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By adamg - 11/19/20 - 1:23 pm

An attorney for Amazon told the Zoning Board of Appeal this week it's withdrawing its plans for a new "last mile" distribution center along a strip of Dorchester Avenue in South Boston where the city had been hoping developers would build large amounts of housing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 9:51 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man wanted in multiple armed robberies thanks to the way an Amazon driver left his phone in his van while making a delivery yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 4:07 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Polonia on Dorchester Avenue has closed for good. Baltic European Deli, across the street, however, remains open.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 8:57 am
Firetruck inside Codman Square Bank of America

Engine 52 in Bank of America. Photo by Aaron Zaubi.

A fire crew responding to a fire at Charlie's House of Pizza, 1740 Dorchester Ave., crashed into a car and then the Bank of America in Codman Square early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 1:42 pm
Architect's rendering of the apartment building

Rendering of apartment building by Choo & Co.

Developers Patrick Mahoney, Michael Moore, Seamus Moore and Patrick Costello this week proposed a four-story apartment building with 25 units and a separate four-story building with 11 condos on Dorchester Avenue on either side of King Street. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/11/20 - 1:57 pm

The BPDA board is urging the Zoning Board of Appeal to reject a proposed Amazon "last mile" distribution center off Dorchester Avenue in South Boston because it doesn't fit with a city vision of a Dorchester Avenue as a walkable district of largely residential buildings to replace the current stretch of low-rise commercial and industrial buildings between Broadway and Andrew Square. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 12:03 am
Wanted Kia

Boston Police have released a photo of the car with which somebody ran down Qualan Powell and then left him to die at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/20 - 10:37 pm
Boston investigators try to figure out fatal Ashmont crash

BPD investigators try to figure out the fatal crash. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports the driver of a green Kia Sportage is being sought for hitting a pedestrian on Dorchester Avenue in Peabody Square and then driving away as the man lay dying Saturday night Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 7:20 pm
Architect's rendering of 1813 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering.

Developer Mark Kennedy today filed plans with the BPDA for a five-story, 28-unit residential building with ground-floor retail space at 1813 Dorchester Ave., across from Edwin Street, a few blocks north of the Ashmont T stop - the first new development proposal along the street since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 11:46 pm

A water main gave way on Dorchester Avenue near Middle Street and now the road is a lake.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 10:26 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue and Lyon Street.

Boston Police report the victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 3:03 pm

Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, who own the Shanti restaurants on Dorchester Avenue and in Roslindale Square and Kendall Square, alerted their customers today that they've temporarily closed the restaurants: Read more.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 9:13 am

Boston Police report a man already wanted on gun, drug and domestic-violence charges now faces robbery and assault and battery charges for an incident Wednesday afternoon at Dorchester Avenue and Hancock Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 9:23 am

The Boston Home on Dorchester Avenue yesterday ordered a "complete ban" on visitors because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/20 - 2:20 pm
Rendering of proposed Dorchester Avenue building

Rendering by, natch, Elkus Manfredi.

National Development yesterday filed detailed plans and renderings of its proposed 21-story, $210-million residential, office and retail building at 323-345 Dorchester Ave., the first of several buildings it hopes to build on the roughly 5.4 acres it owns on that side of Dorchester Avenue, near the intersection with Old Colony Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 11:08 pm

WCVB reports the thief drove to Randolph and let the 5-year-old girl out, then took off again. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:09 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to expand into a neighboring building to allow for more kitchen space and seats. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 10:12 pm

WBZ reports a guy walked into Ngoc Lloi Jewelry, 1391 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner, Monday night, asked to see some jewelry, then took out a hammer and smashed a jewelry case and helped himself to about $50,000 in jewelry.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 1:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter provides an update on the four-acre, $200-million project on Dorchester Avenue at Hancock Street.

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 11:00 pm

At 1593 Dorchester Ave., at Melville Avenue, around 10:45 p.m. Read more.

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