Lower Mills

Little Wigglers Story time and Playgroup

Join Miss Maija Wednesday mornings in the Community Room. Miss Maija will read stories at 10:30, followed by dancing that leads to the playgroup.The stories are fun for the children to hear. The playgroup brings together toddlers and babies with music and play! If you and your family are new to the area, it's a great opportunity to get out there, meet other local parents, and get the scoop on our great neighborhood! The stories start at 10:30, so come for the stories, and stay for the playgroup!

617-298-7841
Maija Meadows

Little Wigglers Storytime and Playgroup

Join Miss Maija on Wednesday mornings! Miss Maija will read stories at 10:30 a.m., followed by music and play! The stories are a fun way to get your toddler engaged with reading. The playgroup has young children from babies to age four who have a lot of fun playing and socializing. If you and your family are new to the area, it's a great opportunity to get out, meet other local parents and get the scoop on our great neighborhood! Wednesday Mornings. Come for the stories and stay to play!

617-298-7841
Maija Meadows- Children's Librarian

Preschool Reading Adventures

Join Miss Maija Tuesday mornings for storytime and a craft! A great activity for older preschool aged children! Listen to fun stories, dance around, and make a craft (like kites!) to take home. Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Lower Mills Branch Library.

617-298-7841
Maija Meadows-Children's Librarian

Carney dedicates its latest plus— a surgical center

Copeland Surgical Center launch: Dr. Martin Williams, Carney Hospital's chief of surgery, speaks at the official launch.Copeland Surgical Center launch: Dr. Martin Williams, Carney Hospital's chief of surgery, speaks at the official launch.Officials and staff of  Dorchester’s Carney Hospital gathered last week for the official dedication of the hospital’s new Copeland Surgical Center. The facility, located at the Seton lobby entrance off the rear paring lot, adds new services to the hospital.  Read more

Spring cleaning begins at Dorchester Park

About 25 neighbors came out on Saturday morning, March 28, to assist in an ambitious clean-up project led by the Dorchester Park Association under the direction of Richard O'Mara, owner of Cedar Grove Gardens. The Reporter was there and brings you video showing workers clearing brush and debris from the park's interior pathway.  Read more

CVS ousts Tedeschi store, will expand at Lower Mills

The CVS store in Lower Mills will expand its footprint in the Dorchester Avenue building it currently shares with a Tedeschi's convenience store, the Reporter learned this week. The Tedeschi's store will close its doors this weekend, according to sources familiar with the plan. The Tedeschi's store was operating at the location through a sub-lease authorized by CVS, which chose not to renew that lease for the new year, according to Alan Reardon, an executive at Tedeschi's.  Read more

'Change' is in with Retzos Bros.

Brothers Stavros and Ted Retzos, in their new Metamorphosis Lower Mills store: Photo by Ed Forry.Brothers Stavros and Ted Retzos, in their new Metamorphosis Lower Mills store: Photo by Ed Forry.

Lefeeris Retzos' story is a true American tale.  Read more

New look for gift shop at Carney

Carney Hospital volunteer Mary Keeley of Dorchester and longtime staffer Ann Hart of Walpole are pictured at the recently renovated Carney Gift Shop. Photo by Ed Forry.

Neighborhood shoppers looking for a special holiday gift have a new option in Lower Mills. Caritas Carney Hospital has renovated and enlarged its main lobby Gift Shop, and a new manager has brought an expanded variety of items to the mix.  Read more

Holiday Stroll draws hundreds to Lower Mills

The first annual Holiday Stroll of Lower Mills - held last Thursday night, Nov.13 - drew more than 300 persons into the village business district to meet with neighbors and merchants.  Read more

In Lower Mills, installing new bike rack is all about location

This week, Mayor Thomas Menino proudly announced new bicycle lanes on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston and American Legion Highway in Roslindale, all part of a master plan to make Boston more bike-friendly. The first bit of that amiability to hit Dorchester will be a fresh batch of bike racks, thanks to all the noise DotBike, the neighborhood's new bike advocacy group, has been making.  Read more