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By adamg - 3/8/24 - 12:55 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend the license of the Dublin Pub, 7 Stoughton St. in Dorchester, for one day over the way a patron was sliced with a machete last August - but then voted to hold the punishment in abeyance until the end of August to give the bar a chance to prove it's taking steps to keep it from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/24 - 11:54 am

Anthony Mazza, who watched his life pass by from behind prison walls for the 1972 murder of a bank teller in Uphams Corner, yesterday sued Boston, BPD and police officers he says framed him and railroaded him to a bogus murder conviction in part because they hated gay men. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/24 - 2:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today called for a second hearing on an Aug. 29 incident at Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St. in Dorchester, that ended with a patron needing 47 stitches to close up the machete gash in his arm. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/24 - 5:33 pm
Rainbow over Uphams Corner

After the overnight torrents, we got another mini-torrent this afternoon, followed by a rainbow that water-weary Bostonians rushed out to see. Danny in Boston shows us the double rainbow over Uphams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/23 - 12:32 pm
Fake ledger

Bogus ledger purporting to show some development expenses, via FBI.

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Edwin Tavarez, 48, of Garfield, NJ to 18 months in prison for the way he got a longtime acquaintance in the old neighborhood to pay him more than $1.5 million over six years for a condo-development deal that never existed to feed a gambling addiction that included frequent trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 1:02 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the all-electric space hoarder in the municipal parking lot on Belden Square in Uphams Corner in Dorchester: Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/23 - 2:30 pm
Rendering of proposed Hillsboro Street building

Rendering by Icon Architecture.

A developer that helped preserve artist studios in an old industrial building on Humphreys Street in Dorchester filed plans today to build a 21-unit condo building nearby in which all the units would be sold to people making no more than 80% to 100% of the Boston area median income - with 18 of them marketed to artists. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 12:50 pm
Rendering of finished Dudley Street building

Rendering with red box showing the extra floor.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a sixth floor for a five-story building now under construction at 734-742 Dudley St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/23 - 5:10 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Roberto Martinez-Baez of first-degree murder for killing Andrew Farley, 62, at the Uphams Corner House of Pizza, where he had gone to pick up a sub on Feb. 7, 2020, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/23 - 1:52 pm

Live Boston reports a man and woman were shot on Humphreys Street at Humphreys Place shortly after midnight. The victims managed to flee in a car, before stopping in front of the Dublin House, where police and EMTs met them for transportation to local hospitals.

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 - 1/27/23 - 12:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Comfort Kitchen has opened in a long abandoned comfort station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner - as a cafe during the day and a sit-down restaurant with a bar at night, featuring "the flavors and ingredients of the African diaspora - global comfort food - connected from Asia to the Americas."

By adamg - 12/9/22 - 4:07 pm

After years of trying for more liquor licenses, Boston is on the verge of getting five more - four specifically for the Bolling Building in Nubian Square and one for the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:48 pm
Biplaw Rai

Biplaw Rai at Wednesday hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Biplaw Rai to turn a long abandoned trolley station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner into a restaurant that serves food with "Asian and African inspiration" by night and more traditional cafe fare by day. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 4:17 pm
Officer checks blown-out window on Stoughton Street

One of the cars hit by gunfire. Photo by Live Boston.

A man authorities say once headed up the Hendry Street Gang and who was finishing up a federal drug-distribution sentence at a halfway house in the Fenway got into a dispute with somebody outside the Dublin House in Uphams Corner on March 2 that ended with him firing numerous shots across Stoughton Street, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 3:00 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a new trial for Joseph Pope, who was convicted in 1986 for his role in a drug-related murder in Uphams Corner two years earlier because an assistant Suffolk County district attorney withheld notes he took during the murder investigation that that might have helped the defense. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/22 - 1:19 pm

Boston Police responded to a report of some "male anatomy" on Hancock Street in Dorchester's Uphams Corner around 7:20 a.m. yesterday to find a severed penis, which may have been sitting there for several hours. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/22 - 9:18 am

Scott Van Voorhis reports that, after several months, the BPDA didn't get a single proposal from developers for a parcel next to the Strand Theatre. Developers have readily snapped up similar parcels in Nubian Square, with heavy affordable-housing components, but the BPDA's Uphams Corner proposal would have also required a developer to build a new BPL branch, find an operator for the Strand and commit to a sizeable amount of affordable housing and affordable commercial space.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 11:38 am
Rainbow over Uphams Corner

As the storm ended this morning, David Palomares couldn't help but notice the rainbow over Uphams Corner.

Ryan had a good view in the Fenway: Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 1:54 pm
Car on sidewalk in Uphams Corner

Will & Coli C-F reports from Dorchester's Uphams Corner around 1:40 p.m.: Read more.

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