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

Until Monday night, every mayor of the city of Boston — all 54 of them— has been white and male. At 9:01 p.m., a Black woman raised in Roxbury became the first of her gender and race to lead our city. Kim Janey, elected to the city council in 2018 and... Read more

The murder of 32-year-old Brandon D. Williams, who was shot to death by an unknown assailant outside his family home on Evans Street on Feb. 4, continues to roil his neighborhood. Unfortunately, too much of the outrage stirred by the atrocity has... Read more

Should Boston hold a special election this summer to replace Mayor Walsh when he leaves City Hall to become Labor Secretary? The consensus answer, judging by the public debate surrounding a home rule petition against holding one proposed by City... Read more

Four years ago, we posed this question in the days after the presidential election: “Is the American experiment in democracy equipped to survive a Trump presidency?” Our conclusion: “The American experiment in democracy will be tested, perhaps to its... Read more

Tuesday night’s address by the mayor wasn’t just a State of the City speech, it was a farewell, of sorts. Marty Walsh is rooted here in this neighborhood and that’s not going to change. Yes, once confirmed by the US Senate — probably next month— he’ll... Read more

Against the backdrop of a still-rampaging, mutating virus and the menace of an 11th-hour insurrection mounted by Trumpist collaborators in Congress, many of us lurched into the new year with great anxiety and even a deepening sense of dread.

But... Read more