The Metropolitan Beaches Commission has released “Waves of Change,” its report on the Boston Harbor region’s 15 public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull that are owned by the Commonwealth and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Nearly 1,000 people took part in the commission’s hearings and helped to shape the findings and recommendations contained in the report. Read more
Jun. 12, 2014
An Adams Corner building that will soon house a new Boston Sports Club will also have a renovated, expanded, and “state of the art” liquor store with two floors, and no turnstiles. Read more
Jun. 12, 2014
A large crowd gathered at Florian Hall last Thursday, June 5 for the Neighbors Supporting Neighbors fundraiser held to aide St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, located on Jones Hill in Dorchester. Read more
Jun. 12, 2014
Displaced Dorchester resident Paul Adamson was not allowed to occupy a vacant home, so Adamson and about 50-60 others occupied the street instead.
Right to the City Boston organized the demonstration on Tuesday in front of 193 Norwell St., where Adamson and others told their stories of being pushed out due to increased rent.
The building where Adamson and his wife Renee had been renting was purchased and the rent was increased, forcing the Adamsons to relocate, he told the crowd through a megaphone. Read more
There are precious few written records about Meetinghouse Bank’s origins, save for a list of founding board members. But with names like Devlin, Leary, Fitzgerald, and O’Reilly – along with a Piotti – it’s pretty clear that it was a largely Irish-American endeavor, much like the booming community that was then predominant on the dense side streets of St. Peter’s Parish. Most likely, the bank sought to give its neighbors and family members a viable lending alternative to the then-Yankee dominated business world of Brahmin Boston. Read more
SHUT OUT IN SOUTH BAY: Asian supermarket sealed off from customer traffic by mall owners in contract dispute
Jun. 10, 2014
Large concrete barriers and a fence blocking access to the Kam Man Farmers Market from Allstate Road into South Bay Center are the most obvious pieces of evidence in what has become a pitched legal battle between the supermarket and the owners of the shopping center next door. The standoff, which has effectively shuttered the popular Asian-American market, has spilled into the city’s courtrooms and civic meeting halls – with each side lobbing allegations about contractual obligations and ulterior motives at the other. Read more
Tire business will remain open as proposed development is planned
Trinity Financial, Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase Ashmont Tire for an undisclosed price and intends to build a six-story residential building with ground-floor retail space, a development that would mirror the successful Carruth building across the street. Read more
Jun. 5, 2014
A team led by a UMass Boston professor is expanding its work to restore and study conditions in Savin Hill Cove this season. The salt marsh, a part of Dorchester Bay that is bisected by Morrissey Boulevard, has some of the poorest water quality in the city, but is an ideal place to study and test new approaches to protecting the fragile coastline environment. Read more
Jun. 5, 2014
A fledgling immigrant service group hopes to become the developers of the long vacant Cote Ford site on Cummins Highway in Mattapan, building a multi-million dollar center to serve Boston’s growing Caribbean population. Read more
Jun. 4, 2014
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz remembers the funeral of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin, an honor student who was shot and killed the day before Mother’s Day in 2010 while playing on a basketball court in Jamaica Plain.
“He was doing everything right and was still lost to gun violence in our city,” the Jamaica Plain Democrat said Tuesday, her voice cracking during an event held before lawmakers heard testimony on legislation aimed at curbing gun violence in the state. Read more