Dorchester

Dorchester

By - 6/26/15 - 10:09 am
Jimmy Cawley

Jimmy Cawley, who spent the past eight years with WORK, Inc. of Dorchester, helping people with disabilities train for and get jobs, died overnight from the lung cancer doctors only discovered when he had a stroke a couple of months ago.

Cawley, a Grateful Dead fan who spent 20 years as a newsroom researcher at the Globe, leaves his wife Elisa and his children Christina and Kevin.

By - 6/24/15 - 4:29 pm

Boston Police report its officers and officers from the state Environmental Police raided a garage on Hancock Street in Dorchester yesterday afternoon and seized all the vehicles whose owners did not arrive in time to haul them away - just for safekeeping, police say. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 11:27 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license for a proposed restaurant at the site of a long abandoned video store in Adams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 6:03 pm

Steve Lynch (D-South Boston) went on NECN's Broadside tonight and told host Sue O'Connell that condemning the existing businesses at Widett Circle for a temporary 60,.000-seat stadium is stupid and something he'll fight. Suffolk Downs might work, he says.

"I don't think you'll build a stadium for three weeks and then take it down," he said. "I really think it's a bad idea."

By - 6/22/15 - 1:47 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Read more.

By - 6/21/15 - 11:31 pm

At least four shots around 11:25 p.m. on Maxwell Street near Milton Avenue.

By - 6/21/15 - 12:15 am

Around midnight on Westville Street at Boyd Street, midway between Bowdoin and Geneva. One car was hit.

By - 6/20/15 - 7:00 pm

Around 4:20 p.m. at Dudley and Nonquit streets, Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/20/15 - 10:07 am

The Herald reports the Baker administration has stopped plans to buy "diesel multiple unit" trains that would have allowed the Fairmount Line to run at subway-like frequencies, saying now's not the time to load up on new technologies on the T. Read more.

DMUs are passenger coaches with their own diesel engines, which can be more easily assembled into smaller trains at non-peak hours; the Patrick administration had touted them as a way to improve service on the line - and also to serve the proposed West Station stop in Allston on the Worcester Line and connect Back Bay with the South Boston convention center.

By - 6/19/15 - 10:31 am
Columbia Point Dawgs in a threatening YouTube video

Gang members used YouTube to send warnings to rival gangs - such as holding up court records with names of alleged snitches.

Around New Year's, FBI agents made some unusual phone calls: Warnings to members of a Dorchester gang to lay low because a leader of the rival Columbia Point Dawgs had been shot and was convinced they were behind it - and was vowing revenge.

Demetrius Williams had reason to suspect somebody in the Greenwood Street Posse had shot him as he sat in his Mercedes outside a 6 Metcalf Ct. drug "stash" house. His Columbia Point Dawgs and Greenwood Street had been engaged in an increasingly violent feud for several months - which included turning Edinboro Street in Chinatown into a free-fire zone early one August morning that left six people with gunshot wounds. Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 6:15 pm

Cops must love stuff like this: Boston Police report that as officers were using a search warrant to seize a gun, marijuana and cocaine at 29 Cunningham St., Tuesday afternoon: Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 12:17 pm

The US Attorney's office reports the arrest of 41 people overnight in a crackdown on the Columbia Point Dawgs, a gang named for the housing project that was torn down in the 1980s to make way for Harbor Point. Seven more people are being sought. Read more.

By - 6/16/15 - 8:57 pm

John Duffill reports two people were shot around 8:45 p.m. at 64 Lawrence Ave. As those victims were being transported to a local hospital, police found a third victim, grazed by a bullet. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

By - 6/16/15 - 6:21 pm

The Boston Preservation Alliance posts an interview with city archaeologist Joe Bagley. He brings us up to date on the archaeological digs in the front yard of Old City Hall (site of an even older home for Boston Latin School) - they've found the remains of a building, but which one? - and alerts us that his next major project will be at at the Epiphany School in Dorchester, looking for an outhouse that would have been in use when the site was home of the Industrial School for Girls in the mid-19th century.

By - 6/15/15 - 12:32 pm
Memorial for Jonathan Dos Santos in Dorchester

At what has become a memorial for Dos Santos at Fuller and Washington.

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge today rejected arguments from lawyers for a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old that they posed no flight risk after being charged with gunning down another teen and ordered them held without bail.

In a tense courtroom, Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Jennifer Hickman said Raeshawn Moody, 14, and Dushawn Taylor-Gennis, 16, patiently waited at the intersection of Washington and Fuller streets Wednesday evening for Jonathan Dos Santos, 16. Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 8:36 am

Community members are organizing a peace rally and march tomorrow to the three sites in Dorchester and Mattapan where young people recently lost their lives. Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 5:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting two teens, 14 and 16, on charges they shot Jonathan Dos Santos to death on Fuller Street on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 6/13/15 - 9:03 am

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. at 28 York St., Stanley Staco reports.

By - 6/12/15 - 6:36 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire arrived at 21 Dacia St around 3:25 a.m. in time to see a man "attempting to rack a black firearm as he fled the scene." Read more.

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