Dorchester Avenue

By - 4/11/19 - 5:55 pm
Dot Block

The BPDA board today approved changes to the four-acre Dot Block project to add more apartments - with less parking - at a meeting at which BPDA officials acknowledged that protesting Dorchester residents have a point about displacement in the surrounding area, even if they disagreed that Dot Block has anything to do with that. Read more.

By - 2/17/19 - 1:59 pm

A concerned citizen took matters into his own hands this morning before filing a 311 complaint about a white-supremacist flier posted at Gallivan Boulevard and Dorchester Avenue that was different from the ones posted in East Boston:

Racist flyer posted on the corner of Gallivan and Dot Ave. I took down the flyer so there's no need for removal, but something needs to be done to address this incident of racism.

By - 1/10/19 - 12:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting a South Boston man yesterday on charges he shot another man on Dorchester Avenue at Adams Street around 2:15 p.m. on Dec. 31. Read more.

By - 1/2/19 - 11:35 am
Architect's rendering of proposed 1970 Dorchester Ave. building

Architect's rendering.

A developer has proposed turning a vacant Dorchester Avenue lot now used to store construction material for an Ashmont-area development into a 56-unit residential building with space for two first-floor businesses. Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:25 am

Unsafe intersection + reckless driving = hurt ped

Vivian Gerard's security camera caught a pedestrian getting mowed down at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 4:24 pm

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 today. Read more.

By - 11/24/18 - 5:35 pm

Boston Police report that Seabrook, NH police have picked up a Hampton, NH 16-year-old wanted for calling in violent threats to dbar in Dorchester and the Alley Bar downtown earlier this month. Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 6:37 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Tyshawn Cummings, Tyshawn Sanders and Jamari Manning of the murder of Shawn Border as he vacuumed his minivan on Oct. 18, 2016, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 9/6/18 - 2:49 pm

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the proposal.

By - 9/4/18 - 11:23 am

Boston Police report a man was shot in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Centre Street around 12:20 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 10:25 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the transformation of Peggy O’Neil’s into something called blend, which features a lower-case name burnished in a polished-metal logo, with a period at the end for emphasis.

By - 8/7/18 - 11:30 am

A clerk at O'Brien's Liquors on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont didn't look up from his phone or ask for ID as a guy handed him money for four six-packs of Twisted Tea - but quickly learned the guy was just 16 after he came back inside with BPD drug-unit officers, who'd just busted him and three of his teen friends in the store parking lot. Read more.

By - 8/3/18 - 10:17 pm

UPDATE, 10:35 a.m., Saturday: Dorchester Reporter has more details; victim expected to survive.

A pedestrian was taken away in critical condition following a crash outside 1911 Dorchester Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Because of the severity of his injuries, the homicide and fatal-accident reconstruction units were called in. Read more.

By - 7/11/18 - 2:59 pm
603 Dorchester Ave. rendering

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a six-story, 24-unit apartment building on Dorchester Avenue where it enters Andrew Square. Read more.

By - 6/3/18 - 5:37 pm
Girl holding Cape Verdean flag in Dorchester Day Parade

Girl flying a Cape Verdean flag.

As it is every year, the Dorchester Day parade was a microcosm of the cultures and backgrounds that make up the city's largest neighborhood. Read more.

By - 5/15/18 - 9:55 am
Robbery suspect

Boston Police report they are hunting a man who grabbed the entire cash register at Maria's Market, 1760 Dorchester Ave. around 4:35 p.m. on May 2.

If the guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 5/10/18 - 10:33 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports demolition has started for the 384-unit Dot Block project at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street.

By - 4/24/18 - 2:42 pm
Proposed hotel on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved plans for a 159-room hotel on Dorchester Avenue near where it crosses the South Boston Haul Road - and Track 61, which is the last remaining rail link between the Northeast Corridor and the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.

By - 4/24/18 - 11:55 am
Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street building

The Board of Appeals today approved a developer's proposal to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 9:45 pm
Proposed 603 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the two-story Andrew Square Auto Glass garage on Dorchester Avenue where it runs into Boston Street with a 25-unit apartment building. Read more.