By - 8/11/14 - 5:46 pm
Wanted bank robbery suspect arrested

A suspect in the robbery of a Bedford bank at lunch time was arrested about three hours later after people recognized him from surveillance photos posted online and called police, Bedford Police report.

Police say Joseph Barrett, 45, of Dorchester, walked into the Bank of America branch on the Great Road around 12:15 p.m., told a teller he had a gun and demanded cash. He... Read more

By - 8/7/14 - 12:55 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the first-degree murder conviction of William Wood for a robbery in which he and a pal fatally slit a woman's throat and shot her boyfriend in the eye.

Barring a federal appeal, the ruling means Wood will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The state's highest court said Wood got a... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 8:17 am

Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Park Street and Geneva Avenue, according to Boston EMS incidents.

By - 8/2/14 - 11:33 am

Around 11:25 a.m., possibly from a moving car. Shell casings found on Ashmont Street.

By - 8/2/14 - 10:52 am

The Globe interviews the woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend in her Dorchester apartment on Thursday in what police say was self defense. Let's just say he was not a nice person. But read the last two paragraphs.

By - 8/1/14 - 3:18 pm

Boston Police report the man found stabbed yesterday evening at 157 Washington St. was pronounced dead at the scene, from a single stab wound.

The woman who stabbed him was the person who called 911:

The adult resident of the apartment was at the scene and has been interviewed by responding officers and homicide detectives. Based on the facts and circumstances as they

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By - 7/31/14 - 10:17 pm

Police are at Harvard and Lorne streets in Mattapan, where residents reported gunfire around 10:05 p.m. Arriving officers found shell casings, fresh blood and a cell phone and an empty parking space, but no victim - although the person may have hopped into a green car seen leaving the area. About 15 minutes after the gunfire, a man with a gunshot wound was dropped off... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:34 pm

A resident captured the scene at 6 Gleason after the shooting.

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot in a drive-by outside 6 Gleason St. in Dorchester.

Police are looking for a silver 2014 Malibu seen speeding from the scene.

Not long after, another man with a gunshot wound to the chest was dropped off at the Boston Medical Center emergency room by somebody who sped off. The victim apparently developed amnesia and was... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 7:09 pm

Around 7 p.m. at 157 Washington St.

The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

A separate ambulance was called to take two young children, who were in the apartment at the time, to the hospital for observation.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 2:25 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the gun went off while an officer was trying to subdue a guy who had pushed an officer.

Happened sometime after 1 a.m. on Sedalia Road in Dorchester. Nobody was hit, but one person was arrested. No further details available yet.... Read more

By - 7/31/14 - 8:50 am

An argument after a work party turned into a fight that left Daniel Taylor shot dead early on Feb. 22, prosecutors said today in charging Marquis Smith with murder.

Smith, 23, of Hyde Park, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in South Boston District Court.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, the two men attended a work-related party downtown that... Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 10:59 am

Around 1:40 a.m. at Pleasant and Stoughton streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents, which reports the man was standing and conscious when paramedics and EMTs arrived.... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 10:33 pm

Around 9:40 p.m. a number of shots were fired on Topliff Street near Speedwell. Police recovered several spent shells.

By - 7/27/14 - 9:48 pm

Ed Forry, co-founder and longtime publisher of the Dorchester Reporter, was attacked around 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester Park, his son, current publisher and editor Bill Forry, reports:

My father was assaulted in Dorchester Park this afternoon; he's OK, but was mugged and choked unconscious @ 5:30 near Carney entrance.

We should all be vigilant in/around the park; that said, the best way to

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By - 7/27/14 - 7:01 pm

Edrie reports that sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., her green, 1963 Vespa got lifted from where it was locked outside her house near the Ashmont T stop. Not only was it chained to a post, it had had its spark plugs taken out, so whoever took it couldn't just drive it away.

I made the police report right after I found it

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By - 7/23/14 - 11:00 am

The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367... Read more

By - 7/21/14 - 1:03 pm

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. at 57 Armandine St., although he may have been stabbed, in the chest and stomach, outside a convenience store across from Dorchester District Court on Washington Street.... Read more

By - 7/20/14 - 7:51 am

Around 12:40 a.m., a man walked into the Boston Medical Center stabbed to the face and arm. Stanley Staco reports police eventually established he was stabbed at 19 Cunningham St. in Dorchester.

By - 7/20/14 - 7:46 am

Around 3:45 a.m. on Bloomfield Street, according to Boston EMS Incidents.