By - 5/13/14 - 7:43 am

Peter Sipe, a sixth-grade teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, recounts how he uses copies of the Metro in the classroom, because it "teaches kids stuff they need to know." For example:

Several weeks ago a student raised her hand to ask what "the Hub" was. "Good question!" I replied, and put it to the class. No one knew. As it

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By - 5/12/14 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock.

Please secure your bicycles!

By - 5/12/14 - 8:38 am

It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues.

Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.

By - 5/11/14 - 9:21 pm
Remains of the motorcycle

The remains of the motorcycle being towed away. Photo by John Connair.

Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."

The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.

Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more

By - 5/11/14 - 4:02 pm
Fire on East Cottage Street in Boston

Rear of the house. Photo by BFD.

Firefighters are at 21 E. Cottage St., for a two-alarm fire that broke out in the attic around 3:40 p.m. The bulk of the fire was reported knocked down shortly after 4 p.m.

Front of the house (Photo by BFD):

By - 5/11/14 - 8:46 am

Police are investigating two shots fired around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Waldeck Street. No one was hit.

Ophiuchus reports:

I heard two bangs, sounded like 2 m80s went off over here.

On Thursday, police arrested 12 on Waldeck Street as part of a citywide drug sweep.... Read more

By - 5/10/14 - 6:03 pm

Shortly before 6 p.m. on the second floor of 12 Holiday St.

By - 5/9/14 - 7:29 am

The Herald reports Boston Police yesterday rounded up 36 alleged drug dealers - 12 of them just on Waldeck Street in Fields Corner.... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 11:09 pm

A man was found shot in the stomach in a car on Cawfield Street near Eastman around 11 p.m. The homicide unit was called almost immediately.

Police are looking for two Hispanic men, one in a gray T-shirt with long sleeves and jean shorts.

By - 5/8/14 - 5:49 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on Hi Fi Pizza's latest tax-related shutdown.

By - 5/8/14 - 4:20 pm

To drop off some of the Globe Direct bags that keep getting dumped on our porch no matter how many times I contact Globe Direct to ask them to stop. If you live in Roslindale, West Roxbury or Hyde Park and have some of your own bags, let me know. I've got plenty of room in my car for a collection to give back to... Read more

By - 5/8/14 - 6:37 am

The scene from Upland after the shooting.

Boston EMS Incidents reports a man was shot in the leg around 1:15 a.m. on Paisley Park in Fields Corner.

By - 5/7/14 - 10:09 pm

Stanley Staco reports that shortly after 9:15 p.m., the occupants of two cars exchanged gunfire outside 36 Monadnock St. Fortunately for all concerned, they had terrible aim and no people were hit.

By - 5/7/14 - 10:03 pm

Firefighters are investigating a manhole at Dorchester Avenue and Fuller Street as the possible source of a blackout around Ashmont station and down Gallivan Boulevard. The favor of NStar's presence has been requested.

By - 5/7/14 - 4:27 pm

The Dorchester Reporter posts excerpts of a police report on yesterday's shooting at Arcadia and Montello streets - which says the victim started screaming at a crowd he was no snitch and took off his bloody shirt and threw it at a cop.

However, a woman who says she saw the whole thing paints a different picture.... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 4:00 pm

Windshield of the BTD vehicle today at BTD tow lot. Photo by Jiaan Hyland.

WHDH reports two parking-enforcement officers writing street-cleaning tickets found themselves under attack when somebody shot at their van - leaving one with an eye injury from broken glass.

City records show the incident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Washington Street between Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue.... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 5:15 pm

A West Roxbury man pleaded guilty to a variety of gun charges yesterday for an incident that started while police were investigating reckless ATV and dirt-bike riders on Ridgewood Street in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, police officers, already alerted to resident complaints about reckless dirt bikers on May 28, 2013, spotted an ATV take a right... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 7:47 am

WFXT reports the shootings are linked to the same guns, which are still on the street, along with their shooters.

By - 5/4/14 - 7:33 pm
MBTA maintenance vehicle falls off tracks

Firefighters are on Elm Street in Dorchester, trying to contain any fluids that might be leaking from a T maintenance vehicle that fell off the Red Line around 7 p.m.

A T spokesman reports:

A piece of equipment crews have been using all weekend for track work on the Dorchester branch of the Red Line slid down a hill today. Operator of the equipment had

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