Fields Corner

City sets $76.6m in capital funds for Mattapan and Dorchester

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Apr. 21, 2011

Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week.

In total, Mayor Thomas Menino’s capital budget for fiscal years 2012 through 2016 funnels $57.4 million to Dorchester and $19.2 million to Mattapan. The $1.7 billion capital budget, which has $169 million in new project authorizations in fiscal year 2012, is funded through a mix of city bonds, state and federal grants, and some trust funds.

Out of the 17 neighborhoods that the city’s capital plan funding takes into account, Dorchester placed fourth in total spending, while Mattapan came in ninth. Roxbury is first, with $172 million, much of that due to the $115 million effort to move the Boston Public Schools offices into Dudley Square’s Ferdinand Building.  Read more

Bloody Saturday: Stabbing, shooting

Boston Police report a man was shot around 10 a.m. at 15 Silloway St. Police are looking for a black male in a gray sweatshirt and blue hat who ran up Melville toward Washington.

Shortly after midnight, a man was stabbed in the neck at 27 Julian St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Surivivors of Homicide Victims Open House

LOUIS D. BROWN PEACE INSTITUTE'S SURVIVORS OUTREACH SERVICES

MONTHLY SURIVIVOR OF HOMICIDE VICTIMS OPEN HOUSE

EVERY 4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

6:00pm – 8:00pm

LOUIS D. BROWN PEACE INSTITUTE
1452 Dorchester Avenue, 2nd Floor
Fields Corner ∙ Dorchester

Tour our amazing space for healing. Learn our programs & services.
Network with survivors of homicide victims.
Stay informed to better advocate for you & family members
Give back in memory of your loved one.
Discover the 7 Principles of Peace.

Light Refreshments will be served  Read more

617-825-1917
Marisa Luse, Director of Survivor Outreach Services

Compassionate Friends of Boston

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.
Our newest chapter is in Boston. It meets at the Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston, MA., every first Tuesday of the month. The meeting is from 6pm-7:30pm. Refreshments are provided.

617-288-8068
Ray Strother

Early morning fire displaces 10 in Fields Corner

The Boston Fire Department reports a three-alarm fire at 3 Robinson St. broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, March 5, did an estimated $500,000 in damage and sent one firefighter to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

None of the ten residents in the house were injured, but the Red Cross was called in to help find them places to stay.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Read more

ADSL Baseball & Softball Registration

2011 ADSL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

Walk-in Registration for the 2011 Season will be held on the following Saturdays:

March 12th, March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Place: ADSL Building – 1565 Dorchester Ave. (Town Field)

You may also download the form on our website www.alldorchestersportsleague.org starting March 5th, 2011. Please follow instructions carefully if you are sending the form with payment through mail. Registration by appointment may also be available.

Baseball Age determined as of May 1st  Read more

(617) 287-1601, alldotsports@verizon.net
Jared Blandino

Firefighters rescue kids from bedroom when their house catches on fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a basement short circuit sparked a fire that spread to the first floor of 116 Adams St. around 3:30 Friday afternoon.

Local 718 reports the initial call came from children in their bedroom. Firefighters got them out OK, however. The Red Cross responded to the fire scene to help one adult and four children find alternate housing because of the damage, which the department estimated at $75,000.

Fields Corner retailer will become HomeGoods store

The A.J. Wright store on Geneva Ave. will be converted into a HomeGoods in April. 	Photo by Ed ForryThe A.J. Wright store on Geneva Ave. will be converted into a HomeGoods in April. Photo by Ed Forry
A.J. Wright, one of two anchor tenants in the Fields Corner shopping mall on Geneva Avenue, will close its doors next month as part of a national consolidation plan. But disappointment over the shut-down will be short-lived: The location will re-open as a HomeGoods store in April.

Executives from TJX, the Framingham-based retail company that owns both chains, announced their plans to convert 91 A.J. Wright stores — including the Dorchester location— last month. This week, the company confirmed that it intends to re-purpose the store as a HomeGoods, which specializes in home furnishings and giftware.  Read more