Savin Hill

Officials beginning to stir on safety issues at busy Morrissey Blvd. intersection

Morrissey intersection: Bottleneck poses hazard for pedestrians, aggravation for motorists. Photo by Bill ForryMorrissey intersection: Bottleneck poses hazard for pedestrians, aggravation for motorists. Photo by Bill ForrySafety concerns about the heavily trafficked intersection of Morrissey and Bianculli boulevards near UMass Boston,The Boston Globe, and Boston College High School, are drawing attention from residents and local elected officials alike.

One top lawmaker, Rep. Marty Walsh, said the state may need to “reconstruct the whole intersection” to alleviate the concerns about the crossroad that in addition to vehicular traffic also accommodates numerous pedestrians, given adjacent attractions like Patten’s Cove on one side of Morrissey Boulevard and the Harborwalk, which rings the university campus, on the other.

Reporter's View: Engineering fix, enforcement needed on Morrissey  Read more

Finally, new prospect for business at old Savin Hill corner store

This building at 102-110 Savin Hill Ave. was once home to a busy variety store, but has been boarded up in recent years. Photo by Bill Forry

A vacant eyesore at the prominent intersection of Savin Hill Avenue and Sydney Street may finally get a new lease on life in the coming months. A convenience store magnate has entered into a long-term lease agreement with the building’s owner, Anthony Desmond, and intends to open for business as soon as renovations can be completed.  Read more

Thieves target Savin Hill's Cristo Rey School

Boston Police are investigating an overnight break-in at the Cristo Rey-Boston high school at 100 Savin Hill Ave. that included the theft of computers and one of the school's passenger vans. The incident was discovered when the school's janitor opened the doors of the building this morning around 6 a.m.  Read more

Letter: Fix needed for hazardous Morrissey crossing

Morrissey Blvd. Crosswalk : A busy passageway to Columbia Point could be safer, says one reader. Photo by Bill ForryMorrissey Blvd. Crosswalk : A busy passageway to Columbia Point could be safer, says one reader. Photo by Bill Forry

To the Editor:

The following letter was sent to the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation and dated July 7, 2012:

I’m writing concerning the intersection of Morrissey Blvd. and Bianculli Blvd. in Dorchester. The pedestrian walk light to cross the street is not adequate. When I press the button, I will get a walk light, but the way in which the road is set up, the majority of the cars that are supposed to be turning into UMass Boston, go straight when I’m trying to cross that section of the street with my walk light.  Read more

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Patten's Cove Driving Range

Patten's Cove Driving Range

Morrissey Blvd. Crosswalk

Morrissey Blvd. Crosswalk

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

Man pleads guilty to Savin Hill murder

May. 24, 2012

A former Dorchester resident pleaded guilty Wednesday in the May 2011 shooting death of 19-year-old Derek Matulina at the Savin Hill Red Line station. Nhu Nguyen, 20, was sentenced to two and a half years in jail in a plea deal. He'll be on probation for two additional years, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley's office.

Nguyen shot Matulina in the chest during a fight on the T station platform on the afternoon of May 7. Prosecutors said Nguyen and Matulina "had once been friends and had sold marijuana together but had had a falling out over the proceeds of those sales."  Read more

Man admits he killed former friend at Savin Hill T stop

Nhu Nguyen, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing Derek Matulina during a fight at the Savin Hill Red Line stop on May 11, 2011.  Read more