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By adamg - 6/16/21 - 9:38 am

The US Attorney's office reports a federal judge has sentenced David A Woods, 32, to three years in prison and three years probation for being caught selling crack and fentanyl to a buyer who was working for the FBI in the fall of 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 10:43 am
Firefighters at Shepton Street fire

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to 61 Shepton St. in Dorchester for what turned into a two-alarm fire around 11;15 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/21 - 9:27 pm

A deer was spotted tonight between Dorchester Avenue and Deer Street.

Deer St. intersects with Roach St., so you probably don't want to know what's reported there, unless you want to walk over to the nearby Downer Ave.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 6:31 pm

Transit Police report an officer was chomped three times by a large dog at the Shawmut Red Line station around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 9:39 pm

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Winston McGhee, 37, of Dorchester to 9 1/2 years in federal prison for his role in a Dorchester drug ring - the day after the judge sentenced Eric Davis, 37, of Mattapan, to 8 3/4 years in federal prison for his role in the operation, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/6/21 - 10:56 am
Mary McCann with Dorchester Gas Tank birthday cake

Mary McCann lives in Arlington, but is originally from Dorchester's Neponset section. When she flew down to Florida for her birthday this weekend, daughter Maureen wanted to make her feel right at home.

By adamg - 6/5/21 - 12:14 pm

An outraged citizen files a 311 complaint about the mega-pothole/trench along Blue Hill Avenue at Morton Street in front of the B-3 police station: Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/21 - 11:35 am
Man being taken off porch by EMTs

First responders get victim off his porch on way to ambulance. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a man was shot in the chest at 8 Brinsley St. around 11:15 p.m. on Friday. Neighbors said the man was just sitting on his porch, enjoying the nice night. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 3:03 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired "multiple shots" on Edson Street in Dorchester on Wednesday afternoon, injuring one and damaging a house and several cars. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 11:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter surveys the making of Little Saigon, the stretch of Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner that is now on its third generation of Vietnamese-American residents.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:54 pm
Baker in her coffeehouse

Baker testifies via Zoom from the Sugar Bowl.

The Boston Licensing Department rummages around tomorrow to see if it has any liquor licenses it can grant to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., which says that if it gets one, it will re-open at night and give locals a place to go to relax rather than having to jump in a cab to get to South Boston or Lower Mills. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 12:56 pm

Three men face a total of 36 drug and gun charges related to alleged Mass and Cass drug dealing this year following their indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury last week, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which add it now has warrants for police to arrest 40 more people for dealing drugs along Methadone Mile. Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 7:18 pm

Boston Police report arresting Nickoyan Wallace, on charges he gunned down Ivanildo Barros, 37, of Dorchester, at 590 Park St. in Dorchester shortly before noon on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 3:55 pm

Victim identified as Ivanildo Barros, 37, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man was murdered at 590 Park St., near Millet Street, around 11:50 a.m. He was declared dead at the scene.

This is the third murder in Dorchester this week. Boston murders in 2021.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 12:00 pm
Fayston Street fire

Photo by BFD.

A fire that spread alongFayston Street off Mascoma Street in Dorchester spread among five closely-packed three deckers shortly before 11:30 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 11:25 am
Wanted for gun flashing on a bus in Dorchester

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say used a gun to threaten another passenger on a bus on Dudley Street and Howard Avenue around 10:40 p.m. on April 29.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 12:06 am
Woman in mud in Dorchester

Mudbound woman with firefighters trying to free her. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters managed to free a woman stuck in "tarlike mud" at Malibu Beach in Dorchester this afternoon. Two firefighters trying to free the "distressed" woman from the mud themselves got stuck and had to be rescued by other firefighters.

Last month, another woman and her dog had to be rescued from mud along the water in East Boston.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 9:48 am

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man with three gun convictions on his record for last night's murder at 917 Blue Hill Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 9:27 am
One last look by EMS before patient is transported to the hospital

Getting ready for transport to the hospital. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman was stabbed around at 69 Devon St. around 10 p.m. on Monday. She was taken to the hospital with injuries considered serious but not life threatening.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 8:56 pm

Update: Victim identified as Levar Foster, 40, of Taunton.

Boston Police report a man was shot at 917 Blue Hill Ave. around 8:05 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

This was Dorchester's second murder in less than 24 hours. Boston murders in 2021.

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