Dorchester

By - 5/22/14 - 4:38 pm

A homeless man was arraigned on a variety of charges this week after he allegedly went nuts on a Route 22 driver who let him ride for free after the fare machine wouldn't accept his dollar bills, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Donnell Flattes, 23, was charged with interfering with a bus driver, indecent assault and battery, possession of a Class D substance... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 3:47 pm

A gas-main break at Dorchester Avenue and E. Cottage Street this afternoon filled the neighborhood with the smell of gas and created gridlock as the intersection got shot to let National Grid repair the pipe.

By - 5/22/14 - 11:34 am

Michael Gemma, 30, faces a minimum of 15 years in federal prison following his conviction this week on charges of using force, fraud and coercion to cause a minor to engage in prostitution and transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of prostitution, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.

Gemma's arrest stemmed from a routine traffic stop in 2001 - he... Read more

By - 5/22/14 - 10:06 am

Peter Carvalho, 25, is scheduled for arraignment today on charges he gunned down a man outside 742 Dudley St. yesterday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Carvalho will be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/22/14 - 8:39 am
Bellflower Street fire

May 22, 1964 was a nice day. A little windy, perhaps, but with temperatures in the 70s, it was a good day to open the windows or go outside and chat with a neighbor, which is what one resident was doing early that afternoon:

A Mrs. Salvatore Sabella residing at No. 24 Bellflower Street, first floor, was on Bellflower Street apparently chatting with a neighbor

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By - 5/21/14 - 11:26 pm

Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports.

I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.

By - 5/21/14 - 1:48 pm

UPDATE: Boston Police report the victim died.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Dudley Street near Humphreys Street. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

An officer driving to the hospital in relation to the shooting was in a crash on Melnea Cass Boulevard and required an ambulance to take her to the hospital.... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 7:36 am

Travis Lee announces the neighborhood's first space aimed at entrepreneurs in the Lenane Building at 1452 Dorchester Ave.

By - 5/20/14 - 4:11 pm

FIELDS CORNER BUSINESS LABS LAUNCHES FIRST DORCHESTER
CO-WORKING SPACE IN HISTORIC LENANE BUILDING

DORCHESTER, MA (May 20, 2014) – Fields Corner Business Lab, a co-working space bringing together Dorchester’s entrepreneurs, small businesses and community development organizations to serve as an economic engine for one of Boston’s most promising business districts, today announced its opening on the 4th floor of the historic Lenane Building at... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 2:33 pm

UPDATE: Firefighters made quick work of the fire.

Firefighters are at Costas Provisions, 255 Southampton St., where a trailer caught on fire and the fire spread to the building it was parked next to.... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 12:49 pm

Police are keeping a wary eye on a coyote first reported at lunchtime at Dorchester Avenue and Linden Street. Around 12:45, it was reported on Orchardfield Street, three blocks south. It was not reported to be bothering anybody, and officers are leaving it be for now.

This is a couple hours after a turkey was spotted on Adams Street.... Read more

By - 5/18/14 - 8:47 am

Stanley Staco reports a man sitting in a Jeep outside 207 Woodrow Ave. was shot twice shortly after 2 a.m.

By - 5/17/14 - 11:52 pm

Boston Police report that officers looking for a vehicle in connection with a housebreak on Florida Street in Dorchesterday yesterday afternoon soon spotted it. And when the driver made a right turn onto Bruce street without signaling, they had a reason to pull him over.

As officers approached the vehicle they observed a crowbar in plain view leaning against the passenger front seat. For

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By - 5/16/14 - 1:26 pm

The owner of Peggy O'Neil's, 1310 Dorchester Ave., agreed to pay the fine to settle a lawsuit charging it with refusing entrance to blacks, Hispanics and Cape Verdeans, the state Attorney General's office announced today.

The Attorney General's office had filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the bar and owner Caron O'Neil in 2011.

According to the complaint, and other pleadings in the case, Peggy

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By - 5/14/14 - 4:58 pm

John Graham, 19, was sentenced today to five to six years in state prison for a double shooting three weeks after an Irish immigrant was shot to death on his way home in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had sought six to ten years for the non-fatal 2011 shootings. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Linda Giles imposed the lower sentence after noting... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 9:37 pm

Boston Police identified the man shot to death in a car on Cawfield Street in Dorchester on Thursday as 28-year-old Gilson Semedo, 28, of Roxbury.

By - 5/13/14 - 7:43 am

Peter Sipe, a sixth-grade teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School in Dorchester, recounts how he uses copies of the Metro in the classroom, because it "teaches kids stuff they need to know." For example:

Several weeks ago a student raised her hand to ask what "the Hub" was. "Good question!" I replied, and put it to the class. No one knew. As it

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By - 5/12/14 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock.

Please secure your bicycles!

By - 5/12/14 - 8:38 am

It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues.

Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.

By - 5/11/14 - 9:21 pm
Remains of the motorcycle

The remains of the motorcycle being towed away. Photo by John Connair.

Police are investigating a collision around 8:20 p.m. on Columbia Road at Cushing Avenue that sent a motorcyclist to the ground with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Connair reports about a third of the bike "broke off and scattered all over the street."

The Honda Odyssey that hit his motorcycle was found, unoccupied, on Cushing Avenue.

Police blocked Columbia for their investigation and... Read more

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