By - 7/30/16 - 8:24 am

Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:59 pm
Ray Bolger mural in Dorchester

The Mayor's Mural Crew this week finished an homage to Dorchester's own Ray Bolger, best know for his role as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." It's on the side of Romel Dry Cleaners, at Dorchester Avenue and St. Mark's Road.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:17 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot overnight at Trull and Ware streets. He is expected to survive.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:25 am reports that developers Yijie Dai and Jin Yue Zhang this week purchased 493 Washington St. in Codman Square for $1.6 million. The seller, the Full Life Gospel Center, paid $55,000 for the building in 1999. The single-story building sits on a 9,000-square-foot lot.

By - 7/26/16 - 11:04 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. at 274 Adams St.

By - 7/26/16 - 1:33 pm
87 Sawyer St fire in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department says "careless disposal of smoking material" started a fire this afternoon that did $500,000 in damage to the house at 87 Sawyer Ave. and melted the siding on the house next door. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:30 pm

Around 11:20 p.m., at Topliff and Stonehurst streets One victim was found on Stonehurst between Topliff and Norton. The second was found on Norton Street, near Speedwell.

A car was also hit.

By - 7/23/16 - 1:17 am

Around 1:10 a.m. on Payson Avenue, near Glendale Street. Two shell casings recovered.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:09 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. at 156 Fuller St., Mass Incident Paging reports. A car was also hit.

By - 7/22/16 - 2:29 pm

Boston Police report a man was attacked, shot in the neck with a taser and robbed around 9 p.m. on Thursday outside 42 Robinson St. Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 10:46 pm

Around 10:40 p.m. on Thetford Avenue at Evans Street. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned, just in case.

By - 7/21/16 - 1:04 pm
Fire on Sudan Street in Dorchester

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire called in around 11 a.m. did $75,000 damage to 45-47 Sudan St. and another $25,000 in damage to a neighboring three decker.

The department reports no injuries. The cause and origin remain under investigation.

By - 7/19/16 - 9:16 pm

The Dorchester Reporter has the scoop on car dealer Herb Chambers's new plans for the old Channel 56 lot on Morrissey Boulevard next to where we will eventually say the Globe used to be.

By - 7/19/16 - 9:37 am

Boston Police report the man shot to death in broad daylight on Hancock Street on July 7 was Brandon Smith, 28, of Dorchester.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the shooting, in which a woman was shot in the leg.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:16 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to signal problems at Ashmont.

By - 7/17/16 - 12:05 pm

The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:

They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:17 am

Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.

It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.

Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:25 am

Dan Kennedy reports, adds the Globe isn't saying who - or what they'll do with the 16.4-acre parcel. Bill Forry, of what could soon be the only newspaper based in Dorchester, adds that whatever gets proposed will likely need both city and state approval - the latter because of potential contamination on the site and because it sits right next to a marsh.

By - 7/15/16 - 8:26 pm

A utility pole fell around 7:20 p.m. at Erie and Washington streets in Dorchester, bringing down phone and electrical wires and trapping a man in the car for 45 minutes until Eversource turned off the power and firefighters were able to get him out and hand him over to EMS to be checked out (photo of the pole and car). Read more.