Savin Hill

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

Draft map revamps City Council districts, leaves Jackson in District 7

District 7 City Councillor Tito Jackson would not have to move or give up his seat on the City Council, according to a draft map featuring redrawn political boundaries for the city's 9 district council seats. Jackson's colleague, Michael Ross, isn't as lucky. Ross, who lives in Mission Hill, would no longer live in District 8, under the draft map circulated to reporters and staff inside City Hall on Wednesday.

A City Council committee, headed by District 2 City Councillor Bill Linehan, was tasked with redrawing the political boundaries of the districts, following U.S. Census counts that showed shifts in population requiring some districts to shed residents and other districts to gain residents.

Linehan's district was one of those that needed to lose population, so District 2 was redrawn without some parts of Chinatown and the South End – two areas where Linehan's recent opponent, Suzanne Lee, did well in the November election.  Read more

Wicked warning on Morrissey Boulevard: Flooding likely

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A message board run by the state's Highway Division warned of an impending "Wicked High Tide" that is likely to cause lane restrictions or outright closures on Morrissey Boulevard over the next few days.

The boulevard - which runs between Dorchester Bay and Savin Hill cove - is regularly flooded during peak tide periods, usually caused by the confluence of wind, high tide, and the phase of the moon.  Read more

Voters head to polls to pick District 3 councillor and City Council At-Large

Reporter Staff
Nov. 8, 2011

Polls opened at 7 a.m. across the city, with two races on the ballot in Dorchester's District 3: Two men are vying to succeed retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney and seven-person field is fighting for the four City Council At-Large slots.

The two top finishers in the Sept. preliminary, Frank Baker of Savin Hill and John O’Toole of Cedar Grove, are facing off over the first open City Council seat in Dorchester in nearly 18 years.

The polls close at 8 p.m.  Read more

Another armed street robbery reported in Savin Hill

Reporter Staff
Nov. 7, 2011

A woman told police she was robbed in an Auckland St. parking lot on Friday evening (Nov. 4) by a man who accosted her at gun point and demanded "give me everything you got."  Read more

Two C-11 officers attacked during gun arrest, but they catch their men

Area C-11 community service officers Mike Keaney and Dennis Rorie are best known to the Dorchester public for their presentations at regular crime watch and association meetings. But the two officers also ride the beat on Dot’s streets when they're not on the civic circuit — and last night their combined actions led to the arrest of two young men, one of whom was allegedly packing a loaded handgun.  Read more

Anderson Cooper hangs at the Boys and Girls Club

Oct. 29, 2011

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Anderson Cooper was at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester this past week to film a segment for his new show. Check out this clip above — and see more at anderson Other clips show interviews with Dot native Mark Wahlberg, who is teaming up with Taco Bell Foundation to bring a new "Graduate To Go" film and video studio at the Club.  Read more