Linda Dorcena Forry

By - 10/17/13 - 8:19 am

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund wants the two remaining candidates to pull a Walczak and do something to protect the city from rising seas.

Connolly yesterday called for a law-enforcement track at Madison Park High School that would include law-enforcement related classes and BPD internships - and the return of a post-high-school cadet program that was eliminated in 2010:

The law enforcement

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By - 9/6/13 - 7:31 pm

Good news, everyone! State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and City Councilor Bill Linehan issued a statement tonight agreeing that she will host the St. Patrick's Day breakfast and that they will now get back to the task of dealing with public safety, substance abuse and neighborhood development.

In the statement, Forry says:

It is evident there has been miscommunication surrounding this event. I am happy

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By - 9/6/13 - 12:10 am

The host has long been the state senator from South Boston, but now the state senator for South Boston isn't from South Boston and so the gloves are off and City Councilor Bill Linehan, who took over hosting when Jack Hart quit as senator, vows not to let some upstart from, gawd, Dorchester, host the breakfast.... Read more

By - 8/17/13 - 4:08 pm

Newly elected state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry says she'll continue predecessor Jack Hart's effort to give Boston Police the right to patrol land along the South Boston waterfront owned by Massport.

Her vow comes after the Herald reported State Police, who now have sole jurisdiction over the land, sat on information about a woman being picked up by a gypsy cab driver who then... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 9:38 pm

Unofficial city returns show state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry with roughly 82% of the vote against Republican Joe Ureneck.

So who will host next year's St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston?

Meanwhile, in the Democratic primary in the 8th Suffolk state rep's race, Jay Livingstone beat Josh Dawson roughly 68-32.

By - 5/23/13 - 4:34 pm

David Bernstein reports Therese Murray even got involved, with her office calling up the Collins camp to say exactly how displeased she'd be if Collins supporters tried an end run against the primary results with a sticker campaign against primary winner Linda Dorcena Forry. So grumpy Southie residents fuming about how the election was stolen from them somehow will just have to stay grumpy.... Read more

By - 5/5/13 - 3:15 pm

This past week was a big week in politics here in Boston.

1. Steve Lynch will not run for Mayor.

Leading up to this past week, many speculated that 8th Congressional District U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch was using the U.S. Senate race to raise his profile so he could run for Boston Mayor. Lynch's chances were ruined by losing his hometown of Boston by... Read more

By - 5/2/13 - 8:22 am

The Dorchester Reporter posts the tallies for the 1st Suffolk race, along with a report on the close election.

By - 4/30/13 - 9:36 pm

AP called the 1st Suffolk race for Collins early on, but as of 10:08 p.m., city results showed Dorcena Forry leading by a slim margin - and the Dorcena Forry camp was declaring victory. The Collins camp, however, was conceding nothing.

The Dorchester Reporter has more.... Read more

By - 4/29/13 - 10:38 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the governor is slamming a pro-Collins ad featuring a photo of him and Nick Collins in the Bay State Banner, because he hasn't taken sides in the race between Collins, Linda Dorcena Forry and Maureen Dahill.

This isn't the first time Patrick has had to deny endorsing somebody, although at least this time his signature wasn't forged on the... Read more

By - 2/6/13 - 2:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has hired an outside editor to keep tabs of its coverage of the 1st Suffolk Senate race of Linda Dorcena Forry, whose husband, Bill, is publisher of the paper and the Boston Haitian Reporter and Mattapan Reporter.

Michael Jonas, executive editor of CommonWealth magazine, and a long-time Dorchester resident, will review the paper's coverage of her race this spring to replace... Read more

By - 2/4/13 - 12:13 pm

State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester) said today she will run for the 1st Suffolk state senate seat vacated all of a sudden by longtime incumbent Jack Hart last week.

Forry, 39, first won election to her current 12th Suffolk state rep's seat in 2005. The Dorchester Reporter says she could face off against state Rep. Nick Collins, of South Boston.... Read more

By - 10/3/12 - 10:00 am

ConnollyConnollyRather than simply expanding the number of school-assignment zones, two city councilors and four state representatives today proposed giving elementary students seat in a school in their neighborhood - but with a network of citywide magnet schools for parents dissatisfied with those schools.

The plan is an alternative to... Read more