The tax-filing season has arrived, and while taxpayers are asked to gather up their records from last year to prepare to file the income tax reports for 2009, some local advocacy groups are preparing a campaign to provide free tax return preparation... Read more
There was some good news this week on Savin Hill. After long months of negotiations, it was announced yesterday that an innovative, co-educational, college preparatory high school now located in Cambridge will relocate into the Savin Hill Avenue... Read more
Outgoing at-large councilman Sam Yoonâ€™s proposal to limit the tenure of any future mayor to two terms set off an interesting debate about governance in Boston. The vote took place yesterday, and the good news is the Council defeated the measure by a... Read more
UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley hosted a community dinner for about 20 civic and political Dorchester leaders last week, and he used the occasion to brief his neighbors on the status of the university community.
At the meeting in the... Read more
Voters next Tuesday will choose candidates to complete the term of Senator Ted Kennedy. While there are primaries in both political parties, most attention is on the four-person contest â€“ three men and one woman â€“ to be the Democrat nominee.... Read more
Last week, as the end of the formal legislative session on Beacon Hill drew to a close, a measure to reform the stateâ€™s criminal records law was advanced by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. There have been a number of proposals to revamp the law... Read more
There was a sad story that emerged from Savin Hill last week. Early last Thursday morning, the news began to pass around that C.F. Donovanâ€™s, the popular Dorchester neighborhood restaurant and bar on Savin Hill Ave., was shuttered and appeared to be... Read more
Letâ€™s give a big shout-out to those two MBTA employees who worked together to save a life.
The story of the inebriated woman who fell onto the tracks in front of an oncoming Orange Line T train has become national news. Concerned fellow... Read more
The plan to sell the building that once housed St. Williamâ€™s Elementary School and rehab it into a new home for a Catholic high school appeared to remain stalled this week.
For more than two months, this newspaper has been reporting on the... Read more
The cityâ€™s municipal election is now history, and with it came some historic triumphs â€“ Mayor Tom Menino won an unprecedented fifth full term, and Dorchesterâ€™s own Ayanna Pressley became the first-ever woman of color to win a citywide campaign... Read more
Politics continue to be at center stage in Boston, and as the culmination of the 2009 city elections approaches, there will be nary a moment for the electorate to catch its breath before being asked to come back to the polls two more times. Once the... Read more
Thirty years ago this month, a wonderful Dorchester landmark was unveiled. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated Oct. 20, 1979 here on the shores of Dorchester Bay.
The elaborate ceremony brought an array of... Read more
Adam Gaffin, who writes the influential blog Universal Hub, reported last week about a â€œpirate radio stationâ€ that federal regulators are trying to close down.
â€œFeds chase radio pirates across town,â€ he wrote. â€œAn unlicensed radio... Read more
Dorchester and Mattapan people like to stay in touch, and on the Reporter's website, dotnews.com, a lively "virtual community" is developing, with neighbors old and new sharing their stories about their lives lived in our neighborhoods. Here's a... Read more