Bowdoin-Geneva

BRA approves Bloomfield Gardens, which has more hurdles to clear

The Boston Redevelopment Authority Board has approved Viet-AID’s Bloomfield Gardens development, a 27-unit residential building proposed for a long-vacant lot at Geneva Avenue and Bloomfield Street, but the project still needs zoning changes to proceed.

Though the immediate area is densely populated, and several three-story buildings similar to the one proposed, several abutters have been fighting the density of Bloomfield Gardens—some of whom have admitted they’d rather see nothing developed at the site.  Read more

Police to add patrols in violent 'hotspots'

Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Mayor Tom Menino vowed today to crack down on a spate of violence in certain Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury neighborhoods, following last night's shooting of a three-year-old on Bowdoin Street.  Read more

St. Peter's Church organist performs at Open House

St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, MA: Video taken during the May 2 & 3 2009 Open House weekend. We're participating in the Partners in Preservation-Boston grant competition to win $100,000, and this event was part of it.

Parish of All Saints singers lend talents to St. Peter's efforts

This video was taken during our Open House weekend, May 2 & 3, 2009, of a few members of the Parish of All Saints choir. This event was part of our participation of the Partners in Preservation-Boston grant competition...we're trying to win the most number of votes on their web site http://partnersinpreservation.com

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St. Peter's

St. Peter's

Needs your vote to win grant money. Reporter file photo

Vote for St. Peter's — help win grant $$

St. Peter's: Needs your vote to win grant money. Reporter file photoSt. Peter's: Needs your vote to win grant money. Reporter file photoSt. Peter's on Bowdoin Street could get an infusion of much-needed grant money to help repair the historic church — if it wins enough votes in an online competition.  Read more

Meetings to develop action plan for 'Mid-Dorchester'

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the Department of Neighborhood
Development (DND) will be holding a series of community workshops and visioning
sessions for the Mid Dorchester Action Plan. The Action Plan is an initiative focused
on disposition of vacant DND property in and around the three business districts
of the Mid Dorchester Area: the Codman Square Business District, the Bowdoin-
Geneva Main Streets District, and the Four Corners Main Streets District.
This is the fi rst of two community workshop and visioning sessions  Read more

jeremy.rosenberger.bra@cityofboston.gov, 617.918.4431
Jeremy Rosenberger

Man admits guilt in Norton St. murder

A Dorchester man today admitted that he gunned down a rival outside a Norton St. baby shower in January 2008. Ryan Gillespie, 24, was set to go on trial today for the slaying of Joseph Clarke, 23. Instead, Gillespie pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, apologized to Clarke's kin and was immediately sentenced to 12 to 14 years in state prison.  Read more

New tri-parish pastor coming to 'build, not tear down'

Fr. Jack Ahern: The newly named pastor of the "tri-parish" of Holy Family, Blessed Mother Teresa and St. Peter.Fr. Jack AhernThe man who has been asked to pioneer a new management model for three very different Catholic parishes likes to be called, simply, "Fr. Jack."

It even says so on his business card.  Read more