Dorchester

By - 2/15/18 - 11:39 am

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Julio Baez, 26, of Charlestown, of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Ryan Morrissey outside a Main Street convenience store on Nov. 5, 2014, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 10:52 am
Architect's rendering of 951 Dorchester Ave.

Architect's rendering, with obligatory birds.

Developer Adam Sarbaugh has filed his plans to replace the Tom English Bar and the Dorchester Market on Dorchester Avenue at East Cottage Street with a five-story apartment complex - with room for the market, but not the bar, to move back into. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 5:23 pm

Kyle Williams, 31, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment today on a murder charge for the death of Shaquille Browder in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 8:35 am

Kyle Williams is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he shot two men in the parking lot of the Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street on Jan. 11, killing one of them, Shaquille Browder, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 2:40 pm
Conservatory Lab Charter School rendering

Architect's rendering. With birds.

The Board of Appeals today approved a new $25-million building for the Conservatory Lab Charter School on Columbia Road at Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 1:54 pm
Bowdoin Street proposed building

Architect's rendering.

The Board of Appeals today approved a plan to turn two vacant lots on Bowdoin Street across from Olney Street into a building with 41 affordable apartments and a 6,000-square-foot customer- and worker-owned grocery store. Read more.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. Read more.

By - 2/10/18 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roslindale 16-year-old on gun charges after officers found him with a gun loaded with five rounds around 11:40 p.m. on Friday on Bowdoin Street near Quincy Street. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 11:12 pm

Two Dorchester men were arrested today on charges they murdered Chad O'Connor, 17, on Kenwood Street last month, as part of an attack in which O'Connor was both shot and beaten, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more

By - 2/9/18 - 6:00 pm

A Boston cop who allegedly plowed his pickup into a car on Columbia Road while drunk and off duty on New Year's Day was arraigned today on a charge of OUI causing serious bodily injury - a felony - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 3:28 pm

A dozen people were arrested today as police in Boston, Swansea and Swampscott raided locations related to two groups that imported massive amounts of fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico for distribution in the Boston area, local and federal law-enforcement officials said today. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/6/18 - 10:36 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Dwayne Nelson, 27, of Haverhill.

Boston EMS Incidents reports the man was shot at Norton and Bowdoin streets shortly before 8 p.m. and declared dead at the scene.

He is Boston's seventh murder victim this year.

By - 2/6/18 - 3:54 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Evandro Carvalho, first elected in 2014, says he is running for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat in the April 3 Democratic primary. State Rep. Nick Collins of South Boston, is also running for the seat.

By - 2/6/18 - 8:47 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.

By - 2/5/18 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report officers responding to a reporter of a breaking and entering at 97 Devon St. around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday spotted two guys - one who ran away from them and another standing next to the porch of the house next door: Read more.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 2/3/18 - 3:33 pm

Boston Police identify the victim as John Colon, 20, of Dorchester.

Two men were shot on Trull Street off Hancock around 1:50 p.m., Stanley Staco reports. Boston Police report one of the men, believed to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital.

This is the sixth Boston murder in 2018.

By - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:18 pm

The 7-Eleven at 1886 Dorchester Ave., near Ashmont station, was held up at gunpoint shortly after 9 p.m. by a slim black man wearing a black ski mask and a black jacket over blue jeans.