So You Want to Live in Dorchester – Boston Magazine

by MADELINE BILIS· 5/22/2018, 1:00 p.m. Dorchester is a cultural and architectural melting pot, with rich history and excellent restaurants sprinkled in. At six square miles, Dorchester is also Boston’s largest neighborhood. It’s divided into more than a dozen pocket neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality. (Count ’em: Uphams Corner, Savin Hill, Fields Corner, Jones Hill, Codman…

Five Simple Steps of purchasing of a Home

Buying a home at a glance can appear overwhelming. From the financial commitment, to the buying process and the moving process, the list can go on and vary from person to person. However, on the other side, homeownership can be very, very rewarding. There is nothing like owning your own space and really making it…

Memorial Day 2018

Although there is no large Memorial Day parade in Boston proper, the planting of the Garden of Flags around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on the Common is as moving and as proper a ceremony as any to be found. Volunteers begin planting more than 37,000 flags honoring the fallen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. The reading…

DESTINATIONS

Neponset River Greenway by NELL PORTER BROWN Neponset River Greenwayhttp://www.masspaths.net/neponset/nepmap.pdf AT BOSTON’S Pope John Paul II Park, in Dorchester, cyclists can hop on the Neponset River Greenway to enjoy scenery—from beaches and marshlands to parks and old industrial sites—and to explore neighborhoods that are rich with historic legacies and cultural diversity. “The goal was to build the greenway as…

Shopping for a home?

Shopping for a home? It will take a lot longer than you think because home prices are overheating Diana Olick | @DianaOlick Two-thirds of buyers are shopping for more than three months before signing a deal, according to a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders. Home prices have been rising at a fast…

The “My Dorchester House Will Sell Itself”

You might think that when your house is in terrific shape, that’s all you need to guarantee a quick, successful sale. For Sale By Owner Source: The “My Dorchester House Will Sell Itself” You might think that when your house is in terrific shape, that’s all you need to guarantee a quick, successful sale. Just…

Neighborhood Restaurant sold.

Ester restaurant sold via Ester restaurant sold to new owners; will close Feb. 11 for renovations | Dorchester Reporter “A popular Lower Mills restaurant has been sold and will close later in February for what will likely be at least two months of renovations.” Read the full story Dorchester Report

TV Brings “Bomb Cyclone” into Dorchester Living Rooms

They called it a “bomb cyclone”—a name hardly intended to bring peace of mind to those experiencing the worst of it. In essence, it was a remarkable surge of bitter arctic air that tore through much of the Great Lakes and East Coast. Improbable images from the South proved to the rest of the country…

Holiday Greetings from Zoo New England

Looking for a great way to end the year? During your winter school vacation week, connect with incredible wildlife and spend a memorable day with family and friends exploring Franklin Park Zoo. Be sure to visit the education station inside the Tropical Forest, where you’ll learn about the amazing adaptations of animals during the cold…

It Happens Here: Dorchester Grapples With Rapid Change

A look at how Dot residents are fighting to preserve the neighborhood’s diversity and quality of life as it faces a huge wave of change and development. Source: It Happens Here: Dorchester Grapples With Rapid Change

South Bay Town Center

“Made in Dorchester” catches the eye first, as the words, set against a black background, sweep up and across stripes of violet, teal, pale greens, burnt orange, and goldenrod geometric shapes on a brightly colored wall mural. Then modern signage pulls the eye’s focus to the mural’s right, welcoming shoppers and residents alike into South…