doors as a worship space next month, per order of its current pastor, Fr. Chris Palladino, who says that the building’s worsening physical condition is a safety hazard. After consultation with... Read more

Congratulations to Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George. Both women ran thoughtful, well-organized and well-executed campaigns. Let’s give them due credit: They prevailed last Tuesday, punching their ticket to the general election on Nov. 2.

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“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that... Read more

Thanks to major funding from The Boston Foundation and from our media partners at WBUR 90.9FM, this week the Dorchester Reporter is pleased to present the results of the year’s first poll focused on the election of Boston’s next mayor.... Read more