Savin Hill

Pine Street to take control of Savin Hill elderly home

The Tuttle House, an 26-unit elderly housing facility in Savin Hill, is set to be transferred to the Pine Street Inn, New England's largest non-profit for the homeless, which plans to invest $300,000 in renovations at the site, according to members of the Tuttle House's board.

Two members of the 14-member board that currently governs the facility say its mission will stay the same was part of the deal.

"It's a place for frail elders," said Bill O'Shea, president of the board. "Things have to stay the same."  Read more

Treasure trove on Savin Hill Avenue; A boy, his puppy, an orange, and a chair

The portrait hung in a Savin Hill Avenue parlor for at least a century. Its subject, a young boy in a green waist-coat, well coiffed, sits in an ornamental chair holding an orange and petting his devoted puppy.

The six-year-old child's soft blue eyes peer back at us through the ages, daring us to read his thoughts.

One idea that was not likely on his mind: "Someday, this painting is going to fetch my kin a whole treasure trove of greenbacks."  Read more

Mother-daughter team from Savin Hill make history at Harvard

Rosemary Dowling, 79, left, and her daughter Rosemary McCarthy both took degrees from Harvard University last week, marking the first time in the university's long history that a mother and daughter graduated on the same day. Photo: Jeffry Pike/Harvard University.  Read more

Civic discord lingers over Columbia-Savin Hill committees

In what has become a monthly occurrence, Monday night's general meeting of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association was marred by infighting and shouting matches, as a lingering dispute over the association's bylaws and voting rules continues to swirl.

At last month's meeting, the membership voted to suspend all voting by the association's various committees. Under the motion, the association's various committees would still meet, but any matters requiring a vote would be put before the full association at the monthly meeting.  Read more

Dot Ave. apartment plan gets conditional green light at Columbia-Savin Hill

The Columba/Savin Hill Civic Association on Monday evening voted to grant preliminary conditional approval to the latest proposal for the Crescent Court Project, a conversion of the R & R Sales building on Dorchester Ave. into residential properties.  Read more

Savin Hill Redliners Skeptical about T's Re-opening

Forget the boy who cried wolf. MBTA officials have announced and delayed the re-opening of Savin Hill Station at least four times prior to their current promise of July 31, and that record of credibility has left more than a handful of Savin Hill residents reluctant to rush out and buy a T pass.

As contractors put the finishing touches on the renovated and newly handicapped accessible train platforms, regulars on the shuttle bus from the interim Dot Ave. stop to JFK/UMass Station offered their thoughts on the MBTA vow that the station will open July 31.  Read more