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By adamg - 3/22/23 - 11:44 pm

A Dorchester man who says the Dunkin' mobile app sometimes adds unexpected overcharges for everything from cream cheese on his bagels to whipped cream on his frozen hot chocolate has filed what he hopes will be a class-action suit against the company. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/23 - 3:44 pm

The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 7:04 pm

A federal judge today ordered Stavros Papantoniadis of Westwood held without bail pending the outcome of his "forced labor" case after concluding he would be a threat to victims and witnesses who might testify against him when he answers the charge that he brutalized workers for 15 years by beating and threatening them, throwing knives at them and, in one case, falsely sic'ing police on them. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/23 - 11:15 am

An insurance company says a contractor putting down asphalt at a residential building undergoing renovation in 2021 sparked a $1-million fire and it wants that company to pay it for the money it paid the building's owner. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 11:49 am
Roslindale Stash's closed today

Roslindale Stash's is closed today.

Federal agents today arrested the owner of Stash's Pizza in Dorchester and Roslindale - and of several other suburban pizza places - on a federal charge of forced labor, for preying on what he allegedly called "fucking immigrants," whom he'd hire and allegedly beat, scream at, and force to work up to 80 hours without overtime and sometimes without any pay at all, on threat of having them deported. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/23 - 9:04 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's lifted most of the speed restrictions on the Mattapan Line, but adds it still has "block restrictions where necessary," so not quite 100% back to being the Mattapan High-ish Speed Line.

Fans of more leisurely trolley rides can still hop on the Green Line, which remains a "global" slow zone as inspectors continue to look for both new track problems and old ones that the T isn't sure if they were actually fixed.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 10:10 am

Man challenges turkey, loses

One of these days, men in Dorchester will learn that if you go after a turkey, it will return the favor. And it has velociraptor-like spurs and a beak and you don't. But until then, we'll keep getting videos like the one above, and sagas like the guy forced onto the hood of a car by the turkeys he tried to menace.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 3:10 pm
New apartment building and Glow Box

New apartment building fronted by "Glow Box," in rendering by Stull & Lee.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved two projects for two parcels on Columbia Road that will mean 113 new affordable apartments, artist space and the preservation of two historic buildings across from the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 1:57 pm
Proposed mini-driveway to allow for EV

Diagram by RODE Architects.


Matthew Malloy of Ocean Street in Dorchester really, really wants to buy an electric vehicle. But he doesn't have a driveway and ISD has warned him that if he tries to run an extension cord over the sidewalk to a car parked at the curb, he'd get fined.
Read more.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 12:28 pm
Rendering of proposed 120 Bowdoin St.

Rendering by McDougal Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a 38-unit apartment building at 120 Bowdoin St. at Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 10:04 am
Surveillance photos of would-be Newmarket Square bank robber

Boston Police report arresting a Cape Cod man whose attempt to rob bank branch inside the South Bay Stop & Shop, 1100 Massachusetts Ave., failed when a teller refused to give him any money. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/23 - 4:49 pm

This morning, the MBTA reported delays of up to 20 minutes, atop the more usual delays, on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to a "track problem" at Ashmont. You may recall that the decision to turn the entire T system into a slow zone last week was due to track problems state inspectors found on that branch.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 12:05 pm
Rendering of proposed 18-unit condo building

Rendering by Context.

A pair of developers have proposed a four-story, 18-unit condo building on what is now a vacant lot that stretches between Dorchester Avenue and Boston Street in the Polish Triangle, just south of Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 10:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a metal panel from the big old Bayside Expo sign, which advertises an expo center on Columbia Point that was demolished years ago, plunged to the parking lot below recently. No injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 9:50 pm
Crime scene next to Dorchester playground

Crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports somebody was shot in the head Thetford Avenue near Evans Street - and the Thetford-Evans Playground - shortly before 10:45 a.m.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 9:26 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Puritan Pizza, 735 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, approval to extend its closing time from the current 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/23 - 12:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Watertown man they say robbed the Santander Bank branch at 535 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester around 1:15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:22 pm

GBH takes a look at ridership figures from the 23, 28 and 29 lines, which are now free under a two-year Boston pilot that started in March - several months after the city first started paying the T for fares on the 28.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 9:29 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 12:15 pm

Surveillance photos via TPD.

A Red Line train at Ashmont had to be taken out of service at rush hour yesterday after some guy on the platform attempted to show his anger at somebody inside the train by slamming his shoulder and elbow into a window hard enough to crack it, Transit Police report. Read more.

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