Adams Corner

Volunteers help put spring 'shine' on neighborhoods

By 
Reporter Staff
May. 1, 2011

Neighbors in Adams Corner teamed up to help clean the village yesterday as part of the citywide Boston Shines project, which enlisted them help of hundreds of residents and merchants over a two-day effort. Above, volunteers joined State Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry and Cedar Grove Civic Association president Sean Weir in Adams Village.

City sets $76.6m in capital funds for Mattapan and Dorchester

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Apr. 21, 2011

Playgrounds in Dorchester and Mattapan will be refurbished, a Mattapan community center will be renovated, and an Uphams Corner municipal building will see its roof and gutters replaced under a City Hall five-year capital spending plan released last week.

In total, Mayor Thomas Menino’s capital budget for fiscal years 2012 through 2016 funnels $57.4 million to Dorchester and $19.2 million to Mattapan. The $1.7 billion capital budget, which has $169 million in new project authorizations in fiscal year 2012, is funded through a mix of city bonds, state and federal grants, and some trust funds.

Out of the 17 neighborhoods that the city’s capital plan funding takes into account, Dorchester placed fourth in total spending, while Mattapan came in ninth. Roxbury is first, with $172 million, much of that due to the $115 million effort to move the Boston Public Schools offices into Dudley Square’s Ferdinand Building.  Read more

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Gallivan Boulevard gas station held up at gunpoint; one arrested, one sought

The Boston Police Department says it nabbed one of two suspects for the armed robbery of the Hess station at 710 Gallivan Blvd. shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday.  Read more

Two-alarm vent fire damages China Sky restaurant

By 
Gintautas Dumcius and Adam Gaffin
Feb. 11, 2011

China Sky fire: Photo courtesy Judy TuttleChina Sky fire: Photo courtesy Judy Tuttle

Firefighters on Friday knocked down a two-alarm grease fire at the China Sky restaurant in Adams Corner. The fire erupted around 12:45 p.m. at the 520 Gallivan Blvd. restaurant.

District 8 Fire Chief Doug Smith estimated the damage to the mostly-brick building at $100,000.

Three workers were inside the restaurant at the time of the fire, and all got out safely, he said. There were no injuries.

Charles Mardirosian, a driver for Windy City, a pizza restaurant adjacent to China Sky, said he saw flames shooting out of the vent in back of China Sky.

"You could see the smoke was billowing out all over the place," he said. "You couldn't even see out here."  Read more

In 1983, Reagan at the Eire

Reagan at the EireReagan at Eire Pub

This weekend will likely be chock-full of remembrances, since Feb. 6 is the 100th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan's birth.

Dorchester has its own memory of the fortieth U.S. president: He dropped by the famed Eire Pub in 1983. The visit came about thanks to Reagan aide Ed Hickey, a Cedar Grove native.  Read more

Snow emergency ends at 6 p.m. Monday

By 
Reporter Staff
Dec. 26, 2010

The city of Boston says that the snow emergency that went into effect yesterday will be lifted at 6 p.m. on Monday. The emergency order means that parking is prohibited on all major arteries in Boston.

In a noon hour press conference on Sunday, Gov. Deval Patrick said that service on the Mattapan high-speed trolley line would be suspended tonight and replaced with buses. All other public transportation is expected to follow a normal schedule.

"Residents are reminded to remain at home throughout the duration of this snow event and businesses tomorrow should consider asking employees to work from home," stated a press release issued by the city of Boston on Sunday morning. The city also is cautioning older residents or those with "health conditions" to "refrain from shoveling this heavy wet snow."  Read more

Census count confirms Mass. to lose House seat

By 
Matt Murphy, State House News Service
Dec. 21, 2010

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2010…. As widely predicted, Massachusetts will lose at least one of its 10 seats in Congress during the 2012 election cycle based on population counts collected during the 2010 Census, according to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau.

During a conference call with reporters, Census Bureau officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Massachusetts is among ten states to be losing at least one U.S. House seat.  Read more