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.
Judge James... Read more
Boston Police report they are investigating a string of housebreaks from Ashmont to the Southeast Expressway between Friday and today.
In all cases, the thieves got nothing, either because they were confronted by homeowners or because they broke into empty units, police say.
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... Read more
A man arrested at a Shattuck Hospital shelter yesterday was ordered held in lieu of $25,000 bail today on charges he stabbed a woman who'd just gotten off a bus from Brockton at the Ashmont T station Tuesday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Prosecutors say that in addition to attacking the woman with what might have been a small knife -... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.