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By adamg - 7/13/21 - 11:06 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted a one-year extension to the developer of a proposed eight-story, 150-unit condo building at Dorchester Avenue and B Street to start construction - but the developer's attorney said he's hoping construction can begin even sooner. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 3:30 pm
Rendering of Dorchester Avenue project in South Boston

Bird-enriched rendering by Stantec.

Core Investments today filed plans for a four-building complex along Dorchester Avenue at Alger Street that will include life-sciences labs, offices, retail space and 196 residential units - on a nine-acre site where the company originally planned to put a large Amazon warehouse that the BPDA rejected as not in keeping with the residential/office future it has planned for that stretch. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:14 am
Suspect under arrest

Suspect being arrested. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman was stabbed outside 1261 Dorchester Ave. around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The child was uninjured.

Princewill Daniels, 39, of Framingham, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 11:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the making of Little Saigon, the stretch of Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner that is now on its third generation of Vietnamese-American residents.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:54 pm
Baker in her coffeehouse

Baker testifies via Zoom from the Sugar Bowl.

The Boston Licensing Department rummages around tomorrow to see if it has any liquor licenses it can grant to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., which says that if it gets one, it will re-open at night and give locals a place to go to relax rather than having to jump in a cab to get to South Boston or Lower Mills. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/3/21 - 10:01 pm
Rendering of proposed 1320 Dorchester Ave.

Rendering by Choo & Co.

Developer Robert Raimondi today filed plans with the BPDA to replace a small commercial building and a parking lot at 1320 Dorchester Ave., at Ellsworth Street, with a six-story building with 80 studio apartments. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/21 - 1:49 pm
1121 Dorchester Avenue rendering

1121 Dorchester Ave. rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two new housing developments - one with room for restaurant - a couple blocks apart in the Glover's Corner stretch of Dorchester Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 4:43 pm
View across Dorchester Avenue

Rendeirng with work by Elkus Manfredi, ZGF and Cookfox.

National Development of Newton has filed plans to replace a Gold's Gym and a series of Marr Rigging warehouses at 323-365 Dorchester Ave. with four buildings - two with residential units and two outfitted to support the life-sciences labs and offices that are the current hotness in Boston development. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 4:40 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of Shawn Murphy, 49, of Brockton, for a shooting on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Ashmont T station, that sent another man to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. on March 4.

Police say the BPD fugitive unit, US marshals and Brockton Police arrested Murphy in Brockton around 5:45 a.m. today.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 3/10/21 - 1:20 pm

The Dorchester Day Parade Committee announced today that, for the second year in a row, it's canceled the June parade down Dot Ave. due to Covid-19.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 9:26 am

National Development of Newton yesterday told the BPDA it plans to file plans soon to replace a series of warehouses between F.W. Webb and Benjamin Moore on Dorchester Avenue, near Old Colony Avenue, with a four-building development - two buildings with 345 residential units and two buildings with 674,500 square feet of commercial space. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 9:37 pm

Update: Suspect arrested.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Dorchester Avenue near Ashmont Street. The homicide unit was called in just in case, due to the severity of the victim's injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:54 pm

A Milton woman was arraigned today on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 10:25 am
Car crash at Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue

Magdalena spotted this three-car crash at Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue around 10:15 a.m. Another view. And then the ambulances arrived.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 2:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the incident this afternoon outside Pat's Pizza on Dorchester Avenue.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in shaken seafood in a bag expand into Dorchester by taking over a Vietnamese seafood place on Dorchester Avenue that closed due to Covid-19 last year. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/21 - 5:08 pm
Crime scene

Crime scene. Photo by Cinnamngrl.

A person was stabbed around 3:40 p.m. in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Gibson Street. The person's injuries were severe enough to have the homicide unit summoned, just in case.

By adamg - 1/12/21 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of proposed Fields Corner apartment building

Rendering by Placetailor.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved developer Travis Lee's plans for a 29-unit apartment building at 1463-1469 Dorchester Avenue, next to the Fields Corner T stop, in which all the units will be rented as affordable and ownership of which local residents will be able to buy into. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/20 - 10:01 am
Traffic cones set out by bicyclist to protect bike lane in Dorchester

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint demanding that the crossing guard at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road stop removing the traffic cones somebody put there to try to protect bicyclists in the bike lane turning from Dot Ave. onto Columbia: Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/20 - 2:19 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to re-open Venice Pizza at Savin Hill and Dorchester avenues. Read more.

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