Uphams Corner

By - 2/10/14 - 1:02 pm

The Globe reports on the 11:35 a.m. incident involving a route-41 bus.

Photo of the scene.

By - 1/20/14 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report a delivery man from the Fields Corner Domino's was stuck up around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on East Cottage Street:

He was approached by a suspect described as a black male, 6’, 190-200lbs, wearing a black hoody pulled over his head, partially covering his eyes. The victim reported the suspect held a knife to his chest area and robbed him of

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By - 1/13/14 - 2:07 pm

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative has picked five finalists for its proposed Uphams Corner ArtPlace - which will tie into the expanded and renovated Fairmount Line. See the proposals and the artists.

Ed. note: I helped build the Web pages that introduce the finalists - which is how I learned about the project.... Read more

By - 12/29/13 - 2:24 pm

Boston Police report officers responding to an Upham Corner woman's call about her angry and newly ex-boyfriend threatening to show up at her place with a gun yesterday evening found the guy in a car near her apartment.

Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers with their guns drawn approached the suspect’s car and instructed him to vacate the vehicle. However, as officers

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By - 12/13/13 - 7:00 pm
Tobogganing in Franklin Park

The BPL has posted lots of photos of Boston in the snow in the old days, such as this postcard showing tobogganing at Franklin Park sometime in the early years of the 20th century.

Back in 1941, the city still used one-horsepower plows on the Common, as Leslie Jones showed:

One horsepower

In 1939, parents in... Read more

By - 10/12/13 - 9:17 pm

A Dorchester man will be arraigned on an OUI charge Monday after he backed into the Cantonese Restaurant, 6 Hancock St. in Dorchester around 7:50 p.m. yesterday, Boston Police report:

Officers spoke with the owner who stated that a car backed into his restaurant. Officers located a male still on scene, who stated through an interpreter, he was the operator of the motor

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By - 7/27/13 - 7:36 pm

Outrage in Dorchester after activists learn the city DPW wants to turn a 3-acre parcel next to the new Uphams Corner station on the Fairmount Line into a garage for trucks and light poles rather than the housing they want and city officials, including the mayor only recently professed to support.

The DPW says the MBTA, which now lets it use space at the... Read more

By - 7/25/13 - 1:28 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the city-owned theatre, which has seen long stretches of quietude, is getting a resident theatre company promising "a minimum of two, high-caliber musicals will hit the stage for multi-week runs."

By - 5/6/13 - 3:59 pm

Bee swarm

UPDATE: Late this afternoon, Best Bees worked with city animal control to relocate the bees someplace better for them - and people.

You can't see the license plate of this car at Stoughton and Sumner streets because IT'S COVERED IN BEES. Live bees.... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 11:42 am

A basement trash fire sent flames shooting up an old trash-chute system at 3 Monadnock St., causing fires to break out on the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story building, the Boston Fire Department reports.

An estimated 50 people had to be evacuated from the building after what turned into a three-alarm fire was reported around 10:40 a.m.; nobody was injured.... Read more

By - 4/8/13 - 2:57 pm

City licensing chief Patricia Malone today warned the Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St., she will suspend its license because of a stabbing last month - unless the bar can show her a substantive plan to stop people with weapons from showing up there.

The bar seems to be "attracting people who carry weapons, and that is a huge concern to me," she told owner Yiser... Read more

By - 3/9/13 - 9:02 pm

Boston Police report officers found two men shot in a gray Toyota Corolla at Columbia Road and Hancock Street around 6:30 p.m., Saturday.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition, police say.

Friends identify the dead man as Thaddeus "Mighty" Clark.

Boston murders in 2013.... Read more

By - 1/26/13 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police report officers who stopped a car with a busted brake light at East Cottage and Batchelder streets in Dorchester yesterday wound up arresting its two occupants after a drug-sniffing dog went nuts and a search warrant let them into the car, where they found a pound of cocaine.

Police say driver Jose Maldonado, 34, of Providence, and local passenger Firpo Pimentel,... Read more

By - 9/27/12 - 11:56 pm

Around 11:45 p.m., a person was shot in the back outside 44 Humphreys St.

By - 8/23/12 - 12:54 pm

Boston Police are at Columbia Road and Holden Street, where a man was shot around 12:45 p.m. Police are looking for a man in a red shirt who fired several shots at two men, hitting one.

By - 8/20/12 - 1:26 pm

"The Heat," that Sandra Bullock production that's already featured a bus crash in Roxbury, will be filming at the old Norfolk Tap in Uphams Corner, starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday. A note to nearby residents concludes:

They will blowing up a car sometime on Sunday afternoon on Norfolk Avenue, so you will probably hear a big boom. ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN

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By - 8/15/12 - 9:50 pm

A man shot at Dudley and Humphreys streets in Uphams Corner shortly before 9 p.m. was driven to Boston Medical Center and then left there. The man's injuries were serious enough to have the homicide unit called in.

Police are looking for a blue, 2002 Mazda Protege, Mass. reg. 917 MN3.... Read more

By - 7/10/12 - 2:09 pm

The owner of Camilo Liquors II, 735 Dudley St., had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why he was violating the terms of his license by continuing to sell liquor past his legal 11 p.m. closing time on May 29 - a police citation said an officer saw a clerk selling liquor to one person, with four or five additional people lined up... Read more

By - 7/7/12 - 10:14 pm

ProjectV, which brought several hundred people to Wendover Street for a daylong party, ended about 90 minutes early when pretty much every officer in District B-2, accompanied by reinforcements from across the city, arrived. Stanley Staco, monitoring the police activity on radio, reported the party broke up without incident.

Among the attendees: State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who tweeted:

I stopped by ProjectV

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By - 6/14/12 - 11:04 am

Focused on the Strand Theatre, into which the city has poured several million dollars worth of renovation, the Dorchester Reporter reports:

City officials hope the neighborhood will become a "cultural hotbed" for artists, with street performances and impromptu gallery spaces.