Uphams Corner

The corner of Hancock Street and Payson Avenue has a dismal history that stretches back many years. District C-11 regularly reported that 33 Hancock St. was the site of more 911 calls than any other address in the district. Whether it was called the... Read more
Community members will have another chance to comment on the Indigo Block redevelopment project next Wednesday when the Boston Redevelopment Authority will be presenting an update on the long-vacant 2.75-acre site in Uphams Corner. Indigo Block, so named... Read more
To the Editor: As the Bird Street Community Center approaches its 38th anniversary of being the cornerstone of the Uphams Corner Community, the staff and board of directors would like to take this opportunity to thank the community, our many corporate... Read more
Proponents of a new Cape Verdean restaurant at 33 Hancock St. contended with the building’s troubled history at an abutters meeting in Uphams Crossing on Tuesday night. The management team of the proposed eatery spoke to nearby residents and business... Read more
Parents, students, and educators gathered at Dorchester’s Kroc Center on Wednesday evening to discuss the proposed Boston Public School budget for the upcoming year, which include across-the-board cuts to the city's high schools. Boston City Councillors... Read more
Uphams Corner residents got their first look at the Indigo Block redevelopment project at a Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting in late January, an early step in the public vetting of the proposal for a vacant neighborhood lot. Last May, the city... Read more
Proposed Uphams Corner development
Developers have filed plans for a city-owned vacant lot in Uphams Corner that would include 80 apartments, eight townhouse condos and a building for light-industrial and office use. The Indigo Block, proposed by a team lead by the Dorchester Bay Economic... Read more
Olde entrance: The entrance to the Dorchester North Burying Ground in Uphams Corner. James Hobin photoOccasionally, while traveling between one part of Dorchester and another, I get the feeling that I am a particle in a giant subterfuge, colliding with... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Aycan Gencoglu, owner of South End Pizza and Grill, plans a 40-seat outdoor patio for his Boston... Read more
A little-known, but powerful city commission today approved a pair of redevelopment projects along the Fairmount Line corridor that have wide-ranging implications for the Walsh administration’s ambitious goals to build new, affordable housing over the... Read more


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