Adams Corner

Brown at Eire Pub on Saturday afternoon

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will swing by the Eire Pub on Saturday afternoon after lunch at Sullivan's in South Boston. Former Mayor Ray Flynn will join Brown on Castle Island.

Brown is scheduled to appear at the bellwether bar shortly after 1:30 p.m. The bar is a popular place for politicians: Pictures of visits from President Reagan and President Clinton hang on the walls.

Brown's campaign swing through Boston comes a day after Mayor Thomas Menino and Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, appeared together at a Roslindale Village rally to tout Menino's endorsement.

Irish festival will not take place this year in Adams Corner

By 
Sean Smith, Special to the Reporter
Sep. 21, 2012

The Irish Heritage Festival, which for the past three Columbus Day weekends has transformed Dorchester's Adams Corner into a block party celebrating the richness of Irish arts, culture and music in Boston, will not take place this year.

But organizers are already looking ahead to bringing back the event for 2013, and recently announced a date of October 13 for next year.  Read more

New cafe in Adams Corner in sync with iced coffee craze

PS Gourmet Coffee: Owner Jim Fallon, second from left, is shown with employees Katelyn Keeley, left, Lauren Karski and Adams Corner store manager Debbie Shaughnessy, far right. Photo by Bill ForryPS Gourmet Coffee: Owner Jim Fallon, second from left, is shown with employees Katelyn Keeley, left, Lauren Karski and Adams Corner store manager Debbie Shaughnessy, far right. Photo by Bill Forry

It took just over a year for the owner of P.S. Gourmet, the popular South Boston coffee shop, to get his second location outfitted and ready for business in Adams Corner.

There’s still a lot to be said for being fashionably late.

The café opened just before Dot Day and in a matter of days the store’s signature yellow coffee cups have become the latest craze in the neighborhood, especially among the under-30 set. It’s a demographic that store owner Jim Fallon, who has run the flagship location in Southie since the mid-1980s, is banking on.  Read more

PS Gourmet Coffee

PS Gourmet Coffee

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

Out of gas in Adams Corner

Soda Hut: Gallivan Blvd. gas station is one of two in Adams Village. Neither have gas for sale this week. Photo by Bill ForrySoda Hut: Gallivan Blvd. gas station is one of two in Adams Village. Neither have gas for sale this week. Photo by Bill ForryIt may be the busiest weekend at the pumps everywhere else, but all’s quiet at the two service stations in Adams Corner neighborhood right now. The village’s two gas vendors are out of commission— and have been for some time. And the issue has become a point of concern for neighbors and even officials at City Hall.

The old Soda Hunt fill-up station at the corner of Gallivan Boulevard and Granite Avenue has been closed for weeks now. The station’s pump handles are bagged in plastic, the cashier’s office is locked up tight, and the coolers that were once a handy spot to pick up tonic and ice are cleaned out. Eerily, the new-fangled outdoor TV monitors above each gas bay continue to pump out an endless stream of commercials and weather reports to the few motorists who continue to stop here in a vain search for gas.  Read more

Lopez the Florist marks 50 years in Adams Village

The Lopez family: Don Lopez, center, flanked by his two sons Mike, left, and Donnie. The fourth-generation florist business celebrated its grand opening on Adams Street on March 15, 1962. Photo by Bill ForryThe Lopez family: Don Lopez, center, flanked by his two sons Mike, left, and Donnie. The fourth-generation florist business celebrated its grand opening on Adams Street on March 15, 1962. Photo by Bill ForryThe framed photo on the wall of Don Lopez’s office captured the moment when — fifty years go this week — his father, Bernie Lopez, officially opened the doors of his new florist shop at the corner of Adams and Saranac streets. Bernie, who learned the trade from his dad — a Sicilian immigrant — moved the family business to Adams Corner from Roxbury after being displaced by an urban renewal project.  Read more

Former Mayor Flynn backs Brown on 'conscience clause'

Former Mayor Ray Flynn this week wrote a letter of support for U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s push for a “conscience clause” exempting employers from covering contraceptive services based on religious or moral objections.  Read more

Life on the Big Pierce Farm

Life on the Big Pierce Farm

Looking for something different in the neighborhood to do with children? Visit the historic Pierce House for stories and projects geared toward kids under 5.

Every other Friday,
March 9–April 20,
11–11:45 am

The Big Red Barn – March 9
The Pierce House was once surrounded by farmland. We read Big Red Barn and discuss what kinds of animals the Pierces would have kept on their farm and what types of food, labor, and products the farmers would get from each animal. Each child gets a red paper barn to fill with his or her favorite animals.  Read more