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Last Thursday night, a Dorchester kid fulfilled his dream of going to the NBA. Shooting guard and city native Bruce Brown was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 42nd pick of the 2018 NBA draft, making him the only active player in the league from... Read more
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang will resign, leaving the post he has held for the past three years. In an statement Friday afternoon, Chang said, “I am in active negotiations with the Boston School Committee for a mutual parting of ways... Read more
The next time you find yourself near the Strand Theatre, go inside and enjoy the moment; what you see there may surprise you. The Dorchester-based artist Chris Plunkett is using the theatre’s newly-renovated gallery space to display his collection of... Read more
DotHouse Health held its annual dinner on June 14 to honor its employees and board members. The event, now in its 26th year, brings together the governing board and staff as the Fields Corner-based institution issues its annual report. Forty staff members... Read more
Ki Williams was honored last month at a “10 Under 10” event to recognize young alumni from Suffolk University. The Dorchester native, who graduated from Suffolk with a public relations degree in 2011, is now working as entertainment manager for Hearst... Read more
It’s hard for Eileen Cunningham to pinpoint, exactly, when St. Ann’s Colorguard began. “I’m no historian,” said the director of the Colorguard in a telephone interview with the Reporter, “but my mom was a majorette in it… so it must be 85 years old, at... Read more
“Every day it feels like I’ve run three marathons.” That’s how Katie Kelly O’Donnell describes the extreme exhaustion, physical and mental, that she has to cope with every day. “It’s hard to explain,” she says. “I’ve actually run a marathon before, and I... Read more
Pork Norfolk community members were given a briefing on the traffic impacts of a proposed wharf project last week, with an engineer detailing minimal to moderate disruption to already jammed roadways. The Neponset Wharf project, proposed by South Boston-... Read more
The Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library was adorned with colorful patterns last Tuesday, June 12 as the library’s “Quilt Making for Generations” program held their first ever event to showcase the work their members have created over the... Read more
As parishioners and members of the St. Ann and St. Brendan community began strategizing on how to save their parish, which is in dire financial straits that could lead to dramatic cuts or closures, they decried the lack of specific information from the... Read more
Dr. Rev. Bill Loesch, who led community organizing efforts in the Codman Square and Four Corners neighborhoods for five decades in his adopted home of Dorchester, died on Sunday surrounded by friends and family. He was 77 years old and had battled illness... Read more
This Saturday, Franklin Park will be the site of the first annual Boston Art and Music Soul (BAMS) Festival, a day-long event featuring live music, spoken word poetry, a mural arts competition, and food trucks and vendors. The festival will be headlined... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) this week recommended that six projects in Dorchester be among the 35 projects set to be included in the upcoming first round of funding through the Community Preservation Act (CPA)... Read more
A rash of home break-ins near St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut MBTA station has prompted a warning from Boston Police today. According to a statement from BPD, "at least four victims" have reported early morning break-ins that happened with residents at... Read more
A court-appointed receiver on Monday presented a housing court judge with photos showing hundreds of open cans of cat food piled up inside and outside of a house at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. that, he said, explains why rats keep flocking to the derelict property –... Read more
The story began in October 2017 when St. Mary ‘s Center on Jones Hill received an email from Amazon requesting a meeting. “I sensed that it was something pretty incredible,” Deidre Houtmeyers, the center’s president and CEO, told the Reporter last week. “... Read more
While Boston is seeing a decrease in commercial vacancies, city councillors worry progress is not moving quickly enough to energize potentially vital storefronts across the city. And, rhyming with other inequities across Boston, most disused, vacant, or... Read more
Financial straits aired at meeting Parishioners at two of Dorchester’s remaining Catholic churches met this week to begin a summer-long examination of worsening financial problems that could result in more cost-cutting measures and even potential closures... Read more
Fowler-Clark-Epstein rehab is complete; celebration set The completed restoration of the historic Fowler-Clark-Epstein Farm in Mattapan will be celebrated at a public-invited event at the site on June 25 featuring food, family fun, and a talk by Mayor... Read more
A Dorchester Avenue bar and restaurant is the target of a lawsuit filed by a national outfit that says the pub needs to pay up for its use of recorded music. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) says the Harp & Bard is... Read more

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