By - 5/9/17 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police have identified the two people murdered in two separate incidents in Mattapan and Dorchester Friday night.

Police report the man fatally shot around 9:50 p.m. at 50 Rexford St. in Mattapan was Antwan Stevenson, 25, of South Boston.

By - 5/7/17 - 5:40 pm

Officials have identified the man they found dead in a room at the Braintree Motel 6 as Tizaya Robinson, 25, of Boston.

In 2008, then a 17-year-old from Jamaica Plain, Robinson was stomped into unconsciousness outside a party in Marshfield, in an incident that brought national headlines. Read more.

By - 5/5/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 10:25 p.m. at 5 Groom St., off Humphreys.

Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

By - 5/5/17 - 4:08 pm
97 Mt. Ida Rd.

Note the fresh plywood nailed up by a city-hired contractor.

James Dickey, who has been feuding with the city of Boston for more than 10 years over his three-decker at 97 Mt. Ida Rd., is now fighting a city attempt to do something about all the rats that nearby residents say have taken up occupancy there. Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:56 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports on some modest decreases in rents in older units as people leave them for fancier apartments.

By - 5/4/17 - 8:34 am

A Roxbury Municipal Court judge yesterday set bail at $50,000 for Willie Wilkerson at his arraignment for drug-trafficking charges.

But even if he could make that amount, he will remain locked up because Judge Debra Delvecchio revoked his bail on an earlier case charging him with larceny over $250.

By - 5/4/17 - 8:27 am

WCVB reports the crash happened on I-93 northbound near Mass. Ave. around 5:10 a.m. State Police reported the two lanes that were shut after the crash re-opened around 5:45 a.m.

By - 5/3/17 - 9:41 am
Seized in Dorchester

Evidence photo by BPD.

Willie Wilkerson, 58, a minister at the Quincy Street Missional Church founded by his mother, Idene "Ma Siss" Wilkerson, is scheduled for arraignment in Roxbury Municipal Court today on drug-trafficking charges, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 5/1/17 - 11:50 am

The Codman Square Health Center hosts a forum to discuss "healing from substance abuse as a community" on Thursday: Read more.

By - 4/29/17 - 10:04 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that US Rep. Michael Capuano will spend roughly $50,000 in campaign funds to promote the Fairmount Line by letting everybody ride for free between May 8 and May 21.

Report lists ways to put the Fairmount Line on the map.

By - 4/28/17 - 10:54 pm

In the area of Trull Street at Hancock Street around 10:30 p.m. Two victims managed to get to a local emergency room on their own.

By - 4/27/17 - 8:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports talks between UMass Boston and the Kraft family to build a Revs stadium on the water have ended 0-0 and now UMass is going to look at what else they can build where the Bayside Expo Center used to be.

By - 4/27/17 - 12:44 pm
Possible MBTA map that would include the Indigo Line

Like literally put on the map.

The good news in a Boston Foundation report on the Fairmount Line is that a $200-million state investment in adding and improving stations and service meant a three-fold increase in ridership since 2012.

The bad news is that only means 2,257 riders on a typical weekday, because ridership in 2012 was so low - just 789. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:19 pm

NBC Boston reports the arrests of two men from Hyde Park and one from Dorchester. All are alleged H-Block gang members.

By - 4/26/17 - 8:18 pm

Hazrat Khalid Khan, 56, who lives in Middletown, NY, but who co-owns 11 fried-chicken take-out places in Mattapan, Hyde Park, Dorchester, Roxbury, Brighton and Chelsea, today pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service, failing to collect and pay over taxes, committing mail fraud, making false statements on a naturalization application, and committing visa fraud, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 10:16 pm
Asperatus clouds over Dorchester

As the storm moved in this morning, William Holbrook looked up and saw these unusual clouds, known as undulatus asperatus, as WBZ explains.

Mashed-potato clouds over downtown Boston.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:46 pm

Around 8 p.m. at Columbia Road and Devon Street, Scott Eisen reports.

By - 4/24/17 - 10:02 am

Police found a man with a gunshot wound on Creston Street around 11 p.m. on Sunday, although they found at least one shell casing around the corner at Normandy Street and Lawrence Avenue.

By - 4/24/17 - 9:01 am

A man and a woman were shot on Thane Street around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents. Read more.

By - 4/23/17 - 10:33 am
Marie Street fire

At the Marie Street fire. Photo by BFD.

Boston firefighters responded at 4 a.m. to a vacant three decker at 8 Marie St., near Ronan Park, for what turned into a six-alarm fire that damaged four three-deckers on Marie and Fox streets and caused an estimated $2.5 million in damage. Read more.