As this â€œseason without a summerâ€ continues into the month of July, with rain and clouds limiting the chance for outdoor activities, families all over town are frantically looking for things to do. This week, we learned that a Massachusetts family... Read more
When the Patrick administration rolled out a plan to â€œenhanceâ€ the Route 28 bus line along Blue Hill Ave two months ago, it came as a surprise to many civic, business, and political leaders in Mattapan. And the fact that it was not immediately... Read more
There was a rather remarkable event held in one of Dorchesterâ€™s public school buildings this week. An assembly of students, teachers, parents, and public officeholders gathered at the Patrick Oâ€™Hearn School on Dorchester Ave. to mark the retirement... Read more
Monsignor Tom McDonnell passed away on Sunday. Even though he had been dealing with lung cancer for several years, he did not allow his illness to define his life. Instead, he continued to practice the priestly vocation he believed God had given him,... Read more
Almost 50 years ago, South Boston residents Jim and Mary Gavin converted an old police station South Boston for the use of themselves and some friends in need. The Gavin House on Fourth Street became a family home on the first floor, and a halfway... Read more
President Obama and Vice President Biden hosted a gathering in the White House on March 17. It was St. Patrickâ€™s Day, and the American leaders welcomed the political leadership of Ireland to a festive commemoration of the day named for that countryâ... Read more
This weekend, the big Dorchester Day parade will bring thousands onto our neighborhood streets in celebration of the great values and history of our community.
The big parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Lower Mills, following Dot from our... Read more
Next Thursday, Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses (FDNH) will host its fifth annual event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The dinner will honor Governor Deval Patrick, but it is also a celebration of the agencyâ€™s own... Read more
The Patrick administration is holding a series of community forums across the state this month, part of a campaign that is aimed â€” ostensiblyâ€” at educating the public about the tough budget choices facing the Commonwealth. Itâ€™s a worthwhile... Read more
Last weekâ€™s announcement by Governor Deval Patrick that state officials have decided to make significant improvements to the Blue Hill Ave. corridor in the form of dedicated bus lanes and new equipment came as a surprise to many of those who have... Read more
Item: CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty has apologized to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a morbid joke that went bad in a Dallas magazine.
The joke? â€œFrom my own experience visiting the troops in the... Read more
Jackson Square is well outside of the Reporterâ€™s coverage area, but a controversy that has developed there involving a city-appointed community advisory committee (CAC) and the weekly community newspaper, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, has raised a... Read more
Monday night, as the rain moved in from the south west and the early spring day turned from dry and windy into damp and blustery, Jim Keefe sat with his wife and a few friends at a table at Tavolo restaurant at Ashmont, picking at a plate of pasta,... Read more
â€œHow much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?â€ That perplexing question came to mind this week with the discovery that thereâ€™s a new critter living in the neighborhood.
On the way out of the house on Monday... Read more