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
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