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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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

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Melvin B. Miller and Yawu Miller. Bill Forry photo

The Bay State Banner, the weekly newspaper based in Dorchester Lower Mills that has been... Read more

There’s a lot of buzz in the neighborhood at the moment about the latest churn of development decisions being weighed by city officials, and to some extent, with the advice and consent of residents themselves.

It can be a lot to absorb in one... Read more

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On Monday, officials from across the city of Boston — including Mayor Wu and the Commissioner of... Read more

Today’s front-page report by Seth Daniel on the plight facing hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Haitian refugees now living in the Boston area... Read more