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Top 10 Stories of 2018 on CID

2018 is just about over and as we look back this past year in Dorchester, here are the top 10 stories on Caught in Dot. Subjects cover everything from development to restaurant news and everything in between. Overall, Caught in Dot’s most popular section was our News section – followed by our Features section. What does that mean? Well, you like to be informed but you also like to be entertained as well. Check them out below:

Beloved Adams Corner restaurant Blasi’s Cafe went on fire in September and rumors began circulating that the restaurant would be replaced by condos. This post cleared up the rumors! Although, Blasi’s has not officially opened yet, the goal is to reopen in the near future.

News of the old Boston Globe headquarters at 135 Morrissey Boulevard would be transformed into a 700,000-square-foot “multi-tenant innovation park” peaked the curiosity of the neighborhood.

In one of the more upsetting Dorchester small business news story of the year, Caffe Zia Gianna received a homophobic and hate-filled review on Yelp. 

While a waitress worked at the Lower Mills Tavern, a woman walks in and steals her purse and then car parked out front.

Lower Mills Tavern welcomed award-winning new executive chef Cara Nance and our profile on the new menu and chef was wildly popular!

Massachusetts State Lottery officials announced the approval of a proposal to move their headquarters from Braintree to Dorchester. 140 employees will move to a 32,000-square-foot space in a Mount Vernon Street (near the old Bayside Expo).

CID reader’s loved reading our profile on The Polish American Citizens Club – a hidden gem!

Development news on CID is always popular, this story on 5 development projects to watch in 2018 was no exception!

Snowing in October? Dorchester is a winter “Wonderland.” 

With gentrification pushing it’s way into the neighborhood, and Catholic Mass attendance on the decline, CID asked “Can St. Brendan – St. Ann Be Saved?”

We look forward to bringing you more of the latest and greatest Dorchester news in 2019 including all the things we love about our neighborhood like places to eat and drink, what Dot residents are up to, and what’s fun to do this weekend!  Make sure to share to love!  Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter and tell your friends about us!

 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.