Nov. 8, 2011
Polls opened at 7 a.m. across the city, with two races on the ballot in Dorchester's District 3: Two men are vying to succeed retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney and seven-person field is fighting for the four City Council At-Large slots.
The two top finishers in the Sept. preliminary, Frank Baker of Savin Hill and John O’Toole of Cedar Grove, are facing off over the first open City Council seat in Dorchester in nearly 18 years.
The polls close at 8 p.m. Read more
Oct. 13, 2011
Boston Police report that a male victim was shot in the chest this afternoon in the schoolyard of the Woodrow Wilson School on Mercier Ave. in the Ashmont/Codman Hill neighborhood of Dorchester. The condition of the victim is not yet known, but the BPD's homicide unit has been called in, according to a police spokesperson. The incident was called into police at 3:38 p.m., after school was dismissed for the day. Police are asking for the public to call with any information they may have: 617-343-4470. Read more
Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.
While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury. Read more
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Aug. 25, 2011
John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court. Read more
A man in the back seat of a car on Dorchester Avenue near Fuller Street was shot shortly after 11 p.m., Saturday. Read more
Elizabeth Warren, mulling a run against U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham), is touching base with Democratic activists, including Dorchester’s Joyce Linehan, a key player in local politics.
Linehan said Warren, returning to Massachusetts after a stint setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in D.C., gave her a call earlier today to reach out and talk about the potential candidate’s listening tour. Warren is expected to make a decision whether to jump into the race, which has already drawn a handful of Democratic candidates, after Labor Day. Read more
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