The Dorchester Reporter introduces us to Jeff Gonyeau, who has the only keys to the fancy clock in Peabody Square in Dorchester, the clock that Martin Richard's parents helped restore, in the square they helped rebuild. When Gonyeau heard the news, he walked to the clock, set it to the time the explosions went off and then stopped the clock.
Our world has stopped. For some of us it will stay that way forever. But Jeff Gonyeau will be back one day to wind it up and set the hands in motion again. It won't be this week and probably not this month.
Transit Police report this woman is wanted for spitting at a T bus driver who dared ask her to pay her fare at Ashmont station.
Police say she landed a loogie right on the driver's face as she left the bus around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday.
If you know her, you can contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050 or by texting 873873.
An Abington man was ordered to attend Narcotics Anonymous or AA meetings twice a week after prosecutors said he was drunk when he hit a toddler and a child in a stroller at Talbot and Dorchester avenues around 6 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office - which says the guy switched seats with his passenger before police arrived.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident around 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Ashmont Red Line station, in which he allegedly kicked a man and then called him a homophobic slur.
Police say he's about 5'10" with a dark beard and 25-30 years old.
If you know him, contact T police at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip via the SeeSay app or by text to 873873.
Police: Thieves broke into several Dorchester homes over the weekend, got away with absolutely nothingBy adamg - 12/17/12 - 12:35 am
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in a brief conversation before demanding money.
Candelaria Silva worries what will happen to the Ashmont Market and Liquor Store now that the Georgeoulopoulos brothers have sold it:
Realization: I am assuming that the change in ownership would be a change for the worse; it could be a change for the better.
Decision: I'll be optimistic. I mean it would only be in the new owner's best interest to keep/maintain what has made the store work for the neighborhood.
The new Ashmont T stop will be formally dedicated at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The Dorchester Reporter reviews the struggle to get the state to do something about Ashmont-line stations, once the worst in the entire T system.
The MBTA has installed a signal system at Ashmont that will keep Mattapan trolleys from leaving if a Red Line train is about to pull into the station.
T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the system comes in response to complaints from Red Line riders who would get out of their train just in time to see a trolley pulling away.
Shuttle buses instead of trains thanks to this, at Savin Hill.
Boston Police are looking for a gray Honda in connection with a stabbing around 1 p.m. at Ashmont St. and Dorchester Avenue. The victim was reportedly stabbed in the back but his injury did not appear to be life threatening.
A lightning bolt hit the building's third-floor balcony spread to the two other balconies and went to three alartms. None of the ten residents were injured, the department says, estimating damage at $250,000. One firefighter went to the hospital after suffering chest pains.
The Dorchester Reporter updates us on the T's efforts to reduce the screeching from Mattapan trolleys going around the curves at Ashmont station.
Boston Police tweet a man, 26, was stabbed at Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue early this afternoon. No immediate word on his condition.
Kate Norton reports that a driver on the 215 bus to Ashmont was doing more than just stopping at the regular bus stops: As he saw people struggling in the snow, he'd stop the bus and ask them if they were heading to Ashmont.
He did it for people his whole route. ... I want to write a letter to the MBTA. So amazing.
Boston Police are looking for two guys who held up the Ashmont Convenience Store, 1996 Dorchester Ave., around 12:30 p.m. today.
Both suspects are described as black. One was reported to be about 5'6" and wearing a red sweater. They were both last spotted walking north toward Fuller Street.
UPDATE: It was a tribute to Vince Droser; see the comments for more.
In the meantime, Al Willis shows us the giant adult head at Ashmont with a Santa cap.
The Dorchester Reporter details the proposed fix, which involves putting "tuned vibration absorbers" on the wheels of the venerable trolleys on the Mattapan line.
Adam Pieniazek discovers Google has moved Ashmont north of Savin Hill.