The Higher Education Development and Upliftment Program is offering free GED/ESL classes on Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Christ the King Church at 50 Stoughton Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. We offer individualized, one-on-one tutoring that allows people to choose what specific skills/subjects they need help with. We start-up for 2012 on Monday, January 23rd. Questions? Call 1-980-224-3387 or visit www.hedup.org
It might come as a surprise, but one of the most impressive views of Boston can be found in a dim, windowless room on the seventh floor of City Hall.
From his station here in the city’s Traffic Management Center, a technician watches a dozen flat screen televisions displaying live feeds of major intersections from the Back Bay to Franklin Park, part of a growing network of more than 100 traffic cameras installed along busy roadways. Read more
A man told Boston Police that he was robbed at gunpoint in a Dorchester Ave. parking lot last night by a man whom he just observed trying to steal a woman’s purse nearby. The incident took place on Dec. 12 at about 7 p.m. across from 1432 Dorchester Ave. near Fields Corner.
According to the police report, the victim told police was leaving work at a Dot Ave. market when he saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt attempting to steal a woman’s pocketbook. As he started dialing 9-1-1, the man says the suspect started following him as he walked into the parking lot behind 1432 Dorchester Ave. There, the thief pulled out a large black firearm and grabbed a bag that the victim was carrying, knocking him to the ground. Read more
(UPDATED) Robberies unsettling Savin Hill; residents pack meeting, hear police promise more attention, offer safety tips
Above, this video released by Boston Police today warns the public of an increase in street robberies in several pockets of the city, including Savin Hill.
(Updated, Wed, Nov. 8)— A spate of robberies in Savin Hill prompted a higher-than-usual turnout for the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association meeting on Monday night with residents packing the Cristo Rey School’s library to hear from police officials.
Capt. Richard Sexton said that while crime is down in most categories in District C-11 this year, the number of robberies is up 15 percent. He blamed some of the crime on teen-agers stealing cell phones in an attempt to raise money for a video game system and said he was devoting more resources to the area, including bike patrols. Among other considerations, he urged residents to leave their porch lights on and not to text while walking. Read more
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
Nov. 8, 2011
Polls opened at 7 a.m. across the city, with two races on the ballot in Dorchester's District 3: Two men are vying to succeed retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney and seven-person field is fighting for the four City Council At-Large slots.
The two top finishers in the Sept. preliminary, Frank Baker of Savin Hill and John O’Toole of Cedar Grove, are facing off over the first open City Council seat in Dorchester in nearly 18 years.
The polls close at 8 p.m. Read more
Area C-11 community service officers Mike Keaney and Dennis Rorie are best known to the Dorchester public for their presentations at regular crime watch and association meetings. But the two officers also ride the beat on Dot’s streets when they're not on the civic circuit — and last night their combined actions led to the arrest of two young men, one of whom was allegedly packing a loaded handgun. Read more
Oct. 19, 2011
Boston Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Tuesday evening in which a male victim was held up at gunpoint near the corner of Mayfield Street and Dorchester Ave. The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that two young men accosted him as he was walking on Mayfield Street in the direction of Pleasant Street. The victim lost his wallet, including $130 in cash. The suspects, described as black males in their 20's approximately 5'6"-5'8, fled towards Dorchester Avenue, according to the police report.
City Hall is seeking ways to remedy the traffic troubles plaguing the intersection at Dorchester Avenue and Freeport Street, also known as Glover’s Corner.
City Councillor Maureen Feeney called the intersection a “disaster” and said Boston Transportation Department officials are working to fix the problem. “It’s hard to believe one intersection has caused so much trouble,” she told members of the Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association who had raised concerns about the traffic situation. Read more
Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.
While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury. Read more