Senator Barack Obama has made the right decision in his choice of longtime Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his vice presidential running mate. Now Americans have a ticket everyone can support: The 47-year-old freshman senator from Illinois with... Read more
It was a bright, sunny June Sunday, six or seven years ago, and our community's annual parade was marching down Dot Ave. to the delight of the many neighbors who had come out to enjoy the extravaganza.
I was standing near the entrance to Dot... Read more
The oldest house in the city of Boston is a Dorchester landmark near Edward Everett Square. The historic James Blake House on Columbia Road has undergone an extensive rehabilitation to correct some deterioration to the external areas, and to correct "... Read more
The Boston City Council came under some boisterous criticism last week when Council President Maureen Feeney arranged for Boston firefighters to meet with members in an open session in the City Council chambers.
Currently, the firefighters union... Read more
In the current national contest for president, a major political issue is the maintenance of good quality, affordable health care. Whether Republican or Democratic, all the candidates have made it clear they each view the issue as a top priority, and... Read more
The blogosphere, increasingly, is becoming an important part of our daily news and information diet. These websites condense and present information from news organizations and other sources - typically, they also provide direct links to original... Read more
With an historic presidential election on the horizon, the good news is many of our neighbors have looked up and taken notice.
The contests in both major political parties have been ongoing for a year now, and there's still 278 days remaining... Read more
The primary season is nearing a climax and, for once, the vote from Massachusetts is likely to mean something this time. The year long pre-primary campaigns have been a seemingly endless round of photo ops, partisan debates and campaign stops in little... Read more
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested for leading an "illegal" demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama. A group of white clergymen who nominally supported full "civil rights for negroes" took King to task for his provocative actions.
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(Publisher Ed Forry first wrote these words in 2005. It is a sentiment that bears being repeated, we believe. Here's to a great 2008.)
It was a wonderful holiday meal, an evening out with special friends in a North End restaurant. The festive... Read more
We received a Christmas letter from one of our neighbors, Seater Margaret O'Hara. With her permission, we are pleased to share it with our readers.- Ed Forry
For some time now I have been contemplating on what our Christmas letter should focus... Read more
This article originally appeared on page 2 of the June 24, 2004 edition of the Dorchester Reporter.
Boston’s bogeyman made a return trip to town this past week. Not to worry, though; the tabloid press and political establishment... Read more
Recently, the City of Boston Public Health Commission published advertisements in this newspaper giving notice of a public health issue. One of the ads addressed "Residents of North Dorchester", the other "Residents of South Dorchester."
We... Read more