Savin Hill

For years children in the Boston area with various physical and intellectual disabilities were being excluded from participating in America’s favorite pastime. Ten years ago, Brendan McDonough decided the same would not be said for his seven-year-old... Read more
A large crowd gathered on Memorial Day afternoon to observe the 37th annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremonies at Dorchester’s permanent park on Morrissey Boulevard to those killed in the war. The event featured the annual reading of the 80 names of... Read more
A small fire on Tuesday (May 14) has sparked the temporary closing of Dependable Cleaners and Laundromat at 1141 Dorchester Ave. in Savin Hill. The fire, which took place above the laundromat but away from the dry-cleaning areas, damaged the building, but... Read more
Sunny skies on Saturday morning greeted hundreds of young hopefuls ready to swing into another season of Dorchester Baseball Little League on the diamonds in the parks around the neighborhood. From the little ones in the Farm League, to the older boys in... Read more
"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


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