By - 12/11/15 - 1:41 pm
Where the speed limit will be lowered to 20 mph in Boston: Jamaica Plain and Dorchester

New 20-m.p.h. zones in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester.

Boston officials plan to drop the speed limit to 20 m.p.h. in small sections of Jamaica Plain and Dorchester - and to seek state permission to reduce the default citywide speed limit to 25 - as part of efforts to reduce the number of crash-related injuries and deaths in the city.

The "Neighborhood Slow Streets" proposals for the Stony Brook and Talbot-Triangle areas could then become blueprints for reducing bad crashes on neighborhood streets across Boston. Read more.

By - 12/9/15 - 8:26 pm
Eric Durham

UPDATE: The Globe identifies the victim as Eric Durham, known to his friends as Weez.

A man was shot in the chest around 8:25 p.m. outside 120 Southern Ave. Boston Police report the man, in his 20s, was transported to a local hospital, where he died.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:09 pm
Christmas wrapping and cocaine

A Randolph man was arrested for cocaine trafficking in Dorchester yesterday after authorities say they intercepted a UPS package for him bearing more than 200 grams of Colombian cocaine wrapped in Christmas paper.

Nonson Obiora, 27, was arrested yesterday afternoon at a Dorchester house after he arrived to pick up the package, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/8/15 - 6:26 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line to Braintree due to signal problems, or as Dan Moore puts it: Read more.

By - 12/8/15 - 12:25 pm

Two Vietnamese restaurants on Dorchester Avenue that don't have liquor licenses face possible sanctions after police found patrons drinking beer out of tea cups last month.

Tomorrow, meanwhile, the City Council could vote on a proposal by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy to let small restaurants in neighborhoods such as Dorchester legally let their customers bring in their own beer and wine. BYOB is currently illegal in Boston. Read more.

By - 12/8/15 - 9:42 am

Boston Police report Anthony Sinclair, 28, was stabbed around 12:30 a.m. at 5 Nightingale St. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Valerie Cirilo-Perez, 25, was charged with murder. She is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court today.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/7/15 - 11:06 am

State Police report a collision between a motorcycle and an SUV around 11 p.m. on Sunday at Gallivan Boulevard and Adams Street left the motorcyclist dead. Read more.

By - 12/6/15 - 12:46 am

Around 11 p.m. on Saturday on Elm Street.

By - 12/4/15 - 9:19 am

Derek "Dub" Miranda, 21, pleaded guilty yesterday to sex-trafficking charges involving teens - two of them just 14 - he had driven to Providence with the intent of having them work for him as prostitutes, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/3/15 - 4:23 pm

Boston Police report a man who had been deported from the US was arrested in Fields Corner yesterday on various gun and drug charges.

Michael Mejia, 34, was arrested around 11:30 a.m. at 276 Adams St. as part of an investigation into drug dealing at that address, police say. Read more.

By - 12/3/15 - 1:29 pm
Ominous clouds over Dorchester

But perhaps nowhere more so than over Dorchester, as Annabelle Blake noticed when she looked down Morrissey Boulevard.

By - 12/2/15 - 12:51 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today a jury improperly convicted a Lynn man of second-degree murder for a robbery gone bad in Dorchester in which the man's pal wound up getting shot to death by the person he was trying to rob. Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 9:21 pm

The Globe reports that Joseph Amoroso, the biological father of Bella Bond, was arrested at the South Bay Home Depot today on shoplifting charges after he allegedly tried walking out with, among other things, two pairs of fingerless gloves.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/30/15 - 10:53 pm
Machine gun allegedly stolen from Worcester armory

Feds say this photo was taken from suspect's phone; shows stolen weapons in her home.

Ashley Bigsbee, 26, was charged with possession of one of the machine guns stolen from a Worcester armory last month after investigators found photos on her phone of the weapon in her Page Street home - and after the man charged with the burglary implicated her - according to federal officials. Read more.

By - 11/29/15 - 10:27 pm

Boston Police report the arrest of two men at a party at 42 Norton St. in Dorchester early Sunday - one for illegal possession of a firearm, one for trying to incite the crowd to whip out their phones and start recording the officers.

Police say officers responding to a party complaint around 12:50 a.m. " a large group of males drinking alcoholic beverages" outside 42 Norton: Read more.

By - 11/27/15 - 2:26 am

Around 2:15 a.m. at Harvard and Algonquin streets. At least one shell casing recovered.

By - 11/24/15 - 4:32 pm
Fernando Owens: Wanted

Plymouth County officials have issued an APB for Fernando Owens, 43, of Dorchester, on charges he murdered a New Jersey woman and set her body on fire because he apparently thought she had something to do with the murder of his son Dominic, shot to death on Shepton Street in Dorchester on Nov. 3. Read more.

By - 11/24/15 - 7:21 am

Two Virginia residents who recruited bogus buyers in Michael David Scott's scheme to defraud banks in Dorchester and Roxbury condo deals have each been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Jerrold Fowler, 31, and Thursa Raetz, 40, pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme earlier this year; they were sentenced last week in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By - 11/23/15 - 3:22 pm

An East Boston man had bail set at $2,500 today on charges related to the loaded gun and "high-capacity feeding device" police say they found in the trunk of his car after a traffic stop early Saturday in Dorchester.

At his arraignment today, Anthony Bailey's attorney, however, said the gun wasn't Bailey's - and couldn't be, because he can't see. "This man couldn't possibly use it," attorney Marcy Levington said, as her client, wearing dark sunglasses and holding a cane, stood in the prisoner's dock. Read more.