By - 9/13/14 - 10:00 am
Shongi Fernandes

With leads slowing, police are asking the public for help to find who killed Shongi Fernandes on Claybourne Street on Aug. 31.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this violent crime and would welcome any information the community may have or want to share.

Anyone with information can contact one of the detectives working on... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 8:50 pm

Boston Police report a woman was stabbed and her purse stolen around 9:30 a.m. outside 11 Whitten St.

A vehicle matching that of the suspect’s was seen in the area of Talbot Ave. and Harvard Street. The individuals occupying the vehicle also matched the description of the suspects. Both suspects were placed under arrest. All of the victim’s property was discovered within the

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By - 9/12/14 - 2:35 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided yesterday the ratio of wine and beer to cheese and other foods at Savin Hill Enterprise, 1047 Dorchester Ave., did not violate any board regulations.

The shop, which opened earlier this year, had been cited by police in July for using too much shelf and refrigerator space for alcohol; police said that seven of eight shelves marked "food" on a... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 8:10 am

Homicide Watch Boston reports the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped the charge against Eric Barnes after the May death of a woman in the South Bay House of Corrections who was going to testify against Barnes.

Barnes and two other men were charged with murdering Brousseau Normil, 20, of Cambridge, whose body was found stuffed in the back seat of a rental... Read more

By - 9/11/14 - 5:54 pm

The Mt. Washington Bank branch at 305 Talbot Ave. was held up around 5:50 p.m. by a black man in black sunglasses and a white T-shirt.

By - 9/11/14 - 5:37 pm

Police are investigating gunfire shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Fuller Street off Washington Street.

By - 9/9/14 - 9:11 pm

Both get to run again for something next year - Owens succeeded in not winning the state Senate seat held by Sonia Chang-Diaz, while Garrison met expectations in not overtaking state Rep. Evandro Carvalho.

By - 9/9/14 - 8:39 pm

The Game Stop outlet at 518 Geneva Ave. was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a black male in his late teens or early 20s, dressed in all black and 5'8" or 5'9", who took money from the register.

By - 9/9/14 - 4:54 pm

On July 17, a Boston Police detective entered Savin Hill Enterprise, the new wine-and-cheese shop at 1047 Dorchester Ave., and took careful note of how many shelves were used for wine and beer and how many for food items. He looked in the shop's coolers to compare the ratio of chilled alcoholic beverages to soda and water.

And then he wrote owner Mateo Van a... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 10:50 am

A man with no front teeth tried holding up the Citizens Bank branch at 572 Columbia Rd. in Uphams Corner around 10:30 a.m., but fled without any money He's also described as black, in his 40s, about 5'10" with a slim build and wearing a white polo shirt.

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By - 9/7/14 - 8:07 pm

A Roxbury man who didn't signal before turning right onto Hancock Street from Bird Street in Dorchester last night sparked a chase in car and on foot that ended with him crashing his car and under arrest for possession of both heroin and a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets, police report.

Police say Youth Violence Strike Force officers on patrol on Uphams Corner spotted... Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 6:25 am

Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit

By - 9/6/14 - 10:29 pm

Officers investigating the death of Patrick Marcelin's six-year-old son at 61 Devon St. in Dorchester on Thursday were unable to keep Marcelin from stabbing himself to death when they arrived at the apartment where he'd been staying, Boston Police report.

According to police, the boy was in cardiac arrest when first responders arrived at his home around 9:30 a.m., but that the exact cause... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 10:48 pm

A brawl at Brookford and Dacia streets around 10:30 p.m. ended with three people struck with baseball bats - one in the head. Not long after, police found four suspects and two bats a couple blocks away.... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 12:46 pm

Around 12:30 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street, although that might not be where he was stabbed.

By - 9/5/14 - 9:54 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Meetinghouse Bank President Tony Paciulli on running after the guy who'd just robbed the bank's Lower Mills branch last week.

By - 9/1/14 - 7:20 pm
Shongi Fernandes

Friends online have identified the man shot to death on Claybourne Street Sunday night as Shongi Fernandes, 24.

Last summer, Fernandes graduated an ABCD program aimed at training Bostonians to become construction workers. Fernandes had a license as an apprentice sheet-metal worker.

In May, Fernandes and a friend released a Kindle... Read more

By - 8/31/14 - 9:57 pm

Boston Police report a man was found shot outside 52 Claybourne St in Dorchester around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

2014 murders in Boston.

By - 8/31/14 - 6:54 pm

Transit Police report that around 5 p.m., somebody walked into the Savin Hill Red Line station, saw two people he wanted to shoot, took out a gun and began firing.

He missed, whereupon both his intended targets and he fled, police say. Police say they are continuing to look for him. About 40 minutes later, however, Cynthia Pesantez watched Boston Police take somebody... Read more

By - 8/31/14 - 8:39 am

Ed Baur and Kevin Wiles report two women and a man were shot outside 24 Westville St. around 5:30 a.m. by a guy who fired on them out of the sunroof of a black Nissan.