Savin Hill

"Change moves at the speed of trust” is a maxim attributed to the author Stephen Cove. It best captures Mayor Michelle Wu’s laudatory goal, yet challenge, in updating Boston’s zoning code. There is a long history of distrust in the City’s planning and... Read more
Rendering of proposed 164 Savin Hill Ave.
The Zoning Board of Appeal on Tuesday approved plans by Pauline and Tony King of 164 Savin Hill Ave. in Dorchester to enlarge their single-family home into a three-condo building. Pauline King and her son's plans call for adding a three-story addition to... Read more
For some people, the New Year begins with a ball drop or a champagne toast. For others, a dunk into the chilly waters of Dorchester Bay is a better fit. You can count a bunch of your Savin Hill neighbors among the latter group. Mark Culliton and his two... Read more
Bruce the dog.
A woman walking her dog at Savin Hill Beach at the end of Southview Street, was critically injured when she was hit by lightning around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday. State Police report that the woman was walking her dog, Bruce, who got scared and ran off. Bruce... Read more
Owen Thomas lives in Savin Hill with his wife Hilary and their two children, ages 4 and 1. Last Friday morning, as a wind-driven rainstorm hit the coast in the middle of high tide, Thomas carried his kayak— designed to navigate whitewater rivers— to... Read more
The fighting associated with the second phase of North Vietnam’s brutal Tet offensive in May 1968, wasn’t expected to be intense at Dong Ha, where Dorchester resident Donald Vincent Baker, a Seabee attached to the Third Marine Division, was stationed. But... Read more
The Dorchester Historical Society and the Columbia-Savin Hill Civic Association (CSHCA) will team up next Sunday (July 31) in hosting Thomas Green, a Bay State native and descendant of the Native American Neponset band of the Massachusett tribe from which... Read more
Work to repurpose the former Boston Globe headquarters hit a key milestone on Thursday as the developers behind the BEAT announced that life science, medical and high-tech companies will start occupying the building this coming spring. The opening comes... Read more
Castlerock Street house damaged by fire
The Boston Fire Department reports responded to 15 Castlerock St. at 2:50 a.m. on Friday for what turned into a three-alarm fire. The residents - four adults and two children - were evacuated safely. One cat on a ledge was rescued, but another died in the... Read more
The Boston Police Department reports that two women were stabbed at 26 Taft St. in Dorchester shortly before 12:25 p.m. on Sunday. One woman was declared dead at the scene; the second was taken to the hospital, where she died. Two children were removed... Read more


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