Dorchester

By - 11/23/08 - 11:09 pm

Like a complete moron, apparently:

... Suddenly we noticed that we were across the street from our destination and we had to cross Dorchester Ave. I caught up to the others, who were waiting for an opening in the traffic. But Junior walked out in front of us and shouted:

"YOU IN DORCHESTER! THIS IS HOW YOU CROSS THE STREET IN DORCHESTER!"

And then he broke from the group and walked right into the rear side panel of a speeding, green, 2-door Civic. His knee made a grotesque pop! as it struck the car. It sounded like a two-liter bottle of soda hitting the pavement after a long fall. ...

By - 11/21/08 - 8:16 am

The Dorchester Reporter breaks the news that Corcoran Jennison Companies is considering canceling its giant "Bayside on the Point" project because the MWRA is refusing to budge on its plans to build an odor-control plant nearby.

The housing project would replace the current Bayside Expo Center; the odor-control plant would use carbon filters and a smokestack to get rid of odors from up to 18-million gallons of sewage-laden storm runoff. The paper talks to South End residents who live near a similar treatment plant.

By - 11/18/08 - 7:14 pm

Boston Police arrested a Dorchester man this morning for slicing up a guy whom he bumped into him on the stairs at Dorchester District Court this morning:

[O]fficers learned that the victim was walking inside the Dorchester District courthouse when an individual physically bumped into him in the stairwell. According to the victim, words were briefly exchanged, but the individual thought nothing of it as he exited the courthouse. However, once outside, the victim states that the same individual ran up to him and cut him in the face with what appeared to be a knife. Victim says the suspect then fled (on foot) down Tremlett Street.

Brock Randolph, 21, was found and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and mayhem, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/17/08 - 8:25 pm

Bobby reports on a cop with attitude in Dorchester:

Today, as I was leaving the apartment to get some food, there was a police cruiser facing the wrong way parked out front. Two officers, standing over the car, were looking at a piece of paper. "Everything ok, guys?" I asked. One of them looked up at me, crooked his eyes, and demanded, brusquely, "You live here?" "Yes," I replied, caught off guard somewhat by his tone. He paused, unable to contain his disgust at the fact that I would live here, and continued, "Do you know where [such and such] is?" "No." "Ok, well it's not your concern then." ...

By - 11/15/08 - 3:08 pm

Boston Police report that when a Dorchester teen told them he'd been robbed on Tenean Beach around 9 p.m. yesterday by a gang of thuglets, one armed with a gun and one wearing a "half mask," and that they'd then headed toward Boston Bowl, they knew just where to go:

[O]ther assisting units responded to the Boston Bowl and noticed a group of teenagers matching the suspects' description. As officers approached the group they observed the suspects retrieving the stolen I-Pod from some nearby bushes. The group was stopped and, there officers noted the half mask described as being worn by one of the suspects on the person of one of the suspects.

Michael D. Beswick, 18, of Dorchester and a 15-year-old Dorchester juvie were then arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/14/08 - 6:06 pm

Daniel Harris, 23, was charged today with killing Alexandra Gomes in a gunfight that left him and three other people injured, Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced.

Harris was one of the four people who got themselves and Gomes to local hospitals following the incident early Sunday morning on Elder Street.

By - 11/13/08 - 4:53 pm

How many Massholes can truthfully state they almost caused an international incident - and almost got taken out by a Secret Service sniper protecting the life of the British prime minister? Not content to merely be living the dream, Braude is, of course, contesting the ticket he got.

By - 11/13/08 - 2:13 pm

Boston Police report that officers had reason to believe that the female suspect in a knifepoint robbery on Kerwin Street last night was holed up in a triple-decker there. When they knocked on the door of the third-floor unit, several guys let them in but said no, no women were there.

Then everybody heard a knock on the unit's rear door. And then they heard a woman yell:

Yo, let me in before the police arrest me!

Milena Polanco, 23, of Dorchester, was so busted - and charged with armed robbery.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/12/08 - 8:21 am

Two precincts in South Boston and one in Dorchester, according to Matt O'Malley, who provides some interesting Boston numbers from this year's election. Overall, of course, Obama won big in Boston - O'Malley says one Roxbury precinct went for Obama by a 99.5 - 0.5 margin.

Bonus fun fact: There is a Harbor Islands precinct, with nine registered voters, none of whom bothered to vote.

By - 11/11/08 - 1:56 pm

UPDATE: He returned home.

TuckerBoston Police report Shaydon Tucker, 12, left his Norfolk Street home for school around 6:50 yesterday morning and hasn't been seen since.

He's black, about 4'11" with a medium build and was wearing a Red Sox hat, a green jacket, a black zip-up hoodie, a white short-sleeve polo shirt, black pants and white and black Fubu sneakers, and was carrying a blueish backpack.

By - 11/10/08 - 8:11 pm

Lily Von Schtoop begins to wonder about never-opening Van's Restaurant on Dorchester Avenue and its promise of "causal dining" and "coktails."

By - 11/10/08 - 2:34 pm

Boston Police report the three, ages 17, 17 and 16, were shot at 6:58 p.m. yesterday while standing at a bus stop at Humboldt Avenue and Homestead Street.

Police say one was shot in the leg, another in the back and the third in leg and back and that they ran to the Family Super Market for help. All three are expected to survive.

Police say they are looking for a small black or gray car that sped away toward Seaver Street, possibly with tinted windows and a "C" on it.

By - 11/9/08 - 10:19 pm
Gomes and daughter
From her MySpace page.

UPDATE: Man arrested, charged with her murder.

The Metro identifies the dead woman as Alexandra Gomes, 19, of Dorchester. Her friends knew her as Xanda. She and four other people were raked with gunfire early this morning on Elder Street.

On her MySpace page, her friends expressed shock and promised to watch over her baby, Niylah:

i cant believe this is real it feels like a dream.. i wish i was being punked.. i remember our fun lil sleepovas when we were younger and ur mom made cucumbers and sugar..lol we miss you all and watch over us everyday... i love you so much.. and we'll take care of niylah for you.. you don't deserve this one bit... but we love you so mcuh... i cant believe it.. i wish there was a way for you to come back ...turn back time or something.. we love youuuu
rest easy xandaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

By - 11/9/08 - 9:07 pm

Boston Police report an elderly man who'd just left the Convenient Corner store on Dorchester Avenue Friday afternoon was attacked from behind, knocked to the ground and then robbed by several teenagers, one of whom dropped a knife during the attack.

Police say they quickly identified and arrested four suspects on charges of armed robbery: Roger Middleton, 17, of Dorchester, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year old.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/9/08 - 6:56 pm

This mini-article in City Weekly quotes extensively from Dorchester blogger Whalehead King without providing the URL for people who might actually want to read more. The very next page has a bunch of URLs accompanying some story about bicycles, so I don't think it's that City Weekly doesn't know how to get URLs into print.

By - 11/9/08 - 12:22 pm

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Boston Police report a woman, 19, died at Boston Medical Center after being shot repeatedly around 2:24 a.m. at 6 Elder St. (UPDATE: Her name was Alexandra Gomes and she had a 15-month-old daughter) Four other victims, three men and one woman, showed up at local hospitals and are expected to survive, despite multiple gunshot wounds.

Scene of the crime (the blue building):

The woman is Dorchester's 22nd murder victim this year. Dorchester murder map.

By - 11/7/08 - 2:24 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Jovon Adams, 24, guilty of all charges related to a May 15, 2007 shooting at Franklin Field that left a man dead and a woman with gunshot wounds, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.

Because the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Cordelro Andrade, Adams will be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. An alleged accomplice, Taquise Johnson, will be tried at a later date, according to the DA's office.

By - 11/6/08 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police report a man was slashed across the chest early Saturday morning outside the Venetian Garden, 1269 Mass. Ave.. Police say they are looking for two black males, possibly brothers.

By - 11/4/08 - 4:57 pm

Kimya Foust today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death of Walter Jackson, Jr. in his Harold Street apartment two years ago following a days-long crack and heroin binge.