Dorchester

By - 1/23/17 - 7:34 pm
Brodi the missing BPD K-9

UPDATE: Found on Lenoxdale Street.

Boston Police report they are looking for Brodi the K-9, last seen in the area of Hallet and Hill Top streets near Pope John Paul II Park and the Neponset River.

By - 1/23/17 - 4:34 pm

Just in time for the evening rush hour, the T reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Braintree side due to some sort of track problem at JFK/UMass.

By - 1/22/17 - 11:25 am

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at 56 Nightingale St.

The man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. He is Boston's second homicide victim this year.

By - 1/20/17 - 12:46 pm

A gun police say they found in a man's car on a Dorchester street can be used as evidence against him in an upcoming trial, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today. Read more.

By - 1/19/17 - 2:28 pm

The East Boston Savings Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. was held up around 2:15 p.m. by 20-year old Hispanic man, 5'6" to 5'8" and wearing a gray hoodie under a North Face jacket, with black pants and sneakers.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:11 am

Around 7 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near Wrentham Street. Gavin Schoch reports the victim's injuries were life threatening; the homicide unit was called in just in case. The Herald reports police found the apparent hit-and-run car, abandoned, in Quincy.

By - 1/16/17 - 11:31 pm
Protesters on steps of Dorchester courthouse

Greg Cook chronicled the Mass Action Against Police Brutality’s MLK Day March for Justice, which had a stop on the steps of the Dorchester courthouse this afternoon.

By - 1/16/17 - 10:38 pm

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ruled last month that the Boston Licensing Board erred in requiring the new owners of a Washington Street liquor store to stop selling nips. Read more.

By - 1/14/17 - 6:40 pm

Around 6:30 p.m. on Dakota Street between Boyd and Greenbrier. Nobody hit.

By - 1/13/17 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports MassDOT workers spent the night checking out light poles along I-93 in Dorchester to try to avoid a repeat of a Thursday morning incident in which a pole crumpled to the ground - where a bus then hit part of it, sending it flying into the front of a car. The driver was not hurt.

By - 1/12/17 - 6:19 pm

Boston Police report a patrol in the area of gunfire in Dorchester last night ended with the arrest of a man who kept pointing a loaded gun at officers. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 6:25 pm

Boston Police report drug detectives and a SWAT Team raided 19 Browning Ave. early this morning after a spate of "several incidents of gun violence and 911 calls for shots fired." Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 11:17 pm

Sandy's Variety Store, 378 Washington St., held up around 11:10 p.m. by a black man in his mid-30s, in a black hoodie and shoes and khaki cargo pants. Got cash and a carton of cigarettes.

By - 1/6/17 - 9:28 pm

Boston firefighters are at 391 Adams St. for a fire that broke out shortly before 9 p.m.

Video by CGJ.

By - 1/6/17 - 10:23 am

The Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. was held up around 10:10 a.m. by a white man, about 5'5" and wearing a black baseball hat. He may have fled by jumping in a cab and may be the same guy who held up the East Boston Savings bank branch in Andrew Square on Wednesday.

By - 1/6/17 - 9:12 am

The T had to hold a train from Braintree at JFK/UMass so Transit Police could remove a woman who refused to put out her cigarette, filling her car with the smell of smoke.

By - 1/4/17 - 8:33 am

Phillips Old Colony House and the Freeport Tavern, 780 Morrissey Blvd., announced yesterday it's closing forever on Jan. 15.

The Dorchester Reporter reports neighboring ventures owned by the same family - the Phillips Candy House and Boston Bowl - will stay open.

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:00 am

Boston Police report arresting James Stewart, 32, on a 2012 arson charge and a 2014 charge of shooting a man repeatedly. Read more.

By - 1/2/17 - 9:42 pm
Dorchester porch thief

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy stealing a package off a porch on Harborview Street on Dec. 7.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800)-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 1/2/17 - 5:31 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue at Seaver Street.