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Dorchester Tire Service, an auto repair stalwart that has operated out of its Dot Ave. location in Savin Hill for nearly 60 years, closed its doors for good last Friday, owner Gary Saks confirmed to the Reporter this week.  Saks, whose father Alan bought... Read more
Mayor Walsh’s appointment as US Secretary of Labor means that a Dorchester personality will be heading down to D.C. in the coming weeks, but the work of another Dot native has already re-staked its claim to a position in the White House. On Inauguration... Read more
Annissa Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George, a citywide councillor and former Boston schoolteacher with deep roots in Dorchester, will announce her candidacy for mayor of Boston today. The 47-year-old mother of four and small business owner will join what is now a three-woman... Read more
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley today urged Gov. Charlie Baker to step up the Commonwealth’s vaccine rollout in her district, warning him that the state’s current efforts “continue to fall short.” “Despite the fact that we continue to see record spikes in... Read more
Councillor Andrea Campbell turned her mayoral campaign’s focus to the public health issue that addiction and homelessness pose to the city last Friday during a walking tour of the neighborhood around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard — dubbed... Read more
Congratulations, Marty Walsh, on your new job as US Secretary of Labor! We’ll miss you here in Dorchester as a neighbor and as our mayor, but we are excited to know that a Boston union veteran will represent the interests of workers in Joe Biden’s cabinet... Read more
Should Boston hold a special election this summer to replace Mayor Walsh when he leaves City Hall to become Labor Secretary? The consensus answer, judging by the public debate surrounding a home rule petition against holding one proposed by City... Read more
There likely will be a number of new names on this year’s municipal ballot; there will also be a familiar one, says veteran campaigner Althea Garrison, now 80 years old. “Oh yeah, my name will definitely be on the ballot,” Garrison told the Reporter this... Read more
The city’s Covid-19 numbers are heading “in the right direction,” Mayor Walsh said on Tuesday as he announced that more Boston businesses – including fitness centers and movie theaters that have been closed since a post-holiday surge –can re-open with... Read more
First Parish Dorchester on Meetinghouse Hill will become an "invitation-only" vaccination site beginning on Mon., Feb. 1. The clinic, managed by Beth Israel Lahey Health, will operate inside the historic Dorchester church seven days a week, 12 hours a day... Read more
Walsh's departure date remains unclear Pressure is mounting on the Boston City Council to set aside a special election that would be triggered by the city charter if Mayor Walsh vacates his seat before March 5, a scenario that appears likely as Biden... Read more
Dorchester native Larry DiCara, a former Boston City Councillor and one of the city’s most sought-after attorneys on municipal matters, is recovering from serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in a tragic accident earlier this month in Marion... Read more
A video shows two of three suspects believed to be involved in a pair of violent street robberies in Ashmont-Adams over the last two weeks. BPD video. Boston Police in Area C-11 are warning the public to be watchful after a pair of violent street... Read more
As she prepares to take over soon as acting mayor, City Council President Kim Janey is turning to a Jamaica Plain resident with experience in neighborhood planning and community engagement to lead the transition. Gustavo Quiroga is taking a leave from... Read more
As frustration with the state's vaccination efforts grows, Gov. Charlie Baker detailed plans to Monday to have 103 public vaccination sites open by the end of the week with an online map and registration portal ready for eligible residents to make... Read more
Firefighter battles fire at 24 York St.
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 24 York St. around 7:15 p.m. on Friday for a fire that started on the second floor, then spread to the third. The department reports the fire displaced 14 people, but that there were no injuries... Read more
Boston Police say a woman was shot to death on Friday afternoon (Jan. 22) near Four Corners in Dorchester. Police responded to the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street at about 12:40 p.m. where they “located an adult female victim suffering from... Read more
The Boston City Council will discuss a Home Rule Petition during a hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. that, if approved, could set aside a special election that would be triggered if Mayor Martin Walsh vacates his seat before March 5. Watch the... Read more
The city is nearing the 50,000 confirmed covid-19 caseload mark, Mayor Martin Walsh told reporters during a press conference Friday. On Thursday, there were 461 new confirmed covid cases and 6 deaths, bringing totals since the beginning of the pandemic... Read more
US Rep. Ayanna Pressley said today that she is frustrated with the vaccination rollout so far in her congressional district, characterizing it as “delayed and disorganized” and calling for a better-coordinated effort to get the medication to people in... Read more

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