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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
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
Lower Mills-based bar and eatery The Bowery is transforming its outdoor patio space into a cozy option for the colder months with the addition of three yurts that will provide customers the chance to dine in warmth and comfort. According to events... Read more
Leave it to Dorchester's most storied and iconic ice cream shop to come up with the perfect frozen salute to Boston's Stanley Cup-bound icemen. The Ice Creamsmith on Dot Ave in Lower Mills will start dishing out "Black and Gold" this weekend, just in time... Read more
City Councillor Frank Baker lent a hand to members of the Dorchester Park Association and representatives of the Armenia Tree Project in a tree-planting ceremony Tuesday morning in Dorchester Park. The event commemorated the 25th anniversary of the... Read more

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