The general manager of the MBTA will decide how to deal with the Radford Lane entrance to Ashmont Station, agency officials said on Monday. Rich Davey, the head of the agency, will make the call by late next week, they said.
The entrance has stayed closed during the reconstruction of the station, which serves as one terminus of the Red Line and as a connector to the Mattapan trolley line. The closing has frustrated residents, particularly the elderly who are forced to walk up a hill and down Ashmont Street to get to the station. Read more
The revitalization of Peabody Square marked another milestone today with the official dedication of the Tedeschi's food shop at the corner of Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue. The store was formerly a Store24, but has been totally renovated in recent months. The remodeling comes as a major public works project to reconfigure and beautify Peabody Square ends as well. Read more
Every Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., from July 8 through October 14, on Ashmont Station Plaza.
Fresh, Massachusetts-grown produce, plants and flowers, baked goods, local artists right here in the neighborhood: vendors include Spring Brook Farm from Littleton, Langwater Farm from North Easton, and our own Cedar Grove Gardens, Dot2Dot Cafe, and Dorchester Arts Collaborative.
SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior Nutrition coupons accepted; SNAP shoppers can get up to $20 worth of produce at half price through Boston Bounty Bucks.
Organized by St. Mark's Area Main Street
Jun. 6, 2011
Among the dancers, marching bands and other lively participants from Sunday’s Dorchester Day parade, some of the most energetic marchers along the route were the candidates for public office. Incumbents and would-be office holders were eager to shake hands, ask for support and match a smiling face to the campaign signs that are an ever-increasing presence along Dorchester Ave. Read more
A lightning strike shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday caused a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $250,000 to the three-family house at 9 Alban St., the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more
May. 6, 2011
A Hyde Park construction firm must pay Dorchester’s First Baptist Church over $288,000 in damages after a Suffolk Superior Court jury issued a verdict in the church’s favor this week. Read more
A top City Hall aide to Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley is switching over to the councillor’s reelection campaign. Jessica Taubner, who served as Pressley’s policy director, is on leave and will serve as Pressley’s campaign manager.
Taubner worked on Gov. Deval Patrick’s 2006 campaign as a field coordinator and helped organize Boston for the governor’s 2010 campaign. She also served as a co-field director when former City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon ran as a ticket in 2009. Read more
Apr. 28, 2011
Though it’s thousands of miles away from Hollywood in Ashmont Hill, one Dorchester house will be featured in “Here Comes the Boom,” an upcoming movie starring Kevin James, Henry Winkler, and Salma Hayek.
Stephanie Page and her partner, Meredith Lobur, got a flier in the mail saying scouts from Colombia Pictures were looking for a Victorian house in the area to use as the home of Winkler, who plays a high school music teacher named Marty who spends his free time repairing his students’ broken instruments.
“The character doesn’t have a TV, he listens to NPR. He’s kind of artsy, kind of funky, and eclectic, which is definitely what our house is like,” Page said. Read more