Cedar Grove

Police probe death of man on Hilltop Street

Boston Police detectives probing the death of a 46 year-old man, who was found outside a home on Hilltop Street on Tuesday morning, do not believe that foul play was involved.
Elaine Driscoll, a spokesperson for the BPD, tells the Reporter that police believe that the man died after a fall that caused trauma to his head. Driscoll says that homicide detectives will stay on the case at least until the Medical Examiner's office issues a report. The identity of the victim has not been released.

St. Brendan’s pastor Father Fratus dead at 58

Fr. James Fratus: The well-loved pastor at St. Brendan's parish passed away after a battle with cancer on April 8, 2009.Fr. James Fratus: The well-loved pastor at St. Brendan's parish passed away after a battle with cancer on April 8, 2009.After a battle with cancer, Father James Fratus of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church passed away on Wednesday morning, April 8.  Read more

Memorial Day fare: parade and prayers

The city's longest-running observance of the Memorial Day holiday will hit the streets of Lower Mills and Cedar Grove on Monday morning, as veterans and their families join neighbors for a parade to salute the sacrifices of the neighborhood's war dead - and their comrades who returned.  Read more

Cedar Grove hails O'Toole

By 
Martine Louis
May. 14, 2008

John O'Toole received quite a shock on May 13 when he discovered that neighbors, fellow civic leaders and even his family had been plotting behind his back. The former president of Cedar Grove Civic attended Tuesday's meeting to receive a Good Neighbor award as a thank you from his peers. Instead, O'Toole got a surprise visit from Mayor Thomas Menino, city councillors Maureen Feeney and John Connolly and State Rep.  Read more

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At Cedar Grove Civic, a changing of the guard

By 
Martine Louis
Jan. 16, 2008

Cedar Grove Civic Association - now 75 years old and with over 400 members - is undoubtedly one of Boston's largest neighborhood associations. From organizing recreational services to awarding over $9,000 in educational scholarships each year, Cedar Grove Civic is the "heart and soul" of the nearby community, says John O'Toole, the group's former president.  Read more

Cedar Grove civic gives nod to village billboards

For years, two Clear Channel-owned billboards have occupied prime real estate atop a prominent Adams Corner building, stirring the ire of some neighbors who deem it an eyesore. But in September, after a persistent Clear Channel and a generous landlord offered to donate $150,000 to the St. Brendan School if the signs are allowed to stay influential local civic association agreed that the boards should stay put. If the legal details work out, they will.  Read more

Cedar Grove airs frustration with Minot St. proposal

An as-of-right proposal to construct a two-family duplex on Minot Street stirred long-standing passions about overcrowding in Dorchester at the Cedar Grove Civic Association's monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Stuart Schrier presented plans on behalf of his client, the property owner who goes by the name Han, to convert an existing one-family at 103 Minot Street into a side-by-side duplex. The lot is approximately 6500-square feet, and as such, is already zoned for a two-family dwelling.  Read more

Proposed Facility Meets with Opposition

Livid with a former neighbor they said sold them out, angry with a process they said shut them out, and concerned over a facility whose inhabitants' identities will be guarded, Cedar Grove residents loudly voiced their opposition Tuesday to a planned home for mentally challenged adults.

The plan of Bay Cove Services to locate a six-person residential facility at 53-55 Chelmsford met with stiff resistance in a crowded Cedar Grove Civic Association meeting in the basement of St. Brendan's Church, prompting Bay Cove officials to acknowledge they might reconsider.  Read more

Cedar Grove Taps Members Plus

The Cedar Grove Civic Association endorsed the Members Plus Credit Union as the next tenant of the vacant Adams Corner Sovereign Bank property, at a contentious and well-attended Tuesday night meeting. More than 150 people, encouraged by different parties' get-out-the-vote efforts, voted Members Plus to the top of a preference list the association will send to Sovereign, which has promised to cooperate with the community in determining the site's fate. Members Plus (57 votes) beat out a bistro (43) and electronics store (8).  Read more