Road race will trigger road closures on Sunday in Neponset

Oct. 19, 2012

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will close lanes on Morrissey Boulevard ithis Sunday, October 21, to accommodate the 30th Annual Boston Firefighters Road Race. The closures will begin at 9 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m.

Specifically, the impacted streets include:

· Two northbound right lanes on Morrissey Blvd. from Neponset Circle to Freeport Street are closed.

· The northbound right lane on Morrissey Blvd. from Freeport Street to UMass/Boston Entrance is closed.  Read more

South End murder ends with Expressway chase, arrests off Freeport Street

Savin Hill view

I-93 south at Savin Hill around 9 p.m., on state traffic camera.

State Police report three suspects in a shooting at Southampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue Wednesday evening jumped into a car and tried to flee south - only to be pursued by Boston police officers and state troopers, who managed to box them in and arrest them.  Read more

Editorial: Unleashed dog packs raise safety concern at Victory Rd. Park

Dog attack aftermath: Erin McNamara and her dog Delilah, who was badly injured when a pack of dogs attacked her last Wednesday afternoon. Dog attack aftermath: Erin McNamara and her dog Delilah, who was badly injured when a pack of dogs attacked her last Wednesday afternoon. One of our readers from Savin Hill— Erin McNamara— wants the public to know what happened to her and her nine-year-old border collie, Delilah, last Wednesday afternoon in Victory Road Park, an old landfill near the landmark gas tank that has been converted into a lovely, passive waterfront setting that is maintained by the state’s Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

The park is a popular place for dog-walkers, although Ms. McNamara had never ventured there until last week. As she and Delilah entered the large open field in the park, she observed a group of 20 or so dogs— all off their leashes— running and playing as two women stood nearby. One of the dogs, a “pit-bull mix” that McNamara said was named “Bailey,” quickly accosted McNamara’s dog and — as other dogs joined in— began biting at Delilah’s fur.  Read more

DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.  Read more

Greg Kelly and Dan Magoon

Greg Kelly and Dan Magoon

Troubled Neponset bar to sell its liquor license

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.

Det. Michael Harrington discusses the stabbings.

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

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,
11–11:45 am

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

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

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

(617) 412-9822
Marty Hogan

Suspected burglar busted by alert neighbors in Neponset

Pat Tarantino, Reporter Staff
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

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

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