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Boston Police arrested a suspect in a brazen early afternoon bank robbery in Dorchester Lower Mills today, and he was arrested with the help of a fleet-footed bank executive. A lone robber demanded cash from a teller at Meetinghouse Bank shortly before 2... Read more
Another week, another snub by the Menino administration toward the good people of Lower Mills and Mattapan. The mayor made a ceremonial appearance on Tuesday at the Mildred Avenue Community Center (which is in Mattapan, not Roxbury, as the mayor’s office... Read more
Rendering by Spalding Tougias Architects.
A North End developer has filed updated 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. The plans by William Caulder's 6M... Read more
A sunset ceremony and celebration will be held in Lower Mills on Friday, June 10 as a landmark sign atop the former Walter Baker Chocolate Factory Administration building — which has been recently refurbished and re-wired— is re-lit for the first time in... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by the Gavin Foundation of South Boston to turn the former St. Gregory convent at 2200 Dorchester Ave. in Lower Mills into a 30-bed halfway house for women trying to recover from substance... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat’s Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to serve beer, wine, and liqueurs, if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Owner Patrick Newell said Pat’s, which recently re-opened,... Read more
A woman was arraigned Monday 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... Read more
Lower Mills resident William O'Connell, a World War Two veteran, past president of the Boston Teacher's Union and longtime advocate for Dorchester Park, has died at age 92. Mr. O'Connell was the treasurer of the Dorchester Park Association (DPA) and a key... Read more
Old paper mill on Hyde Park/Mattapan line
The federal Environmental Protecting Agency is considering whether to designate the Neponset River from Hyde Park to Lower Mills as a place so polluted it requires federal funds and expertise to help clean it up. The Neponset, from its confluence with the... Read more
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to expand into a adjacent storefront to allow for more kitchen space and seats. Proprietors Brendan and Patrick Newell needed board approval to add roughly 375... Read more


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