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.
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.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a developer's plans to replace a small junkyard at 1837-1841 Dorchester Ave. with a four-story building with ten apartments and a small space for a business. Read more.
Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.
American Dry Cleaners, 1724 Dorchester Ave., at St. Marks Road, was held up at gunpoint around 2:30 p.m. today - the latest in a series of armed robberies at stores along Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street over the past couple of weeks.
Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.
The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.
The Papa John's at 1242 Dorchester Ave., just north of Hancock, was held up shortly before 11 p.m. by a man with a gun, described as white or Hispanic, 5'5" to 5"7" and wearing a red, white and black hat, a black mask and a black jacket with a hood.
Foam coated Dot. Ave - and helped dampen stubborn fire. Photo by BFD.
BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn said this morning that a key part of the investigation into the multi-alarm fire that heavily damaged a residential building nearing completion is whether the sprinkler system failed or wasn't turned on. Read more.
UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. Heavy fire still burning on top floor and roof in the mainly wooden building.
A fire reported around 2:30 p.m. in the Treadmark condo and apartment building that had been nearing completion at 1971-1977 Dorchester Ave., went to six alarms, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved a 114-unit, six-story residential building on Dorchester Avenue near B Street that takes advantage of new city zoning for the Dot Ave. corridor to rise higher than normally allowed in exchange for more affordable units and affordable commercial space. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter says it's last call for Tom English's bar on Dot. Ave. - it's been sold (along with the neighboring market) and will, of course, likely be torn down for one of those mixed-use developments that are all the rage these days.