Uphams Corner

Man shot to death in Fields Corner barbershp

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

Health festival comes to Strand Theatre on Saturday

Sep. 6, 2012

The Uphams Corner Health Center Health Festival will be held at the Strand Theatre on Columbia Road in Dorchester on Saturday. A staple of the community, the festival this year celebrates 25 years of putting on the fair at no cost to community members. 

The event will feature live music by Gerason Band, a popular community Cape Verde musical act, festivities like face-painting and clown performances, as well as health screenings and a flu clinic.  Read more

Children's Nutcracker Auditions

José Mateo Ballet Theatre is holding open auditions for children ages 6-18 to participate in the 2012Nutcracker Season!

Location: Kroc Center, 650 Dudley St., Dorchester.

Auditions are separated by into age groups so please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your child's appropriate time.

Ages 6-7 - 10:00 am
Ages 8-10 - 11:00 am
Ages 11-12 - 12:00 pm
Ages 13-15 - 1:00 pm
Ages 16-18 - 2:00 pm  Read more


Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market

Open Thursdays from 3-6:30 beginning June 28 and continuing through the end of October.

A top priority of the market is to make fresh, high-quality healthy food available and accessible to everyone. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish.  Read more

Maura B., Market Manager

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

St. Kevin’s project fails to win state aid

The redevelopment of the former St. Kevin’s property in Uphams Corner has hit another roadblock by failing in its second attempt to receive crucial state funds. The setback comes as some community members are expressing concerns about the size and make-up of the project.

Lisa Alberghini, head of the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, which is spearheading the project through the St. Kevin’s Limited Partnership, said they are assessing their options and will likely apply for the next round of state funding in the fall.

“We’re not planning to stop or anything like that,” she said.  Read more

Two-alarm fire strikes Uphams Corner three deckers

Dean Street fire aftermath.

Dean Street aftermath. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a two-alarm fire that damaged three addresses on Dean Street in Dorchester, displacing nine residents and sending two firefighters to the hospital.

The fire, reported around 5:40 p.m. at 23 Dean St., did an estimated $300,000 in damage to 21-23 Dean and $50,000 in damage to 27 Dean St., the department says.

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


Man shot to death in city's first murder of the year

A man in his 20s was fatally shot Saturday afternoon at 23 Trull St., the Boston Police Department reports.

Police say the man was found inside the house and was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Last April, a man was found shot to death across the street.

This was Boston's first murder of 2012 (Dorchester and Mattapan murder map).