Uphams Corner

By - 5/26/14 - 10:58 pm

The Globe reports residents around the intersection of Wendover and Quincefield streets were awoken around 5:30 a.m. by some 20 shots.

The intersection is near where Shannon Richardson was shot to death last Wednesday.

By - 5/21/14 - 1:48 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Humphreys Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

An officer driving to the hospital in relation to the shooting was in a crash on Melnea Cass Boulevard and required an ambulance to take her to the hospital.... Read more

By - 5/11/14 - 9:21 pm
Remains of the motorcycle

The remains of the motorcycle being towed away. Photo by John Connair.

Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."

The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.

Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 10:09 pm

Stanley Staco reports that shortly after 9:15 p.m., the occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire outside 36 Monadnock St. Fortunately for all concerned, they had terrible aim and no people were hit.

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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