Oct. 26, 2010
A crowd of more than 200 people turned out at the north plaza of Ashmont Station on Tuesday afternoon for the official unveiling of Sleeping Moon, a sculpture by artist Joseph Wheelwright. The piece was commissioned five years ago by a committee of neighbors led by the Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The event featured a performance by the Boston City Singers and remarks by MBTA general manager Richard Davey, among other officials. A reception followed at Ashmont Grill.
For more on the history of this public art project, see this 2006 article from the Dorchester Reporter.
The Boston Police Department reports two detectives driving down Dorchester Ave. around 7 p.m on Thursday broke up an attempt mugging in front of the Wainwright Bank. Read more
Oct. 11, 2010
Governor Deval Patrick ended a long day on the campaign trail on Saturday night by joining Ashmont Grill owner Chris Douglass for a toast to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the popular Peabody Square eatery. The restaurant — a favorite dining spot for the Patricks— marked the occasion with a birthday cake, a special menu and a party on its celebrated outdoor patio. Read more
Oct. 7, 2010
The Codman Square Health Center is eyeing the ODWIN Learning Center’s Dorchester Ave. headquarters, officials with the health center said this week. The health center’s board of directors last week gave the go-ahead for the center, located in Peabody Square, to explore a purchase of the property. Read more
Boston's coffers ended fiscal year 2010 with a $9.1 million surplus, a fiscal watchdog group reports.
The Boston Municipal Research Bureau said Monday that the $9.1 million represents represents 0.4 percent of that fiscal year's $2.3 billion in spending.
But let's not start jumping around and compiling a list of programs to restore to full funding just yet.
Sam Tyler, head of the BMRB, notes, "This is money that has to be reserved for fiscal 2012." Read more
It's time to get healthy. Visit the Dorchester YMCA for special membership offers as well as programs for families and youth. Visit us on the web at www.ymcaboston.org/dorchester. Call 617.436.7750, or just come visit the branch at 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124. Free parking, directly on bus Rt #26 and a short walk from the Ashmont T.
Jul. 21, 2010
MBTA officials said this week they’ll continue to seek a solution to the screeching wheels on the Mattapan Line trolley as the transportation agency’s chief promised residents a “station master” they can complain to about matters at the still-under-construction Ashmont Station. After a Tuesday night meeting at All Saints Church, elected officials and abutters to the station, after years of frustration over the squealing of the wheels as the 70-year-old trolleys round the turn atop a viaduct, said they were optimistic that a solution could be found. Read more