St. Mark's Area

Stefano and Tsedenia Kiros
The Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday approved plans by Stefano and Tsedenia Kiros to open an Italian restaurant called Via Cannuccia at 1739 Dorchester Ave. - the former home of an Italian bakery. The couple plan "a casual Italian restaurant," their... Read more
Three people were shot— two fatally— at a three-decker home at 26 Melbourne St. early on Sunday morning (Sept. 4). Boston Police were called to the scene around 3 a.m. According to NBC10 Boston, one person died at the scene and a second person was... Read more
A rash of home break-ins near St. Marks Parish and the Shawmut MBTA station has prompted a warning from Boston Police today. According to a statement from BPD, "at least four victims" have reported early morning break-ins that happened with residents at... Read more
Police arrested two young men on Monday afternoon after a chaotic shooting and attempted carjacking was reported in the St. Mark’s Area just before 4:30 p.m. Police were called to the scene by witnesses whose quick relay of information led to the... Read more
An Italian-style cafe and bakery will replace the recently shuttered Dot2Dot Cafe on Dorchester Avenue. Nino Barbalace told civic members in the St. Mark’s Area on Tuesday night that he has agreed to lease the space. Barbalace, who moved the the US from... Read more
Community members and housing experts engaged in a discussion on development and Dorchester’s trajectory during a wide-ranging forum in the basement hall of St Mark’s Church on Tuesday night. Faced with housing pressures coming to bear on the increasingly... Read more
About 30 neighbors and business owners gathered at St. Mark’s Church hall on Monday night to discuss a proposed five-story, mixed use development slated for a stretch of Dorchester Avenue near Peabody Square. The building proposal is presently under... Read more
Boston Police say they have made two arrests in connection with a string of brazen auto-part theft ring that has hit hard in recent months across the Greater Boston region, including Dorchester. Capt. Tim Connolly, commander of the Area C-11 Boston Police... Read more
Two people were injured after their car crashed into Mohawk Insurance on Dorchester Avenue late Saturday night, police said. Police responded to the crash site at about 9:40 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Officer Rachel McGuire. Police said the man... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports a man was found shot to death around 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday at 15 Shepton St. The victim appeared to be in his 20s, police say. Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470, or the... Read more


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