Dorchester

By - 6/29/17 - 10:57 am
Foam on Dorchester Avenue from Treadmark fire

Foam coated Dot. Ave - and helped dampen stubborn fire. Photo by BFD.

BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn said this morning that a key part of the investigation into the multi-alarm fire that heavily damaged a residential building nearing completion is whether the sprinkler system failed or wasn't turned on. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 6:57 pm
Fire on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont

UPDATE: The fire continued to burn overnight and into Thursday.

John Costello forwards this photo by Della C. of the Treadmark fire at 6:40 p.m. Firefighters responded to the nearly complete residential building at 2:30 p.m. Read more.

By - 6/28/17 - 3:40 pm
Treadmark building on fire

Fire from the roof. Photo by BFD.

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.

By - 6/28/17 - 10:08 am

Around 10 a.m. on Ashmont Street between Waldorf and Ocean streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 6/28/17 - 9:05 am

Boston Police report arresting two teenagers they say helped hold up somebody at gunpoint shortly before 1:45 p.m. on Monday. Read more.

By - 6/27/17 - 1:27 pm
Flipped truck in Uphams Corner, Dorchester

21 Sandwich reports he came on this scene in front of the Payless shortly after 1 p.m. The driver appeared to have escaped with just minor injuries, he says.

By - 6/26/17 - 3:35 pm

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.

By - 6/26/17 - 8:44 am

Home-security system worked, NBC Boston reports. A Fall River man was also charged.

By - 6/23/17 - 9:20 pm
Scene outside Home Depot in South Bay Mall

Home Depot crime scene. Photo by Jamaica Plain News.

Police are at the Home Depot in the South Bay Mall, investigating a sexual assault on a worker around 8:10 p.m., allegedly by a young teenager, who was himself taken to the hospital for cuts suffered when bystanders tackled him.

By - 6/23/17 - 2:46 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury this afternoon acquitted Brian McElhinney, 24, on a charge of manslaughter for the 2016 death of Brian Hingston of Quincy behind the Greenhill Bakery on Adams Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/22/17 - 11:03 pm

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Lyndhurst Street between Washington and Allston streets.

By - 6/21/17 - 10:47 pm

Boston Police report arresting Sherome Pight, 26, on gun charges after, they say, he tried to run away from officers and, when cornered, put up "a violent struggle" before being cuffed. Read more.

By - 6/20/17 - 8:09 pm

The Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge got stuck again this evening, Boston Daily reports. CGriffin reports:

Took me an hour to get from southie to dorchester

By - 6/18/17 - 10:27 am

Around 3 a.m. on Arcadia Street, Boston EMS Incidents reports.

By - 6/16/17 - 10:41 pm

Around 10:30 p.m. toward the end of Van Winkle Street, off Dorchester Avenue. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of her injuries.

By - 6/16/17 - 1:08 pm

MassDOT reports that ridership on the only only-in-Boston commuter rail line increased 25% during the first of two fare-free weeks in May - and 44% the second week - but then dropped back down to normal light levels when the fares came back.

By - 6/15/17 - 5:25 pm

One of the 17 people charged in connection with a crackdown on two Dorchester gangs was actually arrested last November, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in February and was sentenced in May to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, during which he agreed to stay out of Grove Hall and Uphams Corner. Read more.

By - 6/14/17 - 6:35 pm

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.

By - 6/14/17 - 5:20 pm

Some 17 members of the Wendover Street and Cameron Street gangs were arrested yesterday and today - and 22 guns seized - following a yearlong investigation aimed to stamping out their violent feud, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/13/17 - 8:25 pm
Janvier

The US Marshals Service reports that Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, wanted for November, 2011 shooting murder of sisters Stephanie and Judith Emile, was arrested in Haiti on June 3 and is now back in Boston to face charges.

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