By - 1/29/14 - 7:25 am

An inbound Orange Line train didn't even make it out of the starting gate at Oak Grove early this morning. Somewhere on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line, an outbound train felt that disturbance in the Force and went over to the dark side.

By - 1/28/14 - 5:01 pm

Ambulances took four students at the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School to Boston Medical Center for checkups today after they shared pills and vitamins one of them brought in from home.

All four turned out to be fine, Khita Pottinger, principal of the school on Lawrence Avenue in Dorchester, said in a phone message to parents this afternoon:

Hello, this is Khita Pottinger, principal

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By - 1/27/14 - 7:54 pm

Mayor Marty Walsh said tonight that murders over the past nine days in Dorchester and Mattapan are all likely part of the same gang feud - and he vowed to stop it now:

This time last year, Boston had seen 15 shootings and 2 gun fatalities. Since January 1st of this year, we have seen 13 shootings and 8 gun fatalities.

The last

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By - 1/27/14 - 5:38 pm

A man with past convictions for drug dealing and beating a public employee wound up under arrest early Saturday when police responding to a report of gunfire found him yelling at his ex-girlfriend through her car window - near his running SUV with a loaded gun in the center console - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Jeff Anilus, 32, of Dorchester, had bail... Read more

By - 1/27/14 - 9:54 am

Boston Police report the Youth Violence Strike Force and postal inspectors took Keyon Taylor, 21, into custody around 1:20 a.m. on Blue Hill Avenue.

Meanwhile, an affidavit by a postal inspector working on the case suggests the investigation is not over - after the attack, police found Taylor's alleged driver and another man in the van from which Taylor allegedly jumped out of on... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 10:02 pm

Updated Monday a.m.

A man in his 20s was shot repeatedly outside the Tedischi shop at 1886 Dorchester Ave., around 9:50 p.m. Boston Police report he was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is Boston's sixth murder victim this month.... Read more

By - 1/26/14 - 8:41 pm
Trevain Keene

Boston Police have identified the man shot to death on Callender Street Friday evening as Trevain Keene, 22.

He leaves his wife Ashley and their daughter, Aminyah, born last July. He is also survived by his mother, three brothers and a sister.

His friends in the Woodrow Avenue area knew him as Freshy Laflynn, the name he used as a member of a... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:59 pm

Boston Police report officers investigating a report of an illegal basement apartment at 8 Glenrose Rd. yesterday found five mistreated dogs:

After knocking on the door for several minutes, the door was finally opened by an individual who stated that he was living in the basement. When the door opened, officers immediately detected a strong odor of what smelled like dog urine and

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By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 8:05 am
Removing cars from a collision on I-93 in Dorchester

Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.

By - 1/22/14 - 6:29 pm

Federal officials report arresting a Dorchester man for a December attack on a postal worker on Bailey Street - and say a second suspect - whom they say actually beat and shot the worker - remains at large.

Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, was arrested this morning on federal charges of conspiracy to rob, attempted robbery and kidnapping of a federal employee.

Keyon Taylor,... Read more

By - 1/21/14 - 12:21 pm

A man taking a smoking break from bowling at Boston Bowl in Dorchester thought the odds at the shell game outside were pretty good: Put down $40 and if he guessed right, he'd win $100.

But, the man told the Boston Licensing Board this morning, after he handed the money to the guy running the shell game on the evening of Sept. 24 - which... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 11:22 pm

Boston Police report a delivery man from the Fields Corner Domino's was stuck up around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on East Cottage Street:

He was approached by a suspect described as a black male, 6’, 190-200lbs, wearing a black hoody pulled over his head, partially covering his eyes. The victim reported the suspect held a knife to his chest area and robbed him of

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By - 1/20/14 - 11:21 am

Boston Police report the man found dead at the scene of an apparent armed home invasion on Esmond Street was Jordan Chinapoo, 20, of Roxbury

Police say Chinapoo and Cedric Slayden, 18, tried busting into an apartment at 85 Esmond St., last Wednesday, only to be discover the resident had his own gun - which he used to shoot Chinapoo and force Slayden... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 10:22 am
Truck in the bay

State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club.

They got the driver out; are now figuring out how to get the truck out. Booms were brought in to contain fuel leaking from the... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 9:46 am

Scott Van Voorhis says all signs point to the imminent yuppification of Dorchester, even though, as he notes a couple of times, it's really a series of "mini neighborhoods," including, at least according to him, Andrew Square. Whatever, young professionals are now getting priced out of Southie, and, God, don't even think about Jamaica Plain, so watch out, Dorchester (next thing you know, somebody's... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 8:29 am

Da Mat, 80 Glenway St., shortly after 8 a.m.

The suspect is described as black, about 5'8" and 170 lbs., early 20s, wearing a black hoodie and black pants and speaking with what might be a Jamaican accent. He fled toward Fowler.... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 5:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man who tried to rob a bank well after it was closed.

Police say Henry Soto, 33, of Dorchester, used a brick to smash open a door at the Citizen Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. around 12:10 a.m. today. That set off an alarm, which brought officers racing to the scene:

On arrival, officers observed an inner

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By - 1/16/14 - 1:52 pm

A Dorchester District Court judge set bail of $50,000 today for Cedrick Slayden, 18, arrested yesterday after an alleged failed home invasion that left another man dead.

But Judge James Coffey revoked Slayden's bail on an outstanding charge of larcenty for allegedly stealing a man's iPhone in the North End last May, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The ruling means that even if... Read more