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By adamg - 4/3/24 - 10:59 pm

UMass Boston Police sent out an alert that a man was carjacked at Harbor Point late this afternoon by somebody who had contacted him over SnapChat, allegedly to buy sneakers from him. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/23 - 9:54 am

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury woman on charges she stabbed four people at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 240 Mt. Vernon St. in Dorchester around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 9:44 am
Rendering of Dorchester Bay City

New development in the front, UMass and JFK Library in the back. Rendering by Stantec.

The Dorchester Reporter reports the BPDA last week approved the 36-acre Dorchester Bay City project, which will include 1,950 apartments and enough offices, labs and stores to employ up to 17,000 people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/23 - 10:33 pm

Boston firefighters, including firefighters on a fireboat, responded to Dorchester Bay around 10:15 p.m. on a report of a flashing light about 15 feet off North Point Drive in Harbor Point. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/23 - 2:14 pm
Bayside Expo Center sign removed

"What a day," Joe Blankenship exclaimed as he watched a crew take down the old Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester. The sign advertised the exposition center that UMass Boston long ago tore down after it bought and shuttered the place in 2010. Last month, part of the sign plunged to the ground.
More photos.

By adamg - 3/9/23 - 10:49 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports a metal panel from the big old Bayside Expo sign, which advertises an expo center on Columbia Point that was demolished years ago, plunged to the parking lot below recently. No injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/23 - 5:28 pm

UMass Boston announced today that masks will be required in all campus buildings and buses - and large outdoor gatherings - starting Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/22 - 8:39 pm

Boston Police report arresting Jamari Searcy, 18, of South Boston, on Island View Place in the Harbor Point development in Dorchester this afternoon after first receiving a report he was at Excel High School in South Boston with the gun. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 9:53 pm

UMass Boston Police sent an advisory to university staffers tonight about gunfire shortly before 8 p.m. in the Bayside parking lot behind 150 Mt. Vernon St. and the DoubleTree Hotel. Boston and UMass Police are investigating.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 1:44 pm
Rendering of new clubhouse

Rendering by RODE Architects.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the Martin Richard Foundation and the Dorchester Boys & Girls Club for a three-story field house on Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester that will include everything from basketball courts and running tracks to an auditorium and cafeteria. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/22 - 11:22 am

The signboards along the Expressway say drivers should expect delays between 1 and 3 p.m. today as the president arrives in town for his "cancer moonshot" speech at the JFK Library.

Only thing is the speech is at 4 p.m. And then the officials White House schedule says he'll be staying in town for a Democratic National Committee reception at 6 p.m. We'll go out on a limb and assume that's not at the neighboring Bayside DoubleTree, so that probably means a motorcade somewhere downtown or in the Back Bay. And then he departs Boston at 7:10 p.m., which means still more traffic issues as he gets taken to Logan.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 9:33 am

President Biden comes to town Monday to announce a "cancer moonshot" program at the JFK Library - and UMass Boston is moving classes to online for the day. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 3:11 pm
Wet turkey

Welcome to Dot spotted these drenched, bedraggled turkeys on the Harborwalk near the JFK Library in Dorchester on this, our second straight day of rain.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:00 am

Boston Parents Schoolyard News reviews what's going on with the move of the Boston Community Leadership Academy from the old Hyde Park High School to the McCormack Middle School: Even as BPS promotes its $1-billion "BuildBPS" vision of 21st-century almost suburban like high schools, the BCLA students say they are getting a building without enough classrooms, no auditorium, a smaller gym with no bleachers and maybe even not enough lockers.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 4:02 pm
Architect's rendering of new Dorchester Bay City

Kirk Sykes's Accordia Partners is proposing nearly 6 million square feet of construction, including 1,740 apartments, restaurant and retail space and some 4 million square feet of "office, research and development, life sciences and/or potentially academic uses" where the Bayside Expo Center used to be and where Santander Bank now runs a large check-processing center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 10:18 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on ideas from eight developers for a ten-acre site on Columbia Point that includes the historic Calf Pasture sewage-pumping station.

By adamg - 8/6/20 - 9:25 am

The Boston School Committee narrowly voted last night to cede what is now a McCormack School field to a new Boys and Girls Club field house.

Katie Mallon reports members Michael Loconto, Michael O'Neill and Alexandra Oliver-Davila voted for the controversial handover, members Lorna Rivera and Jeri Robinson voted against and members Hardin Coleman and Quoc Tran abstained.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 4:55 pm

Boston Police report arresting seven men in an SUV and seizing a gun wrapped in a sock not long after several shots were fired into an apartment at 36 Harbor Point Blvd. last night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/20 - 11:02 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the state has issued an RFP for about ten acres of undeveloped UMass Boston land surrounding the decaying, historic Calf Pasture sewage pumping station.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 10:10 am

Aline Kaplan introduces us to the history of the Calf Pasture pumping station on what is now the UMass Boston campus on Columbia Point: The pumping station was built in an era of ornateness for public buildings, even those whose function was to help pump raw sewage to Moon Island, where it would be released as the tide went out - on land that was originally used for grazing cows.

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