By - 11/12/14 - 3:40 pm

Apparently the Gov. wasn't kidding. Commuter rail has published the pending weekend service on the Fairmount (Purple/Indigo) Line for the first time ever.

Hyde Park to South Station locals have fought for this for years. I'll be on the first Saturday morning, Nov. 29th train and head to the Haymarket.

Basically, it's hourly service and in some ways better than the existing five-day sked.... Read more

By - 11/11/14 - 8:53 am

Around 8:45 a.m. at 55 Milton Ave.

The suspect is described as black, 5'6" or 5'7", between 40 and 50, with a beard with some gray in it. He was wearing a dark hoodie and a scally cap.

By - 11/10/14 - 9:36 pm

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says police are seeking the public's help in their investigations of a double shooting in Charlestown that left one teen dead and a shooting in Dorchester Lower Mills that sent a man to the hospital with head injuries.

At a public meeting in Lower Mills to discuss that neighborhood's shooting, Evans said police still do not know... Read more

By - 11/9/14 - 9:52 am

Boston and State Police report Paulo Rosa's body was found early this morning off I-195 in Rehoboth by a trooper in a helicopter. He was wanted for killing his girlfriend, Audilia DaVeiga, 33. They leave two children under 5.

By - 11/8/14 - 4:32 pm

Crime scene on Bowdoin. Photo by LoudNaps.


UPDATE: Rosa found dead in Rehoboth.

Boston Police have issued a statewide BOLO for Paulo Rosa, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend at their apartment at 45 Bowdoin St.

Her body was discovered around 4 p.m.

The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene. Pending the results of an autopsy, the cause and manner of death will remain under investigation.

Rosa, 30, may have... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 3:50 pm

Around 2:10 p.m. at 110 Stratton St., in a fusillade of up to eight bullets. The homicide unit was called due to the severity of the victim's injuries.... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 11:24 am

Yes examines the growth of urban farms - and the co-ops and companies being built around them in Roxbury and Dorchester:

From a community land trust that preserves land for growing, to kitchens and retailers who buy and sell locally grown food, to a new waste management co-op that will return compost to the land, a crop of new businesses and nonprofits are building

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By - 11/7/14 - 12:55 pm

The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the latest in the shooting of a father of three Tuesday night.

By - 11/6/14 - 8:01 am

Jeff Rubin, whose family was one of the last Jewish families to leave the area along Blue Hill Avenue in 1970, reports on a diaspora reunited in a Facebook group:

Jews are famous for their exiles and the Dorchester-Mattapan dispersion is just another example. Thanks to the Facebook page we can experience the lost culture of that neighborhood once again, enjoy the friendships, and

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By - 11/5/14 - 9:07 am

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Globe should stay... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 7:43 pm

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

The owner of the D & D convenience store, 1002 Dorchester Ave., was robbed and then shot around 7:30 p.m.

Police are looking for a black man, about 6'1" and slim, wearing a black mask, an orange-brimmed hat, a blue hoodie, a black and white bubble vest and blue jeans. They are looking for a yellow, 2010 Camry, 394 SA2,... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 5:28 pm

Around 5 p.m. in front of the library and the CVS on Dorchester Avenue at Richmond Street. The victim's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.

Lauren Dezenski at the Dorchester Reporter reports the victim was shot in the head. She adds voting continues at the library - but voters are being directed to an alley entrance behind Ester.... Read more

By - 10/31/14 - 4:58 pm

Michael Ahern of Dorchester was sentenced to 18 months in jail today for killing bicyclist Doan Bui on Morrissey Boulevard in 2012 by ramming him so hard with his pickup Bui's body flew 150 feet, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for six to eight years in a state prison, because evidence showed that not only was Ahern going 20... Read more

By - 10/30/14 - 3:20 pm

Off the Dot was on a 41 bus shortly before 3 p.m. today when the driver had to avoid hitting some guy on a motorcycle near Dudley and W. Cottage streets:

Guy spat at driver's window, followed bus and pulled a gun on driver.

... Read more
By - 10/29/14 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old and her 15-year-old BFF on charges that responded to a request to leave the Codman Square McDonald's Monday night by beating the manager - and a woman who tried to protect her.

According to police, the two were among a group of girls just hanging out in the McDonald's, 605 Washington St., for an hour without buying anything.... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

Over... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 6:57 pm

It was just another one of those evenings where trains became too weary to go any further, leading to the usual extended-version commutes on both the Red and Orange lines.

Then, around 6:30 p.m., an alleged mini punk of 14 or so kicked out a window on a Red Line train approaching Savin Hill station. The driver stopped the train, junior and several friends decided... Read more

By - 10/21/14 - 5:43 pm

A former Dorchester resident was sentenced to 18-20 years in prison today after he admitted he raped a woman walking home from the Savin Hill T stop on Oct. 30, 1992.

Terry Abercrombie, now 52, had avoided detection until 2012, when a DNA database run by the FBI found a match with DNA evidence the Suffolk County District Attorney's office had submitted to the database... Read more