Lower Mills

Concerns flood Lower Mills over MWRA pipeline rehab

Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge.Lower Mills MWRA map. Click to enlarge.

Fasten your seatbelts, Lower Mills residents.

Starting next month and running into November, Washington Street, Adams Street, and River Street are scheduled to be periodically closed as part of a project of rehabbing and replacing a major pipeline that distributes water to the area.  Read more

Lower Mills MWRA Map

Lower Mills MWRA Map

Mr. Lincoln on the stump: A visit to Lower Mills

Peter F. Stevens, Special to the Reporter
Feb. 17, 2011

On September 16, 1848, a tall, angular Congressman with dense, slightly unkempt dark hair strode behind the podium of Richmond Hall, in Dorchester.

He had come to campaign for the Whig Party’s presidential candidate, General Zachary Taylor, hero of the Mexican-American War. As the Congressman began to speak in his folksy Illinois manner, the residents crowding the hall took the measure of that speaker, thirty-nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln.  Read more

Library roof leak sealed, but more repairs needed

There’s good news for patrons and friends of the Lower Mills Library: A breach in the roof that forced the temporary closure of the building last Friday has been located and sealed. But the Richmond Street branch will remain closed through the next week as repair crews fix the ceiling near the circulation desk, where the problem was located.  Read more


In praise to God in Christ and in His and our Mother, Blessed Mary; St Angela Parish is hosting monthly ‘Marian Praises and Prayers’ (‘Les Louanges Mariales’) in French and Latin on the first Sunday of every month at 7 PM in the main church at 1548 Blue Hill Avenue (Route 28), Mattapan, MA 02126. St. Angela’s Music Director Jean-Louis Daniel and St. Angela’s Choir will perform. The Marian Praises and Prayers service includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.  Read more


Lower Mills BPL branch remains closed due to crack in ceiling, leak

Reporter Staff
Feb. 4, 2011

(Updated Monday, Feb. 7 11 a.m.)— The Lower Mills branch library remains closed today as a "precautionary measure" after a water leak and a crack in the ceiling were observed last Friday.

On Friday, a BPL official said that the building at 27 Richmond Street would be closed until "structural engineers review a crack discovered in the ceiling."

On Monday, BPL spokesperson Gina Perille told the Reporter that the building will remain closed today (Monday, February 7) in order to allow for the completion of the inspection process.

"The structural engineer’s report is expected before the end of the work day," Perille said in an email. "In addition, the BPL facilities team has been in touch with the City’s Inspectional Services to ask that they review the building condition."

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Year-end spending bill includes $350K for Boston libraries

Beacon Hill lawmakers will be taking up a $320 million spending bill this week, according to the State House News Service. The bill includes $350,000 for the Boston Public Library system, which faced the closure of four branches earlier this year.

Library officials reversed course after community outcry, and pledged to keep open the libraries on the chopping block -- which included the Lower Mills branch -- if funding became available.

At an October meeting with neighborhood residents, library officials said a $375,000 budget gap exists until the end of the fiscal year in June. The cost of keeping just the Lower Mills branch open is $108,000.

After the jump is the report from the State House News Service:  Read more

Snow emergency ends at 6 p.m. Monday

Reporter Staff
Dec. 26, 2010

The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston.

In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov. Deval Patrick said that service on the Mattapan high-speed trolley line would be suspended tonight and replaced with buses. All other public transportation is expected to follow a normal schedule.

"Residents are reminded to remain at home throughout the duration of this snow event and businesses tomorrow should consider asking employees to work from home," stated a press release issued by the city of Boston on Sunday morning. The city also is cautioning older residents or those with "health conditions" to "refrain from shoveling this heavy wet snow."  Read more