Dorchester

By - 11/7/08 - 2:24 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found Jovon Adams, 24, guilty of all charges related to a May 15, 2007 shooting at Franklin Field that left a man dead and a woman with gunshot wounds, the Suffolk County DA's office reports.

Because the jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Cordelro Andrade, Adams will be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. An alleged accomplice, Taquise Johnson, will be tried at a later date, according to the DA's office.

By - 11/6/08 - 5:56 pm

Boston Police report a man was slashed across the chest early Saturday morning outside the Venetian Garden, 1269 Mass. Ave.. Police say they are looking for two black males, possibly brothers.

By - 11/4/08 - 4:57 pm

Kimya Foust today pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death of Walter Jackson, Jr. in his Harold Street apartment two years ago following a days-long crack and heroin binge.

By - 11/3/08 - 12:29 am

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old who allegedly rode up to a woman at Blue Hill Avenue and Wayne Street on his bike and demanded her cell phone around 8 p.m. yesterday Police say he then started to lift his shirt and the woman's friend yelled "He's got a gun!" He enjoyed his freedom for another 20 minutes, until police picked him up.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/1/08 - 7:35 pm

When police officers asked Brian C. Chuckran, 28, of Brockton, what he was doing inside 16 Rockne Ave. in Dorchester around 2:20 this morning, he reportedly replied that a kindly black man let him in after he'd been attacked by a gang of white supremacists.

The occupants of the house, however, told police the first they knew about Chuckran was when they were awoken by the sound of him walking around their bedroom. Noting this discrepancy, plus the busted front-door lock and splintered door frame, officers arrested Chuckran on a charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime.

Innocent, etc.

By - 10/31/08 - 2:00 pm

Boston Police report finding two men shot yesterday evening. William Branch, 38, of Dorchester, found at 222 Norwell St. around 6:35 p.m., died. The second man, 35, found at the corner of Harvard and Warner streets three minutes earlier, is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.

Police say the two were together when one of them got into a fight with a group of men. This then led to a second fight, at which point they were shot.

By - 10/30/08 - 9:08 pm

The Southeast Distressway lived up to its name this afternoon, with some people getting stuck in the HOV lane for more than an hour after one car ran out of gas and two more broke down, according to report after report on WBZ's Traffic on the 3s.

By - 10/30/08 - 5:04 pm

Boston Police report a 24-year-old man was shot around 10 a.m. today at 110 Greenbrier St. in Dorchester. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he died:

Preliminary information suggests that two black males wearing black hooded sweatshirts and masks approached the residence, forced entry and shot the victim. The suspects are believed to have fled on foot.

This is Dorchester's 20th murder this year. Map.

By - 10/30/08 - 9:14 am

The Times of London (!) tracks down Zeituni Onyango to "a rundown public housing estate" on Flaherty Way (the West Broadway project). The paper adds:

A second relative believed to be the long-lost "Uncle Omar" described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a "sawed-off rifle"” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

Via Blue Mass. Group.

By - 10/29/08 - 6:48 pm

Marie Conley, the crossing guard run down at Parish and Winter streets on Oct. 21, died today, Boston Police report. She was 59.

The man who plowed into her, Anis G. Cazeau, 86, will now be charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, police say.

In a statement, Conley's family says farewell:

By - 10/29/08 - 4:07 pm

Will make U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, who brought the charges against her, an issue, the Globe reports.

By - 10/29/08 - 8:49 am

And will city councilors Charles Yancey, Sam Yoon, Stephen Murphy, and John Connolly do likewise? You may recall they made a point of not endorsing anybody in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race after their horse lost by a nose in September. Now that said horse has made them look like, at best, tools, you think they might make the best of a bad situation and endorse their fellow Democrat?

By - 10/28/08 - 10:48 pm

Boston Police report she was sexually assaulted by a man described as a Haitian black male, 5'8" and 180 lbs.

By - 10/28/08 - 1:11 am

Two men, both 21, were shot on Norton Street around 5:26 p.m. - one in the face and one in the leg - the Globe reports. Both are expected to survive.

By - 10/27/08 - 1:55 pm

Boston Police report the older teen got the better of the younger one in a knife fight over a bicycle around 3:20 p.m., Sunday at 4 Perth St. in Dorchester.

The older teen was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The stabbed kid, from Jamaica Plain, was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to survive. Police say he'll also be called into court to face a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

By - 10/27/08 - 9:08 am

Dottie Hottie reports that Mrs. Jones, 2225 Dorchester Ave., offers chicken takeout that "definitely kicks the poor colonel to the curb."

By - 10/27/08 - 9:06 am

Beantown Caffe posts some photos.

By - 10/26/08 - 6:53 pm

When the economy is going in the tank what do you do? Design a neighborhood based on Feng shui!

NECN with the story.

By - 10/26/08 - 11:03 am

WBZ reports Bruce Wall wants to ban on-street trick or treating this Halloween, saying Boston streets have become too dangerous for kids.

He cites the recent shooting of three kids playing at the Academy Homes project in Roxbury last week (allegedly by a thug from the Bromley-Heath project).

Instead, Wall would have the streets lined with volunteers to guard the kids as they go to indoor events.

Wall is also demanding that elected officials join this patrol:

We will no longer allow elected officials to come see us on Sunday morning in our churches to ask for our vote but then are not there when the families of our city needs them. It is time for our politicians to put their bodies where their campaign promises said that they will be.