There is a spirited contest now underway in Dorchester to choose a replacement for Councillor Frank Baker, who has decided not to seek re-election to the District 3 seat that he has represented since 2012. Seven people have secured a spot on the Sept.... Read more

The Boston City Council didn’t need another ding to its already battered reputation. But when District 6 Councillor Kendra Lara steered a borrowed automobile off the road and into the front porch of a Jamaica Plain home on June 30, she once again... Read more

A new report released this week by the Massachusetts-based Partnership for Financial Equity offers a clear-eyed assessment of the current state of home lending practices both across the state and at the... Read more

The doors of the Curley Community Center on Columbia Road in South Boston swung open to the public last Friday (June 9) for the first time in more than three years, welcoming residents eager to get their first look at the renovated beachfront amenity... Read more

The Boston City Council came to consensus last month on a revised map that makes minor changes to the nine district seats that constitute the majority of the council’s membership. There are also four at-large councillors elected to the 13-member body... Read more

The Dorchester Reporter family is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year.

Founded by my parents, Ed Forry and Mary Casey Forry, in a spare bedroom of my childhood home on Richmond Street, the newspaper started as a monthly publication in... Read more

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Next weekend promises to be a busy and fun-packed one in the neighborhood. Our June 1 edition will have a full... Read more

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Dorchester native Neal McDonough, an acclaimed actor best known for his work in HBO’s Band of... Read more

In an interview this week with Mayor Wu, Reporter editors had occasion to ask her a range of questions on policies and budget priorities large and small that impact our neighborhoods. We also asked her what leadership challenge she has found most... Read more

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The first-and-only student resident hall on UMass... Read more

How bad is Boston’s rat problem? According to City Council President Ed Flynn, it’s serious enough to create a new “Office of Pest Control.”

“It’s a public health crisis as far as I’m concerned,” Flynn told WBUR. “It’s important that we work... Read more


The following editorial was published in the Dorchester Reporter on April 17, 2013.

The clock in Peabody Square didn’t stop itself.... Read more

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Frank O’Brien, a Neponset native who documented the highs and lows of the local sports scene for the Boston Globe for more than 40 years... Read more

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Phillip Eng

Is Gov. Maura Healey’s newest hire – Phillip Eng – up to the gargantuan task of “fixing... Read more

There’s no “imminent” plan to close Carney Hospital, Dorchester’s primary health care facility. At least that’s the latest word from Stan McLaren, the man who currently manages the hospital’s day-to-day operations as its president.

But there are... Read more