Savin Hill

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

Savin Hill District Champs

Savin Hill District Champs

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

Neighbors press for city to make Savin Hill Ave. safer

Lisa Hagen, Special to the Reporter
Mar. 22, 2012

A treacherous stretch of Savin Hill Avenue is getting renewed scrutiny from city officials after complaints from neighbors who say that speeding, reckless drivers, and the narrow nature of the street itself pose a serious safety risk.

City Councillor Frank Baker and the city’s transportation chief, Thomas Tinlin, went on a walkthrough of the area with neighbors six weeks ago, an expedition that resulted in the installation of new signs urging caution on the two-way stretch of the avenue. Still, Baker says, the street cannot handle all of the traffic.  Read more

Three teens charged with armed holdup of computer-repair shop

The Boston Police Department reports three teens didn't get far with the 10 to 15 laptops they allegedly stole from a Dorchester Avenue computer-repair shop Monday morning.

Police say the three entered Comp-Net Solutions, 1120 Dorchester Ave., around 11:20 a.m. and asked an employee if he sold chargers. When he said no, one took out a black handgun and pointed it at him, while the other two gathered up the laptops from display cases. Before leaving, they took his wallet as well.  Read more