Ashmont Market damaged after Monday fire

The Ashmont Market sustained serious damage in an early-morning fire on Monday. Photo by Ed Forry

Update (Thurs., July 25)— The manager of Ashmont Market, Jay Patel, said today that the store has re-opened for sale of groceries, beer and wine, despite a Monday fire that closed its doors for three days. The store's popular deli, however, remains closed as repairs begin.  Read more

Family Variety Fridays

Every Friday evening the Anthony D. Perkins Community Center hosts “Family Variety Fridays”. This is a FREE weekly Friday event open to family, friends of all ages and the community-at-large, all summer long. No membership or registration required.

Activities include but are not limited to movie nights, pool parties, carnival nights and talent shows.

Please come enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages while viewing a family friendly film.

Start Date: Friday, June 14, 2013
End Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM, (617) 635-5146
Nancy Rachel Rousseau

"Boston's Next Top Model"

Boston’s Next Top Model is a self-esteem and self-care program designed to build confidence and social awareness in girls between the ages of 11-17. Through learning to model, the girls will have the opportunity to learn how to posture themselves, both figuratively and literally.  Read more (617) 334-5954
Al Copeland

Early morning shooting in Ashmont sends teen to the hospital

The Boston Police Department reports a 16-year-old was shot around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday at Ashmont and Ocean streets.  Read more

Audition for Boston City Singers!

Boston City Singers is holding auditions in June for the 2013-2014 season. All young people ages 4-18 are invited to audition, and no previous singing experience is required.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Jane Money at (617) 825-0674 or send an email to
Jane Money

Editorial: Stronger than ever

Monday's solemn ceremony at Peabody Square, where friends and neighbors gathered for a moment of silence for Martin Richard and all of the victims of the Boston Marathon attack. Photo by Bill Forry

The question has been posed dozens of times in the last week from media who descended on our neighborhood from all over the world: What is it about the Richard family —and their Ashmont-Adams community —that is so special?

The truth is that the vibrant, caring community that revolves around families like the Richards of Carruth Street can't be bottled, capped, and shared with the world. Try though we will, that unique chemistry can’t be defined on a t-shirt or a Facebook page. It can't even be claimed for all of our neighborhood, because— quite frankly, it doesn't exist in all, or even in most, of Dorchester.  Read more

Peabody Square clock runs again in somber ceremony to remember victims

Mayor Menino, center, is flanked by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, and Jeff Gonyeau of the Friends of Peabody Square, at left, during a silent ceremony at the Peabody Square clock on Monday, April 22. Photo by Bill Forry

More than 100 people— including Mayor Tom Menino — marked the one-week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bomb attack in a silent, respectful ceremony in Dorchester's Peabody Square this afternoon. A group of neighbors— many of them close friends of the Richard family — surrounded the historic clock that has become the focal point of mourning in this close-knit neighborhood.  Read more

Remarks from President Obama, Gov. Patrick and Mayor Menino at Interfaith Service

Reporter Staff
Apr. 18, 2013

The following remarks at the ‘Healing Our City’ interfaith service were delivered at the South End’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The remarks are in the order they were delivered: Mayor Thomas Menino, who rose from his wheelchair to deliver his speech, Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. The president later met with Boston Athletic Association volunteers and then left to meet with patients at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Read more

Cops: Scam-artists posed as utility-men to rob home

Mar. 25, 2013

Boston Police are warning neighbors to use caution after two men posing as water utility workers allegedly robbed a home on Huron Circle last Thursday evening. An elderly homeowner was targeted in the incident, which began around 6:30 p.m. when a white male posing as a Water and Sewer employee rang the doorbell.  Read more

Bloody night: Four stabbed in three incidents

In roughly 90 minutes Saturday night, four men were stabbed in incidents in Ashmont and on Columbia Road.

The homicide unit was summoned to Columbia Road shortly before 11 p.m., after two men were stabbed in a fight in the middle of the street outside 180 Columbia Rd., near Geneva Avenue. One of the victims had potentially life threatening injuries.

Around 9:30 p.m. a man was stabbed several times in the stomach on Dorchester Avenue at Dracut Street near the Ashmont MBTA station. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center. The suspects were described as two or three Asian males.  Read more