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By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 9:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Adams Corner pub will start serving a limited menu of food to go on Wednesday, cash only.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 3:03 pm

Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, who own the Shanti restaurants on Dorchester Avenue and in Roslindale Square and Kendall Square, alerted their customers today that they've temporarily closed the restaurants: Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/20 - 10:45 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens on charges they shot a man on Westville Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m., after possibly first shooting at but failing to hit somebody else in the Franklin Hill development about eight minutes earlier. Read more.

By TheDot - 3/27/20 - 4:53 pm

There are certainly more important subjects but does anyone know why the flag has not been up in Everett Square? Stay safe, folks.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 2:42 pm
Swans off Dorchester

Kelly Lewis spotted a pair of swans doing some social distancing off the Expressway in Dorchester today.

Meanwhile, over in Cambridge yesterday, Barb spotted a pair of turkeys who know that they now rule the roost outdoors, at least on Bellevue Avenue: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 11:15 am

The Dorchester Reporter checks in with local businesses.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:25 am

The Bay State Banner reports on the impact on places like Codman Square and Grove Hall, where there are fewer people with the sort of jobs they can do at home.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 9:15 pm

BostonPolice report arresting two Dorchester men on charges they attacked two women on Percival Street, near Fox Street, in Dorchester around 1:15 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 10:31 pm
Recovered gun at shooting scene.

Gun found at scene. Photo by Live Boston

Twice in the leg, outside the KFC on Washington Street, across from Regina Road, around 6:10 p.m., Live Boston reports.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:37 am

WBUR reports Mass. General now has five patients with Covid-19 in its ICU and another 70 suspected cases in patients doing well enough to not need intensive care.

The Dorchester Reporter reports Carney Hospital is now banning all visitors - and has shut its Dunkin' Donuts - as it transitions to an all-coronavirus facility.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 10:08 pm

A masked man wearing rubber gloves and packing a gun held up Alex Market, 466 Talbot Ave., at Welles Avenue, around 10 p.m.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:05 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports all its beds will be converted into use for caring for people with Covid-19. The emergency room, however, will remain open for all patients.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 11:00 pm

Boston Police report a woman already behind bars in Florida will be flown to Boston to face charges that she murdered Anthony Silva, 64, of 614 Columbia Rd, by stabbing him repeatedly on Nov. 21, 2018. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/20 - 9:23 am

The Boston Home on Dorchester Avenue yesterday ordered a "complete ban" on visitors because of Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 2:01 pm

Peter Wilson at WFXT reports both workers have self quarantined and are showing no symptoms, but that just in case, the JFK Library and Museum is asking anybody who visited between March 2 and today to "please monitor your health for symptoms of coronavirus, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath."

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 8:54 pm
25 Bloomington St fire

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 7:40 p.m. at 25-27 Bloomington St. displaced six people and a cat. Damage was estimated at $75,000.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 3:56 pm

A person suffered a head injury around 3:30 p.m. at Boston Gun and Rifle, 7 Faulkner St. in Dorchester. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injury.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 2:45 pm
Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929.

Blue Hill Avenue at Arbutus Street in 1929. See it larger.

StreetsBlogMass reports Boston transportation planners are looking at the idea of creating dedicated bus lanes down the center of Blue Hill Avenue - including stations along the way - as a way to improve service on the 28 line. Read more.

By adamg - 3/8/20 - 1:19 pm
Investigators next to car on its side

BPD investigators on scene where things went sideways. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a roll-over crash with at least two people taken to the hospital and at least eight parked cars damaged and possibly totaled, on Blue Hill Avenue near American Legion Highway around 4:15 a.m.

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