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By adamg - 2/15/24 - 2:50 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the planned opening of Just Bookish in the new Dot Crossing building at 1463 Dorchester Ave.

By adamg - 12/22/23 - 9:55 am
Firefighters at 1644 Dorchester Ave. fire

Boston firefighters responded to 1644 Dorchester Ave. shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Thursday for a fire that heavily damaged the second and third floors of an eight-unit residential building under construction. No injuries reported.

The Zoning Board of Appeal approved replacing a house on the site with the new building in May, 2022.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 9:29 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that, in an unusual move, the new owner of a parcel on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester that has long been home to a plumbing-supply business plans to build a new plumbing warehouse there, rather than try to put in apartments or condos.

1334 Dorchester Ave. filings.

By adamg - 9/20/23 - 12:11 pm
Rendering of 270 Dorchester Ave.

Rendering by Embarc.

A developer who bought a vacant lot at Dorchester Avenue and B Street last year is asking the BPDA to sign off on plans to build a six-story, 114-unit apartment building there. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 11:23 am
Proposed resident building at Dorchester Avenue and Semont Road

Rendering by Derek Rubinoff.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the owner of the shuttered US Petroleum station at Dorchester Avenue and Semont Road in Dorchester to replace it with a four-story, 14-unit residential building with six parking spaces and ground-floor space for a restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 5:29 pm
Lahens on surveillance camera

Suspect during one of the robberies, from the FBI affidavit.

A Dorchester man who held up a series of stores at knifepoint this past spring, less than three months after he was released from a a 30-month sentence for armed robberies in New York City, now faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted, authorities say. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/23 - 12:50 pm

Boston Police report eight arrests, dozens of tickets and 19 vehicle seizures and one gun seizure during a weekend series of raids at several locations from Roslindale to Dorchester on Saturday aimed at busting up the large rolling parties of scooters, ATVs and speaker-equipped and booze-filled cars that have become a regular event across the city. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/23 - 10:04 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that somebody fired a gun repeatedly at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Gallivan Boulevard around 12:15 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 9:37 am
Rendering of proposed 1420 Dorchester Ave.

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The owner of 1420 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester, until recently home to a 7-Eleven, has filed plans with the BPDA to build a four-story, 41-unit residential building with 33 underground parking spaces and a tree. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/23 - 9:58 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports some Fields Corner merchants have asked BTD to look at installing meters as a way of freeing up some spaces from day-long freeloaders who park, then get on the Red Line.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 1:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the third 7-Eleven to be shuttered on Dorchester Avenue - although this one will be replaced by another convenience store.

By adamg - 4/6/23 - 9:15 pm
Firefighter on top of building with fire on Dorchester Avenue

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 690 Dorchester Ave. for a fire on the first and second floors around 1 p.m.

No injuries, but three residents were displaced, the department says.

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 - 2/15/23 - 12:09 pm
Joey Arcari

Developer and restaurant owner Joey Arcari says he hopes to open a 40-seat restaurant with "full service American cuisine" in the new residential building he's building at 1121 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 3:55 pm
Dorchester Avenue crime scene

Crime scene on Dorchester Avenue. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman was shot in a vehicle on Dorchester Avenue near Divine Way around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. She is expected to survive.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 11:36 pm

Live Boston reports a person was stabbed in the chest and leg at Dorchester Avenue and East Cottage Street in Dorchester shortly after 10:30 p.m.

By adamg - 12/3/22 - 10:06 am
Fans outside the Banshee in Dorchester

The American and Dutch soccer teams were set to start their World Cup match at 10 a.m. Garrett Quinn got to the Banshee in Dorchester, which is World Cup central in Boston, around 7:30 a.m. to queue up for the bar's 8 a.m. opening

By adamg - 11/26/22 - 4:50 pm
Soccer fans in the Banshee

Garrett Quinn was among the horde watching the World Cup yesterday at the Banshee on Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 3:15 pm

Boston Police report arresting the man they say tried to rob Savin Hill Wine and Spirits on Dorchester Avenue back on May 8, but who only managed to get away with fresh bruises from where store employees beat him with his own sawed-off shotgun. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 10:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day suspension for Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, after licensing cops found it open past its closing time on Sept. 3, the third such violation to come before the board over a three-month period. Read more.

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