WBZ reports a guy walked into Ngoc Lloi Jewelry, 1391 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner, Monday night, asked to see some jewelry, then took out a hammer and smashed a jewelry case and helped himself to about $50,000 in jewelry.
The Zoning Board of Appeal yesterday denied a request from the owner of a house on Harvest Street to add dormers to her attic so she could build a master bedroom there and move in - after neighbors, the local civic association and several elected officials opposed her proposal. Read more.
Boston Police report two men were shot shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Washington Street at Normandy Street. One victim was transported to a local trauma unit with injuries serious enough to have the homicide unit called in. Read more.
A federal judge who sentenced a Dorchester man to life in prison in 2006 under a law passed at the height of the Reagan-era crack panic reduced his sentence this week to 216 months, which means he could be freed later this year, about 16 years after he was first put behind bars following his arrest. Read more.
The MBTA reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line this morning after a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass, leaving behind only a cold, dead husk that had to be pushed out of the way by another, still breathing train.
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the Bowery, in Dorchester Lower Mills, has set up three yurts in its rear patio area for people who don't want to give up that outdoor dining experience just because it's winter here in Boston. In addition to in-yurt heaters, the experience also includes furry chairs and blankets.
Aline Kaplan introduces us to the history of the Calf Pasture pumping station on what is now the UMass Boston campus on Columbia Point: The pumping station was built in an era of ornateness for public buildings, even those whose function was to help pump raw sewage to Moon Island, where it would be released as the tide went out - on land that was originally used for grazing cows.
Boston Police report arresting a man and a woman on gun charges in Dorchester yesterday for the "loaded Glock 19 with 17 live rounds of ammunition in the magazine" they say officers found in a bag also packed with infant clothing, diapers and toiletries. Read more.