By - 8/12/16 - 5:51 pm

Newmarket Square businesses will soon begin a campaign to urge the mayor to get Long Island open again - or find another place where addicts can get treatment and counseling away from their streets and the drug dealers who prey on them. Read more.

By - 8/12/16 - 12:06 pm
Missing screwdriver signs in Dorchester

One man's search for his missing screwdriver in Ashmont is expanding, as Jennifer shows us. At least now we know it's a tool, not a drink, that disappeared.

By - 8/12/16 - 11:17 am

But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 5:50 pm

Headley Barnes, 33, was arraigned today on a variety of charges for an incident overnight that sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital near death with multiple stab wounds and left another woman with injuries from a beating. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 2:49 pm

A disgusted citizen controls his or her gag reflex just long enough to file a complaint about conditions on Costello Place in Dorchester today: Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 8:55 am

A person was stabbed five times in the stomach and once in the chest at 28 Millet St. shortly before 3 a.m., Boston EMS Incidents and Mark Parkinson report. The homicide unit was brought in due to the severity of the person's injuries.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:44 pm

Around 11:30 p.m. outside SKB, 151 Washington St.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:11 am

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on the inbound platform at Shawmut.

By - 8/8/16 - 11:47 pm

22 Southern Ave., around 11:20 p.m., at least three shots, Jeff Durham reports.

By - 8/8/16 - 9:44 am
Person wants his screwdriver back in Dorchester

Brett reports this sign, posted on Dot. Ave. by the Peabody Square fire house, is "one of the most Dorchester things I've ever seen."

By - 8/6/16 - 1:44 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say was packing a loaded firearm when he jumped out of a car that was still moving as they tried to pull its driver over for a traffic infraction. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 6:35 pm
Baby giraffe at Franklin Park Zoo

Photo by Zoo New England.

Zoo New England reports the Franklin Park Zoo giraffe baby rushed to the Tufts animal hospital when it wasn't doing too well after its July 24 birth got well enough to be returned to the zoo. Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" on decks for a six-alarm fire on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown on July 21, a five-alarm fire the next day on Chelsea Street in East Boston and a four-alarm fire on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester on July 26.

BFD says it's past time for smokers to stop burning buildings down: Read more.

By - 8/4/16 - 1:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Elizabeth Seton Academy is closed, effective immediately.

By - 8/3/16 - 8:30 pm

Charles Washington, 43, of Dorchester, was arrested in June, and indicted today, on charges he and associates set up a sophisticated system to steal money from the bank and home-equity accounts of 16 high-income residents at several Boston area banks. Read more.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:02 pm

In the thigh, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Park Street at Geneva Avenue. A car was found with a bullet hole at Bourneside Street and Paisley Park.

By - 7/30/16 - 8:24 am

Eversource reports the power went out at 7:01 a.m. and that it hopes to have it back on by 10 a.m. The company says 6,035 customers are affected.

By - 7/29/16 - 5:59 pm
Ray Bolger mural in Dorchester

The Mayor's Mural Crew this week finished an homage to Dorchester's own Ray Bolger, best know for his role as the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz." It's on the side of Romel Dry Cleaners, at Dorchester Avenue and St. Mark's Road.

By - 7/29/16 - 10:17 am

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot overnight at Trull and Ware streets. He is expected to survive.

By - 7/28/16 - 10:25 am reports that developers Yijie Dai and Jin Yue Zhang this week purchased 493 Washington St. in Codman Square for $1.6 million. The seller, the Full Life Gospel Center, paid $55,000 for the building in 1999. The single-story building sits on a 9,000-square-foot lot.