Oct. 26, 2011
CNN’s Anderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester headquarters in Savin Hill on Monday to speak with club members as part of a special show that is expected to air on the news channel on Friday. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester are teaming with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Taco Bell Foundation on the creation of a "Graduate To Go Studio" which will house a new film and video studio at the Club. Above, club members David Barry, Aisling Kerr and Marissa Sneed are pictured with Cooper, alongside club director Mike Joyce and president Bob Scannell. Wahlberg, who was a member at the club during his youth and is now a board member, visited the Club on Tuesday as well. Mike Joyce and a group of club members will be traveling to New York this week to take part in the Anderson Cooper show.
A Dorchester woman and a Quincy man were arrested on prostitution charges early Monday morning after police spotted them engaged in risque behavior in a car parked outside 200 Savin Hill Ave.
The Boston Police Department says it has started patrolling the area around Dorchester Avenue and Freeport Street for prostitution and that the couple got snared by that. Read more
Oct. 19, 2011
Boston Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery on Tuesday evening in which a male victim was held up at gunpoint near the corner of Mayfield Street and Dorchester Ave. The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. The victim told police that two young men accosted him as he was walking on Mayfield Street in the direction of Pleasant Street. The victim lost his wallet, including $130 in cash. The suspects, described as black males in their 20's approximately 5'6"-5'8, fled towards Dorchester Avenue, according to the police report.
Fire tore through the second floor of a home 8 Romsey Street around noontime today. No one was injured in the blaze, which triggered a two-alarm response from the city's fire department. The blaze was largely confined to the attic and second-story of the single-family house, which is home to 10 people. Fire officials estimate that the fire caused $150,000 in damage.
Boston Police arrested a 31-year-old Sydney Street man on Monday morning in connection with a series of violent attacks early on Sunday morning in Savin Hill, including the rape of one woman who was assaulted at gunpoint near the corner of Savin Hill Avenue and Saxton Street just after 2 a.m. Read more
Two sitting Boston city councillors may be forced to move from their current homes or give up their seats due to Boston population shifts that could transform the boundaries of their current districts. That's one possibility that was raised at a redistricting hearing held Thursday in downtown Boston.
While the city gained residents overall, rising by five percent to 617,594 residents, some parts of the city lost population by official counts, including parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Roslindale, and West Roxbury. Read more
Boston Neighborhood Network Open House, first and third Thursday of every month. Come and learn: Boston Neighborhood Network has provided professional training and services to cablecast a variety of relevant information, increase access to city services, offer a valuable medium to share local resources and give a direct voice to the community to promote unique opportunities for advancement.
Aug. 25, 2011
John O’Toole, a local realtor and a top candidate in the District 3 City Council race, is enmeshed in a civil lawsuit with a former partner of his, according to court records. But he isn’t the only candidate who has been involved in legal actions in recent months and years: Two other top contenders, fellow realtor Craig Galvin and former city employee Frank Baker, have had a suit and an injunction, respectively, filed against them, according to a Reporter review of court records available to the public at Suffolk Superior Court. Read more
Aug. 18, 2011
They line up inside the dugout of the softball field on Boston Common usually reserved for Little League games – a dozen or so knickerbocker-ed men from the vintage Boston Red Stockings club, splitting sunflower seeds in between sips of Gatorade. The manager, “Orator” Jim O’Rourke, leans against the fence and fixes his bow tie. Deacon White is at the plate. A hit! “Hip-Hip Hoozah!” the players sing like choraliers.
It’s a Sunday afternoon and the Boston Red Stockings are beating their rivals from Cincinnati by two runs. Never mind that the Boston team was effectively dissolved more than 100 years ago, or that “Orator” O’Rourke died in 1919. As far as the players are concerned, it’s 1870 and the National League pennant might be at stake. Read more