Blue Hill Corridor
Boston and MBTA Police are stepping up patrols this week and warning the public after a flurry of street robberies targeting women that may be the work of a single, armed bandit. The incidents have all targeted women who were walking home from Red Line stations, including JFK-UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont.
“We’re concerned about it,” said Captain Richard Sexton, commander of the Area C-11 police district. “It seems like it’s one person right now. We’ve had a few others on the district recently, but there’s definitely a pattern going here along the Red Line.” Read more
Holidays Choir Concert, Mattapan – St. Angela’s Parish, Mattapan will hold its Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 from 6:30PM until 9:30 PM at St. Angela’s Church on Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan Square. Proceeds will benefit St. Angela’s Church building repairs and improvement. Come and bring family and friends along to enjoy a memorable evening with inspiring worship music, songs and hymns in Haitian French, Creole, English and Latin. Please visit parish website at www.StAngelaParish.org for additional information or to download copy of the flyer and event updates.
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Polls open across the city at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 8 p.m., at which point results for Boston will start to trickle in on City Hall’s website (www.cityofboston.gov).
So here’s a few numbers, provided by Mayor Thomas Menino’s press office and the city’s Election Department:
The Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club meets every Tuesday under the Leadership of Rosemary Gallagher for BINGO starting at 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. There is time for other activities from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. If you don't play Bingo, bring your knitting or crochet. Come meet some great people. Sign up for a trip. The Dot Cafe in the lobby has great food or bring your own lunch. Do you like cards? Come play a game of Whist from 10:00 to 12. Drop by and check us out.
A Blue Hill Ave. restaurant was abruptly closed today after a city task force discovered filthy conditions and a dangerously clogged air vent above the stove. City officials — who descended on the 300 block of Blue Hill Ave. this week to focus on a burgeoning rat problem — were alarmed by what they found inside the Star Island Restaurant at 375 Blue Hill Ave. Read more
This is a big week for the Mattapan Community Health Center, the longtime institution that has just completed work on its brand new, $32 million facility in the heart of Mattapan Square. On Monday at 11 a.m., Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino will be among the dignitaries who will join MCHC president/CEO Dr. Azzie Young in dedicating the new building at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue.
The grand opening ushers in a new era of expanded care at MCHC. Dr. Azzie Young, President and CEO of the Center, is standing proud. Read more
(4:15 p.m.) — A water main break is causing a major traffic disruption this afternoon at the busy intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street. Workers are on the scene now making repairs to an water main line that was ruptured earlier in the afternoon— causing a flood and a huge hole in the southbound side of Blue Hill Ave.
The Boston Transportation Department has issued an advisory warning drivers that "Morton Street outbound toward Lower Mills in Dorchester is closed at this time from Harvard Street to Blue Hill Avenue due to a water main break." BTD said it expects one lane to re-open before 5 p.m. Inbound traffic on both Morton Street and Blue Hill Avenue remains open. Read more