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By adamg - 3/8/23 - 9:26 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Puritan Pizza, 735 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, approval to extend its closing time from the current 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 11:37 am

Bill Walczak makes the case that the state should pay to relocate the Dorchester Yacht Club to move to the Dorchester Bay side of the venerable Bedes Bridge rather than spend all the money it will take to put in a new drawbridge just so people with enough disposable income to buy and maintain a boat can continue to inconvenience motorists.

By adamg - 2/8/23 - 10:19 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports MassDOT is looking at a new, $122-million bridge to replace the current drawbridge because while the bridge is not yet falling down, falling down, it is crumbling. Any replacement, which could be years away, would be coordinated with state plans to raise Morrissey Boulevard, which now floods on the regular.

By adamg - 1/23/23 - 2:23 pm

MassDOT reports the perennially flooded Morrissey Boulevard was re-opened to traffic around 2:15 p.m., after Dorchester Bay receded back to sea level.

Capturegirl smithily photographed the flooded road today.

By adamg - 1/20/23 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Lambert family has put its two sites - which includes a 3.6-acre site on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester - up for sale.

By adamg - 11/28/22 - 10:40 pm

Eversource reports the lights went out for 855 homes and businesses along Morrissey Boulevard in the Savin Hill/UMass entrance area shortly before 9 p.m. The company says it hopes to have the power flowing again by midnight.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 9:34 am
Rendering of proposed 900 Morrissey Blvd apartments

Rendering by BWA Architecture.

Pine Street Inn and the Community Builders have filed plans with the BPDA to convert the Comfort Inn at 900 Morrissey Blvd. into a 104-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:17 am
Rescue boat in Dorchester Bay

Searching for man who wasn't there. Photo by BFD.

Coast Guard, State Police and Boston fire and police crews began searching Dorchester Bay by Malibu Beach around 4:30 a.m. for a man reported in the water, but eventually called the search off after determining the man was not, in fact, in the water. NBC Boston reports the operator of the Beades drawbridge reported seeing two people apparently jumping into the water, but only one coming out; it turned out that while one man did jump, the other thought better of it at the last second and didn't actually go into the water.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 9:31 pm

A man who had been released on probation just two weeks ago rather than going to jail for a series of crimes in Fields Corner was back in court today for arraignment on a variety of charges stemming from a car crash at Morrissey Boulevard and Freeport Street yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 11:32 am
Carjacking crash in Dorchester

Photo by State Police.

State Police report: on an incident in Dorchester this morning:

Trooper in Dorchester just spotted vehicle involved in carjacking several days ago. Suspect driving it today was wearing ski mask and sunglasses. Suspect refused to stop, crashed into 3 other cars & tried to run, but was caught & in custody, Morrissey at Freeport.

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 10:59 am
Gabe Vieira

Vieira testifies via Zoom.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans to turn the former Sozio store in Dorchester's Neponset Circle into what could become the state's first marijuana delivery service. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 11:55 pm
Flooded Morrissey

Photo by Paul Nutting Jr.

Paul Nutting Jr. videoed Morrissey Boulevard flooding today near Malibu Beach: Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/22 - 11:37 am
Firefighters in Ramada Inn

Firefighters responded to the Ramada Inn, 800 Morrissey Boulevard, for a fire on the second floor around 11:30 a.m., the day after a fire broke out on the second floor there. The Boston Fire Department reports the fire, contained to one room, caused no injuries.

By adamg - 1/23/22 - 8:45 pm
Firefighter on second floor of Ramada Inn

Hosing down a hot spot. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to the Ramada Inn, 800 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester, around 2:50 p.m. for a fire on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 12:43 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston police officers did nothing wrong when they searched a man walking through Dorchester's Clam Point early one morning right after a nearby gas station had been robbed at gunpoint, so prosecutors can use the gun the officers found in his backpack as evidence against him. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/21 - 12:47 pm
Marijuana, edibles, fentanyl and cash

Boston Police report an investigation into drug dealing at the Ramada Inn on Morrissey Boulevard ended with the arrest of a Randolph man Friday afternoon and the seizure the next day of "1,124 fentanyl pills, 40 large bags of marijuana, 3 bags of packaged marijuana edibles as well as $10,643 in U.S. Currency." Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/21 - 3:42 pm
Propososed view of new building

View from across Morrissey Boulevard by Cube3.

Correction: The original story said this would replace the Phillips Candy House. It's replacing the Freeport Tavern.

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a developer's plans to replace the Freeport Tavern on Morrissey Boulevard with 219 apartments - some 110 of them the studios the developer says all the kids these days are clamoring for. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/21 - 12:49 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a car on Morrissey Boulevard as part of a drug investigation Friday afternoon found the packaged marijuana they were looking for - and a loaded gun in the passenger's pocket. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 11:26 am

A developer that had previously said it would put two apartment high-rises on the site of the old Channel 56 studios on Morrissey Boulevard told the BPDA today it now wants to put up one residential building and one building for "life science/office" use. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tide.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

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