Arthur Samuels, who once ran Bank of America's Fields Corner branch, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution for his role in Michael David Scott's scheme to suck money out of banks with fraudulent real-estate purchases in 2007 and 2008, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.
WCVB reports a car wound up inside the Mohawk Insurance storefront on Dorchester Avenue at Melville last night.
A two-alarm fire has displaced 46 residents at Ditson Street Senior Housing, 25 Ditson St.
The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $500,000 from the fire, which started on the second floor, then spread to the third floor and the roof.
Fire Investigators have determined cause was an electrical short in the wiring in a pipe chase 2nd floor ceiling.
Residents were evacuated safely.
Stanley Staco reports shots were fired around 10:15 p.m. at Geneva Avenue and Vinson Street. About 10 minutes later, police found somebody with a gunshot wound to the leg a few blocks away at Dorchester Avenue and Charles Street.
The Boston Licensing Board this week granted an alcohol license to the upcoming Homestead Bakery and Cafe in the Linane Building at 1448 Dorchester Ave.
Homestead will run as a bakery in the morning and early afternoon, then turn into a restaurant space featuring "pop-up" menus by chefs specializing in different ethnic cuisines and a series of poetry readings, art exhibits and stand-up comedy.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Homestead Bakery and Cafe, 1448 Dorchester Ave.
Proposed manager Shiyu Wu told the board today he and his partners would run the long vacant space as a bakery between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Then, in the evenings, they would offer a series of "pop up" menus by a rotating series of chefs in different cuisines. Read more.
Boston Police report somebody walked into District C-11 last night with all these bullets:
The citizen stated he found the bag in a trash barrel near 17 Centervale Park and immediately brought them to the police station. Officers received the ammunition and submitted the 226 live rounds into evidence.
Around 1:30 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot, 1440 Dorchester Ave., by a black man with a long gun and wearing a bright red jacket, who rode away on a black bicycle.
Frustrated residents of two narrow Fields Corner streets today asked the Boston Licensing Board to revoke Fields Station Liquor's license over what they said is an unending stream of delivery trucks that block their street, fill their lungs with toxic disesel fumes, block their driveways and create a public-safety menace because emergency vehicles can't get down the street while they're making deliveries. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a license for Chill on Park, an ice cream shop at 142 Park St. in Fields Corner. Read more.
Three Dorchester residents are turning to the community to try to raise the money needed to turn an empty space in the Linane Building, 1448 Dorchester Ave., into a cafe that will focus on both baked goods and the community.
Elisa and Vivian Girard, who live in Fields Corner, and Jack Wu, who lives in Ashmont, hope to raise $60,000 by May 5 on their Indiegogo site to open Homestead Bakery and Cafe:
A 16-year-old already facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges for two incidents on Jan. 13 was arraigned yesterday on new charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and indecent assault and battery for incidents on Jan. 11 and 13, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of his age, had his bail increased from $1 million to $2 million due to the new charges, the DA's office reports. Although he gave his last address as a school in Lancaster, he has family in Dorchester.
The DA's office described the four incidents: