By - 1/6/17 - 10:23 am

The Meetinghouse Bank branch at 2250 Dorchester Ave. was held up around 10:10 a.m. by a white man, about 5'5" and wearing a black baseball hat. He may have fled by jumping in a cab and may be the same guy who held up the East Boston Savings bank branch in Andrew Square on Wednesday.

By - 1/6/17 - 9:12 am

The T had to hold a train from Braintree at JFK/UMass so Transit Police could remove a woman who refused to put out her cigarette, filling her car with the smell of smoke.

By - 1/4/17 - 8:33 am

Phillips Old Colony House and the Freeport Tavern, 780 Morrissey Blvd., announced yesterday it's closing forever on Jan. 15.

The Dorchester Reporter reports neighboring ventures owned by the same family - the Phillips Candy House and Boston Bowl - will stay open.

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:00 am

Boston Police report arresting James Stewart, 32, on a 2012 arson charge and a 2014 charge of shooting a man repeatedly. Read more.

By - 1/2/17 - 9:42 pm
Dorchester porch thief

Boston Police have released a surveillance photo of a guy stealing a package off a porch on Harborview Street on Dec. 7.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800)-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By - 1/2/17 - 5:31 pm

Around 5:20 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue at Seaver Street.

By - 12/30/16 - 1:12 pm

Behind St. Matthew Church, 33 Stanton St., around 12:30 p.m. No people hit.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/28/16 - 11:24 pm

A fed-up citizen files a complaint who drives to Groom Street in her SUV every morning between 6 and 6:30 a.m. to feed the area's feral cats:

It's been going on for years and still she has not been discovered. The mess these cats do all over residential homes yet she does not clean it up.

By - 12/28/16 - 10:36 pm

Boston EMS Incidents reports he was shot around 10 p.m. on Draper Street.

By - 12/27/16 - 12:22 pm

Kiona Thomas, 25, of Roslindale, was arraigned today on a charge of assault with intent to murder, after allegedly stabbing a Dorchester woman in the throat during a Christmas altercation, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 12/26/16 - 5:18 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to a train that's refusing to move at Ashmont.

By - 12/25/16 - 11:28 pm

Around 11:20 p.m. on Blue Hill Avenue between Paxton Street and Donald Road. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

UPDATE: WCVB reports the victim was a passenger in a Lyft car and that the driver is charged with stabbing her.

By - 12/23/16 - 6:19 pm

In the stomach, around 6:10 p.m. outside 9 Gleason St., near Harvard Street.

By - 12/20/16 - 3:34 pm

Elba Morales, 47, was ordered held without bail at her arraignment for the murder of Sasha Morris, 34, in the kitchen of Morris's boyfriend on Fayston Street early this morning. Read more.

By - 12/20/16 - 8:47 am

Boston Police report arresting Elba Morales, 47, of 7 Fayston St., on charges she fatally stabbed her neighbor around 12:50 a.m.

The victim, in her 30s, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Morales is scheduled for arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court today.

Innocent, etc.

By - 12/19/16 - 6:59 pm
Marco Haynes

Transit Police report arresting a man they say punched a window on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass for not damn reason, causing a spider-web series of cracks, then just sitting down in a seat. Read more.

By - 12/19/16 - 2:13 pm

As Shawn Borden vacuumed out his minivan on Dorchester Avenue on a warm October evening, three men slowly drove by him in a rented black Ford Fusion. Ten minutes later, they drove by him once more. And then, Assistant Suffolk County District Attorney Catherine Ham said this morning, they parked around the corner. One got out and opened fire, pulling the trigger 15 times, fatally wounding Borden, Ham said. Read more.

By - 12/18/16 - 7:40 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say was rummaging through the personal car of a BPD detective outside 120 Pleasant St. in Dorchester around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 12/16/16 - 11:54 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on murder charges for the shooting death of Shawn Borden, 41, shortly before 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 on Dorchester Avenue at Dix Street.

Borden is survived by his mother, Barbara, a civilian employee of the Boston Police Department. Read more.