Dorchester Avenue

By - 4/2/15 - 8:09 am
Proposed Harmon Apartments on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Boston Home, which provides treatment for people with advanced neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, wants to build a 39-unit apartment building on its property at 2049 Dorchester Ave.

The units would be aimed at people with disorders such as MS, ALS, Huntington's and Parkinson's, and their families, the Boston Home says in its request to the BRA to review the project.

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By - 4/1/15 - 7:22 am

The Boston Business Journal reports a developer wants to turn five acres of industrial land at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue into a mixed-use development with 700 housing units in eight buildings, one 17 stories tall.

By - 2/26/15 - 6:14 pm
Ashmont project approved

The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story esidential building with 81 units on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Carruth and the Ashmont T station.

The building, which will also have ground-level retail space, will have 53 units marketed as affordable on what is now the home of Ashmont Tire, under plans by developer Trinity Financial. The project will have 44 parking spaces and... Read more

By - 1/23/15 - 7:41 am
Wanted for failed bank robbery in Dorchester

Boston Police report they are looking for a 50-something man who tried holding up the Eastern Bank branch at 1906 Dorchester Ave. on Jan. 9.

Police say the man gave a teller a note demanding money, but then took it back and left without any money.

He's about 5'6" and wore a trench coat, scarf and dark hat.

If he looks familiar, contact... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 6:03 pm
Building proposed for Dorchester Avenue in South Boston

Imagine the intro to "2001: A Space Odyssey" playing here. See larger.

Jason Cincotta's Evergreen Property Group has filed plans with the BRA to replace a parking lot at 248 Dorchester Ave. with a 6-story, 33-unit apartment building that would feature retail space at ground level, large enough for a restaurant.

Evergreen, currently building a similar mixed-use building at 22-26 W. Broadway, says the $13-million building across from the MBTA bus depot will be "high quality,... Read more

By - 1/8/15 - 6:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Maria Market, 779 Dorchester Ave. in the Polish Triangle, a license to begin selling beer and wine as owner John Nguyen tries to transform it into more of an "urban market" servicing a neighborhood going upscale.

But the board rejected a similar request from Kun Jin Kim, who wants to move his Kim's Pantry to larger digs across... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:44 pm

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there -... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 11:42 am

Two complaints this fine fall morning from citizens trying to catch some winks early on a Saturday morning. First, on Alger Street, a resident complains about guys slicing up train tracks. Train tracks? Train tracks.

7:30 on Saturday morning and there is a private crew on Alger street in South Boston . With no permits . Using saws to cut up railroad tracks. No

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By - 11/5/14 - 7:36 am

UPDATE: Suffolk County prosecutors charge Charley shot his victim after he had grabbed money from the register.

Boston Police report arresting Jarris Charley, 21, on charges he robbed the D&D convenience store and shot the owner last night.

Police say his victim is expected to survive.

Charley was arrested after a large search that included a State Police helicopter. He was charged with... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 7:43 pm

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

The owner of the D & D convenience store, 1002 Dorchester Ave., was robbed and then shot around 7:30 p.m.

Police are looking for a black man, about 6'1" and slim, wearing a black mask, an orange-brimmed hat, a blue hoodie, a black and white bubble vest and blue jeans. They are looking for a yellow, 2010 Camry, 394 SA2,... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

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By - 10/6/14 - 1:44 pm

That sucking sound Dorchester residents in the area of Dorchester and Crescent avenues heard last night was a hazardous-waste company vacuuming up the oil that spilled out of two failed NStar transformers down a manhole - so that NStar workers could then repair the transformers.

We learn this from the city's answer to a citizen complaint about the loud noise of the device... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:05 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a teenager it says held up the Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills around 3:15 p.m. last Monday.

This is the same branch where the bank president chased after another robber the month before.

Last week's robber is described as 18-20, about 5'2" with strawberry blond hair and blue... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 1:34 pm
Stuck truck in Fields Corner

From the "How do they even do that?" department comes this picture, by Fields Corner Main Street, of a truck whose driver tried but failed to make a U-turn at a major intersection shortly after 1 p.m.

By - 8/22/14 - 1:16 pm
Wanted for Dorchester jewelry heist

Boston Police report they are looking for four people in connection with the robbery of $20,000 worth of jewelry at Thai Binh Jewelry, which recently opened at 1283 Dorchester Ave.

According to police, one of the four walked into the shop around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, looked around, declared he didn't want anything they had, then walked out.

As the individual left the store,

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By - 8/14/14 - 4:41 pm

In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.

The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 3:10 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, a motorist took exception, by way of his fist, to a bicyclist obeying traffic rules at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road.

Greland says the motorist, apparently headed straight, beeped at the bicyclist in front of him. When the bicyclist refused to move and told him the light was red, the driver got... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm

A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.

By - 5/16/14 - 1:26 pm

The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today.

The Attorney General's office had filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the bar and owner Caron O'Neil in 2011.

According to the complaint, and other pleadings in the case, Peggy

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