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
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a man convicted of gunning down a 16-year-old outside a Geneva Avenue convenience store in September, 2011, ruling he did not get adequate representation because his lawyer spent parts of the... Read more
It has been decades since Bessie Gaul could walk from her apartment near Bowdoin-Geneva and get fresh food in a high-quality store. But last Saturday morning, she went shopping with a smile as the long-awaited Dorchester Food Coop (DFC) opened its doors... Read more
Cape Verdean President Jose Maria Neves visited Dorchester last week to encourage the country’s diaspora and other supporters to maintain strong ties and investment in the African island nation. Neves, 63, who won the presidency in 2021, had visited... Read more
120 Bowdoin St. rendering
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved a 38-unit apartment building at 120 Bowdoin St. at Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Developer Solmon Chowdhury's plans call for nine parking spaces, ground-floor retail space and rooftop solar panels. From... Read more
Three people were shot on Geneva Avenue at Bowdoin Street around 8:50 p.m. on Sunday. NBC Boston reports a woman, shot in the head, was declared dead at the scene. Another victim, a man, was shot in the chest. One of the victims was found inside the Star... Read more
A federal judge on Friday unsealed an indictment charging 19 alleged members of the Dorchester-based Cameron Street gang with a variety of RICO violations dating to 2010 that include one murder, 33 attempted murders, 17 armed robberies, 19 unarmed... Read more
Rendering of 120 Bowdoin St.
Shanti Acquisition has proposed a 35-unit residential building on what is now a vacant lot at 120 Bowdoin St., next to the Star 50 market at the intersection with Geneva Avenue. All of the units in the $8-million, five-story building would have one... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by organizers of the proposed Dorchester Food Coop to include a cafe in the store when it opens at 191-195 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester. The cooperatively owned store will occupy 6,000 square feet in an... Read more
Rendering of proposed Magnolia Street building
A developer has proposed replacing a small parking structure at 226 Magnolia St. with a $4-million, four-story building with 28 small studio apartments and a roof topped with solar panels. Shanti Acquisition of Dorchester filed its plans with the BPDA... Read more


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