The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a developer's plan to replace a commercial building and two houses with a nine-unit condo building with retail and office space on Savin Hill Avenue at Sydney Street. Read more.
Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, BLDUP.com reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.
Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Boston police officers had enough details on the suspect in the robbery and shooting of a Dot Ave. convenience-store owner that they had the right to stop a suspect they found four blocks away. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a long derelict vacant variety store near the Savin Hill T stop.
Paul Nutting photographed an early morning crash on I-93 in Savin Hill.
Three 15-year-olds told a woman on the Red Line to go back to her own country before one of them began beating her with her fists and a phone as the train traveled between Savin Hill and Andrew the day before the election last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.
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.
Around 10:20 p.m. by a group of young teens. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Frankie P. says "good morning" from the Savin Hill T stop.
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:
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