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By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:34 am

The Dorchester Reporter previews tomorrow's Open Streets festival, the third non-Newbury shutdown this year of a street to motorized vehicles for part of a day.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 1:02 pm
975 Dorchester Ave. fire

Boston firefighters responded to 975 Dorchester Ave., near Howes Street, for a third-floor house fire around 12:40 p.m.

The Boston Fire Department reports eight people were displaced, but that there were no injuries.

By adamg - 7/28/22 - 11:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a beer-and-wine license for the Dorchester Market, which with any luck will move back next spring into the space it vacated on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street to make way for a new residential building - with ground-floor market space. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/22 - 11:09 am
Tipped over truck on Dorchester Avenue

The Boston Fire Department reports a crane truck tipped over on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street in Dorchester this morning. No injuries at the site, where a five-story, 38-unit residential building with room for a new Dorchester Market is going up.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 5:56 pm

A Dorchester man told by police to leave the Little Saigon Cultural District's Night Market on Dorchester Avenue Saturday night for being drunk returned an hour later and grabbed a child by the shoulders and kissed the little kid, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/4/22 - 10:14 am

Live Boston reports four people were shot at Dorchester Avenue and Bailey Street around 12:30 a.m. Police found three at the scene; the fourth person got himself to a hospital before police arrived.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 1:55 pm
Rendering of new building on Dorchester Avenue at Bay Street

Rendering by 686 Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to create a five-story, 20-unit condo building at Dorchester Avenue and Bay Street in Glovers Corner by expanding an existing three-story building on the site. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 2:30 pm

Boston Police are looking for a guy who ran after another man shooting at him, around 2:20 p.m. Five shell casings recovered in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Van Winkle Street; one shell hit an apartment near Mercier Street.

By adamg - 6/5/22 - 7:00 pm
Carrot in the Dorchester Day parade

Repping the Dorchester Food Co-op.

After a two-year absence, the Dorchester Day Parade returned to its eponymous avenue, with hundreds of participants walking, sashaying, marching and dancing their way from Lower Mills to Columbia Road.

The National Lancers were near the front, on horseback: Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/22 - 3:26 pm

Mayor Wu today announced plans to turn Dartmouth Street in front of the Copley library into a pedestrian area between June 7 and June 17th - in a pilot that could lead to the block being shut to traffic permanently - and to re-create the Newbury Street open-streets pedestrian program on long stretches of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain one day in July, Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall in August and Dorchester Avenue in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 3:25 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old who had a gun loaded with seven bullets at 1750 Dorchester Ave. around 7:45 this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:56 pm

A man tried to hold up Savin Hill Wine and Spirits, 1051 Dorchester Ave. around 9:30 p.m., with a sawed-off shotgun, but instead got into a fight with store workers, who got the weapon away from him and beat him with it. Suspect is described as white, in a bright red hoodie under a black jacket, with black jeans and sneakers, and 5'4".

Live Boston got a copy of the surveillance video: Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:57 am
270 Dorchester Ave. proposal in South Boston

Rendering by Embarc.

Correction: The story has been updated to reflect the fact that the new owner will follow the regular public process for development and that the proposal seeks will have 17% of its units as affordable. Also, while the developer was formerly called Novaya, it is rebranding as Foxfield LLC.

A condo project at 270 Dorchester Ave. that was first approved in 2017 but which is currently South Boston's version of the old Filene's hole could finally get built under a new owner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 5:27 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports a guy who was arrested last month for allegedly breaking into a Dot. Avenue restaurant and other places was released on bail and is now back to criming up Fields Corner.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 9:59 am

A man who worked as a delivery driver for Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave. for 18 months yesterday filed suit, alleging the restaurant failed to reimburse him for all the mileage he put on his car, paid him less than the state minimum for overtime and kept all the "delivery charges" that customers might have thought were meant as tips. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 11:41 am
Rejected proposal

Nope.

A five-story, 26-unit apartment building proposed for 1809-1813B Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester was rejected today because it failed to get enough votes from the Zoning Board of Appeal. Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 11:15 am
Wreath in South Boston on March 19

A fed-up citizen filed a 311 complaint on March 17 about a wreath still hanging at Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway in South Boston that included this explanation: Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/22 - 10:09 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the annual moving celebration up Dorchester Avenue, which dates to 1904, is scheduled to return on June 5, after a two-year Covid-19 interregnum.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 9:18 am

Live Boston reports gunfire - but no victims: Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday on Dorchester Avenue right outside the Ashmont T stop, 10:30 p.m. at Courtland and Greendale roads and 2 a.m. today on Lithgow Street, near Washington Street and Talbot Avenue.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 8:17 am
Firefighters on Dorchester Avenue

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 1631 Dorchester Ave. for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 12:30 a.m.

The department reports no injuries; says 14 people were displaced.

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