A faulty exhaust pipe connected to a basement generator ignited flammable materials on the roofline of the Treadmark building on the afternoon of June 28, sparking a six-alarm fire that tore through the wood-framed building’s upper floors, according to... Read more
A view from the intersection of Talbot Avenue and Argyle Street. Rendering courtesy RODE Architects.
James Baker has updated his proposal to replace an existing Lutheran church at the Ashmont neighborhood intersection of Talbot Avenue and Argyle Street with a mixed-used development. The new plan calls for a 40-unit mixed-use building that could rise up... Read more
Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with what police call a “brazen daylight shooting” in the Ashmont area in late June that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man. Christopher Austin, 20, of Boston, was found suffering from a gunshot... Read more
At a packed Wednesday meeting in the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont, community members were given an update on the state of the Treadmark fire in late June. The cause is still under investigation, and building owner-operators Trinity Financial Inc. are in... Read more
The first minutes of the June 28 fire on the top floor and roof of the Treadmark building were captured in this photo, which shows a firefighter on the roof. Polly O'Brien photo
The investigation into the cause of a six-alarm fire that destroyed parts of a new mixed-use housing complex on Dorchester Avenue last month remains incomplete this week. Meanwhile, officials from Trinity Financial, Inc., which built and owns the... Read more
Updated 3:21 p.m., June 29 Ashmont station re-opened for Red Line, trolley service; Dorchester Avenue remains closed between Gallivan and Peabody Square The Treadmark building in Ashmont continued to burn overnight as firefighters battled a six-alarm... Read more
A man was shot on Ashmont Street near the intersection of Ocean Street on Wednesday morning, police said. The call came in at 9:52 a.m. for a male shot, according to police spokeswoman Myeshia Henderson, and the victim was transported to an area hospital... Read more
The yellow siding was gone. The two chimneys were gone. The only distinctive exterior marker remaining at 45 Alban St. last week was the front porch, its delicate white columns intact as workers busied themselves on the stripped shell of the late 19th... Read more
Part of the 2017 Dorchester House Tour coverage As they pause in front of the large bay window on the second floor of The Moorings, a stately Queen Anne-style home on Beaumont Street, visitors could be excused for imagining that they were standing on the... Read more
Part of the 2017 Dorchester House Tour coverage On a cool May morning, wind ruffled the trees around the three-story Queen Anne house, its bright autumnal color scheme set off by the spring foliage bursting out along Carruth Street. Inside, three kids... Read more


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