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:
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 avoid the accident. Officers spoke with a witness on scene who reported the same account.
Two women, 28 and 32, and a man, 29, were taken to area hospitals. All are expected to survive. The driver was not cited.
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 the street and Dorchester Bay, shutting Dorchester Avenue at Freeport and Hancock and forcing the evacuation of 44 nearby residents.
The Dorchester Reporter sounds the alarm on a recent spate of break-ins from Fields Corner to Lower Mills.
Via DotRat, who suggests the students were maybe overthinking the concept of Dot Ave.
Boston Police tweet a man, 26, was stabbed at Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue early this afternoon. No immediate word on his condition.
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on attempted burglary charges early this morning after, they say, somebody living near JJ's Irish Pub and Grill, 1130 Dorchester Ave., watched him go around back and then heard a series of banging noises.
The banging came from Dennis Reddy's attempts to kick the bar's rear door down, police say. Officers arriving around 5:21 a.m. caught him with a pry bar, a saw, bolt cutters, a hammer, a long screwdriver and a pair of gloves.
Reddy, 57, was also charged with possession of burglarious tools and trespassing.
The state Department of Transportation has set up a Web site with info on its $15.6-million, two-year intersection project along the busy road.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant licenses to three new eateries:
Yo, King! There are these things called snow shovels. You might want to buy a couple and then use them so pedestrians who make the mistake of walking on your side of Dorchester Avenue after a snowstorm don't have to risk getting pancaked in the street because you couldn't be bothered to clear your sidewalk.
Boston Police are apparently getting tired of dealing with angry motorists acting out in traffic delays caused by construction along Dorchester Avenue (including one who is charged with sending a couple of cops to the hospital), so they've issued an advisory that construction will continue today at Dot. Ave. and Freeport. They add:
The work being done is expected to cause and create a certain level of delay and inconvenience.
This kid in the Caribbean outfit saw me taking pictures and flashed me a huge grin as we sat on Dot. Ave. in Ashmont watching the Dorchester Day parade go by this afternoon.
Possibly the last time the Boston Police mounted unit will march in a Dorchester Day parade:
This one guy on the Dot Out float had these really big balls:
The Dorchester Reporter relates the saga of a woman who, on getting impatient with sitting in traffic at Freeport Street and Dorchester Avenue yesterday morning, took off with two cops still attached to her car - after first kicking a third officer.
If you came here from RSS, I've delete this post because it linked to somebody else's post that was completely wrong and which itself is now gone. My apologies!
Savin Oxide is loving it:
... The bright greens, yellows, whites and purples are everywhere and it is a welcome change from the dingy looking streets of Dorchester. These trees with white blossoms line both sides of Dot Ave in Dorchester. ...
... Suddenly we noticed that we were across the street from our destination and we had to cross Dorchester Ave. I caught up to the others, who were waiting for an opening in the traffic. But Junior walked out in front of us and shouted:
"YOU IN DORCHESTER! THIS IS HOW YOU CROSS THE STREET IN DORCHESTER!"
And then he broke from the group and walked right into the rear side panel of a speeding, green, 2-door Civic. His knee made a grotesque pop! as it struck the car. It sounded like a two-liter bottle of soda hitting the pavement after a long fall. ...
Lily Von Schtoop begins to wonder about never-opening Van's Restaurant on Dorchester Avenue and its promise of "causal dining" and "coktails."
Boston Police report a man who sped away from officers investigating two reports of gunfire early this morning led police on a chase around Dorchester - when he wasn't busy driving straight at them - until he slammed into a tree on Dorchester Avenue.
The man was ejected from the car and taken away in an ambulance to Boston Medical Center. If he survives, he'll be charged with a variety of traffic offenses - and possibly charges related to the original gunfire incidents.
Police say the incidents began shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Levant Street. Units in the area were then told to look for a black Honda operating at a high rate of speed with no headlights on. Police say he aimed right at police cruisers twice, the last time shortly before he hit a tree at 1453 Dorchester Ave.
Jumping into the back of what turned out to be an unmarked cruiser after profferring that amount?
Then she jumped into the back seat of the cruiser, which is still equipped on the inside with a panel for emergency lights and siren and with a puzzled look on her face inquired, "Hey, are you guys cops?"
The now closed Dot. Ave bar, that is:
... The drinks were stiff and cheap, and served up in clear plastic cups. The bartenders had Irish brogues. The DJs played standard Top 40 hits, and the dancefloor would get packed by a pretty diverse crowd of Irish folks, Dot natives, and black kids. ...