News

With the 8th annual Dorchester Open Studios (DOS) fast approaching this weekend, ultra-stressed organizers are wrestling with how to maximize the local celebration of the arts in the face of declining involvement of artists and visitors. Last year DOS... Read more
Respecting the spirit and wisdom of the elderly is not only part of the mission at Standish Village, but it is also a core value of the Lower Mills-based assisted living facility’s new executive director Jean Patel Bushnell. For Bushnell, the journey to... Read more
Citizens and community leaders— and one business owner — from the Mattapan neighborhood gathered for the fourth time on Monday night with one big purpose in mind: How best to write a proposal for a Mattapan Main Street District that will get City Hall's... Read more
History buffs and area residents strolled through the building where the nation’s first supermarket once thrived, threw balls down the lane of a shuttered candlepin alley, and even took a bow on the stage of the Strand Theatre on Saturday morning. And... Read more
The two mayoral candidates this week offered a preview of the closing weeks of the campaign as incumbent Thomas Menino defended a record of lower crime during his tenure and a history of fighting foreclosures, while City Councilor At-Large Michael... Read more
The former home of George Wright at 24 Grampian Way, Savin Hill. Photo by Ed Forry. What was once one of Dorchester’s grandest homes sits sadly today at 24 Grampian Way atop Savin Hill overlooking downtown Boston. The residence, deemed a “haunted... Read more
The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously on Tuesday to deny an appeal filed by the Eglise Baptise H. Bon-Berger de Boston Church to expand the maximum occupancy of its Ashmont Street site from 32 to 108 people. “This case before us has no... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Michael Hart, 53, for killing a woman who confronted him after he'd slashed his ex-girlfriend's throat and then stabbed her on her Millet Street front porch in 2005. Michael... Read more
Boston Police report the Sovereign Bank branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave., was held up today - somebody passed a note to the teller. The bank was also held up on Oct. 7.
A 38-year-old disabled Dorchester resident, who is not able to speak, lost a device Friday morning at Ashley’s Restaurant on Bowdoin Street that enables him to communicate. The hand-held device, which resembles a Blackberry or cell phone, was left on... Read more
Morrissey Blvd Flooding Friday's heavy morning rains and 11 a.m. high tides resulted in road flooding along Morrissey Blvd. Late morning traffic was down to one lane in both directions near Savin Hill. The road was flooded also near Freeport Street,... Read more
Boston Police report a girl waiting for her bus to school on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Wednesday morning was attacked by a pit bull but managed to avoid serious harm when a man driving by on a motorcycle stopped to free her from the dog. According to a... Read more
Fans of Boston’s highest-profile crime writer, Dorchester native Dennis Lehane, are awaiting the launch of his latest work, a celebration that will culminate the upcoming Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24. Lehane, whose best-sellers have been... Read more
By land and by sea, Dorchester residents are expected to be out in great numbers this year celebrating the scariest of holidays, Halloween. From a scarecrow contest to floating pumpkins and costume parties, local organizations have something planned for... Read more
Red Line commuters who have waited through years of Ashmont Station construction for a back entrance to the subway to reopen will have to trek around the station for another year and a half – at least. The Radford Lane entrance to the station, tucked on... Read more
Responding to residents of Savin Hill concerned about a draft development plan for the Columbia Point neighborhood, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stressed this week that the plan – and the height of the proposed buildings – was “not solidified.” Briefly... Read more
The controversy over a church based out of a two-family residential building on Ashmont Street is building up again after two years of inactivity with neighbors outraged that David Milien, pastor of the Eglise Baptiste H. Bon-Berger de Boston Church, is... Read more
The eight contenders vying for four citywide seats were split this week over how long pols in City Hall should warm the seats in the mayor’s office and on the City Council. At a forum sponsored by the nonpartisan voting rights group MassVOTE, the City... Read more
Thousands descended on Adams Village on Sunday to join in the first Irish Heritage Festival. Organizers deemed the inaugural fete a success. Photo by Harry Brett
Boston Police and two city councilors today opposed a request by Tasty Caribbean, 388 Blue Hill Ave. to extend its closing hours from midnight to 2 a.m. Det. John Danilecki of District B-2 told the Boston Licensing Board that the restaurant is illegally... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to News