Dorchester

By - 8/14/14 - 4:41 pm

In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.

The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed... Read more

By - 8/14/14 - 12:11 pm

A Roslindale man whose victim turned him in after hearing about Jerry Sandusky and a pastor at a Dorchester ministry were sentenced to several years in prison this week following their convictions in separate trials, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Terrence Anderson, 53, of Roslindale, was sentenced to 3-5 years yesterday after a Suffolk Superior Court jury convicted him of sexually assaulting a... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 11:37 am

A Ditson Street resident forwarded this image from her home's surveillance camera of two men right after they'd held up an elderly man at knifepoint around 5 p.m. yesterday at Ditson Street and Arcadia Park in Fields Corner.

She reports:

Victim was unharmed but lost his phone, wallet, and other valuables. The suspects fled on foot up Ditson St, and then ran through the

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By - 8/13/14 - 11:06 am

South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.

The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 2:58 pm

Boston Police report that a shooting on Devon Street last night is now a homicide.

Police did not release any information about the identity of the victim.

By - 8/11/14 - 9:44 pm

UPDATE: The victim died. The Globe identifies him as Antoine Marquis Dingle-Knight.

Around 9:30 p.m. at 93 Devon St. The homicide unit was summoned due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

Police are looking for two black men in hoodies who walked out of an alley across the street and opened fire.... Read more

By - 8/11/14 - 5:46 pm
Wanted bank robbery suspect arrested

A suspect in the robbery of a Bedford bank at lunch time was arrested about three hours later after people recognized him from surveillance photos posted online and called police, Bedford Police report.

Police say Joseph Barrett, 45, of Dorchester, walked into the Bank of America branch on the Great Road around 12:15 p.m., told a teller he had a gun and demanded cash. He... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 12:55 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of William Wood for a robbery in which he and a pal fatally slit a woman's throat and shot her boyfriend in the eye.

Barring a federal appeal, the ruling means Wood will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The state's highest court said Wood got a... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 8:17 am

Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Park Street and Geneva Avenue, according to Boston EMS incidents.

By - 8/2/14 - 11:33 am

Around 11:25 a.m., possibly from a moving car. Shell casings found on Ashmont Street.

By - 8/2/14 - 10:52 am

The Globe interviews the woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend in her Dorchester apartment on Thursday in what police say was self defense. Let's just say he was not a nice person. But read the last two paragraphs.

By - 8/1/14 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report the man found stabbed yesterday evening at 157 Washington St. was pronounced dead at the scene, from a single stab wound.

The woman who stabbed him was the person who called 911:

The adult resident of the apartment was at the scene and has been interviewed by responding officers and homicide detectives. Based on the facts and circumstances as they

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By - 7/31/14 - 10:17 pm

Police are at Harvard and Lorne streets in Mattapan, where residents reported gunfire around 10:05 p.m. Arriving officers found shell casings, fresh blood and a cell phone and an empty parking space, but no victim - although the person may have hopped into a green car seen leaving the area. About 15 minutes after the gunfire, a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:34 pm

A resident captured the scene at 6 Gleason after the shooting.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in a drive-by outside 6 Gleason St. in Dorchester.

Police are looking for a silver 2014 Malibu seen speeding from the scene.

Not long after, another man with a gunshot wound to the chest was dropped off at the Boston Medical Center emergency room by somebody who sped off. The victim apparently developed amnesia and was... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:09 pm

Around 7 p.m. at 157 Washington St.

The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

A separate ambulance was called to take two young children, who were in the apartment at the time, to the hospital for observation.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 2:25 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the gun went off while an officer was trying to subdue a guy who had pushed an officer.

Happened sometime after 1 a.m. on Sedalia Road in Dorchester. Nobody was hit, but one person was arrested. No further details available yet.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 8:50 am

An argument after a work party turned into a fight that left Daniel Taylor shot dead early on Feb. 22, prosecutors said today in charging Marquis Smith with murder.

Smith, 23, of Hyde Park, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in South Boston District Court.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, the two men attended a work-related party downtown that... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 10:59 am

Around 1:40 a.m. at Pleasant and Stoughton streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents, which reports the man was standing and conscious when paramedics and EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 10:33 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. a number of shots were fired on Topliff Street near Speedwell. Police recovered several spent shells.

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