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By adamg - 6/16/22 - 10:26 am
1169-1171 Adams St. rendering

Rendering by Spalding Tougias Architects.

A North End developer has filed plans to replace an equipment-rental place and a vacant house at 1161-1169 Adams St. in Dorchester Lower Mills with a five-story, 29-unit condo building - with 29 parking spaces. Read more.

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 - 4/2/22 - 9:12 pm
Rendering of proposed Lower Mills residential building

Rendering by RODE Architects.

Developer Joey Arcari has filed plans with the BPDA to replace one of the city's more unusually named convenience stores, at Washington and River streets in Lower Mills with a 24-unit residential building with 18 parking spaces. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 12:34 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today unanimously approved a plan by the Gavin Foundation of South Boston to turn the former St. Gregory convent at 2200 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills into a 30-bed halfway house for women trying to recover from substance abuse. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 2:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., serve beer, wine and liqueurs , if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/8/21 - 10:51 am
White bird in a gazebo in Dorchester Lower Mills

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint asking the city to do, well, something, about this bird, which has been hanging out in an apartment-complex gazebo off Adams Street in Dorchester Lower Mills for a couple of weeks now. The report does not specify what the bird has been doing that's worth city action, aside from the fact that it exists.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 9:54 pm

A Milton woman was arraigned today on charges of attempted murder and reckless endangerment of a child for the way prosecutors say she abandoned her newborn son in a trash barrel outside Pat's Pizza a few doors down and not long after she gave birth to him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 2:53 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the incident this afternoon outside Pat's Pizza on Dorchester Avenue.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 3:18 pm
Protest outside the mayor's house

Protesters outside the mayor's house. Photo by Live Boston.

Cicia Lee reports on a protest outside Marty Walsh's Lower Mills home at 6 this morning by people who want to defund Boston Police. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:09 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to expand into a neighboring building to allow for more kitchen space and seats. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Boston firefighters at Bearse Avenue fire

Firefighters battle Bearse Avenue blaze. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded for what turned into a two-alarm fire at 22 Bearse Ave. shortly before 1 a.m.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $400,000 in damage, is under investigation, the department says.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 9:30 am
19th century Baker's Chocolate ad card

Baker's Chocolate ad card from the late 19th century.

The Dorchester Reporter recounts when the world of chocolate centered on Dorchester Lower Mills - and Walter Baker's chocolate works on the Neponset River.

Image from the BPL collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 1/24/18 - 7:06 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Donna Cabral recently sold Jimmies Ice Cream on Corinth Street to Stephanie Ortiz, who plans to re-open the ice-cream and sandwich emporium in March, with a new menu - including breakfast - and a renovated interior. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/18 - 9:09 pm

On Adams Street near the bridge to Milton, around 8:55 p.m. The suspect, a black man dressed all in black, took her purse.

By adamg - 6/26/17 - 3:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills early Sunday.

Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all clad in hoodies, dragged "a large safe" out. The burglary was captured on video and police dispatchers sent out a BOLO. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/17 - 5:26 pm
Curl Up and Dye

You know, these ads. Curl Up n' Dye is conveniently located in Dorchester Lower Mills.

By adamg - 1/6/17 - 10:23 am

The Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. was held up around 10:10 a.m. by a white man, about 5'5" and wearing a black baseball hat. He may have fled by jumping in a cab and may be the same guy who held up the East Boston Savings bank branch in Andrew Square on Wednesday.

By adamg - 10/29/16 - 1:48 pm
Line to vote in West Roxbury

Shortly after noon, John Burger reported the line to vote at the West Roxbury library was around the corner and up near the Lyndon School.

Todd Duval reported a long line in Lower Mills, as well. And Dan O'Brien shows us the people waiting to vote in the Bolling Building in Dudley Square: Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/16 - 4:01 pm

The Dorchester Reporter takes us on a tour of the revamped Lower Mills Tavern, but keeps the beer samples to itself.

By adamg - 4/1/16 - 11:10 am

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Hendrick Davis, 33, on a charge of holding up the Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. at gunpoint on Jan. 6, the state Attorney General's office reports.

Davis allegedly made off with $2,315, prosecutors say: Read more.

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