Dorchester Avenue

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, BLDUP.com 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.

By - 4/20/17 - 10:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board today reinstated the food-serving license for Pho So 1, 223 Adams St. - and even let it stay open longer than before it was shut for letting patrons drink after its official closing time. Read more.

By - 4/15/17 - 1:50 pm
Clean-up crew in Fields Corner

Fields Corner Main Street reports several hundred people showed up for the One Boston Day cleanup along Dorchester Avenue today, including this happy crew in Fields Corner.

By - 3/1/17 - 9:44 am
Dorchester bank robbery suspect

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force has released photos of the woman it says held up the Santander Bank branch at 1442 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 10:53 am

Architect's rendering.

Connelly Construction is proposing a 20-unit apartment building at1857-1859 Dorchester Ave. that would replace a parking lot and a building that houses its own headquarters, three blocks north of the Ashmont T station. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:11 am

Around 7 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near Wrentham Street. Gavin Schoch reports the victim's injuries were life threatening; the homicide unit was called in just in case. The Herald reports police found the apparent hit-and-run car, abandoned, in Quincy.

By - 1/6/17 - 10:23 am

The Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. was held up around 10:10 a.m. by a white man, about 5'5" and wearing a black baseball hat. He may have fled by jumping in a cab and may be the same guy who held up the East Boston Savings bank branch in Andrew Square on Wednesday.

By - 10/18/16 - 7:40 pm

The victim died.

Shortly before 6 p.m. near Dix Street, Ed Baur reports. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the person's injuries.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:59 pm
Ray Bolger mural in Dorchester

The Mayor's Mural Crew this week finished an homage to Dorchester's own Ray Bolger, best know for his role as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." It's on the side of Romel Dry Cleaners, at Dorchester Avenue and St. Mark's Road.

By - 6/16/16 - 10:32 am

Urban Liberty provides an update on BRA planning for development along Dorchester Avenue from Broadway to Andrew.

By - 6/14/16 - 5:28 pm

In the right side, around 5 p.m. at 1742 Dorchester Avenue, near Welles Avenue and Lonsdale Street, David Finnerty reports. A person driving by reported seeing a car with several bullet holes in it.

By - 6/5/16 - 5:36 pm
Witch in the Dorchester Day parade

Did she cast a spell to hold off the rain?

The annual neighborhood celebration wended its way up Dorchester Avenue today.

Some of the musicians prepared for the rain that mostly didn't fall: Read more.

By - 5/20/16 - 11:02 pm
Old pay toilet on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Lauren Demarco discovered today that the pay toilet that used to sit in front of the new wing of the Copley Square library has been relocated to a lot on Dot Ave. in South Boston.

By - 5/12/16 - 11:49 pm

The BRA today approved the Dot Block complex, which would replace a series of low-slung storefronts and industrial buildings at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street with 384 apartments, 60,000 square feet of retail space and a 450-car garage.

By - 4/20/16 - 9:43 am

Anulfo Baez introduces us to the new mural at 1720 Dorchester Ave., by Marcelo Ment, finishing up a residency at Brandeis:

A member of the first generation of graffiti artists in Rio do Janeiro, Marcelo Ment's work has been widely published in books and catalogs. Ment's murals can be seen on the streets of many cities around the world, including those of Rio do Janeiro, Los Angeles, Miami and now Boston.

By - 4/8/16 - 4:20 pm

Great Spaces shows us the demolition of the former Ashmont Tire building across from the T stop today. Read more.