By - 10/7/08 - 2:46 pm

Jonathan Sanders, 19, of Dorchester, has been charged with gunning down another teen on a T bus last spring, the Suffolk County DA's office and Boston police announced.

Conveniently for authorities, Sanders was already locked up, on an unrelated probation violation at the Nashua Street jail. He is scheduled for a Thursday arraignment in Dorchester District Court on a charge of murder for the March 30, 2007 death of Dwayne Graham, 18, of Hyde Park.

Graham was killed on a 23 bus around 4 p.m. at Washington Street and Columbia Road.

The Suffolk County DA's office and Boston Police say grand jury investigations into a spate of street killings around the same time last year continue.

Innocent, etc.

By - 10/7/08 - 10:04 am

Boston Police report two men, both in their 40s, were found shot at 193 Callender St. around 11:43 p.m. yesterday.

One was pronounced dead at the scene, the other was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

That makes 19 murders for Dorchester this year. Dorchester murder map.

By - 10/5/08 - 7:10 pm

Channel 4 reports that several hundred people gathered yesterday to remember the 13-year-old gunned down a year ago in a murder that remains unsolved.

By - 10/4/08 - 10:12 am

CDA reports on the aftermath of a robbery in her Dorchester triple-decker. But the story has a happy ending - except for the three kids who got caught.

By - 10/3/08 - 9:01 pm

The Globe reports the state Bar Counsel wants state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson disbarred, saying she lied under oath during a 2005 court hearing involving her nephew:

In both the court appearance and in the affidavit, Wilkerson falsely claimed that she was present at a Boston police station when two homicide detectives interviewed another relative, Isaac Wilkerson, about the 1994 stabbing death of Hazel Mack, the petition said.

The complaint now goes before the state Supreme Judicial Court.

By - 10/1/08 - 7:19 pm

Pahkcah02 reports that while her rabbi in Stoughton discussed Aaron Feurstein (you know, the Malden Mills guy) in his Rosh Hashanah sermon, her sister's rabbi down in Baltimore discussed the life of Samuel "the Chief" Levine of Boston - who was both a ward boss under James Michael Curley and her great uncle. His life gives one a chance to reflect on what sort of life you want to lead in the year ahead, she writes.

By - 10/1/08 - 3:21 pm

Councilor Turner tells PoltickerMA that he doubts Sonia Chang-Diaz is really Latina and that her support really comes from white women who can't stand the idea that a black man could get into the White House instead of Hillary Clinton.

Needless to say, Turner is backing incumbent Dianne Wilkerson in her sticker campaign, calling her "a treasured resource" the 2nd Suffolk District - or rather, real blacks and Latinos in the district - can't afford to give up.

By - 9/28/08 - 3:52 pm

Its dispatch center might be something like this:

Tweedledum careened into the Peppermint Squad's garage that is conveniently, if secretly, located off Codman Square. He killed the engine and shouted to all who could hear: "We've got D-cup Skirt Alert on Melville Street!" It was Friday evening and things were slow in Dorchester's motor scooter community, owing to the rain and all. ...

By - 9/26/08 - 4:18 pm

In Suffolk Superior Court today, Isaura Mendes forgave Arnaldo Lopes for killing her son, Bobby Mendes, in 1995. Lopes was sentenced to 8-12 years in state prison for voluntary manslaughter in the case, which started a decade of murder and violence in Boston's Cape Verdean community.

By - 9/26/08 - 2:00 pm

Dorchester and Melville avenues in Fields Corner. Boston Police report on two drunk-driving arrests there last night:

By - 9/26/08 - 1:32 pm

Boston Police report a man who sped away from officers investigating two reports of gunfire early this morning led police on a chase around Dorchester - when he wasn't busy driving straight at them - until he slammed into a tree on Dorchester Avenue.

The man was ejected from the car and taken away in an ambulance to Boston Medical Center. If he survives, he'll be charged with a variety of traffic offenses - and possibly charges related to the original gunfire incidents.

By - 9/25/08 - 5:06 pm

Arnaldo "Nardo" Lopes was convicted on the charge today in the 1995 death of Bobby Mendes, which started 10 years of murder and violence in Boston's Cape Verdean community, the Suffolk County DA's office says. He could get up to 20 years.

Prosecutors had sought a more serious charge of second-degree murder; Lopes argued he knifed Mendes in self defense, then fled the country in fear of his life.

By - 9/24/08 - 1:11 pm

Boston Police report:

A man who died of multiple gunshot wounds at 14 Wilmore St. in Mattapan on Sept. 21 was identified as Eduardo Escobar, 27, of Allston.

A man who died of multiple gunshot wounds at 26 King St. in Dorchester on Sept. 18 was identified as Nicklan Rosa, 25, of Dorchester.

By - 9/19/08 - 10:46 am

Man, 25, found with multiple gun shot wounds shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday at 26 King St., Boston Police report. He is the neighborhood's 18th murder victim this year.

The Globe reports he was shot repeatedly in the back in what is likely a gang killing.

2008 Dorchester murders.

By - 9/12/08 - 8:59 pm

Between Savin Hill and Fields Corner; cop injured, suspect may have fled down the tracks around 5:30 p.m.

By - 9/12/08 - 3:06 pm

A Dorchester man who allegedly does not like his girlfriend's cat found himself under arrest yesterday after police found evidence he'd whacked the cat with a sauce pan. Boston Police report charging Emmanuel Rodriguez, 22, of Dorchester, with cruelty to animals at 237 Washington St.: