Ashmont

Ashmont / Peabody Square Farmers' Market

Buy your fresh, local food at the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market which happens every Friday July to mid October, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, on the Ashmont Station plaza at the corner of Dorchester Ave and Ashmont Street. The market is run by St Marks Area Main Street and sponsored by Eastern Bank.  Read more

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Dan Larner

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

Walter Sickert & Army of Broken Toys fuel steamy sci-fi theater ride

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys: Pictured clockwise from  left, Mike Leggio, Jojo Lazar, Edrie, T.J. Horn, Rachel Jayson, Meff, and Walter Sickert. Photo by Hans Wendland Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys: Pictured clockwise from left, Mike Leggio, Jojo Lazar, Edrie, T.J. Horn, Rachel Jayson, Meff, and Walter Sickert. Photo by Hans Wendland

Okay, so they’re transplants who’ve yet to experience their first Dot Day. They’re still new enough to the neighborhood that they marvel at the speed and efficiency of the Red Line from Ashmont into town.

Yeah, that new.

But, this week, we’re claiming Walter Sickert, band co-founder Edrie, and their assorted Army of Broken Toys band-mates as unequivocally ours. After you see their current production — a steamy, immersive, sci-fi theater ride called 28 Seeds that is now being staged at the Boston Center for the Arts through May 12— you’ll want to claim them, too.  Read more

Ashmont Market

Ashmont Market

New deal at Ashmont Market; The Georgoulopolous brothers are moving on

Ashmont Market: Peter, Harry, and John Georgoulopolous have worked side by side since 1984. The brothers sold the business to a new family on Monday, but plan to work there in the near term to help with the transition. Photo by Bill ForryAshmont Market: Peter, Harry, and John Georgoulopolous have worked side by side since 1984. The brothers sold the business to a new family on Monday, but plan to work there in the near term to help with the transition. Photo by Bill ForryIt’s less than 24 hours after “the deal” went down and already changes are afoot inside Ashmont Market. Every few minutes, another two-wheeler spins through the front doors piled high with cardboard boxes destined for the nearby grocery aisles. The new management is stocking up and taking charge at the busy corner of Ashmont and Adams.

The Georgoulopolous brothers— Harry, Peter and John— have been fixtures here for 28 years. On Monday, they sold the business and building to the Patel clan, an Indian-American family with a burgeoning empire of neighborhood stores that includes two other Dot stalwarts, Cappy’s (the old Patty’s Pantry on Dot Ave.) and the New Store on the Block in the Polish Triangle.

The Patels are pros in the corner store world and there’s every reason to believe they’ll make Ashmont Market just as successful as their Greek predecessors did.  Read more

Civic group backs petition for regulation of commercial trash collection

Fearing night-time disruptions from trash pick-ups, the civic group for the Ashmont Hill neighborhood is backing a push to regulate the timing of commercial trash collection.  Read more

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.

1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school.  Read more

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Marty Hogan

Police arrest suspect in string of pizza delivery robberies

By 
Reporter Staff
Dec. 28, 2011

Boston Police have arrested a young man suspected of robbing two pizza delivery drivers on Monsignor Lydon Way in the last week.  Read more

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson would not have to move or give up his seat on the City Council, according to a draft map featuring redrawn political boundaries for the city's 9 district council seats. Jackson's colleague, Michael Ross, isn't as lucky. Ross, who lives in Mission Hill, would no longer live in District 8, under the draft map circulated to reporters and staff inside City Hall on Wednesday.

A City Council committee, headed by District 2 City Councillor Bill Linehan, was tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the districts, following U.S. Census counts that showed shifts in population requiring some districts to shed residents and other districts to gain residents.

Linehan's district was one of those that needed to lose population, so District 2 was redrawn without some parts of Chinatown and the South End – two areas where Linehan's recent opponent, Suzanne Lee, did well in the November election.  Read more

Pressley celebrates re-election

Pressley celebrates re-election