Blue Hill Corridor

Dorchester House Guys and Gals Senior Club

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.

617-288-3230
Rosemary Gallagher

Blue Hill Ave. eatery shuttered by city inspectors

This restaurant was shut down by city inspectors on Sept. 19.

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

Mattapan gears up for Health Revival, center's grand opening

Mattapan Community Health Center's new home in Mattapan Square: Building will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Monday.Mattapan Community Health Center's new home in Mattapan Square: Building will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Monday.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

Alert: Water main break at Blue Hill & Morton; avoid if possible

(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

Woodcliff Street Homes

Woodcliff Street Homes

Woodcliff Street Homes

Woodcliff Street Homes

Trouble-spot replaced by new homes along Blue Hill corridor

Woodcliff Street Homes: Michael Kozu, left, speaks as homebuilder Vargas DaSilveira and city ISD asst. commissioner Darryl Smith listen outside 6 Woodcliff Street.Woodcliff Street Homes: Michael Kozu, left, speaks as homebuilder Vargas DaSilveira and city ISD asst. commissioner Darryl Smith listen outside 6 Woodcliff Street.

It was pretty much the last thing that the senior citizens living at the well-manicured Cardinal Medeiros Manor needed to see when they gazed out their windows: Prostitutes leading johns into a makeshift brothel/shooting gallery on a trash strewn empty lot across the street.

That was Woodcliff Street a year ago.  Read more

Cops, inspectors shut down alleged after-hours 'restaurant’

City inspectors stand at the front door of 207 Woodrow Ave. this morning after affixing a 'closed' order on the door. At left is city Inspectional Services assistant commissioner Darryl Smith, who coordinated the overnight action with Boston Police. Photo by Bill Forry

A team of Boston Police and city inspectors raided a Woodrow Ave. house early this morning, seizing DJ equipment and ordering the third-floor tenant to appear in court for keeping a disorderly house and allegedly running an illegal restaurant and after-hours party spot.  Read more

DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.  Read more

Tonight: Meeting focuses on Blue Hill Ave. corridor

By 
Mike Deehan, Special to the Reporter
Apr. 25, 2012

City Hall is teaming up with residents and merchants for a reinvigorated effort to reshape the Blue Hill Avenue corridor. Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Response Team is working with local groups in an attempt to root out crime in the area and find out what kind of community the neighborhood would like to become.

A flyer publicizing meeting tonight called on residents to help develop a plan of action “to transform Blue Hill Ave corridor to a walk-able vibrant neighborhood.” The flyer says the meeting, to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rev. Michael Haynes Early Education Center at 263 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury, will deal with prostitution, drugs, drinking, loitering, economic development and community engagement along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor.  Read more