Dorchester

By - 12/15/18 - 12:45 am
Devon Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm fire that started in a multi-family house at 159 Devon St., off Columbia Rd., spread to 161 Devon St. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 6:33 pm

WCVB reports Matthew Hickey has been suspended - with pay - as State Police investigate whether he attacked a woman so violently he shattered her tibia in a dispute that began inside Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave., then spilled outside earlier this month. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Boston firefighters at Bearse Avenue fire

Firefighters battle Bearse Avenue blaze. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded for what turned into a two-alarm fire at 22 Bearse Ave. shortly before 1 a.m.

The cause of the fire, which did an estimated $400,000 in damage, is under investigation, the department says.

By - 12/13/18 - 12:59 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Elba Morales of voluntary manslaughter for the Dec. 20, 2016 death of Sasha Morris in the Fayston Street apartment of Morris's boyfriend, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 11:08 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court yesterday convicted Deonarine Ganga, 31, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Joey DeBarros, 21, in a fit of rage over a traffic-related argument on Gallivan Boulevard in April, 2017, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 4:11 pm

WCVB reports a sixth-grader was packing pepper spray when it accidentally went off in a classroom at UP Academy today.

By - 12/9/18 - 1:31 pm
Cold turkey in Ashmont

A concerned citizen expresses concern in a 311 report about the poor Ashmont turkey in Dorchester: Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:25 am

Unsafe intersection + reckless driving = hurt ped

Vivian Gerard's security camera caught a pedestrian getting mowed down at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 4:24 pm

A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 7:51 pm
Codman Square blocked off

Codman Square blocked off. Photo by Jarred Johnson.

Victim identified as Nervan Joshua Luc, 19.

A man was fatally shot in the head as he sat in a car on Norwell Street, near Washington Street around 7:10 p.m., according to NBC Boston.

However, PCFN reports police found his body, still in the car, about a mile away, at Talbot Avenue and Norfolk Street. This was right outside the Great Hall, where the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and City Council President Andrea Campbell were leading "a community conversation on public safety issues" in Campbell's district. Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 6:41 pm
Hurd

Transit Police report arresting Mark Hurd, 56, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault on a minor for an incident around 7 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Ashmont station on the Red Line.

Read more.

By - 11/29/18 - 10:11 am
Ashmont turkey

David Finnerty stayed a respectful distance away this morning while taking a snapshot of the turkey that has roamed Ashmont Street and Peabody Square the past few months.

By - 11/29/18 - 10:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that in addition to the usual concerns about traffic and rootless condo dwellers, opponents of developer's plan to put 96 condos on the very tip of Port Norfolk have a new issue: Ever higher tides caused by climate change. A BPDA planner told a recent meeting that "over the next 50 years or so, the 2018 village will shrink to a sliver in the center as tidal waters eat away at the edges."

By - 11/27/18 - 9:03 pm

Tory Bullock offers to help white people avoid embarassing gaffes:

By - 11/27/18 - 6:04 pm
Rainbow over Roslindale

Mark Smith captured the rainbow over Roslindale this afternoon.

Jamaica Plain got a rainbow as well - looks like the pot o' gold was somewhere on Centre Street: Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 9:17 pm
Dreaming of a white Dorchester

The Dorchester Historical Society is apologizing for a postcard advertising a holiday event that features a graphic of its headquarters building in a snow globe and the slogan: "We're Dreaming of a White Dorchester." Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 1:40 pm

UPDATE: Bail set at $1,000.

A New Hampshire 16-year-old could be brought to Boston face arraignment by the end of today on charges he threatened to "kill everyone" at bars in Dorchester and downtown, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/25/18 - 6:22 pm

Boston Police report a Lexington man was drunk early this morning when he sped past officers at a traffic stop on Blue Hill Avenue and that his Dorchester passenger had a loaded gun under her seat. Read more.

By - 11/24/18 - 5:35 pm

Boston Police report that Seabrook, NH police have picked up a Hampton, NH 16-year-old wanted for calling in violent threats to dbar in Dorchester and the Alley Bar downtown earlier this month. Read more.