Oct. 17, 2012
In a meeting at the Vietnamese-American Community Center in Dorchester on Monday, neighborhood residents and community leaders ask for help with the recent increase in crime around Fields Corner. Report for BNN News by Luke Jones. Aired October 16, 2012.
Ernest Watkins IV, 14, was arraigned Monday on charges he stabbed a man to death outside the Fields Corner T stop Oct. 6. Read more
The Boston Police Department reports arresting a 14-year-old - too young to have his name released - for the stabbing death of Cherby LaJoie, 39, on Oct. 6 at 11 Charles St.
Police say the teen stabbed LaJoie multiple times.
Girl Scout registration will be held every Saturday at First Parish Church in Dorchester, 10 Parish Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 from 9 to 9:30. We have openings for girls from K2 to grade 6. We meet every Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. There has been an ongoing Girl Scout program at First Parish since 1979. Please contact Susan Brackett, email@example.com or 617-533-8651 for more information.
Greg and Brendan Feeney don’t have to share an office on the spacious third floor of their new headquarters on Park Street. There’s plenty of room here for the owners of one of the region’s top utility contractors to spread out if they really wanted to.
But the Feeney brothers have been sharing space with good humor and great success since the day they started their own business back in 1987 from the back porch of Brendan’s three-decker home on Elmer Rd. Read more
A man was fatally shot in the head and a woman wounded inside the Universal Barber Shop and Hair Salon, 436 Geneva Ave. around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.
Around 11:45 p.m., meanwhile, a person was shot in the back outside 44 Humphreys St. in Uphams Corner. Read more
It was still in the early innings of a Saturday morning baseball game at Town Field when Jim Collyer – Dorchester’s answer to Johnny Pesky – went over to the first base line and opened up his fold-up chair. Soon after, one of the players, a five-year-old T-baller, came over to Collyer and said, “You got old. How come you got old?”
The question drew a laugh from the 84-year-old Collyer, who has been playing or prowling the coach’s circle in this Fields Corner yard for more than six decades. He has seen and heard a lot.
“It made me feel good,” he said, “because I’m thinking, ‘Hey, I was old last year too!’ But I guess I didn’t look old then. Kids have such wisdom at that age.” Read more
A clothing retailer opened its doors in the Fields Corner shopping mall today, filling a gaping hole in the business district and a valuable niche for consumers. The 28,000-square-foot location on Geneva Avenue is the first Boston store for CW Price, a New York-based company specializing in affordable family apparel and home furnishings.
The store’s opening is encouraging news for the neighborhood at large, which was dealt a setback earlier last year when HomeGoods closed its doors in the same location after less than a year in business. The HomeGoods had replaced a far more successful retailer A.J. Wright, which closed after the entire brand was phased out by corporate owners TJX. Read more
Jul. 19, 2012
A lightning strike sent masonry flying from the top of a historic Fields Corner building on Wednesday afternoon.
The building was struck at around 5 p.m., according to Donna Finnegan, the CEO of the Fields Corner Development Corporation (CDC), whose offices are located inside the three-story brick building on Arcadia Street. The strike blew a number of bricks off the chimney.
Fragments of brick were still strewn all around the public parking lot right next to the building on Thursday morning. Finnegan noted that some brick pieces “went flying all the way across the street.” Read more