Columbia Road

By - 8/1/15 - 4:05 pm
Minivan on fire in Dorchester

Sara Meinke captured a flaming minivan on Columbia Road at Dorchester Avenue shortly before 4 p.m.

By - 7/29/15 - 9:58 am
Green and red light in Dorchester

MG wasn't quite sure what to do at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue this morning.

By - 7/9/15 - 10:08 am

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports a bank robbery at a Columbia Road Santander Bank branch on Tuesday.

Subject passed a note to the bank teller threatening violence if she did not receive money. After receiving the robbery money, subject fled on foot along Columbia Road.

Suspect also has a shamrock tattoo on her shoulder.

If she looks familiar, contact Special Agent Mike Ercolano at 617-742-5533.

By - 6/11/15 - 10:38 pm

Jason Grover reports the driver of this car thought he'd come under fire this evening and was so shook up, he crashed his car at Columbia Road and Hamlet Street. In fact, it was fireworks, not gunfire, Grover - who said he got a whiff of that distinctive fireworks smell - says:

There were a series of sharp cracks that could have been mistaken for gunshots then our building shook.

By - 5/2/15 - 10:25 am

Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man with a gun after he allegedly stuck up somebody who'd just made a withdrawal at a Citizens Bank ATM at 572 Columbia Rd. around 1:25 a.m. on Friday.

Police say the victim flagged down a passing C-11 cruiser and described the suspect, clad in a hoodie and pajama pants:

By - 4/14/15 - 11:58 am
Spitty lady

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman they say spit on a 41 bus driver and hit him with something around 5:30 p.m. on April 1 near the intersection of Columbia Road and Annabel Street in Dorchester.

She's described as black, with red highlights in her hair, wearing a pink North Face jacket, black leggings and white sneakers. A Transit Police spokesman said the woman was not disputing a fare or anything like that, she was just being "aggressive."

By - 11/21/14 - 11:35 am

Police continue to investigate the death of a 67-year-old woman outside 495 Summer St. Wednesday afternoon.

The woman, not identified by police, died at Tufts Medical Center not long after being transported there. Police say the driver remained at the scene and that no charges have been filed.

By - 9/26/14 - 9:07 am

Boston Police report a woman walking in the area of Columbia Road and Holden Street around 7:50 a.m. yesterday "when she was approached by a male who forced her into the rear of an adjacent property and sexually assaulted her."

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 out of his car and punched the bicyclist in the face, giving him a bloody mouth and knocking him to the ground - possibly into unconsciousness - Greland says.

By - 3/27/14 - 3:41 pm

For some reason, the Daily Mail posts photos of what it says is a haunted old Masonic hall on Columbia Road.

Sinister images of the Massachusetts building show a lone chair in an abandoned hallway where the owner of the site has said he has seen a 'female form' appear at sunset.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 12/7/13 - 10:10 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 12:50 a.m., was able to get himself to Boston Medical Center.

By - 8/6/13 - 5:53 am

Yesterday at around 3PM while driving down Columbia Road, a street fight broke out between two cars. One car had a license plate from New Hampshire while the other car has Massachusetts plates. If you watch closely, one man is holding a baseball bat.

By - 1/14/13 - 12:11 am

Boston Police report a Weymouth man spotted buying heroin off Columbia Road in Dorchester around noon Sunday stopped for pursuing police, then drove away - dragging an officer down the street.

The officer was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

By - 9/20/12 - 11:09 pm

Stanley Staco and Brian D'Amico report two men were shot shortly after 10 p.m. at 209 Columbia Rd. They were taken to local hospitals. Police are looking for two suspects.

By - 7/3/12 - 11:16 pm

Updated Wednesday.

Boston Police report a 9-year-old boy died after being hit by a car at Columbia Road and Washington Street around 10:30 p.m.

By - 12/11/10 - 6:51 pm

Channel 25 reports the collision happened at 4:30 p.m. at Columbia Road and Washington Street. None of the injuries life-threatening.

By - 10/1/09 - 10:00 am

Boston Police report somebody opened fire on a car waiting at a red light at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 8:45 a.m. today - but that the only injury was to a passenger in a car rear-ended by the vehicle apparently being shot at.

By - 5/13/09 - 12:20 pm

Damage allegedly sustained when the driver plowed into a pedestrian at Dudley Street and Columbia Road around 11 p.m. yesterday and then kept on going, the Dorchester Reporter reports.

By - 1/10/09 - 7:27 pm

Don't respond to their middle finger with one of your own - it's just what they'd expect. Instead, learn from Brian McPherson's experience with a couple of Massholes irate at his daring to cross Columbia Road in Dorchester in front of them:

By - 7/2/08 - 9:53 am

Adam Pieniazek is enjoying a nice bike ride on Columbia Road in Dorchester when some fat putz in a rustbucket begins slamming his horn and demanding Pieniazek pull over to let him through. Pieniazek did pull to the side, but didn't stop, which only further enraged the guy. He reports that the guy, who appeared to be Puerto Rican or Dominican, finally exhausted his supply of expletives and yelled:

Do you know where you are white boy?

Pieniazek, a Dot rat, finally lost him at a light - but not until he took down his license-plate number. He wonders: Should he use the handy motorist-complaint form he downloaded?