Dorchester

By - 12/2/07 - 11:32 am

Chris Lovett rounds up the reaction.

By - 11/27/07 - 1:50 pm

Barker is the jail guard shot by police when they thought he was about to shoot them after he'd stolen a cruiser and led them on a wild chase. Boston Police released their 911 transcript to the media; Channel 4 posts it.

By - 11/25/07 - 11:22 am

Ruel Davis, 21, of Dorchester, died after being shot repeatedly at 80 Walnut Ave. in Roxbury around 10 p.m. Friday.

Police say they do not know if his shooting was related to a double shooting the day before on the same street, the Globe reports.

By - 11/21/07 - 1:58 pm

Hispanic man in his 20s, stabbed to death at 519 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, around 3:37 this morning.

Black man, in his 50s, found shot repeatedly at 4 Beale St., Dorchester, around 10 p.m. yesterday; in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at Boston Medical Center. On Feb. 9, 2006, another man was found shot repeatedly at the same address.

By - 11/18/07 - 2:27 pm

See this discussion, which basically boils down to people who have never been there going "ew" and people who actually live there telling those people they don't know what they're talking about.

By - 11/13/07 - 9:04 pm

Mike Mennonno goes back to his old Dot haunts and writes up everything from the new Everett Square flagpole to the Newmarket Industrial District (formerly the "Nameless Void of Urban Negation") to the sculpture that's supposed to be a Clapp pear at Columbia Road and Mass. Ave.

... The amazing thing about the Grinch Head is that no matter where you view it from it's always the back of his head. Like those paintings with eyes that follow you everywhere. ...

By - 11/6/07 - 3:24 pm

The teen, 14 at the time of the June 5 incident at 7 Monson St., Dorchester, was today charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Hansbury of Mattapan.

According to police and prosecutors, the teen - his name withheld because of his age - attacked Hansbury, 41, shortly before 11:30 that night. Hansbury fell and cracked his head on the sidewalk. He died at Boston Medical Center a week later.

By - 11/2/07 - 3:19 pm

A Dorchester District Court judge today set bail at $250,00 for Gary Johnson, a Roxbury teen-ager charged with shooting the owner of a Dorchester pizza place in the head yesterday morning.

Prosecutors charge that Johnson held up Stalex Pizza on Norfolk Street at gunpoint around 9:30 yesterday morning. As he left with $60, owner Mumin Manavoglu followed him outside - at which point Johnson shot him once in the head, according to police.

Manavoglu is currently on life support; a homicide prosecutor has been assigned to the case should he die.

By - 11/1/07 - 10:18 pm

Boston Police report two people were shot around 3 p.m. at Freeport Street and Morrissey Boulevard by a pack of three black teens, all wearing black hoodies. Both victims are expected to survive.

The Globe reports that one of the people shot is currently on trial for being an accessory to a murder; the other person is his mother.

By - 10/19/07 - 6:03 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today declared itself deadlocked after a week deliberating the case of John Tibbs, charged with a murder for which another man had been wrongly convicted, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced.

A judge will decide Monday on a new trial date.

Tibbs had been charged with the Aug. 11, 1995 gang murder of Tennyson Drakes, 17, on Nelson Street. Another man, Marlon Passley of Cambridge was not only initially charged with the murder, he was convicted in 1996 and sent away for life. Four years later, however, new evidence exonerated him and he was released.

By - 10/18/07 - 7:10 pm

Chris Lovett ponders some recent prices for three-decker condos that would have been outrageous two years ago, never mind in today's less heated market - and why it may not be a good thing for the neighborhood.

By - 10/17/07 - 7:01 pm

Boston Police report finding a man shot repeatedly at Blue Hill Avenue and Esmond Street around 4:20 p.m.

By - 10/11/07 - 10:25 pm

What's not to like? Shmooze with neighbors, then settle down to hear what District 3 and at-large city council candidates have to say, at the Fall Civic Social sponsored by a variety of Dorchester neighborhood groups on Oct. 15, starting at 7 p.m. at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St.

Via Phil Carver of the Pope's Hill Neighborhood Association.

By - 9/26/07 - 12:20 am

Samuel Taylor, 20, of Roxbury, arrested.

624 Warren St.

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By - 9/25/07 - 12:40 pm

Victim expected to be OK; suspects arrested when their car almost crashes as driver looks at officer on a traffic detail.

Shawn Scott, 26, of Dorchester and James Campbell, 24, of Roxbury, were charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers. Jason Campbell, 24, of Roxbury, was charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Possession of Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers, and Operating after Revocation of Suspension of License.

By - 9/24/07 - 8:19 pm

Found lying on steps with multiple gunshot wounds; taken to hospital in stable condition.

104 Millet St.

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By - 9/23/07 - 9:09 pm

By a man dressed in black. Expected to survive.

Blue Hill Avenue and Brunswick Street

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By - 9/21/07 - 12:26 am

Three gang up on man, who got cut in hand.

45 Glenarm St.

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