Dorchester Avenue

By - 2/19/18 - 7:59 pm
Dorchester iguanas

Rescued iguanas in a bucket. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:52 am
Architect's rendering of 951 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering, with obligatory birds.

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.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:18 pm

The 7-Eleven at 1886 Dorchester Ave., near Ashmont station, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. by a slim black man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket over blue jeans.

By - 1/11/18 - 8:54 pm

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.

H/t Kim and Alert Page Boston for the gas-station info.

By - 1/11/18 - 12:33 pm

A peeved citizen files a 311 report about the stealth (and booby-trap?) space saver he or she ran over at West 2 Street and Dorchester Avenue in South Boston Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 11/29/17 - 11:04 pm

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.

By - 11/21/17 - 5:16 pm
Sunset over Fields Corner

Fields Corner Main Street shows us the sunset over Dorchester Avenue tonight.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:06 pm
Charlottesville vigil in Dorchester's Peabody Square

Hilary Detmold was among the group of people who held a vigil on Dorchester Avenue in Peabody Square in Dorchester this evening.

By - 8/2/17 - 1:49 pm

Workers have begun demolishing the top floor of what had been the nearly complete Treadmark Building on Dorchester Avenue so they can replace it. The company estimates the demolition will take a couple of weeks.

By - 7/21/17 - 10:39 am

Boston Police are asking for help to find the people who ransacked and vandalized the Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, 950 Blue Hill Ave., sometime late Sunday or early Monday: Read more.

By - 6/29/17 - 10:57 am
Foam on Dorchester Avenue from Treadmark fire

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.

By - 6/28/17 - 3:40 pm
Treadmark building on fire

Fire from the roof. Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 6/27/17 - 11:55 am
270 Dorchester Ave. proposal in South Boston

Architect's rendering.

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.

By - 6/26/17 - 3:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills early Sunday.

Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all clad in hoodies, dragged "a large safe" out. The burglary was captured on video and police dispatchers sent out a BOLO. Read more.

By - 6/14/17 - 6:35 pm

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.

By - 6/12/17 - 2:03 pm

Shortly before 1:50 p.m. at Florida and Shepton streets, although she managed to make her way to Dorchester Ave. and Gallivan Boulevard, where a police officer found her and rushed her to the hospital. The homicide unit was called in because of the severity of her injuries.

By - 6/4/17 - 6:41 pm
Woman with feathers in Dorchester Day parade

As it does on the first Sunday every June, Dorchester celebrated itself in the Dorchester Day Parade up Dot. Ave.

Overcast skies kept things at just the right temperature for a parade, which featured everything from Vietnamese lion dancers to bagpipers to a Caribbean steel-drum players: Read more.

By - 5/22/17 - 11:37 am

Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.

Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.

By - 5/5/17 - 9:43 pm
Outside the murder scene

Outside the murder scene. Photo by Nick Pizzolato.

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the suspect as Bampumim Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea; say the victims were a man and a woman in their 50s.

Around 8:40 p.m. in an 11th-floor penthouse unit at the Macallen Building at 141 Dorchester Ave. Cheryl Fiandaca at WBZ reports they were bound and had their throats slashed. Read more.