Dorchester Avenue

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:44 pm

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there -... Read more

By - 11/8/14 - 11:42 am

Two complaints this fine fall morning from citizens trying to catch some winks early on a Saturday morning. First, on Alger Street, a resident complains about guys slicing up train tracks. Train tracks? Train tracks.

7:30 on Saturday morning and there is a private crew on Alger street in South Boston . With no permits . Using saws to cut up railroad tracks. No

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By - 11/5/14 - 7:36 am

UPDATE: Suffolk County prosecutors charge Charley shot his victim after he had grabbed money from the register.

Boston Police report arresting Jarris Charley, 21, on charges he robbed the D&D convenience store and shot the owner last night.

Police say his victim is expected to survive.

Charley was arrested after a large search that included a State Police helicopter. He was charged with... Read more

By - 11/4/14 - 7:43 pm

UPDATE: Suspect arrested.

The owner of the D & D convenience store, 1002 Dorchester Ave., was robbed and then shot around 7:30 p.m.

Police are looking for a black man, about 6'1" and slim, wearing a black mask, an orange-brimmed hat, a blue hoodie, a black and white bubble vest and blue jeans. They are looking for a yellow, 2010 Camry, 394 SA2,... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

Over... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 1:44 pm

That sucking sound Dorchester residents in the area of Dorchester and Crescent avenues heard last night was a hazardous-waste company vacuuming up the oil that spilled out of two failed NStar transformers down a manhole - so that NStar workers could then repair the transformers.

We learn this from the city's answer to a citizen complaint about the loud noise of the device... Read more

By - 10/6/14 - 8:05 am

The FBI's Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a teenager it says held up the Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills around 3:15 p.m. last Monday.

This is the same branch where the bank president chased after another robber the month before.

Last week's robber is described as 18-20, about 5'2" with strawberry blond hair and blue... Read more

By - 9/18/14 - 1:34 pm
Stuck truck in Fields Corner

From the "How do they even do that?" department comes this picture, by Fields Corner Main Street, of a truck whose driver tried but failed to make a U-turn at a major intersection shortly after 1 p.m.

By - 8/22/14 - 1:16 pm
Wanted for Dorchester jewelry heist

Boston Police report they are looking for four people in connection with the robbery of $20,000 worth of jewelry at Thai Binh Jewelry, which recently opened at 1283 Dorchester Ave.

According to police, one of the four walked into the shop around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, looked around, declared he didn't want anything they had, then walked out.

As the individual left the store,

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By - 8/14/14 - 4:41 pm

In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.

The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed... Read more

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

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