Savin Hill

By - 9/13/16 - 5:04 pm

Won't it be grand when the T finally gets those new Red Line trains that shouldn't break as much? Maybe in our lifetimes?

By - 2/11/16 - 1:51 pm

UPDATE: The Herald reports the third guy had a GPS bracelet on, too.

Two of the three men arrested on charges they robbed a Savin Hill market at gunpoint last night were wearing GPS ankle bracelets as a condition of their bail on earlier gun-related arrests, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 6:44 pm

The Pleasant View Market at Savin Hill Avenue and Pleasant Street was robbed at gunpoint around 6 p.m. by three masked men with a gun, who made off with some cash and several cartons of Newport cigarettes.

Not long after, police shut down Roach Street off Dorchester Avenue when they tracked the suspects to an apartment at 22 Roach St. Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 5:42 pm
Wanted Dorchester suspect

Look familiar? Let BPD know.

A Savin Hill man reports his dog pinned a housebreak suspect on the hood of a downstairs neighbor's car this morning - although he didn't know the kid had ransacked the neighbor's place until after he managed to run away and the police arrived and searched the place, with guns drawn.

In e-mail, Jason Vitale reports what happend after he and his dog, Roxie - a 35-lb. huskie/German shepherd mix - started out for a walk from their Aukland Street three decker around 7:50 a.m. Almost immediately, he writes, Roxie sensed something wrong: Read more.

By - 12/31/15 - 4:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man and teens from Dorchester and Revere on charges they held a man up at gunpoint on Bay Street yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 11/7/15 - 9:45 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who has tried to get two women into his car and chased a third over the past month. Read more.

By - 10/26/15 - 10:29 pm

Suspect under arrest on Pleasant Street. Photo by Carter Hasegawa.

A man on his way to work was robbed around 10 p.m. by two men in white plastic masks, one about 5'9" and the other about 6'1". Police stopped and arrested two suspects, one with what turned out to be a non-functional starter's pistol, around 10:25 p.m. at Savin Hill Avenue and Pleasant Street. Read more.

By - 8/11/15 - 12:11 am

A woman was robbed at gunpoint around midnight at Savin Hill Avenue and Tuttle Street in Dorchester, only a couple of doors down from the house Mayor Walsh is getting ready to leave for a new home in Lower Mills.

The suspect was described as black, in his teens, about 5'8" and 200 lbs. He jumped into a black SUV that fled down Maryland Street.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 7/17/15 - 9:33 am
Wanted for Savin Hill attack

Transit Police have released photos of a man they say attacked and robbed a woman over 60 around 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

By - 5/18/15 - 10:47 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. by a group of young teens. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

By - 12/17/14 - 8:19 am
Savin Hill on the Red Line at sunrise

Frankie P. says "good morning" from the Savin Hill T stop.

By - 10/21/14 - 5:43 pm

A former Dorchester resident was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison today after he admitted he raped a woman walking home from the Savin Hill T stop on Oct. 30, 1992.

Terry Abercrombie, now 52, had avoided detection until 2012, when a DNA database run by the FBI found a match with DNA evidence the Suffolk County District Attorney's office had submitted to the database in 2006.

DA Dan Conley said the DNA match and additional evidence convinced Abercrombie to plead guilty.

According to the DNA's office, Abercrombie pulled the woman into a driveway off Cushing Avenue, took cash, then raped her:

By - 9/12/14 - 2:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided yesterday the ratio of wine and beer to cheese and other foods at Savin Hill Enterprise, 1047 Dorchester Ave., did not violate any board regulations.

The shop, which opened earlier this year, had been cited by police in July for using too much shelf and refrigerator space for alcohol; police said that seven of eight shelves marked "food" on a store floor plan were actually being used for beer and wine.

By - 9/9/14 - 4:54 pm

On July 17, a Boston Police detective entered Savin Hill Specialities, the new wine-and-cheese shop at 1047 Dorchester Ave., and took careful note of how many shelves were used for wine and beer and how many for food items. He looked in the shop's coolers to compare the ratio of chilled alcoholic beverages to soda and water.

By - 8/31/14 - 6:54 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing.

He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police say. Police say they are continuing to look for him. About 40 minutes later, however, Cynthia Pesantez watched Boston Police take somebody into custody a few blocks away from the station.

By - 6/6/14 - 9:17 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the man died. The Herald reports he was Michael DePina.

Around 8:45 p.m. a man on a motorcycle crashed on Taft Street near Dorchester Avenue. As he was taken away with serious injuries, police found a gun near his motorcycle, then another gun near Pleasant Street.

Police locked down Taft Street - residents were not allowed out of their homes - as they conducted a line search looking for any additional evidence in yards and under cars.

By - 5/31/14 - 12:16 am

A train bound for Ashmont is instead bound for Valhalla after gasping its last at Savin Hill shortly after midnight. On the plus side, smoke didn't fill the first car

By - 4/25/14 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.

Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the young'uns would start at the Dogwood or Eugene O'Neill's, the hardened barflies at JJ Foley's Fireside Tavern or the Drinking Fountain, but then where from there?

By - 4/24/14 - 10:33 am

Paul Nutting and Andrea at WBZ report MassDOT took down the 65-foot banner on the Savin Hill bridge over 93 due to the wind, returned it to the artist.