Lower Mills

Citing "declining enrollment and mounting financial difficulties," the board of Elizabeth Seton Academy has voted to close the school effective immediately. Frances Birmingham, the chair of the Board of Trustees, informed families about the news in a... Read more
Lower Mills Tavern will open next week Dorchester’s newest restaurant, the Lower Mills Tavern, will officially open its doors next week, just in time for Dorchester Day.  It’s worth the wait. The Reporter was given a chance to peek inside and sample a... Read more
Supporters of the Catholic Schools Fund, led by Fidelity’s Peter Lynch (shown above) visited the Lower Mills campus of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy last Thursday, May 5. The visit was 50 part of the annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Bus Tour. The... Read more
A playground modernization project at Ventura Park in Lower Mills continues this spring as contractors hired by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) work to complete work by early summer. Troy Wall, a spokesman for the DCR, said... Read more
Developers are again moving forward with a condominium complex proposed for a key stretch of Washington Street in Lower Mills. City Point Center, LLC, filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last Friday. The historically... Read more
A Dorchester man who allegedly robbed the Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills in January was indicted for the crime on Monday, according to Attorney General Maura Healey's office. Hendrick Davis, 33, will be arraigned at a later date in Suffolk Superior... Read more
It’s a harbinger of spring that has been greeting Bostonians for 40 years. The Ice Creamsmith, the homemade ice cream parlor in Lower Mills, opened on March 1 after its traditional winter hibernation. The family-owned store at 2295 Dorchester Ave. is... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let the new owners of a bar in Dorchester Lower Mills transfer their liquor license to the bar they want to open in the South End's new Ink Block complex - and then whether to grant them a new "... Read more
The Lower Mills campus of Saint John Paul II Academy was re-dedicated on Wednesday morning at a ceremony that included remarks by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and the philanthropists who made the $10... Read more
Holiday Stroll 2015Thursday’s annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll is intended to bring together the community and promote local businesses. The Nov. 19 event starts with a tree lighting ceremony commence at 5:30 p.m. in front of Meetinghouse Bank along with... Read more


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