Dorchester

By - 3/6/15 - 9:41 pm
247 Washington St. in Dorchester

A fire that raced through a Washington Street apartment building displaced 30 residents but caused no injuries, the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire at 247-249 Washington St. was reported around 7:05 a.m. and did an estimated $750,000 in damage, the department says.

Firefighters arrived to find flames showing from rear porches, the depatment says, adding the cause remains under investigation.... Read more

By - 3/5/15 - 11:27 pm
Richard Davey talks up the Olympics

Richard Davey talks as Rev. Jeffrey Brown (l) and architect David Manfredi listen.

If Boston gets the 2024 Olympics, backers say they would fulfill part of their goal of making permanent improvements to venues by leaving behind a new swimming pool in Franklin Park after the end of the modern pentathlon planned for the park.

The pool would go next to White Stadium, which would undergo a major renovation as a venue for both the pentathlon - whose... Read more

By - 3/4/15 - 10:39 pm
Countdown sign in Dorchester in the snow

Neil the roving UHub photographer ran across this countdown sign on Franconia Street in Dorchester today.

By - 3/4/15 - 10:30 am

The Boston Fire Department reports a 100x100-foot section of the roof at the old Bayside Expo Center collapsed around 7:35 a.m.

The collapse forced the evacuation of a neighboring office building.

The building, now owned by UMass Boston, had been slated for demolition this summer.... Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 5:54 pm
Giant space saver in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer captured this girthy space saver on Jones Hill today.

By - 3/3/15 - 1:57 pm

Boston Police report arresting Takisa Williams, 30, of Dorchester, today for the Oct. 18 stabbing death of Maria Sanchez.

Williams was ordered held without bail at her arraignment today on a charge of murder in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, Sanchez and a relative were at an after-hours party when the relative... Read more

By - 3/2/15 - 8:58 pm
Chinese romance performance

The Confucius Institute of UMass Boston rang in the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat this afternoon with a series of musical, dancing and opera performances in the campus center ballroom.

Some opera, sung to the accompaniment of an erhu player:

Chinese opera
By - 3/1/15 - 10:38 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wales Street near Harvard Street.

By - 2/28/15 - 6:45 pm
Buried vehicle in Dorchester
The sign

Snow mound or car? On Westmoreland Street, the answer would seem clear - if not for the sign sticking out of the snow, as roving UHub photographer Neil found out last night.

Earlier:
There's always that one guy who tries to take the fun out of everything.

By - 2/28/15 - 5:27 pm

Seized items.

Boston Police report raids Friday morning at 91 Esmond St. in Dorchester and 108 Greenfield Rd. in Mattapan resulted in six arrests and the seizure of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, Percocet pills, steroids, two loaded guns and ammunition.

Police say the raids came after a two-month investigation that involved both citywide detectives and detectives from West Roxbury and South Boston.

Angel Santiago (a.k.a.... Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 4:19 pm
Ice fishing on the Neponset River in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer who happened to be at the 88 Wharf building in Milton this afternoon watched a couple of guys settle in on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River for some ice fishing.

By - 2/27/15 - 11:08 am

Boston Police report the Members Plus Credit Union at 494 Gallivan Blvd. was robbed around 12:50 p.m. yesterday by a man who gave a hand-written note demanding money.

The man, white, about 5'8" and wearing a blue Patriots stocking cap, a black scarf and jacket and gray pants and gloves, ran out.

Unfortunately for him, police say, a credit-union customer who watched the... Read more

By - 2/27/15 - 9:00 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:30 a.m. on Howe Terrace in Dorchester.

WBZ reports the man had attacked two people with a wooden stake, then used it to stab a police officer who responded. When the man continued to refuse orders to drop the weapon, the officer fired, police say.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirms an... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 6:14 pm
Ashmont project approved

The BRA board of directors today approved a six-story esidential building with 81 units on Dorchester Avenue, across from the Carruth and the Ashmont T station.

The building, which will also have ground-level retail space, will have 53 units marketed as affordable on what is now the home of Ashmont Tire, under plans by developer Trinity Financial. The project will have 44 parking spaces and... Read more

By - 2/26/15 - 9:02 am

Jackie Murphy reports on her commute:

Tons of snow hauled away on Gallivan and Morton last night. Huge improvement on roads! Commute yesterday Dot to JP 1.75 hrs, today 28 min.

ColdSummer checks in from Forest Hills:

Hyde Park Ave is Back to NORMAL. Hallelujah . No More Gridlocks

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By - 2/24/15 - 9:03 pm
Old Man of the Snow

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko had to pause to take in the snowy peak outside the South Bay Home Depot tonight.

By - 2/22/15 - 10:18 pm

Around 9:20 p.m. on Franklin Hill Avenue. The suspects used knives to force the victim inside an apartment there, then stole a car.

The two suspects are described as 17 to 19. One is white or Hispanic, wearing a gray and red sweater, the other black and wearing a dark sweatshirt. They escaped in the victim's low-ride Honda SUV, Mass. registration 319 XA2.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:03 pm

Eversource (you know, the new NStar) is currently reporting 5,682 customers without power in Boston. Based on Twitter traffic, most of those customers are in Dorchester, from Lower Mills to Ashmont to Dorchester Center and up through Uphams Corner.... Read more

By - 2/20/15 - 3:01 pm
Fast response snow removal in Dorchester

Kevin spotted this mostly buried snow-removal ad in the Baker Square condo complex in Dorchester Lower Mills today.

By - 2/20/15 - 12:55 pm
Randle Roache and the hydrant he shoveled out

Randle Roache and the hydrant. Photo by BPD.

Boston firefighters were able to quickly battle a fire on Abbot Street yesterday thanks to a local resident who had shoveled out the hydrant across the street after the latest snow.

Boston Police, who arrived at 23 Abbot St. along with firefighters, praised Randle Roache

The building was quickly evacuated; the fire put out, and - most importantly - there were no reports of any

... Read more

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