Boston firefighters called to douse a blaze at 1129 Dorchester Ave. this afternoon made an unusual rescue: Two iguanas. Read more.
Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.
The 7-Eleven at 1886 Dorchester Ave., near Ashmont station, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. by a slim black man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket over blue jeans.
Between roughly 7:30 and 8 p.m. a gas station at 1707 Dorchester Ave., near Centre, and a laundromat at 1828 Dorchester Ave., near Edwin, were held up by three guys with the same description: Black male teens in hoodies, armed with guns.
The three returned to the laundromat around 8:45 p.m., after police had left, and held it up again.
The Papa John's at 1242 Dorchester Ave., just north of Hancock, was held up shortly before 11 p.m. by a man with a gun, described as white or Hispanic, 5'5" to 5"7" and wearing a red, white and black hat, a black mask and a black jacket with a hood.
Fields Corner Main Street shows us the sunset over Dorchester Avenue tonight.
Hilary Detmold was among the group of people who held a vigil on Dorchester Avenue in Peabody Square in Dorchester this evening.
UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. Heavy fire still burning on top floor and roof in the mainly wooden building.
A fire reported around 2:30 p.m. in the Treadmark condo and apartment building that had been nearing completion at 1971-1977 Dorchester Ave., went to six alarms, the Boston Fire Department reports. Read more.
The Board of Appeal today approved a 114-unit, six-story residential building on Dorchester Avenue near B Street that takes advantage of new city zoning for the Dot Ave. corridor to rise higher than normally allowed in exchange for more affordable units and affordable commercial space. Read more.
Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills early Sunday.
Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all clad in hoodies, dragged "a large safe" out. The burglary was captured on video and police dispatchers sent out a BOLO. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter says it's last call for Tom English's bar on Dot. Ave. - it's been sold (along with the neighboring market) and will, of course, likely be torn down for one of those mixed-use developments that are all the rage these days.
Shortly before 1:50 p.m. at Florida and Shepton streets, although she managed to make her way to Dorchester Ave. and Gallivan Boulevard, where a police officer found her and rushed her to the hospital. The homicide unit was called in because of the severity of her injuries.
As it does on the first Sunday every June, Dorchester celebrated itself in the Dorchester Day Parade up Dot. Ave.
Overcast skies kept things at just the right temperature for a parade, which featured everything from Vietnamese lion dancers to bagpipers to a Caribbean steel-drum players: Read more.
Gerald Chan, who bought up large chunks of Harvard Square, has plunked down $17 million to buy the 4.7-acre Spire Printing Co. property on Bay Street, next to the Savin Hill T stop, BLDUP.com reports. In 2015, he bought a two-acre parcel nearby on Dewar Street.
Both are within a short walk of the impending DotBlock development on Dorchester Avenue - which he also now owns a piece of.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the suspect as Bampumim Teixeira, 30, of Chelsea; say the victims were a man and a woman in their 50s.
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