The murder of a 36- year-old man who was found shot to death on Nahant Avenue near Adams Corner early Monday morning has prompted renewed calls for police enforcement in that section of Dorchester, where gun violence is rare but not unprecedented. Boston Police are probing whether the murder is connected to an armed robbery that happened just a block away on Ashmont Street on Sunday night.
Ciaran O Conghaile (or Conneely), who is originally from the Aran Islands in County Galway, Ireland, died hours after a neighbor found him at 1 a.m. sprawled along the curb outside 20 Nahant Ave., just steps from his apartment. Conneely suffered from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and died later in the morning, according to the Boston Police Department. Read more
Saint Brendan's 4th Annual Holiday Festival & Bazaar will take place this year on Saturday, November 19th from 11am-3pm in the Church Hall. Looking for vendors to participate. $50 per 8 foot table. Please contact Melissa Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christine Bailey at email@example.com for more information and/or application.
Sep. 29, 2011
Call it a block party with an open invitation to the rest of the world. The third annual Irish Heritage Festival will take place on Sun., Oct. 9, in Adams Corner, celebrating Irish music, dance, and culture with a focus that is unabashedly local. Read more
A gas-fueled kitchen fire at the McDonald’s restaurant on Gallivan Boulevard injured one worker and caused heavy damage inside the building this morning. The fire began shortly before 7 a.m. as workers were trying to start a stove inside the restaurant, which suffered heavy smoke damage, according to employees.
A worker leaving the scene this morning told the Reporter that one worker burned her hand in the incident. She said that there was a heavy odor of gas just before the fire erupted. Smoke was seen rising from the restaurant at 511 Gallivan Boulevard near Adams Corner, snarling traffic in the neighborhood during the morning commute as emergency crews responded. 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
Boston Neighborhood Network Open House, first and third Thursday of every month. Come and learn: Boston Neighborhood Network has provided professional training and services to cablecast a variety of relevant information, increase access to city services, offer a valuable medium to share local resources and give a direct voice to the community to promote unique opportunities for advancement.