Uphams Corner

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

617-754-0026
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

1-980-224-3387

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).

Three arrested for overnight home invasion

The Boston Police Department reports busting up a home invasion at 153 E. Cottage St. near Edward Everett Square shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

According to police, officers responding to a report of a man with a gun surrounded the house. A man tried to flee, was pursued through several backyards and then brought down after what police described as a violent struggle. Police recovered a white zip tie, two phones and a large amount of cash after subduing him at E. Cottage and Columbia Road.  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

Uphams Corner makes case for post office

Gerry Scoppettuolo, right, making a point  during last Thursday’s meeting to discuss the possible closure of the post office in Uphams Corner. Gerry Scoppettuolo, right, making a point during last Thursday’s meeting to discuss the possible closure of the post office in Uphams Corner.

More than 70 Uphams Corner residents crowded a meeting with United States Postal Service (USPS) officials last Thursday to voice their concern about the possible closure of the neighborhood’s post office.

The meeting was organized so officials could gather local arguments for maintaining the post office and integrate those comments into a report to give USPS decision-makers a clearer picture of the office’s role in the community. Although USPS officials present were quick to explain that they did not make the decision to review the Uphams Corner, Grove Hall, or 29 other Boston-area locations currently facing closure, many in attendance went on the offensive and criticized the discontinuation process.  Read more