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Bill Forry, the editor and publisher of our Dorchester Reporter, posed the following question to readers regarding the mayoral campaign: “What do you want to know from this current crop of candidates?” I have a few things I’d like to know. One of the... Read more
Little Leaguers from several Boston neighborhoods stepped up to the plate at Garvey Park in Neponset on June 6 for this year’s much-anticipated Opening Day for the Martin Richard Challenger baseball division, a star-studded tradition where no one strikes... Read more
Lorna Rivera resigned from Boston’s school last Friday after critical text messages she exchanged with another committee member were made public. According the Boston Globe, Rivera, a sociologist, and Alexandra Oliver-Dávila privately criticized white... Read more
18-year-old Mikey Milano of Dorchester, a member at local non-profit My Brother's Keeper (MBK617), sang the national anthem on May 28 at Fenway Park as the Red Sox played the Miami Marlins. Milano, who is pursuing a burgeoning music career, said he had... Read more
On Monday, the city’s acting mayor, Kim Janey, fired the now-former Police Commissioner Dennis White following a brief legal tussle over whether she had the power to do so or not. Once a series of judges ruled that she did, the dismissal was only a matter... Read more
“Friday Evenings on the Lawn,” a new summer community music and arts series hosted by First Parish Church and sponsored jointly by Fields Corner and Bowdoin-Geneva Main Streets, will kick off this Friday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to9 p.m. featuring a... Read more
A play co-written by a Dorchester resident was among nine works recently selected by Moonbox Productions to be staged as part of the first annual Boston New Works Festival, which will take place next June 24 at the Boston Center for the Arts. Kelvyn... Read more
With the month of May’s numbers in, the record shows that Kim Janey raised more than all the other candidates in the city’s mayoral election for the second month in a row. Janey, who has seen her fundraising increase since becoming acting mayor in late... Read more
The Boston Licensing Department last week gave its approval for Sugar Bowl Café at 857 Dorchester Ave. to begin offering adult beverages - if the city can find a spare liquor license. At a hearing last week, owner Kathleen Baker said that if one does turn... Read more
Tom Callahan, who has led the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) for the last three decades, will step aside from his leadership role at the Dorchester-based non-profit at the end of this year. The group’s board of directors has hired... Read more
A long-awaited missing link to the 10.5-mile-long Neponset River Greenway trail was discussed during a May 26 online hearing hosted by the state’s Department of Transportation. The current preferred alternative for the connection between Morrissey... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey fired Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White on Monday after White lost a court battle to block his removal last month. White had been on leave since February, shortly after he was sworn in, after decades-old domestic violence... Read more
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The Boston Licensing Department last week gave its OK to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., to begin offering adult beverages - if the city can find a spare license. At a hearing last week, owner Kathleen Baker said that if one does turn up, she will... Read more
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment rose and access to social services in Dorchester and the city’s other neighborhoods was seriously disrupted. Food insecurity became a critical issue, and disproportionately so in majority-minority... Read more
A Suffolk University Law School alumnus and his wife have made a $1 million commitment to a first-of-its-kind program that prepares law students to run their own firms, while also increasing access to justice for underserved clients. Warren and Judith... Read more
City officials discussed next steps in the Uphams Corner Arts & Innovation District process, including updates on plans for a new Boston Public Library branch on Columbia Road, during a virtual meeting held last Tuesday (May 25). The virtual meeting... Read more
Next up for 'Waldo': University of Oregon On a Friday evening in late May, Rivaldo Soares was at the CambridgeSide Cheesecake Factory surrounded by close friends and mentors for a send-off celebration dinner of sorts. Weeks earlier, the 21-year-old... Read more
Tam Le ducks into the narrow corridor behind the counter of Phó Hóa, his parents’ Dorchester Ave. eatery, and emerges in another restaurant-front – this one pristine and futuristic, with golden disks for lighting fixtures and back-lit lettering along the... Read more
The Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester is one of five Boston schools chosen by Boston Schools Fund to receive a $20,000 grant to “re-center” the social-emotional wellness of students, staff, and families. The grants are part of an overall $250,000... Read more
A newly published report based on interviews with nail salon workers — many of them employed in or living in Dorchester— details the challenges facing the industry and its largely immigrant workforce that was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The... Read more

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