By - 7/11/14 - 4:46 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Dorchester gas tank now sports a giant Boston Gas logo again only because National Grid stripped off the Keyspan and National Grid logos atop it as part of an overall repainting of the tank.

By - 7/11/14 - 10:22 am

Apparently, [WhateverTheyCallThemselvesToday] gas company really doesn't like people taking photos of the world's largest copyrighted artwork.

Via ForStudentPower.

By - 7/10/14 - 11:35 pm

Around 11:20 p.m. on Melbourne Street near Centre.

By - 7/10/14 - 10:28 pm

Around 10 p.m. at 30 Longfellow St.

By - 7/10/14 - 6:43 pm
Flower thief in Dorchester threatened with finger breaking

Jay Kelly noticed a warning to the woman stealing flowers from this gardener on a side street off Neponset Avenue in Dorchester.

By - 7/10/14 - 4:54 pm
Timara Reynolds

Boston Police report Timara Reynolds, 18, hasn't been seen since July 3.

Reynolds, 5'4" and 170 lbs., was last seen around midnight that day at 11 Jerome St., wearing an orange tank top, a matching orange skirt, rainbow flip flops and a black hooded sweatshirt with "Yeah Buddy."

If you've seen her, contact 911 or C-11 detectives at 617-343-4335.... Read more

By - 7/10/14 - 1:51 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted two brothers on charges they used a detachable steering wheel and a knife in a brawl outside a party at the DoubleTree Hotel on Mt. Vernon Street that ended with one of their opponents dead of stab wounds - from his own knife.

Shawn Coleman, 22, of the South End, was charged with second-degree murder and was... Read more

By - 7/9/14 - 11:26 pm

WBZ reports a man ran into a teen on a scooter at Kingsdale and Standish streets tonight, then fled, then was arrested after he crashed into a car in Jamaica Plain.

The teen's injuries from the crash shortly after 8 p.m. were so severe the homicide unit was summoned.

By - 7/8/14 - 2:21 pm

Boston Police report a man and woman standing at Washington and Erie streets found themselves surrounded by 10 to 15 boys and girls, who began beating them when they resisted a robbery attempt around 9:30 p.m yesterday:

The female victim stated that she and her male friend were waiting for their bus connection when she was attacked by a young female suspect. The female

... Read more
By - 7/8/14 - 8:27 am

A man walked onto I-93 southbound at South Bay around 1 a.m., and popped into the high-speed lane - where he was promptly struck and killed by a Mercedes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The man, 38, from Boston, did not survive.

The driver, a 47-year-old man from Brockton, stayed at the scene, the DA's office says:

The operator remained at the scene,

... Read more
By - 7/7/14 - 3:33 pm

A Boston Police officer on leave and without a valid driver's license was released on personal recognizance today on charges he stole a cruiser from the C-11 police station in Dorchester over the holiday weekend, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Dorchester District Court Judge James Coffey let Patrick Donovan walk after Donovan's attorney said he was checking into a substance-abuse program today. Prosecutors... Read more

By - 7/7/14 - 2:44 pm
Dorchester gas tank

At least, that's the first thing I thought when I saw Lee Toma's photo. Lee, however, concentrated on the waterfowl:

As Dick Albert would say, it's 'just ducky' out today!

Copyright Lee Toma. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/6/14 - 2:38 pm

Veolia, the international corporation that has the contract to operate Boston-owned school buses, continues its battle against Boston bus drivers' union representative USW 8751 with an assist from the Boston Police Department.

By - 7/6/14 - 10:07 am

Stanley Staco reports two people were shot around 1:30 a.m. at 52 Lawrence Ave. - one to the stomach.

Police are looking for two teens seen fleeing in a Chevy SUV.

By - 7/4/14 - 8:48 pm

Around 8:25 p.m. on Esmond Street near Blue Hill Avenue, by two men. The victim managed to walk a couple blocks to McLellan Street, which is where police found him.

By - 7/3/14 - 11:50 pm

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. two people were walking down Blue Hill Avenue near Johnston Road and Balsam Street, when a dark-blue Charger hit them. The driver apparently got out, looked at them, then got back in his car and sped down Johnston the wrong way towards Morton. Both victims were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Blue Hill Avenue was shut at the intersection... Read more

By - 7/2/14 - 9:43 am

Shortly before 5 a.m. on Victory Road, per Stanley Staco.

By - 6/30/14 - 8:58 am

Today's complaint comes not from Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, but Ashmont Street in Dorchester, where a fed-up citizen complains about one of our many longstanding relics of a bygone era:

Remove tilted old trolley pole! In the middle of the sidewalk - no useful purpose served any longer.

... Read more
By - 6/29/14 - 8:26 am

Shots fired, shotspotter on,
911, what's goin on?
Tires squeel, bullets fly, oh God I hear a baby cry!

Sirens wail, an old woman frail... falls down...her heart begins to fail.
Police, ambulances, a man, blood on his face, will they live?
Maybe... God's grace.

Curious neighbors gather round, some just stare at the ground.
In some houses lights go... Read more

By - 6/27/14 - 10:52 pm

For the second time this month, a commercial fireworks display went off over Dorchester Bay last night. Although, both of these were paid for using private funds for a private event, given the fact that we all have to listen to them, shouldn't the display be announced in advance so that people can make arrangements to get to a vantage point to see them?... Read more