By - 7/18/16 - 5:16 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to signal problems at Ashmont.

By - 7/17/16 - 12:05 pm

The South End Forum reports the company that wanted to keep its check-cashing place at Mass. Ave. and Tremont Street open 24 hours has told the mayor's office, nah, just kidding, they'll keep closing at midnight. But the group adds:

They will however pursue a proposal for a 24/7 operation at their Edward Everett Square location at Boston Street in Dorchester.

By - 7/17/16 - 11:17 am

Two Globe reporters spend time with the addicts on the stretch of Mass. Ave. now known as Methadone Mile.

It's an interesting, sad read, worth the time - and maybe an e-mail to the mayor's office asking whatever happened to Long Island.

Perhaps there'll be a part 2 in which they talk to the people who live in that area (yes, there are apartments there) on how their lives have been changed by the influx.

By - 7/16/16 - 11:25 am

Dan Kennedy reports, adds the Globe isn't saying who - or what they'll do with the 16.4-acre parcel. Bill Forry, of what could soon be the only newspaper based in Dorchester, adds that whatever gets proposed will likely need both city and state approval - the latter because of potential contamination on the site and because it sits right next to a marsh.

By - 7/15/16 - 8:26 pm

A utility pole fell around 7:20 p.m. at Erie and Washington streets in Dorchester, bringing down phone and electrical wires and trapping a man in the car for 45 minutes until Eversource turned off the power and firefighters were able to get him out and hand him over to EMS to be checked out (photo of the pole and car). Read more.

By - 7/13/16 - 9:12 am

Boston Police report arresting Victor Arrington, 30, on murder and arson charges for the death of Richard Long in a Harvard Street apartment on March 31, 2015. Read more.

By - 7/12/16 - 7:22 am

In the face, around 11 p.m. on Monday, Scan Boston reports.

By - 7/11/16 - 6:47 am

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Sunday, Eric Ballard asked:

Anyone see a greenish meteor go across the NE sky just a few minutes ago?

And, sure enough: Read more.

By - 7/9/16 - 11:13 pm

Police and fire investigators are both looking at how the pre-teen suffered the injuries around 9:30 p.m. at 320 Talbot Ave. WBZ reports the cause was fireworks. Somebody in the apartment initially told first responders a microwave oven had blown up.

By - 7/9/16 - 12:36 pm

Around midnight, Crime Hub reports.

By - 7/8/16 - 10:45 pm

Cinnamngrl watched the action in Garvey Park in Dorchester today.

By - 7/8/16 - 3:12 pm
Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston.

Initial Verizon FiOS service areas in Boston in pink.

Verizon has filed updated plans with the city for its roll out of FiOS Internet, phone and cable service that show that West Roxbury and parts of neighboring Roslindale, most of Dorchester, the area around Dudley Square, would be the first areas in the city to get the Comcast competitor. Read more.

By - 7/7/16 - 2:40 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 20s was shot dead around 11:35 a.m. outside 68 Hancock St. A passerby, a woman in her 50s, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

By - 7/6/16 - 4:49 pm

A Red Line rider forwards this photo of a guy who tried and failed to get the attention of the two women on either side of him, or maybe upskirt them, on an Alewife-bound train between JFK/UMass and South Station.

By - 7/6/16 - 1:09 pm

UPDATE: Ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail, Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Boston Police report Robert Williams, 31, of Dorchester, on charges related to a February armed home invasion they say ended with a shootout that left his alleged accomplice dead. Read more.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 7/5/16 - 2:27 pm

We just walked through Roslindale Square and there are so many gypsy moths you have to keep your mouth closed to avoid one flying in. Reports are coming in of equally gross conditions in South Boston and Dorchester.

Josh Deering reports his flight into Logan last night had to sit 20 or 25 minutes at the gate to clear a swarm of the moths to connect the jetway.

By - 7/3/16 - 9:09 pm

Hildreth and Wildwood: Note evidence markers in fence. Photo by Amanda.

Gunfire around 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Hildreth and Wildwood streets left at least three cars with fresh bullet holes or scratches. No people, however, were reported hit.

By - 7/2/16 - 10:51 pm

Stanley Staco reports a man was shot around 10:15 p.m. on Clifton Street near East Cottage. A car was also hit.

By - 7/1/16 - 2:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men in Roberts Playground off Dunbar Avenue yesterday evening by officers patrolling the area because of recent gun-related incidents. Read more.