Dorchester Avenue

By - 6/5/14 - 3:10 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, a motorist took exception, by way of his fist, to a bicyclist obeying traffic rules at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road.

Greland says the motorist, apparently headed straight, beeped at the bicyclist in front of him. When the bicyclist refused to move and told him the light was red, the driver got... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm

A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.

By - 5/16/14 - 1:26 pm

The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today.

The Attorney General's office had filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the bar and owner Caron O'Neil in 2011.

According to the complaint, and other pleadings in the case, Peggy

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By - 3/27/14 - 4:12 pm

Police responded to the parking lot at 1141 Dorchester Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. after several shots were fired. About 15 minutes later, a gunshot victim showed up at Boston Medical Center, where he arrived in the same sort of vehicle seen fleeing the shooting site.

The Boys and Girls Club on Deer Street locked its doors until police gave the all clear.... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 11:16 pm

A man was stabbed in the leg at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street shortly after 11 p.m. by one of two men, who grabbed his phone, then ran down Adams Street towards Park.

The suspects were black and in their early 20s. One is about 6'1" and the other about 5'7".

By - 2/5/14 - 6:48 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for the driver of a sedan who hit a man on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner last night, then just kept on driving.

Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on Adams Street towards Park Street.

Anyone with info can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the... Read more

By - 2/4/14 - 8:27 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports he died.

Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.

By - 1/16/14 - 5:01 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal for a wine and cheese - and beer - shop to cater to Savin Hill's burgeoning population of young professionals and empty nesters tired of driving to Somerville or Hingham just to get ready for a dinner party. The vote is a disappointment to some old timers who think the new Dorchester Avenue shop will lead... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 9:01 pm

A manhole on Dorchester Avenue near Bay Street went FOOM into the night. Residents for blocks around had their lights flicker and their electronic devices show their resentment. One resident a couple blocks away reported hearing a loud thud; she thought at first her downstairs neighbor had slammed the door.

Meanwhile, lights went out from Uphams Corner down to the area of Blue Hill Avenue... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 3:49 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 11:25 a.m. yesterday, police were summoned to Dorchester Avenue and W. 4 Street for a suspicious bag about the size of a pressure cooker:

Ended up being bag of hockey pucks ... owner notified.

By - 12/21/13 - 11:16 am

Take a look at Scott Parkinson's photo of a partially swallowed bus around 4 a.m. at Dorchester Avenue and W. Broadway, where a water main burst.

Adam reports:

This pothole has been patched over 100 times. The bump was a great reminder everyday that I was home in Southie.

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By - 9/11/13 - 9:34 am

Odd signs in Dorchester

Today's winner of the coveted "Huh?" road-sign award goes to this pair at Dot Ave. and Freeport Street in Dorchester, where roving UHub photographer Joseph Gugliotta had to figure out which sign to obey.

Yesterday:
Traffic control, Boston style.... Read more

By - 6/2/13 - 7:12 pm

Dorchester Day dancer

Dorchester didn't let a little heat and humidity stop its parade. And it was Dorchester's usual grand mixture of cultures and themes - ARVN veterans preceded Revolutionary Minutemen, a Pilgrim marched alongside a space capsule:

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By - 3/10/13 - 6:41 pm

Boston Police report three people became hospital patients early this morning when they darted out from behind a van right into the path of a car traveling down Dot. Ave.

Police say the three stepped into the road near Edison Green around 12:34 a.m.:

The operator stated she never saw the three individuals until it was too late and she couldn't stop or

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By - 6/14/12 - 11:38 pm

Leaky truck. Photo by BFD.Leaky truck. Photo by BFD.

Updated Friday morning.

Crews worked through the night to contain and clean up a gasoline spill from a tanker truck whose driver managed to bust open valves on its side, sending more than 1,000 gallons of gas into... Read more

By - 6/8/12 - 12:00 pm

The Dorchester Reporter sounds the alarm on a recent spate of break-ins from Fields Corner to Lower Mills.

By - 4/26/12 - 2:38 pm

Via DotRat, who suggests the students were maybe overthinking the concept of Dot Ave.

By - 2/16/12 - 8:46 am

Mike posts a report and photos of the aftermath of a rollover at 1504 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner that required the use of the Jaws of Life to get the driver out and which left a parked car and several light poles heavily damaged.... Read more

By - 2/1/11 - 2:27 pm

Boston Police tweet a man, 26, was stabbed at Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue early this afternoon. No immediate word on his condition.

By - 8/19/10 - 9:46 am

Maybe Spare Change Guy is just tired of Downtown Crossing and the Common? Around 8:30 this morning, Tracey Newman tweets, MBTA police escorted him out of the Savin Hill T stop on the Red Line. Not long after, Dan Tobin spotted him nearby on Dorchester Avenue, asking for, yes, spaaaare chaaaange.... Read more

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