By - 1/27/16 - 11:35 pm
Graffiti in Fields Corner and Back Bay

A Fields Corner resident looked at the graffiti sprayed on the BPL in Copley Square this morning and thought it looked familiar. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 2:03 pm

Shabazz Augustine, 36, pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder for the 2004 death of Julaine Jules of Malden, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 1:34 pm
Tito Jackson speaks against proposed Grove Hall liquor store

Councilor Jackson led the charge against proposed liquor store as other residents waited to testify.

UPDATE: License request rejected.

Grove Hall residents and religious leaders packed the Boston Licensing Board hearing room today to urge the board to reject a license request for a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store.

The proposed Blue Hill Liquors, 438 Blue Hill Ave., is "absolutely tone deaf to the people of Grove Hall," City Councilor Tito Jackson said. Read more.

By - 1/27/16 - 9:12 am

Boston Police report a 19-year-old man was shot to death around 1:40 a.m. at Washington Street and Dunbar Avenue. The Globe reports the man, pronounced at the scene, was shot in the head.

By - 1/27/16 - 7:08 am

WBUR reports on the 6-4 vote by the state education board to make Dorchester Collegiate Academy shut down due to low test scores and high attrition rates.

About 20 stunned parents in bright yellow shirts with the DCA logo stormed out after the vote, many in tears.

By - 1/25/16 - 2:44 pm

Around 2:40 p.m. outside 69 Nightingale St., near Wales. Police are looking for a black man with short hair and a puffy coat, who drove away.

By - 1/24/16 - 12:20 pm
Scene at Sudan ain Dorchester

Dot. Ave. blocked off. Photo by Erica G. Webb.

Dot. Ave. is shut between Sudan and Crescent because of a crash sometime before 11:30 a.m. The Herald reports the pedestrian, a man in his 60s, died.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:20 am
Anxious ad on the MBTA Orange Line

Only when wondering if the Orange Line will get me to work on time ...

Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.

By - 1/21/16 - 5:01 pm

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester) reports on an answer from the MBTA about the long-term status of the 1940s trolleys that now run between Mattapan Square and Ashmont: Read more.

By - 1/20/16 - 4:41 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say was wearing a loaded gun on a lanyard around his neck yesterday morning. Read more.

By - 1/16/16 - 4:42 pm

Our own Suldog makes the case for preserving the historic trolleys that run between Ashmont and Mattapan Square.

By - 1/15/16 - 9:26 pm

Boston Police report arresting Ovidio Pereira, 22, on charges he raped a woman at knifepoint on Annabel Street at Columbia Road. Read more.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:04 pm

Melissa Benedict, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death for an incident around 8 a.m. yesterday on Washington Street near Harvard Street that left a man lying in the street, dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

By - 1/12/16 - 5:55 pm
Save the Mattapan Trolley

When Stuart Spina read yesterday the T might look at replacing Mattapan trolleys with electric buses, he quickly created a Facebook group to Save the Mattapan Line, where people are discussing how to do that - and posting photos and stories about their favorite trolley line.

By - 1/11/16 - 4:02 pm

Peter Howe at NECN reports the T is getting tired of the expense of maintaining heirloom trolleys from the 1940s when it has billions of dollars worth of unmet needs and so replacing the trolleys with electric buses is "on the table."

By - 1/11/16 - 11:01 am

A Dorchester Municipal Court judge set bail today for career criminal Grant Headley at $1.5 million - $1 million for attempted murder and gun charges for allegedly shooting Officer Kurt Stokinger Friday morning and $500,000 for distribution of cocaine for a Jan. 5 arrest, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office provided this account: Read more.

By - 1/9/16 - 10:07 pm

Boston Police report that Kurt Stokinger, a nine-year veteran of the force, remains in stable condition at Boston Medical Center with a leg injury after being shot in Dorchester yesterday morning.

Grant Headley, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges he shot Stokinger after Stokinger and other officers pulled him over on Mt. Bowdoin Terrace.

By - 1/9/16 - 11:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted an alcohol license to the upcoming Homestead Bakery and Cafe in the Linane Building at 1448 Dorchester Ave.

Homestead will run as a bakery in the morning and early afternoon, then turn into a restaurant space featuring "pop-up" menus by chefs specializing in different ethnic cuisines and a series of poetry readings, art exhibits and stand-up comedy.

By - 1/8/16 - 9:48 pm

Around 9:30 p.m. inside 12 York St.