As some of my readers already know, I’m a resident of the Dorchester neighborhood of the City of Boston. On June 7, 2009, Dorchester will be celebrating Dorchester Day, an annual celebration to commemorate the founding of Dorchester.
Originally, Dorchester was a separate city from the City of Boston and was much larger than it is today. I’ll be writing an article for The Dorchester Reporter about the history of Dorchester, including its origins as a separate entity from Boston and an attempt by some of its residents to secede part of Dorchester from Boston during the 80’s to create a new city called Mandela. The initiative obviously failed but is an interesting point from Dorchester’s rich history.
For the article, I’d love to hear from the opinion of current and former residents of Dorchester on the neighborhood and the secession attempts. If you live in Dorchester currently or are originally from Dorchester, please take a few minutes and fill out the below form and you might be mentioned in the Dorchester Day edition of The Dorchester Reporter.