The Boston Police Department reports it is looking for a man who held up the McDonald's at 605 Washington St. at gunpoint Wednesday night. Read more
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
Feb. 22, 2012
A New Hampshire company hired to oversee renovations to a Dorchester park is facing punitive sanctions from the city of Boston for its failure to hire city and minority residents for construction jobs.
The park — formerly known as Cronin/Wainwright Park and nestled between Codman Square and the St. Mark’s Area— was recently renamed Dr. Rev. William Loesch Park, in honor of a local resident and civic activist. Rev. Loesch is one of the people who noticed that the contracting crews working on $925,000 rehab of the park seemed to be made up mainly of out-of-state workers. Read more
Jan. 12, 2012
Victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti continue to find solace and medical help at Dorchester’s Codman Square Health Center, which has created a special program to focus on the specific needs of the Haitian clients still coping with the after-effects of the disaster. Read more
Dec. 1, 2011
A Codman Square liquor store was robbed at gunpoint on Tuesday night by a masked gunman who stole about $200 from the cash register. According to a Boston Police report, the gunman entered the Budget Liquor Depot at 861 Washington St. about 9 p.m. and ordered the employees to get behind the counter while pointing a black handgun at them. The masked man asked the employees, "Do you want to be a hero?" The employees did not intervene and the robber fled the store on foot. No arrests have been made.
Cornelius Evans, 36, of Dorchester, admitted today he shot a mechanic to death outside Dorchester District Court to help out a friend's wife, who didn't like the engine the man sold him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. 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. 15, 2011
Parents and students at Codman Academy Public Charter School have embarked on a project to collect data about traffic speeds on Epping Street, a popular one-way, cut-through street next to the school that the school says is an increasing hazard to public safety. Above, BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report on the issue. School officials are waiting to hear from the City of Boston's Transportation Department if they'll close Epping Street during the current expansion of Codman Square Health Center, which houses the charter school. Read more