Savin Hill

Police say man tried to hold up two people at gunpoint but failed in both cases

The Boston Police Department charges Morgado Veiga, 19, tried to hold up two people in rapid succession yesterday afternoon but was successfully turned away by both.  Read more

Police collar alleged stick-up man in Savin Hill

Boston Police arrested a 19 year-old Dorchester man on armed robbery charges last evening in Savin Hill after the suspect allegedly accosted two people at gunpoint in back-to-back incidents around 5 p.m. Neither victim was hurt in the stick-up attempts and the weapon turned out to be a pellet gun.

The incidents happened moments apart just around 5 p.m. The first took place near the corner of Sydney and Sudan streets. The second victim was accosted at Romsey and Sudan Streets. The suspect demanded phones from the victims, but did not succeed in either attempt. He fled the scene and was apprehended a few minutes later by C-11 police.  Read more

Free GED/ESL Classes

The Higher Education Development and Upliftment Program is offering free GED/ESL classes on Mondays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at Christ the King Church at 50 Stoughton Street, Dorchester, MA 02125. We offer individualized, one-on-one tutoring that allows people to choose what specific skills/subjects they need help with. We start-up for 2012 on Monday, January 23rd. Questions? Call 1-980-224-3387 or visit


Stepped up patrols in Savin Hill lead to gun, drug bust

Boston Police have stepped up their patrols in Savin Hill this week in response to a string of high-profile incidents, including a brawl last Friday outside a troubled house on Savin Hill Ave. The extra presence seems to be paying off: On Wednesday night, a team of cops busted up an apparent drug deal that began at the corner of Dot Ave. and Savin Hill Avenue and resulted in three arrests for gun and drug charges after a traffic stop in South Boston.  Read more

The menace on Savin Hill Avenue

Several levels of city government have swung into action this week to confront a “problem property” on Savin Hill Avenue that has become a real menace in recent years, according to neighbors and police reports. City officials have not yet opted to fine the property’s owner for his role in creating the nuisance— something they could do under a new city ordinance passed earlier this year. Instead, they are using their leverage and experience to compel the owner, My Lan Nguyen, to evict the tenants who are responsible for the trouble at 47-49 Savin Hill Ave.  Read more

City official: Landlord will move to evict Savin Hill tenants

47-49 Savin Hill Ave: Landlord has told police he will evict tenants who were involved in brawl on Friday.47-49 Savin Hill Ave: Landlord has told police he will evict tenants who were involved in brawl on Friday.(Updated, Tuesday, Dec. 13)— Five people were arrested on Friday night following a raucous street brawl outside a notorious multi-family house on Savin Hill’s main drag. Now, a top official in the Mayor's office says that the owner of the property has promised to evict the tenants who were arrested in the incident.

As many as 20 people were allegedly fighting outside of 49 Savin Hill Ave. when the first police unit rolled up around 10:45 p.m. on Friday. More than a dozen cops from district C-11 and neighboring district C-6 were needed to quell the violence and cuff the worst offenders, one of whom fled inside the six-family house that neighbors have repeatedly cited as a trouble-spot.  Read more

Former Glodis aide tapped as Baker chief of staff at City Hall

Incoming City Councillor Frank Baker has tapped a Beacon Hill veteran as his chief of staff in City Hall. Amy Frigulietti, who volunteered for Baker during his District 3 campaign, worked in the state Senate as chief of staff to state Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and as a legislative aide to Guy Glodis (D-Worcester) when he served in the Senate.  Read more

Fire tears through Sydney Street home

Pat Tarantino, Reporter Staff
Dec. 5, 2011

Firefighters worked to control a two-alarm house fire this morning at 161 Sydney Street. Photo by Pat Tarantino

At least eight Boston Fire Department vehicles responded to a house fire this morning at 161 Sydney St. in Savin Hill. The two-alarm fire began around 10:45 a.m., sending a large plume of smoke across the Southeast Expressway and doing heavy damage to rear of the single-family house and a car parked in the back yard. Fire officials say everyone was safely evacuated from the building. Traffic is currently being redirected around the area.

Sydney Street fire

Sydney Street fire

Dad walking with two kids robbed at gunpoint

A rash of armed street robberies in and around Savin Hill hit a new low last week when a father walking with two small children was robbed by two teenage suspects near the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester. One of the teens flashed a handgun and demanded that the man give up his cell phone and cash.

The incident took place just before 6 p.m. last Tuesday (Nov. 22) in the parking lot of a strip mall that runs along 1156 Dorchester Ave., just steps from one of the clubhouse buildings on Deer Street. The victim was walking back to his car in the parking lot, escorting his two kids, ages 9 and 4.  Read more