Savin Hill

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

Dorchester Yacht Club pier catches on fire

Yacht club fire.

Firefighters at the yacht club. Photo by BFD.

A pier fire at the Dorchester Yacht Club off the Southeast Expressway erupted late Wednesday afternoon and went to two alarms because of the difficulty of fighting it, the Boston Fire Department reports.  Read more

Dorchester Day Parade Committee - 2012 Youth Art Contest

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee is hosting its 1st annual art contest open to all
Dorchester residents in the 3rd through 6th grade or students that attend a Dorchester
school. Two (2) prizes will be awarded to the drawings that are chosen from a
panel of local judges. Please fill out the registration form below and mail it with your
Art to the committee chair. A completed registration form and Art must be
postmarked by March 16, 2012 to be considered for a prize.

1.) The student must be a Dorchester resident or attend a Dorchester school.  Read more

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Marty Hogan

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