Last Sunday, the pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Rev. John Connolly, told parishioners that he will leave Dorchester next month to become the administrator of St. John Chrysostom in West Roxbury. Father Connolly will assume his new duties on Labor Day... Read more

Fr. Sean Connor was on the altar at St. Ann’s in Neponset on Sunday— a few weeks earlier than expected. The 46-year-old pastor had surgery on his neck earlier in June and, while it’s healing well enough, he was supposed to spend most of this month... Read more

Next Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will elect a candidate to replace John Kerry. The two nominees – Democrat Edward Markey of Malden and Republican Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset – are competing to become the new senator to complete Kerry’s term.

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The Dorchester Day Parade is a major undertaking. It takes months of preparation and coordination — and fundraising— to put the parade on the streets for all of us to enjoy. The committee that does this work is made up entirely of volunteers who meet... Read more

The Obama Administration has stumbled badly with its Justice Department’s overzealous and heavy-handed seizure of telephone records of Associated Press (AP) reporters and editors. The president should step in to personally apologize for his attorney... Read more

Three weeks after the Marathon bombing — with our grief still raw from the highly-personal assault on our community— the debate now rages over what to do with the remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, suspected “Bomber #1.” In our view, the United States... Read more

For well over a century, generations of Dorchester kids and teens have come through the doors at the old municipal building on Columbia Road. Since 1978, the top three floors — including the classic, penthouse basketball gymnasium— have been occupied... Read more

Tuesday night— election night— was stressful enough for all of the good people involved in the contest for the First Suffolk District State Senate seat. It was... Read more

The question has been posed dozens of times in the last week from media who descended on our neighborhood from all over the world: What is it about the Richard family —and their Ashmont-Adams community —that is so special?

The truth is that the... Read more