Uphams Corner

By - 3/14/15 - 4:01 pm

UPDATE: Police identify the victim as Luis Ramos, 40. His friends knew him as Red.

Stanley Staco reports a person was shot repeatedly around 3:45 p.m. outside 571 Dudley St.

Boston Police reports he was in his late 30s and add:

Preliminary information indicates that the shooting may have been precipitated by a confrontation related to road rage.

Police are... Read more

By - 2/8/15 - 2:43 pm

In the area of Humphreys Street in Uphams Corner, Mayor Walsh said.

By - 1/11/15 - 4:56 pm

Transit Police report finding a white man, age still unknown, dead on the Fairmount Line platform around 4:10 p.m.

Although detectives and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, police do not suspect foul play:

Items located near the decedent suggest an apparent overdose.

By - 12/29/14 - 9:43 pm

Police are looking for the two teens witnesses said fired guns as they ran down Harrow Street in Uphams Corner shortly after 9 p.m., and the white car they shot at as it turned onto Humphreys Street

By - 11/20/14 - 7:39 am

Stanley Staco reports a woman in a car on Julian Street near Rand was shot at around 3 a.m. Although she did not appear to be hit, she was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.... Read more

By - 9/16/14 - 6:20 am

Stanley Staco reports somebody fired several rounds around 12:50 a.m. on Alexander Street and that at least one of the bullets ended up in a resident's bedroom. No injuries reported.

By - 9/8/14 - 10:50 am

A man with no front teeth tried holding up the Citizens Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner around 10:30 a.m., but fled without any money He's also described as black, in his 40s, about 5'10" with a slim build and wearing a white polo shirt.

More info.

By - 8/16/14 - 3:10 pm

Around 3 p.m. on Cawfield Street, near Elder.

Police are looking for a dark-skinned man, possibly Cape Verdean,, 6'1", some facial hair, in a gray scally cap, black shirt and 3/4-length gray shorts.

By - 8/12/14 - 12:21 pm

Transit Police are investigating a crash shortly after 10:30 a.m. that sent a man to the hospital.

A T spokesman says:

A man crossed in front of a Route 15 bus near Dudley and Albion Streets. He was transported to Boston Medical center with injuries described as non-life threatening. An investigation is underway.

Jordan Martins, who was on the bus, photographed the point... Read more

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

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