Glover's Corner

Bayside Expo site nearly cleared on Columbia Point: The Boston Teachers Union building on Mt. Vernon St. (shown at left) stands next to what was once the Bayside Expo Center. As we reported last week, the Walsh administration intends to follow through... Read more
The Dot Block development in Glover’s Corner is aiming for an early summer construction start date after a new investor bought into the mixed-used project, providing the financial infusion needed to break ground. Though developer Sean Gildea and... Read more
Over five generations, the Russell family built landing crafts to storm the beaches in World War II and hydrogen tanks for the space program. Richard Russell even engineered and supervised the construction of the foundation of one of Boston’s most iconic... Read more
Savin Hill Railroad Bridge circa 1855: An engraving from Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion shows a steam engine on a wooden trestle pulling a train across the waters of Dorchester Bay. The MBTA Red Line uses the same route today. In 1631, John... Read more
A debate about labor contracts has become an issue as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) continues its review of the DOT Block development project. The proponents of the large-scale, mixed-use redevelopment plan say they intend to move forward with... Read more
It was a troubling discovery. Last October, during a routine call to open a vacant warehouse on Hancock Street in Dorchester for a client viewing, a representative for the property owner stumbled into what from all appearances was a newly constructed, but... Read more
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will undertake a planning initiative aimed at the stretch of Freeport Street, including Glover’s Corner, the busy crossroads of Dot Ave., Hancock, and Freeport streets. (Editor's Note: The final boundaries of the... Read more
Two longtime Dorchester tire businesses have formed an alliance this summer. Dorchester Tire Service and Ashmont Tire are now being managed by a single entity, according to Gary Saks of Dorchester Tire Service, based at 1160 Dorchester Ave. The move comes... Read more
DOT Block, the proposed development at the fulcrum of Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street, has expanded its footprint to include another “significant” parcel along Dorchester Avenue–now truly occupying the entire block of Dorchester Avenue from... Read more


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