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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


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.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 9:40 am

The Dorchester Reporter talks to two brothers, who, along with a third man, managed to get an unconscious man out of his car just before the whole thing went up in flames this past Friday.

I saw the whole engine block engulfed in flames. I ran across the street and Mike was right behind me. I told him to be careful because I thought the car might explode.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 4:57 pm
Fire at 1875 Dorchester Ave.

Boston firefighters responded around 4:40 p.m. to the BHA's six-story Peabody/Englewood building, 1875 Dorchester Ave., for a two-alarm fire that started when a car in the residential building's garage burst into flames. One resident was injured. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 10:17 am

Rachel Lazar went before the Boston Licensing Board today asking permission to open an 18-seat daytime restaurant at 383 Dorchester Ave. that will be available as a meeting space in the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:40 am

Live Boston reports a man was stabbed at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 11:06 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today granted a one-year extension to the developer of a proposed eight-story, 150-unit condo building at Dorchester Avenue and B Street to start construction - but the developer's attorney said he's hoping construction can begin even sooner. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 3:30 pm
Rendering of Dorchester Avenue project in South Boston

Bird-enriched rendering by Stantec.

Core Investments today filed plans for a four-building complex along Dorchester Avenue at Alger Street that will include life-sciences labs, offices, retail space and 196 residential units - on a nine-acre site where the company originally planned to put a large Amazon warehouse that the BPDA rejected as not in keeping with the residential/office future it has planned for that stretch. Read more.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 9:14 am
Suspect under arrest

Suspect being arrested. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman was stabbed outside 1261 Dorchester Ave. around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The child was uninjured.

Princewill Daniels, 39, of Framingham, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 11:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the making of Little Saigon, the stretch of Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner that is now on its third generation of Vietnamese-American residents.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:54 pm
Baker in her coffeehouse

Baker testifies via Zoom from the Sugar Bowl.

The Boston Licensing Department rummages around tomorrow to see if it has any liquor licenses it can grant to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., which says that if it gets one, it will re-open at night and give locals a place to go to relax rather than having to jump in a cab to get to South Boston or Lower Mills. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 10:01 pm
Rendering of proposed 1320 Dorchester Ave.

Rendering by Choo & Co.

Developer Robert Raimondi today filed plans with the BPDA to replace a small commercial building and a parking lot at 1320 Dorchester Ave., at Ellsworth Street, with a six-story building with 80 studio apartments. Read more.

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