A lawyer for Upstairs, Downstairs, shut since seven people were stabbed in February, said today the bar's owner is in the process of selling its liquor license to the Boston Tea Party Museum.
Meanwhile, a police detective said the investigation into the stabbings is being hampered because none of the five stabbed customers is cooperating with police. Two bar workers were also stabbed - one was rushed to the hospital in serious condition with a stab wound to the leg.
The bar, also known as Ups and Downs, has been open for more than five decades in Neponset Circle, originally as the Pony Room. Attorney Michael Ford told the Boston Licensing Board hat the Feb. 23 melee convinced owner Arthur Sutliffe to throw in the towel. Read more
Life on the Big Pierce Farm
Looking for something different in the neighborhood to do with children? Visit the historic Pierce House for stories and projects geared toward kids under 5.
Every other Friday,
March 9–April 20,
The Big Red Barn – March 9
The Pierce House was once surrounded by farmland. We read Big Red Barn and discuss what kinds of animals the Pierces would have kept on their farm and what types of food, labor, and products the farmers would get from each animal. Each child gets a red paper barn to fill with his or her favorite animals. Read more
The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.
1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school. Read more
Dec. 1, 2011
A pair of observant Neponset residents helped District C-11 patrolmen catch a suspected burglar who was allegedly seen casing houses on Tuesday afternoon.
Officers received a 911 call from a witness who said he had observed a young teenager ringing doorbells and looking through windows on Sedalia Road around noontime on Tuesday. Approximately 90 minutes later, a 911 caller reported that a man matching that description was inspecting houses on Westglow Street and entered a fenced-in backyard at 35 Westglow St. Read more
District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson would not have to move or give up his seat on the City Council, according to a draft map featuring redrawn political boundaries for the city's 9 district council seats. Jackson's colleague, Michael Ross, isn't as lucky. Ross, who lives in Mission Hill, would no longer live in District 8, under the draft map circulated to reporters and staff inside City Hall on Wednesday.
A City Council committee, headed by District 2 City Councillor Bill Linehan, was tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the districts, following U.S. Census counts that showed shifts in population requiring some districts to shed residents and other districts to gain residents.
Linehan's district was one of those that needed to lose population, so District 2 was redrawn without some parts of Chinatown and the South End – two areas where Linehan's recent opponent, Suzanne Lee, did well in the November election. Read more
Nov. 8, 2011
Polls opened at 7 a.m. across the city, with two races on the ballot in Dorchester's District 3: Two men are vying to succeed retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney and seven-person field is fighting for the four City Council At-Large slots.
The two top finishers in the Sept. preliminary, Frank Baker of Savin Hill and John O’Toole of Cedar Grove, are facing off over the first open City Council seat in Dorchester in nearly 18 years.
The polls close at 8 p.m. Read more
A teenager was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night near the intersection of Coffey Street and Newhall Street, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Reporter. The incident, which took place just after 10 p.m., happened just a block away from the scene of a murder last Sunday night on Nahant Avenue — and not far from an earlier armed robbery on Ashmont Street. Taken together, the incidents have raised alarms about an increased threat to public safety in Neponset. Read more
Saint Brendan's 4th Annual Holiday Festival & Bazaar will take place this year on Saturday, November 19th from 11am-3pm in the Church Hall. Looking for vendors to participate. $50 per 8 foot table. Please contact Melissa Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Bailey at email@example.com for more information and/or application.
Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.
While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury. Read more