The Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association this week considered a number of small development proposals and began to tackle in earnest how best to leverage the existing Columbia Point Master Plan in the face of major developments on the peninsula.... Read more
The Dot Block development in Glover’s Corner is aiming for an early summer construction start date after a new investor bought into the mixed-used project, providing the financial infusion needed to break ground. Though developer Sean Gildea and... Read more
The Fields Corner Civic Association on Tuesday voted unanimously to support three businesses that plan to open in the coming weeks, including a new Cape Verdean-Portuguese fusion restaurant on Adams Street that hopes to earn a beer and wine license from... Read more
Owners seek to re-develop prime property; other businesses thrive A landmark Morrissey Boulevard dining and function facility will shut its doors permanently this month. The Phillips Old Colony House and Freeport Tavern will cease operations on Jan. 15,... Read more
Boston officials will have a bigger hammer as they seek to ensure sidewalks are shoveled and snow isn't pushed onto city streets. Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning signed a bill that increases the maximum penalty for snow-removal violations in Boston... Read more
Here’s a summary of the headlines and story lines you can expect to see in our pages in the coming months: All Eyes on Columbia Point Two of the biggest headlines in 2017 could be generated by the machinations of the powerful interests still circling... Read more
Reign Drink Lab, a cozy café specializing in nitro-fueled, cold-brewed coffees and teas with a southeast Asian twist, opened its doors in October and is quickly building a loyal and diverse following on Dorchester Avenue. The shop is tucked into the side... Read more
The reinvention of City Hall Plaza into Boston Winter—complete with ice skating, beer hall and shopping chalets — may be a downtown destination, but this innovation has Dorchester’s fingerprints all over it. So it was quite fitting that the first kids to... Read more
Equity, both racial and transit, was the focus of a community meeting last Saturday at the Perkins Community Center where residents voiced their dissatisfaction with the Fairmount Line commuter rail corridor that runs through neighborhoods with some of... Read more
Members of the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association planning committee like the design but worry about the density of a 21-unit building proposal that would replace the Scally & Trayers Funeral Home on Pleasant Street. The planning committee gave... Read more


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