Columbia Point

Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club

The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.

617-288-3230
Rosemary Gallagher

BC High Performs Play "Arcadia"

Come see the Dever Players of Boston College High School present Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, which the New York Times calls "Stoppard's richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and...emotion.: This production opens November 8 at 3:00 pm. Additional shows on November 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:00 pm. Tickets at the door. $10 adults; $5 students; Buy 3 tickets, get 1 student ticket free.

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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

Editorial: A welcome wave of development

If there are any lingering doubts that the local economy is poised for a strong bounce-back in the next few years, a quick review of the Reporter’s front pages over the last month is instructive. In particular, there is ample evidence that the Morrissey Boulevard corridor that links Savin Hill and Columbia Point is ready to blossom, with new buildings and renewal projects aimed at reinvigorating this well-situated northern nook of Dorchester.  Read more

Synergy chief: 278-unit complex a 'vote of confidence' in Dot

An aerial view of the proposed project at 25 Morrissey Boulevard. Image courtesy Synergy

A Boston developer will file plans with city officials this week to build a five-story, $60 million residential complex on a long-vacant parcel of land next to the JFK-UMass MBTA station on Morrissey Boulevard. The two- building complex would house 278 units of rental housing intended for a mixed market of young professionals, families, and older residents.

The “Residences at Morrissey Boulevard” project would mark the first phase in what the developers expect will be a 20-year redevelopment effort along this section of the boulevard that will be guided in large part by a city-led master planning process that envisioned a new neighborhood along what is now largely commercial stretch.  Read more

Chambers looking to buy Ch. 56 site for a BMW outlet

Car magnate Herb Chambers intends to purchase the old Ch. 56 property on Morrissey Boulevard and convert it into a pre-owned BMW dealership and repair center.

Chambers, a Dorchester native whose automotive empire now includes 50 dealerships and franchises throughout New England, says he is in the process of buying the property at 75 Morrissey Blvd. from WHDH-TV, which now controls the site. The property is valued at $4.5 million by the city of Boston, but the prospective purchase price has not been disclosed.

Chambers told the Reporter this week that he intends to sell certified, pre-owned BMW cars on the site. The business will also service vehicles that Chambers sells in Dorchester and at his existing BMW dealership on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.  Read more

Elected officials huddle up at troubled Morrissey intersection

Sen. Jack Hart, left, and Rep. Marty Walsh are shown during a site visit to the intersection of Morrissey and Bianculli boulevards on Thursday. Photo courtesy Sen. Hart's office

Mounting concerns about pedestrian safety on Morrissey Boulevard prompted a roadside huddle this afternoon featuring elected officials, State Police and state transportation officials, who promised to "immediately make improvements" at the intersection of Morrissey and Bianculli Boulevard.

Senator Jack Hart, Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor Frank Baker met on site today with senior officials from the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, UMass Boston officials and State Police.

Reporter editorial: Long view, fast action needed to fix Morrissey  Read more

Editorial: Long view, fast action needed to fix Morrissey

State Rep. Martin Walsh says he’ll convene a meeting of Columbia Point and Savin Hill stakeholders and transportation officials soon to “begin the process” of redesigning a troubled intersection that also serves as the entrance to UMass Boston’s campus and the Columbia Point peninsula.

That’s welcome news for both pedestrians and motorists, for whom this intersection has become more than an aggravation. It’s a public hazard.  Read more

Hubway kiosks installed at UMass campus, JFK-UMass station

By 
Reporter Staff
Sep. 10, 2012

Crews installed a Hubway bike-sharing kiosk across from the Campus Center on the UMass Boston campus on Friday, Sept. 7. The 19-dock solar-powered station is part of an expansion of the popular Hubway system: Another kiosk was also installed last week at JFK-UMass station.

“We are very excited to bring the Hubway program to campus,” said Diane D’Arrigo, assistant vice chancellor for campus services at UMass Boston. “As part of our transportation demand management efforts on campus, we are always looking at new ways to offer more convenient, alternative commuting options to the UMass Boston community and our neighbors.”

Photo by Harry Brett  Read more

In the crosshairs: Morrissey crossing's perils showcased in video

A Savin Hill woman — fed up with the lack of a fix to a dangerous pedestrian crossing on Morrissey Boulevard— has produced a short video that illustrates the hazards at the intersection. The video, made by Heidi Moesinger, was circulated to State Police and elected officials last Friday and shows motorists blowing through a red light as a pedestrian attempts to cross the boulevard on a walk signal. Residents say that the failure to better police the intersection or find an engineering fix — as highlighted by the Reporter in recent articles— is a tragedy in the making.  Read more