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Our state is turning a moral corner. For decades, we have lived with a costly, ineffective, and systemically racist criminal justice system. It has stubbornly continued the tactics of the “War on Drugs.” It has drained resources from our budgets every... Read more
There has been a leadership change in District C-11, one of the police districts that cover Dorchester. Captain Steven McLaughlin has taken over as commander from Captain Tim Connolly, who has served as the district 11 captain since April 2016. Connolly... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday approved a developer's plans to replace a small junkyard at 1837-1841 Dorchester Ave. with a four-story building with ten apartments and a small space for a business. Travis Lee told the board he is working with... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter will host a town hall event with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for reelection this year, next Thursday evening, April 5, at the Boston Teachers Union (BTU) hall on Columbia Point in Dorchester. This will be the senator’s... Read more
A controversial plan to build new a new condo complex with retail space along Washington Street in Lower Mills will be delayed for at least a few months after a ruling by a city of Boston board this week found that one of the existing properties on the... Read more
For the third time, a federal judge has rejected an effort by the owner of the fire-ravaged building at 97 Mt. Ida Rd. to move his case from state Housing Court to federal court - this time with a warning for the man to knock it off. Boston's... Read more
A woman who was victimized by a thief who stole her purse and her car this afternoon as she worked in a Dorchester Avenue restaurant has appealed to the public for help as Boston Police seek to find her stolen vehicle and identify the suspect. The... Read more
The Massachusetts Lottery plans to try a change of scenery, moving its administrative staff from its longtime headquarters in Braintree a few miles north to Dorchester’s Columbia Point. Putting the roughly 140 headquarters staff near UMass-Boston and... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a man who says he worked at Flames, 663 Morton St., on charges he set the place on fire early on Dec. 15. Byron Anthony Hewitt, 45, whose Facebook and LinkedIn pages lists him as a Jamaican native who worked... Read more
Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon, will be among the 115 participants who will run in this year’s race as members of Team MR8— named for eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, the youngest victim of the 2013 bombings near the marathon... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was stabbed at 7 Cushing Ave. in Dorchester around 3 a.m. on Sunday. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim is Dorchester's fifth murder victim... Read more
A 70 year-old Winthrop man who was arrested this week for driving around the city with illegal an assault weapon and accessories has to surrender all of his firearms under an order from a Dorchester Municipal Court judge. Stephen J. White was taken into... Read more
A House bill proposed by State Rep. Evandro Carvalho that would instruct the MBTA to run more frequent trains on the Fairmount Line over a two year period has cleared an important hurdle at the State House. Carvalho's bill, H2723, was reported favorably... Read more
The press room was a cavern. The newsroom was rubble. The boardrooms and executive suites sat empty. The Boston Globe’s former headquarters were silent aside from the patter of dozens of feet trekking through on a final neighborhood tour before interior... Read more
More than 100 people gathered at St. Teresa’s of Calcutta church hall on Saturday for the 12th annual Dorchester St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. The annual event, hosted by the Brett family, doubles both as a fundraiser for the Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry and an... Read more
Members of Dorchester’s Vietnamese community just returned from a 10-day charitable mission across Vietnam to deliver bikes to impoverished school children. Phuong “Phoenix” Bui, who runs The Foundation for the Children of Vietnam, traveled with her... Read more
Three candidates running in a special election for the state Senate’s First Suffolk seat spoke at a panel discussion organized by more than 20 civic associations on Monday evening at the First Parish Church. The event drew an audience of about 40 people... Read more
Rachael Rollins is the latest candidate to join the field vying to replace Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley in the midst of a broader push for criminal justice overhaul. With posts in prosecution, defense, management, private practice, advocacy and... Read more
Editor’s Note, March 26: A story that was published in the March 22 edition of the Reporter — "Report shows jump in students living in private Dorchester housing" — has been withdrawn by Reporter editors today because the city of Boston's 2017-2018... Read more
As the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and residents butt heads over the possible conversion of existing MBTA billboards to digital displays and the proposed installations of smaller digital screens by MBTA stations, legislation is moving... Read more

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