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GIRL SCOUT REGISTRATION

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, mathergirl65@gmail.com or 617-533-8651 for more information.

Thank you

617-533-8651
Susan Brackett

Commercial burglaries prompt BPD warning along Dot Ave.

The commander of the Boston Police Area C-11 issued a warning to Dorchester Ave. merchants today following a flurry of commercial break-ins along the avenue in the last ten days. In a letter, Captain Richard Sexton says that there have been a series of "commercial burglaries along Dorchester Ave from Fields Corner to Lower Mills during the overnight hours."  Read more

DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.  Read more

New Dot Ave. bar experience from Van Shabu

By 
Meena Ramakrishnan, Special to the Reporter
Mar. 29, 2012

Van Shabu & Bar: Asian fusion and hot pot on the menu at new Dot Ave. eatery.Van Shabu & Bar: Asian fusion and hot pot on the menu at new Dot Ave. eatery.Looking to satisfy your Asian cuisine cravings, get your fruit cocktail fix and watch the game? As of January, there’s only one place on Dorchester Ave. to do all three.

Van Shabu and Bar on Dorchester Avenue near Savin Hill has become the local destination for Asian fusion fare and will soon be one of the few spots in the neighborhood to offer sushi. Karen Diep and her husband own the restaurant and sports bar, which opened in January to a very positive response.  Read more

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.

1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school.  Read more

(617) 412-9822
Marty Hogan

Free GED/ESL Classes

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

1-980-224-3387

Cameras will help improve flow at Dot. Ave. intersections

Traffic flow in various sections of the city is monitored by technicians using an array of cameras in a windowless room on the seventh floor of City Hall.

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

Man calls 9-1-1 to report mugging, then is himself robbed at gunpoint

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

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

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