Dominique Dawnielle reports:
So I was on the redline and saw a guy about my age who had holes all over his pants, shirt was filthy and he had on no shoes... He sat quietly trying to hide his feet while reading a newspaper. People stared, some laughed while others moved away in disgust... Not once thinking this guy may have just had a...Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.
She's described as black, with red highlights in her hair, wearing a pink North Face jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. A Transit Police spokesman...Read more
Wakefield Police report arresting three Dorchester men they say were spotted removing the tires from a Kia in an apartment-complex parking lot early Thursday.
Terrance Jason Ramos-Farnum, 25, Joel Winslow, 26, and Anthony Sanchez, 25, were charged with larcenty over $250.
Police say a resident of the Audubon Road complex called to report "men in dark clothes" removing the tires and wheels from a Kia...Read more
Around 9:20 p.m., possibly in a drive-by. Police are looking for a green, late-model, low-rider Civic.Read more
According to his obituary, Long, an ironworker, leaves seven children, along with his parents, three sisters and a brother.
A woman, 34, was also found shot, but she was taken to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries, police say.
Long's funeral is tomorrow at...Read more
I have jury duty in Dorchester this week. Not familiar with the area and looking for some general info. What is the best way to get there? Any tips? Thanks!Read more
The Boston Home, which provides treatment for people with advanced neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, wants to build a 39-unit apartment building on its property at 2049 Dorchester Ave.
The units would be aimed at people with disorders such as MS, ALS, Huntington's and Parkinson's, and their families, the Boston Home says in its request to the BRA to review the project.
Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he used a BB gun to hold up Mr. Convenience Plus, 646 Blue Hill Ave., twice in March.
Police say officers were out looking for the kid, whom they did not name, when:
Officers observed a male matching the given description walking on Glenway Street and attempted to stop him. When the suspect saw one of...Read more
Police had the King K-8 School on Lawrence Avenue and the Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road lock their doors around 1:10 p.m. as they searched for a man wanted for a gunpoint robbery a few days area who was spotted on Normandy Street near the two schools.
The schools went back to normal operation around 1:30.Read more
Updated with information from Boston Police.
Police officers responding to a report of shots fired at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester around 11:25 a.m. found the building on fire, Boston Police report.
After firefighters doused the first-floor flames, officers found the body of a man, 37, shot dead. A woman, 34, was also found with gunshot injuries; she was taken to a local...Read more
UMass Boston has alerted its students and staff they can just stay home on Monday due to the official opening of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate. A roving UHub recipient of the alert forwarded us a copy:
The University of Massachusetts Boston campus will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 through Monday, March 30.
Campus will reopen...Read more
Specifically Roxbury and Dorchester with a jaunt up to Kendall Square. It's prep work for Monday's visit by the Obamas and Uncle Joe to Columbia Point for the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate - next to the Kennedy Library....Read more
State Police report a passenger in a car that troopers had pulled over for motor-vehicle infractions last night got behind the wheel and started driving off - with a trooper who had tried to stop him dragged for several feet.
State Police say the incident happened at Congress and Pearl streets.
Troopers took the driver, later identified as Luis Cortez, 29, of Dorchester, out...Read more