Dorchester Avenue

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.

By - 4/1/16 - 11:10 am

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Hendrick Davis, 33, on a charge of holding up the Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. at gunpoint on Jan. 6, the state Attorney General's office reports.

Davis allegedly made off with $2,315, prosecutors say: Read more.

By - 3/22/16 - 5:56 pm
Proposed apartment building near Ashmont MBTA station in Dorchester

Architect's rendering of 1943 Dorchester Ave.

A developer and a neighborhood business group have filed plans with the BRA for a 64-unit apartment building across from the Ashmont T stop in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 2/20/16 - 2:26 pm

Joseph reports:

Makes my morning every day as I see this from my window but I can't imagine what it is. It's facing Andrew Square off of Dot Ave by the Marr equipment rental.

Any clues?

By - 12/28/15 - 12:42 pm

The owner of Truong-Thinh Market, 1305 Dorchester Ave., is admitting he paid a number of workers less than minimum wage and made them work overtime for a lot less than they should have, the state Attorney General's office reports.

Market owner Joseph Pham has agreed to pay $84,000 in restitution to seven workers for two years' worth of inadequate wages, as well as $21,000 in fines, the attorney general's office says, adding it began an investigation this past July after workers complained. Read more.

By - 12/20/15 - 1:43 pm

Around 1:30 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot, 1440 Dorchester Ave., by a black man with a long gun and wearing a bright red jacket, who rode away on a black bicycle.

By - 12/11/15 - 3:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered license suspensions for two Vietnamese restaurants where police found customers with beer in tea cups, because neither place has a license to serve beer. Read more.

By - 12/8/15 - 12:25 pm

Two Vietnamese restaurants on Dorchester Avenue that don't have liquor licenses face possible sanctions after police found patrons drinking beer out of tea cups last month.

Tomorrow, meanwhile, the City Council could vote on a proposal by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy to let small restaurants in neighborhoods such as Dorchester legally let their customers bring in their own beer and wine. BYOB is currently illegal in Boston. Read more.

By - 11/3/15 - 11:19 am

Boston Police report arresting a 16-year-old with a loaded gun before he could use it during an argument at Dorchester Avenue and Faulkner Street Monday afternoon. Read more.

By - 9/28/15 - 1:44 pm

Boston Police report that around 11 p.m. on Sunday, a woman was robbed and then sexually attacked at knifepoint at Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street in Dorchester.

The suspect is described as black, in his 20s with a medium build, short black curly hair, and a small amount of facial hair. He was wearing dark clothing and may have fled on foot in the direction of Sydney Street.

By - 9/6/15 - 10:33 pm

UPDATE: Suspects arrested.

The Dunkin' Donuts at 1580 Dorchester Ave. was held up at gunpoint around 10:25 p.m., by a bald black man in his late 30s or early 40s - which is the same description given for the suspect in armed robberies this morning at the nearby McDonald's and outside the Fields Corner T stop.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:21 am
New Store on the Block in Dorchester

An NKOTB reference, Dunkin' Donuts and keno all in one corner store, on Dot. Ave. near Columbia Road.

By - 7/9/15 - 9:48 am

Max Falkowitz journeys up from Queens in pursuit of the perfect bowl of pho on Dorchester "Boulevard:"

On a mission to find the bowl of pho most likely to send you wandering naked through the desert, I downed a one at every Dorchester Vietnamese restaurant that put it on their menu. I was principally in pursuit of balance: the pho that nailed lipsmacking stock without tasting cloying ...

H/t Wecome to Dot.

By - 7/6/15 - 10:58 am

The BRA this month begins a formal look at ways to spur "transit-oriented" residential development along Dorchester Avenue in South Boston and Washington Street from Forest Hills to Columbus Avenue in Egleston Square. Read more.

By - 6/4/15 - 9:00 am
Proposed DotBlock

Architect's rendering: Glover's Corner view.

Architects for developer Demetrios Dasco have released renderings of his proposed DotBlock, 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, a 450-car garage and a large pedestrian walkway parallel to Dot. Ave.

The renderings are in a filing with the BRA (42M PDF file) for what is so far the largest of a growing number of projects proposed for Dorchester. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:44 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the developers behind the proposed Dot Block at Dot. Ave. and Hancock Street are now asking for BRA approval to build 420 apartments, thanks to their acquisition of some more land.

By - 5/18/15 - 10:59 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. at 1229 Dorchester Ave., Southie Scanner reports.