Codman Square

Students: Codman Square cut-through street a safety hazard

Oct. 15, 2011

Students Try to Put Brakes on Traffic Near School from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

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

Redistricting could affect sitting city councillors in Districts 7 and 8

Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.

While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury.  Read more

Platinum and green in full bloom on Brent Street

Pat Tarantino, Special to the Reporter
Sep. 1, 2011

Ignoring looming storm clouds, Codman Square residents and city officials came out to Wainwright Park on Saturday to celebrate the opening of Dorchester’s most environmentally sustainable home.

Located at 81 Brent Street, the new three-unit home was designed by Codman Square residents Cynthia Loesch and Ivan Liriano to showcase what they consider “green living” principles, minimizing their environmental impact and is expected to net the Dorchester’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating.  Read more

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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: A legal affairs check on District 3 Council race

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 25, 2011

John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court.  Read more

Triple stabbing in Codman Square

The Boston Police Department reports three men were stabbed in a fight Monday afternoon at 324 Talbot Ave.

Three shot, including police officer

Above, the latest report on today's incident from BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News.

A man apparently intent on killing his girlfriend initiated a gun battle that left him, the woman and a Boston Police officer with gunshot wounds early Tuesday morning.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's says it has launched two investigations into the incident at 22 Dunbar Ave. - one into possible criminal charges against Tyrone Cummings, the other into the discharge of police bullets during the fusillade.  Read more

New T station, housing celebrated along Talbot Avenue

Construction began this week on the Fairmount Line’s new Talbot Avenue station – the third station out of four planned for that stretch of commuter rail where work has begun – as elected officials and transportation agency chiefs celebrated the groundbreaking with members of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation and other civic leaders.
Talbot Ave. groundbreaking on June 7, 2011Talbot Ave. groundbreaking on June 7, 2011
Local leaders hope the $15.9 million commuter station, coupled with 24 affordable housing units down the road, will lead to a revitalization of the Codman Square area.

The Four Corners/Geneva and Newmarket stations are under construction, while controversy over the siting of the Blue Hill Avenue station in Mattapan has delayed its start.  Read more

Brown gets pole position in Dot Day’s parade of pols

Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Jun. 6, 2011

Dot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City Councillor Felix ArroyoDot Day 2011: (l-r) Council president Steve Murphy, Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (with daughter Madeline), US Sen. Scott Brown, Sen. Jack Hart, Chief Marshal John Connor, Patrick Kulakowski, Commanding Officer of the USS Carr, Mayor Tom Menino, City Councillor Felix Arroyo

Among the dancers, marching bands and other lively participants from Sunday’s Dorchester Day parade, some of the most energetic marchers along the route were the candidates for public office. Incumbents and would-be office holders were eager to shake hands, ask for support and match a smiling face to the campaign signs that are an ever-increasing presence along Dorchester Ave.  Read more