By - 2/29/16 - 7:46 am

A concerned citizen asks:

Dogs are off-leash in Ronan Park consistently. Most are friendly, but some are not. My dog doesn't get along with other dogs. So, I keep him on-leash at all times, but off-leash dogs (friendly or otherwise) charge him. This provokes fights. Can there be better enforcement of leash laws here?

By - 2/26/16 - 3:57 pm

The Dorchester Reporter chronicles the discovery last fall in a vacant warehouse on land slated to become a fancy new development.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:02 am

A state law intended to protect residents from having their free speech squashed through lawsuits by large companies can also protect corporate executives who talk to the media when they're under state scrutiny, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday.

The ruling comes in a defamation lawsuit filed by former nurses at Steward Health Care System's Carney Hospital in Dorchester, who were fired in 2011 after an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a patient in a hospital ward for teen psychiatric patients. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 11:09 pm

Around 11 p.m. at 41 Kingsdale St. A suspect was arrested at the scene.

By - 2/22/16 - 4:05 pm

Amari Pope didn't like the way an argument between two other teens was going, so he went up to his Columbia Road apartment, got a kitchen knife and returned to plunge it into one of the teens, prosecutors said today.

Pope, 16, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today for the murder of Deon Hopkins, five weeks shy of his 15th birthday, at the corner of Columbia and Devon Street yesterday afternoon. Under state law, he will be tried as an adult. Read more.

By - 2/22/16 - 12:44 pm

BC High School in Dorchester, South Boston High School, East Boston High School, the South Bay jail and a location on Queensberry Street in the Fenway all got bomb threats around noon. Police have not ordered evacuations, but are sending bomb experts to the locations.

Meanwhile, Newton North High School has also gotten a call, as have schools in Cambridge, Randolph and, of course, Arlington.

By - 2/22/16 - 8:25 am

Amari Pope, 16, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he fatally knifed another teen - a month shy of his 16th birthday - yesterday afternoon on Columbia Road at Devon Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office says the victim's name will be released once notification of next of kin has been finished.

Innocent, etc.

By - 2/21/16 - 6:18 pm

Around 4:35 p.m. at Columbia Road and Devon Street. Boston Police report he was 16 and that they have identified a "person of interest."

Police at first thought the teen had been shot.

The murder scene is a block from where police fatally shot a man after an incident in which two others were shot on Feb. 12.

By - 2/21/16 - 12:38 am

Boston Police report the arrest of two alleged drug dealers - whom they say stored a loaded gun in a baby seat - in a house that had an armed home invasion in December. Read more.

By - 2/20/16 - 9:25 pm

Boston Police report a get-together of five teens Friday night ended with both a gun and a knife being drawn. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 11:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 15-year-old they say used one of his three guns to shoot at four guys outside 30 Bailey St. around 12:10 this morning. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of a man newly on probation for armed-robbery convictions who was wanted by federal officials for his alleged participation in the robbery of a man in Everett last month.

Dejahn Harrison, 27, who has "a lengthy, violent past" and was considered armed and dangerous, was arrested following a stakeout at 37 Pleasant Hill Ave. yesterday, police say. Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:32 pm

State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is backing plans by the Neighborhood House Charter School and the Brooke charter schools to extend their current K-8 programs to the secondary level. Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 9:59 am

A two-alarm fire has displaced 46 residents at Ditson Street Senior Housing, 25 Ditson St.

The Boston Fire Department estimates damage at $500,000 from the fire, which started on the second floor, then spread to the third floor and the roof.

Fire Investigators have determined cause was an electrical short in the wiring in a pipe chase 2nd floor ceiling.

Residents were evacuated safely.

By - 2/15/16 - 1:59 pm

Boston firefighters are at 57 Woodford St. for a third-floor fire reported around 1:50 p.m. A second alarm was ordered about nine minutes later

By - 2/14/16 - 9:37 am

Police and prosecutors showed video of Friday's Devon Street incident to community leaders, who afterwards told the Globe it was pretty clear that the man fatally shot by police fired first - just as officers were getting out of their cars to investigate a report of a shooting.

The man, Peter Fanfan, 29, has a long record that includes gun-related and auto-theft arrests.

By - 2/13/16 - 2:42 pm
Space saver on Church Street

People keep calling in and posting complaints to 311 about space savers. A concerned citizen files a report on Church Street in Dorchester:

The city has removed space savers on this street and these residents just keep putting more out.

By - 2/12/16 - 4:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to let Levi's Restaurant, 323 Washington St., add cocktails and hard liquor to the beer and wine it was already allowed to serve. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 11:00 am

Boston Police report one man is dead and two are injured following an incident inside 107 Devon St. and just outside around 10:25 a.m. Read more.