By - 8/7/15 - 12:21 am
New Store on the Block in Dorchester

An NKOTB reference, Dunkin' Donuts and keno all in one corner store, on Dot. Ave. near Columbia Road.

By - 8/5/15 - 9:59 am
Proposed South Bay expansion in Dorchester

The owners of the existing South Bay big-box mall this week filed plans with the BRA for a 10-acre extension that would feature a hotel, a movie theater, restaurants and shops in the sort of urbanish outdoor ambiance city dwellers now have to drive to Dedham, Foxboro or Somerville to experience. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 11:45 am

The latest stats from Boston Police are out: Through Aug. 2, 130 people have been shot in Boston, compared to 89 in the same period last year.

Gun-related murders, however, are down, from 26 to 15, which might reflect better medical care or worse shots or both. Read more.

By - 8/3/15 - 7:20 pm

The T reports "moderate" Red Line delays outbound due to a toasted switch at JFK, and by "moderate," they mean you don't have to abandon all faith just yet, but get ready to.

By - 8/1/15 - 4:05 pm
Minivan on fire in Dorchester

Sara Meinke captured a flaming minivan on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

By - 7/31/15 - 6:33 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today acquitted Peter Carvalho of the shooting death of Shannon Richardson on Dudley Street on May 21, 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The jury rejected prosecutors' arguments that Carvalho shot his former friend Richardson while aiming at another man. Richardson suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

By - 7/31/15 - 12:02 pm

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that Suffolk County prosecutors can't use a bag of crack a man had in his mouth as evidence against him because Boston Police didn't have a good reason to stop him and force him to spit it out in the first place. Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police are investigating two similar robberies tonight on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester and Mariposa Road in Mattapan.

Around 9 p.m., a man walking in front of 911 Blue Hill Ave. was robbed by two black teens, one of whom pulled out a shotgun or long rifle from his hoodie. That guy was described as 18, 5'9" and 220 lbs. and wearing dark shorts. His accomplice was 5'8" and 180 to 190 lbs. and wearing a dark top and dark shorts.

About 20 minutes later, two men were held up by two men, one armed with a shotgun or long rifle, at Mariposa and Sefton streets in Mattapan.

By - 7/29/15 - 7:18 pm

Around 7:10 p.m. at Harvard Street and Franklin Hill Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

A suspect is in custody.

By - 7/29/15 - 9:58 am
Green and red light in Dorchester

MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.

By - 7/27/15 - 8:18 pm

Keita Freeman, 44, of Dorchester, received the sentence today after a Suffolk Superior Court jury found him guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

His girlfriend, Pamela Ferrie, 45, got two years probation for her role in trying to keep the victim from testifying, the DA's office says. Read more.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:41 pm

Thomas Martin took this video around 5 a.m. on St. William Street in Dorchester. He reports the sound of the exploding tires were what woke him up.

He also took video on the other side.

By - 7/26/15 - 1:28 pm

Boston Police report arrested a 15-year-old on charges of possession of a loaded gun after officers pulled over the car he was in was pulled over because it had a broken turn signal. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 11:51 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports Mayor Walsh will be moving from Savin Hill to Dorchester Lower Mills.

By - 7/23/15 - 11:09 am

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the race for city council in the Fourth District, where incumbent Charles Yancey - who begins pretty much every public statement by declaring he's the longest serving city councilor - faces three opponents in the September primary.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:50 am

Boston 2024 today released details of its plans to spend more than $100 million on insurance to cover the risks of a hurricane hitting Boston during the Olympics, terrorists striking the games, sponsors dropping out, ticket sales proving disappointing or entire countries boycotting the games. Read more.

By - 7/22/15 - 7:05 pm

In the shoulder, shortly before 7 p.m. on Wildwood Street, off Morton.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:14 pm
Griffen Fargo balancing rocks

Eileen Murphy reports she ran across Griffen Fargo of Dorchester creating rock sculptures along the Harborwalk on Columbia Point in Dorchester.

By - 7/21/15 - 5:57 pm

The Dorchester city councilor tweeted today:

Boston 2024!! Huge topic for Boston. However I will post my response on the relaunch of my website #ComingSoon Very Soon #YanceytakesTwitter

Here in the UHub newsroom, of course, we can hardly wait. Maybe he'll also explain why he suddenly dropped his 20-year campaign for a high school in Mattapan when he finally had at least a 9-4 majority on the council last fall.

By - 7/20/15 - 10:32 pm

Around 10:25 p.m. on Powellton Road.