Dorchester Ave.

Open Streets
A 2.1 mile stretch of Dorchester Avenue was “open to people” but not cars on Saturday morning as thousands turned out for the last in a series of Open Street Boston events organized by the city of Boston this year. The pedestrian zone— between Freeport... Read more
Dorchester Avenue will be on Saturday the location of the city’s third “Open Streets” day this year, with the weather forecasted to be 67 and sunny. Stretching for 2.1 miles, between Freeport Street and Gallivan Boulevard, the avenue is closing to... Read more
A person was shot and killed on Van Winkle Street in Dorchester on Wednesday afternoon. According to Boston Police, the male victim was hit by gunfire just after 5 p.m. near Dorchester Avenue and the dead-end side street near Ashmont station. "On arrival... Read more
Several businesses along Dorchester Avenue have been hit hard by a wave of graffiti targeting their properties in recent weeks, an uptick that is prompting at least one company to re-consider its plans to open for business. The rash of “tagging” has been... Read more
City Councillor Frank Baker lent a hand to members of the Dorchester Park Association and representatives of the Armenia Tree Project in a tree-planting ceremony Tuesday morning in Dorchester Park. The event commemorated the 25th anniversary of the... Read more
Last month, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) invited public comment for the most recent design of the Dot Block proposal, which could begin construction as soon as this year. City Councillor Frank Baker is one of the key members of the... Read more
An ownership change will soon result in a branding change at the Rite Aid store at 1100 Dorchester Ave. The store and pharmacy at the corner of Savin Hill Avenue will be switching to a Walgreens as part of a sale of select Rite Aid stores to the rival... Read more
A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board on Tuesday. BPD Officer Paul Delaney said a... Read more
Van Shabu, one of Dorchester's go-to eateries with a focus on hot pot, sushi and ramen, has closed its doors after eight years in business on Dot Ave, according to co-owner Karen Diep. The family-owned bar and restaurant near Savin Hill Avenue combined... Read more
Dorchester's Carney Hospital has a new president. Tom Sands, who has been the interim president since the departure of previous president Walter Ramos this year, will take over the permanent post. This announcement comes on the heels of a recent expansion... Read more

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