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More parents want their kids back in classrooms this fall even if they aren't comfortable sending them back into school buildings now, according to a new WBUR-Dorchester Reporter-The Boston Foundation poll. Only 49 percent of parents surveyed said they... Read more
The 13th annual Taste of Dorchester fundraiser event will take place in a virtual format on Thurs., April 29 from 7-8 p.m. The annual event organized by Dorchester-based nonprofit Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) puts the spotlight on... Read more
To the Editor: Now more than ever, it is crucial to provide school children with engaging outdoor learning opportunities. To meet this challenge, the Friends of the Boston Schoolyards (FOTBS), a volunteer organization since 2018, serves as a... Read more
Young people in Boston have stepped up to the plate to play a critical role in our civic life. They organize community meetings, speak at public hearings, knock on doors for political candidates, and continue to hold elected officials accountable. But... Read more
Tome Barros, Director of Training for Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport, has joined the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (BGCD). Barros grew up in Dorchester and learned to play basketball at BGCD.... Read more
Dorchester artist Cliff Notez is one of several Boston-area cultural trailblazers being featured in the Red Sox’ latest media campaign accompanying the rollout of their new yellow and powder blue “City Connect” jerseys inspired by the Patriots Day holiday... Read more
This month, Dorchester elementary students will have a chance to win money for their schools through exercise, thanks to $25,000 in grants recently announced by The Boston Foundation and The Reebok Foundation as part of Boston Back in Motion, an... Read more
Free public transportation “would be great,” according to Boston’s acting mayor, who also said last week that she hopes state officials are looking at ways to use federal aid to make transit more equitable. Mayor Kim Janey said in a radio interview she... Read more
On Saturday, March 27, in a nail-biter of a game played at their home city’s Warrior Ice Arena, the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) defeated the Minnesota Whitecaps, 4-3, on a power-play goal by Taylor Wenczkowski with six... Read more
In 1954, construction began on the Southeast Expressway, with Dorchester the chosen path for a highway that would allow for hundreds of thousands of suburbanites to get to and from downtown Boston. Not only did leaders of our Commonwealth decide to... Read more
Massachusetts this week will likely cross the threshold of 2 million residents fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and holds the distinction of being the first state with at least 5 million people to deliver at least one dose to more than half of its adult... Read more
Six blood clot cases under review by FDA, CDC The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Tuesday directed all providers to pause administration of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines, responding to a federal recommendation that those particular... Read more
Beausejour Antoine was a photographer who rarely had to direct his subjects to smile for his ever-present camera. If he was in their midst, chances are they were already smiling back at this Haitian-born photojournalist, who was a bundle of high energy... Read more
Thanks to major funding from The Boston Foundation and from our media partners at WBUR 90.9FM, this week the Dorchester Reporter is pleased to present the results of the year’s first poll focused on the election of Boston’s next mayor. The poll, conducted... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society (DHS) will host a virtual Zoom event examining the 1870 annexation of Dorchester by Boston— and its impact on development— next Sunday (April 18) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  DHS President Earl Taylor will host the illustrated... Read more
Janey administration officials this week unveiled a $3.75 billion budget for the city’s 2022 fiscal year and detailed a plan they say will avoid layoffs or service cuts while setting the stage for an “equitable recovery” from the economic contraction... Read more
Most Boston voters who participated in this week’s Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation sponsored-poll remain undecided about their pick for mayor later this year. The Reporter spoke to a sample of the poll participants who agreed to speak out... Read more
A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year term as the city’s top political... Read more
Aiming to repair the "fabric of trust" between police and communities of color, Boston Mayor Kim Janey unveiled a series of reforms Tuesday including the launch of a new law enforcement oversight office tasked out of the gate with reviewing the case of a... Read more
US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh spoke to the Reporter this week for his first one-on-one interview with Boston media since he resigned as mayor on March 22. Now three weeks into his tenure as a cabinet member, he talked about his new (hybrid) commute, the... Read more

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