Dorchester

By - 4/3/15 - 9:20 am

The Globe reports on two elderly residents of Trull Street in Dorchester, whose bodies were found only when their mailman realized nobody was grabbing the mail out of his hand as he put it through their mail slot like they used to do.

By - 4/2/15 - 6:49 pm

Stanley Staco reports a couple of cars were shot around 6:10 p.m. outside 15 Cunningham St.

The gunman is described as black, 18 to 20, about 5'4" and wearing black pants and a belt with studs all the way around. He had a large black gun as he jumped into a 2004 or 2005 gray Accord.

By - 4/2/15 - 8:09 am
Proposed Harmon Apartments on Dorchester Avenue

Architect's rendering.

The Boston Home, which provides treatment for people with advanced neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, wants to build a 39-unit apartment building on its property at 2049 Dorchester Ave.

By - 4/1/15 - 8:09 am

Boston Police report arresting an 18-year-old on charges he used a BB gun to hold up Mr. Convenience Plus, 646 Blue Hill Ave., twice in March.

Police say officers were out looking for the kid, whom they did not name, when:

By - 3/31/15 - 1:28 pm

Police had the King K-8 School on Lawrence Avenue and the Frederick Pilot Middle School on Columbia Road lock their doors around 1:10 p.m. as they searched for a man wanted for a gunpoint robbery a few days area who was spotted on Normandy Street near the two schools.

The schools went back to normal operation around 1:30.

By - 3/31/15 - 12:02 pm

Updated with information from Boston Police.

Police officers responding to a report of shots fired at 332 Harvard St. in Dorchester around 11:25 a.m. found the building on fire, Boston Police report.

After firefighters doused the first-floor flames, officers found the body of a man, 37, shot dead. A woman, 34, was also found with gunshot injuries; she was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

By - 3/28/15 - 10:29 pm

Stanley Staco reports that around 8:40 p.m., a woman sitting in her apartment on Senator Bolling Circle was hit by shots fired from outside the building. Her baby was not hit.

By - 3/28/15 - 12:09 pm

UMass Boston has alerted its students and staff they can just stay home on Monday due to the official opening of Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate. A roving UHub recipient of the alert forwarded us a copy:

The University of Massachusetts Boston campus will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 29 through Monday, March 30.

Campus will reopen for business on Tuesday, March 31.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:01 pm
Big helicopter

The copter in question. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Specifically Roxbury and Dorchester with a jaunt up to Kendall Square. It's prep work for Monday's visit by the Obamas and Uncle Joe to Columbia Point for the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate - next to the Kennedy Library.

By - 3/26/15 - 7:40 am

State Police report a passenger in a car that troopers had pulled over for motor-vehicle infractions last night got behind the wheel and started driving off - with a trooper who had tried to stop him dragged for several feet.

State Police say the incident happened at Congress and Pearl streets.

By - 3/25/15 - 12:05 am

Ryan Miller caught one of the two giant $1.5 million wind-turbine blades that turned up in Grove Hall on its way to Charlestown's Wind Turbine Testing Center, only the lead blade got stuck.

By - 3/23/15 - 8:25 am
Lenane Building in Fields Corner, Dorchester

The Lenane Building, planned home of new cafe.

Three Dorchester residents are turning to the community to try to raise the money needed to turn an empty space in the Linane Building, 1448 Dorchester Ave., into a cafe that will focus on both baked goods and the community.

Elisa and Vivian Girard, who live in Fields Corner, and Jack Wu, who lives in Ashmont, hope to raise $60,000 by May 5 on their Indiegogo site to open Home.stead Bakery and Cafe:

By - 3/22/15 - 8:31 am

Boston Police report a man with a gun tried outrunning officers in Dorchester on Saturday but failed after slipping and falling twice.

By - 3/20/15 - 5:38 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man and seizing heroin, marijuana, an assault rifle and more than $10,000 in cash in a raid Thursday afternoon.

Police went into 14 Rosseter St. around 12:50 p.m. Among their items seized: 42 grams of heroin and 14 bags of pot.

By - 3/20/15 - 2:05 pm

Boston Police report a 17-year-old suspect in an armed robbery tried ditching his gun by tossing it as police closed in - which only meant an additional charge for the windshield cracked when the gun landed on it.

By - 3/14/15 - 6:09 pm
Ice chunks washed up at Port Norfolk in Dorchester

Eileen Murphy captured some dirty Dotbergs washed up at Port Norfolk today.

By - 3/14/15 - 5:06 pm

A man authorities say was the intended target of a gunman who wound up killing an innocent woman waiting for a parade on Blue Hill Avenue was indicted yesterday for his part in her fatal shooting, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted Wesson Colas, 22, of Dorchester, on charges of first-degree murder and armed assault with intent to murder for Dawnn Jaffier's murder before the J'Ouvert parade on Aug. 23 - and the wounding of a second woman further down the street.

By - 3/13/15 - 11:40 pm
Chelmsford Street in Dorchester

Neil the roving UHub photographer spotted this marker on Chelmsford Street in Dorchester today.

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