Dorchester

By - 8/29/14 - 11:09 pm

Around 11 p.m. on Woodledge Street. Two black men - one skinny with braids, the other heavyset - ran away.

By - 8/29/14 - 10:47 am

WBZ reports on a memorial vigil last night in honor of Dawnn Jaffier, shot to death while waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

By - 8/28/14 - 9:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that when some guy robbed the Lower Mills branch of Meetinghouse Bank this afternoon, the bank president sprung into action and ran after the guy, managing to get a punch in before police arrived.

By - 8/26/14 - 11:45 pm

Stanley Stacos reports a man was shot several times in the chest and shoulder around 8 p.m. at 241 Woodrow Ave. in Dorchester.... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 5:52 pm

Around 5:40 p.m. One car was hit, no people. Police are looking for a silver Taurus with Connecticut plates.

By - 8/26/14 - 3:49 pm

Roxbury, MA – It is election season for Massachusetts residents! There are so many important issues that need to be addressed. Whether it be violence in the community, education, the economy, or green energy, everyone needs to be heard. For the first time, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) is hosting a series entitled “Candid Conversations”. During this series,... Read more

By - 8/26/14 - 12:17 pm
Seized guns in Dorchester

The guns in question. Photo by BPD.

Boston Police report recovering five guns, magazines and ammunition that were just sitting there in a plastic bag in an alley off Lucerne and Harwood streets in Dorchester early this morning.

Police say an anonymous source reported overhearing some guys talking "about the pickup of a package containing firearms" in that area.

Officers are first set up surveillance of the alley, but decided... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 4:49 pm

Peter Gelzinis reports how the Olde Town Team is threatening legal action against some Dorchester guy who runs an adult hockey league in the Boston area called StinkySocks Hockey.

By - 8/25/14 - 3:27 pm

Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Keith Williams took out a loaded .357 revolver at Blue Hill Avenue and McLellan Street and began firing into a crowd of people waiting for the J'Ouvert parade, assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Mark Lee said today.

One of the bullets hit Dawnn Jaffier in the head as she stood a block away at Charlotte Street, killing her,... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 10:45 am

Around 10:40 a.m. on W. Tremlett Street near Herbert.

By - 8/24/14 - 12:35 pm
Artist at work in the Back Bay

Stevil watched an artist painting the scene on Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay the other day.

In Fields Corner, a woman looked at some of the life-size self portraits on Dorchester Avenue, part of Dot Art's annual "Portraits, People and Places" exhibit.

Art on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner

Also in Dorchester,... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 8:45 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the 4:15 p.m. incident on Gallivan Boulevard in which an occupant of one car opened fire on the occupants of another car.

By - 8/23/14 - 6:48 pm
Dawnn Jaffier

UPDATE, Monday: Dorchester teen charged with shooting her in the head.

Dawnn Jaffier, 26, a 2010 graduate of UMass Amherst, died today when she was shot in the head during the J'Ouvert parade on Blue Hill Avenue.

Keith Williams, 18, was one of three people detained by police not long after she was shot around 8:15 a.m. He was charged with illegal possession... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 8:20 am

UPDATE: Boston Police report the first victim, Dawnn Jaffier, 26, died.

Around 8:15 a.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Charlotte Street. One woman's injuries were serious enough the homicide unit was summoned. The second woman, found a couple blocks away at American Legion Highway, was grazed to the leg.

A gun was recovered a couple blocks away and three suspects placed in... Read more

By - 8/23/14 - 7:10 am

But he was conscious and alert when police and EMTs arrived at Westview and Ames streets around 3 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 8/22/14 - 4:37 pm

With the rising rents in South Boston, I'm thinking about moving to Dorchester. I realize that Dorchester is very big and that some parts are safe while other parts are less safe. What is the crime situation in Fields Corner, particularly around Geneva Street between Park Street and Bowdoin Street? I'm thinking about renting an apartment on Westville Street near Up Academy (John Marshall Elementary... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 2:48 pm

Around 3:35 p.m. on Brunswick Street off Blue Hill Avenue. Suspects: Two black men in a newer-model, beige Camry.

By - 8/22/14 - 1:16 pm
Wanted for Dorchester jewelry heist

Boston Police report they are looking for four people in connection with the robbery of $20,000 worth of jewelry at Thai Binh Jewelry, which recently opened at 1283 Dorchester Ave.

According to police, one of the four walked into the shop around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, looked around, declared he didn't want anything they had, then walked out.

As the individual left the store,

... Read more
By - 8/20/14 - 7:48 pm

The scene outside Ashmont station. Photo by David Finnerty.

Boston Police report a man was shot around 7:40 p.m. just outside the station.

Officers on patrol saw the shooting and immediately took off after the suspect on foot. Police say they captured Balfour McLean, 22, of Dorchester, on Alban Street and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. They also... Read more

By - 8/19/14 - 7:41 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today gave Suffolk County prosecutors a choice: They can retry Mario Gonzalez of Dorchester for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2009 or they can accept reducing his current conviction from first to second-degree murder.

A first-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole. A second-degree conviction also carries a life sentence but with the possibility of parole,... Read more

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