By - 6/15/16 - 11:42 am

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers a proposal for a package store that would specialize in beer and wine from the Caribbean, Cape Verde and other "exotic" locales. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 8:01 am

Not long after news broke of his rape indictment, Dorchester Municipal Court probation officer William Averill died when his SUV plowed into a bridge abutment in Randolph, WCVB reports.

State Police report: Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 11:24 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us to a roughly 230-year-old, 13-star American flag now on display at the Commonwealth Museum on Columbia Point.

By - 6/14/16 - 4:13 pm

UPDATE: Averill died in a car crash yesterday afternoon.

William Averill, 50, of West Roxbury, faces arraignment tomorrow on charges he raped a woman who'd reported to him as part of her probation for larceny, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police report. Read more.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:06 pm

Licensing Board votes "no violation" by auditorium.

Boston Police and a manager at the Russell Auditorium say a man stabbed repeatedly outside the Talbot Avenue facility on May 7 was apparently attacked in revenge for a rape for which he was convicted about five years ago. Read more.

By - 6/11/16 - 10:32 am

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Shayne Parker to five years in prison for interstate transportation of firearms and being a felon in possession of ammunition, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/10/16 - 9:32 am

The Herald reports that when the gunfire started Wednesday, Raekwon Brown rushed out of a pizza place and pushed a woman down - saving her life but ending his.

The Globe talks to his relatives and teachers, who described a happy kid who "didn't know anything about the streets," and who never missed a day of school and worked hard to get As.

By - 6/9/16 - 11:00 am
Raekwon Brown

The Globe reports on the teen shot to death outside Burke High School in Dorchester yesterday afternoon.

Two other students and a woman were also shot, but survived.

WBUR reports the school brought in grief counselors today.

He is Boston's 13th murder victim this year.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:46 pm
93 Park St. fire in Dorchester

Fire scene. Photo by Jay Kenney.

Boston firefighters responded around 1:20 p.m. to a fire at 93 Park St. in Dorchester that went to four alarms before it was knocked down. The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries.

By - 6/8/16 - 1:42 pm

Boston Police report a 17-year-old is dead from a barrage around 1:15 p.m. outside Burke High School this afternoon that also injured two other teens and a woman in her 60s.

City Council President Michelle Wu ended today's council meeting by announcing the shootings.

Photos from the scene.

Read more.

By - 6/5/16 - 5:36 pm
Witch in the Dorchester Day parade

Did she cast a spell to hold off the rain?

The annual neighborhood celebration wended its way up Dorchester Avenue today.

Some of the musicians prepared for the rain that mostly didn't fall: Read more.

By - 6/5/16 - 12:21 am

The Herald reported yesterday that a Dorchester man had posted a video to Twitter in which he threatened to kill EMTs and police officers he felt were harassing him.

A Boston EMS supervisor who saw the video and text threats says that when he reported it to Twitter, somebody at the network responded: Read more.

By - 6/4/16 - 11:23 pm

UPDATE: The Globe identifies the victim as Ronnie Headley, Jr.

A man in his 30s was fatally shot in the chest around 11:20 p.m. at 8 York St.

By - 6/4/16 - 1:33 pm
Levar Godfrey

Boston Police, family and friends have identified the man shot to death on Devon Street last Sunday as Levar Godfrey, 31.

His sisters have set up a GoFundMe page to create a scholarship fund for his daughter, 7: Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 11:41 pm

Around 11:30 p.m., in the leg, inside 34 Franklin Hill Ave. Her injuries were not considered life threatening.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:01 am
Dead shark off Columbia Point in Dorchester

On Tuesday, police and Aquarium biologists investigated the remains of a basking shark in the Reserve Channel. This morning, Nichole spotted what appeared to be the same shark floating in the water off the JFK Library on Columbia Point.

In 2012, a whale carcass that washed ashore on one of the Harbor islands eventually floated out to sea and headed north, winding up on a beach in Rockport.

By - 6/1/16 - 10:42 pm

Boston Police report they are investigating two indecent assaults that happened within 15 minutes of each other in the area of Columbia Road and Richfield Street.

Around 6:15 a.m. a woman was approached from behind by a man who groped her and then ran down Richfield, police say. About 15 minutes later, another woman was attacked in the same manner and area, they add.

By - 6/1/16 - 6:55 pm

Arthur Samuels, who once ran Bank of America's Fields Corner branch, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution for his role in Michael David Scott's scheme to suck money out of banks with fraudulent real-estate purchases in 2007 and 2008, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.