If you're looking for a parade with no controversy and an essay contest on making the neighborhood better.
"Ashmont Train," by Luddy Mussy.
Boston Police report two separate busts in Dorchester yesterday and early today yielded four handguns, a rifle and 15 bags of pot.
This is in addition to the four guns, bullets and bulletproof vest found in a Dorchester trash barrel yesterday.
State Police report a two-car crash on I-93 north at Neponset Circle around 11:30 a.m. left both cars on their roofs, four people injured and the road completely shut into town.
Stephen McBride reports from his motionless car on 93 north:
The only movement is when emergency vehicles push through.... Read more
Talk about your community guns. Boston Police report that "pursuant to an ongoing investigation and prior information" drug officers today went to the park at Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, looked inside a particular trash can there and pulled out a backpack containing: One Smith and Wesson .44 Magnum; one Smith and Wesson .38 Special; one Colt .357 Magnum; one Interarms .38 Special; a... Read more
Around 9:20 p.m., Geneva Grocery, 385 Geneva Ave., was held up by a man with a gun. He was described as 5'10", thin and possibly Cape Verdean. He wore a black jacket, a gray hoodie and a yellow ski mask.
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the perpetual candidate has sued Secretary of State William Galvin for barring her from the Democratic ballot for Carlos Henriquez's old seat on the grounds she didn't switch from being a Republican to being a Democrat in time this time.
A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail today at his arraignment on charges he put a bullet in the back of another man's head after a Christmas-eve concert.
Ian Holness, 27, stood behind a door as murder and illegal-weapons charges were read against him in Dorchester District Court this morning, frustrating the relatives and friends of Rashaan O'Neil, 36, who wanted to get... Read more
Ian Holness, 27, will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court tomorrow for the fatal shooting of Rashaan O'Neil, 34, at a party at 92 Wales St. early last Christmas, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Holness was arrested today by the BPD Youth Violence Strike Force.
The Walsh honeymoon is over for one irate Dorchester citizen, who files a report about an apparently abandoned car on Downer Avenue:
This car has been left here for more than two weeks. First posted 5 days ago, absolutely NO response by the City. Still sitting there. If this was in Beacon Hill that car would have been gone in half an hour. But... Read more
A Dorchester woman has gotten so sick of what she says are incessant calls from a debt-collection company over some other woman's debts that she's sued to make the calls stop.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the woman says that even if she were the person who owes money, the repeated calls from Federal Bond and Collection Service, Inc.... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports Dan Hunt won the Democratic primary, which means he'll be the next state rep, since there weren't any Republicans signed up to run.
A man was arrested yesterday after, police say, an officer found a gun in his waistband.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, this was Wesner Theodore's fifth gun-related arrest in his 26 years:
Two of the prior four led to convictions in 2009 and 2012 after Suffolk prosecutors indicted and prosecuted him in Suffolk Superior Court. One, involving Wesnerâ€™s arrest in a... Read more
Several city councilors say they're not opposed to medical marijuana but that Southampton Street is just the wrong place for one of the two dispensaries provisionally approved by the state because it's already in the middle of an area with large methadone clinics, a jail, trash-transfer facilities and the BU biolab.
And at a hearing today, councilors expressed major disappointment in state officials, none... Read more
The Animal Rescue League reports it was called to a Dorchester playground today to try to round up a pair of Guinea fowl. They report they caught one, but the other one flew away.
Not the kind of birds usually seen in a Dorchester playground.
Boston Police report arresting Andrew Robertson, 37, of Hyde Park, on charges he participated in ambushing and murdering Romeo McCubbin early on Dec. 14.
Robertson was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.